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Meet the Student Government Association Presidents in New York

Robert Hammarberg and David Duong

Looking to get more involved on campus? SGA Presidents Robert Hammarberg (NYIT-Old Westbury) and David Duong (NYIT-Manhattan) tell you how while they share their plans for the 2011-12 year.

Read more about Robert Hammarberg and find out how he met President Barack Obama.

Read more about David Duong and his passion for music.

Freebies, Food, and Fun Kick Off Fall Semester

Welcome Week

Take a break and meet new friends at NYIT's Welcome Week activities. Today, check out famed mentalist Jonny Zavant who will perform at 6 p.m. in Salten Café, Old Westbury campus.

View the full Welcome Week events lineup.

Get Your All Access Pass for NYIT Events: During Welcome Week, get your all-access pass or mini-passport for NYIT events throughout the year. Your pass will be stamped each time you attend an event this fall. At the end of the fall semester, passes will be collected, stamps will be tallied, and those who attended the most events will be eligible to win a raffle prize.

President Guiliano Welcomes New Students

President Guiliano gave the Class of 2015 at the Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses a preview of the opportunities and "experiential learning experiences" that await them at NYIT. His address was part of this year's New Student Welcome on Sept. 6. Read more.




Internships, Jobs, and Interviewing 101


Join the Office of Career Services for its sessions on internships, interviewing, and jobs on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Sept. 15 on the Manhattan campus (26 W. 61st St., second floor) or Old Westbury campus (Salten Hall, room 3).

Tuesday, Sept. 13
How to Get an Internship: Orientation I, 12:45-2 p.m.

Hired Into An Internship: Now What? Orientation II, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Interviewing 101, 2-3 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 15

How To Get An Internship: Orientation I, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Job Search 101, 2-3 p.m.

Combat Pilot Rallies Students

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Flygirl Vernice Armour, the first African-American female combat pilot in the U.S. military, gave new students a pep talk on Sept. 6 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. She urged them to embrace change, face down personal challenges, and follow their passions. Read more.


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NYIT Hosts Second Annual Cyber Security Conference

Cyber Security

Don't miss NYIT's Cyber Security Conference on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Manhattan campus. The daylong event will convene IT experts and government officials to discuss vulnerabilities, privacy issues, and widespread security breaches-part of a growing industry with many career possibilities. Register today for your spot at the conference.



Architecture and Engineering Programs Earn Reaccreditation

Architecture and Engineering

Students entering NYIT's architecture and engineering programs will find them stronger than ever. Both programs received high points for innovation by earning reaccreditation through 2017 from their industry accrediting bodies in August. The School of Architecture and Design received five citations of excellence and met all criteria-something that less than 4 percent of schools achieve. Read more.

International Students Attend Orientation

Architecture and Engineering

NYIT student ambassadors introduced international students to campus life at a special orientation on Aug. 30 in Old Westbury. This year, students came from around the world, including Egypt, Greece, India, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and Trinidad. Read more.

New Student Orientation Rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13

NYIT's new student orientation has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13, 12:45-2:10 p.m., Anna Rubin Hall, room 308. All new students who were unable to attend a summer session are required to attend this orientation.

New OneCard Rules for Commuter Students

For a limited time only, dining dollars can only be put on cards during the first two weeks of a semester, Sept. 6-16 and Jan. 2-Feb. 3. Learn more at

Campus Slate Debuts New Look


NYIT's student newspaper, Campus Slate, has a new look for its first online edition of the school year. Check it out and read Kyle Reitan's article commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 at

Are You an NYIT Athlete or Residence Hall Student With Your Own Health Insurance?

medical insurance

The NYIT Health Insurance Waiver website is now open through Friday, Sept. 30. Log on to and click on NYIT Domestic to waive the insurance. The waiver site is open until Friday, Sept. 30. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Wellness Services at 516.686.7697.

Upcoming Events

Volunteering 101 Find out more about volunteer and service learning opportunities from the Community Service Center on Monday, Sept. 12, 4-5 p.m., in the Office of Career Services at NYIT-Manhattan. Read more.

Free Flick On Wednesday, Sept. 21, watch the German science-fiction film, Metropolis, at 5:30 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion, room 102 (The Soundstage). Refreshments will be served.

Architecture and Design Lecture Jason Van Nest, associate professor of architectural building technology, and Farzana Gandhi, visiting assistant professor of architecture, present their lecture, "Thatch for a New Century: Bottle Roofing," on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium, NYIT-Manhattan. Read more.

Help Heal Haiti Support Haiti relief on Sept. 22 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the NYIT-Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. For $2, enjoy food, music, and live entertainment. Donations accepted.

Wicked on Broadway Old Westbury students are invited to enjoy the Broadway show Wicked on Thursday, Sept. 29. The cost is $20 for busfare and ticket. All proceeds go to Relay For Life. Tickets can be purchased starting Sept. 12 at the Student Activity Center, room 101. For more information, contact Mehtap Donuk, assistant director of student activities, 516.686.1223 or

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