Spring 2013 Exam Information


Consult this site to locate exam policies and procedures, identify support services during this stressful time, find available study spaces, and locate free coffee.  We wish you all the best for the Spring 2013 exam period!

Exam Policies and Procedures

To ensure you comply with all exam policies and procedures, please consult the Academic Services Exam Information webpage.
Special Circumstances Impacting Performance

The Office of Student Affairs is available to assist you with various challenges that may impact students’ performance this time of year. Examples include: death of a family member, onset of illness (physical and/or mental), and need for exam accommodations beyond what is available through the Office of Academic Services.  Under these special circumstances, the Office of Student Affairs will work with the Office of Academic Services to assist you.  To request an exam postponement or accommodation, please click here, and submit an email explaining your request, to the Office of Student Affairs in Furman Hall, Suite 474 or via e-mail at law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu.  Please note that all requests are kept confidential.

Illness Before or During an Exam

If you become ill prior to the day of an exam, you must contact one of the following offices:
• Records and Registration (FH 400, law.registration@nyu.edu)
• Academic Services (FH 400, law.acadservices@nyu.edu)
• Student Affairs Office (FH 474, law.studentaffairs@nyu.edu )

If you become ill on the day of an exam and believe you will not be able to complete it, do not begin the examination.  Immediately report your illness to the proctor who will send you to the appropriate administrative office.

If you become ill after starting the exam, also report it to the proctor immediately.  For more information, consult the Student Handbook, Section F., page 23, Examinations.  Click here to view the handbook.

Ensuring Laptop Compliance

Don’t risk losing critical time during your exam. Make sure to take the Practice Exam with this exam period’s version of the Exam4 software. If you are non-compliant after 2pm on Tuesday, May 7th, you will lose any downtime during an exam due to laptop problems. Plan ahead and get your laptop compliant today.

Study Spaces

Classroom Spaces

Please check the signs in the lobby of Vanderbilt Hall and Furman Hall each day to see which classrooms are available as study space, but also know that there are designated Quiet Study Rooms for the exam period.

SBA Study Rooms

The SBA oversees the reservation process of the group study rooms (312, 320, 322, and 336) in Furman Hall. They are available for use from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. by making a request here: https://its.law.nyu.edu/groupstudy/.

The SBA requests that you understand the following:
• Group study room priority usage is for groups of 2 or more people with proof of advance reservation.
• The rooms may be booked up to seven days in advance and are available for 2 hours per session per group per day.
• Group study room users without reservations must vacate the room when requested by a group with proof of valid reservation.
• There is a ten-minute grace period for reservations.  If the group (2 or more people) is not present within the grace period, the reservation is invalid, and another group may use the room.  If you have an irresolvable conflict regarding a room reservation you should see the public safety officer at the front desk.

Event Spaces as Study Rooms

Various large event spaces (Greenberg Lounge, Tishman Auditorium, etc.) are available for study from TBD through TBD.  During the exam period, May 6 through May 21, classrooms will primarily be used to administer exams.  Click here for a list of large rooms reserved for quiet study beginning Monday, April 22.

Student Lounges and the Law Library

The following study spaces in Vanderbilt Hall, Furman Hall, and the Law Library will be open until 2:00 a.m. (Note: the coat check in VH and FH will close at 11:00 p.m.)

  • Vanderbilt Hall:
    Kushner Student Lounge (VH110)
    Golding Lounge
  • Furman Hall:
    Guarini Study Lounge
    John Sexton Student Forum
    All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor study rooms
    Wachtell Cafe (open 24 hours)
  • Law Library:
    The Law Library will be accessible only from the Vanderbilt Hall
    entrance of the Law Library during extended hours (11:30 p.m.-2:00 a.m.) 

    All study areas are designated as quiet areas; no food will be allowed.
    For more information about Law Library guidelines during this period, please click here.

Residence Halls

Mercer Residence:
All students living in School of Law housing can reserve study rooms on the 8th floor of the Mercer Residence for group or individual study.  Rooms are available beginning Wednesday, April 24 through Tuesday, May 21, however students may submit their request for a room as early as Monday, April 22.

  • Study room reservations must be made in person at the Office of Residential Life in Mercer, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Students must present a valid NYU ID with either a D’Agostino Hall or Mercer Residence sticker to reserve a room and enter the building.
  • Room 312 is available only to Mercer residents; no reservations will be accepted for this room.

D’Agostino Hall:

  • The Commons is the only available study space in D’Agostino; students must present a valid NYU ID with a School of Law Library (SOLL), D’Agostino Hall, or Mercer Residence sticker to enter the building.

University Campus

Kimmel Center:

  • Rooms are available on Floors 4, 6, 8 and 9.
  • Students may reserve rooms by setting up an account at www.kimmelonestop.nyu.edu.

Bobst Library:

  • To reserve a room in Bobst, click here.
  • The areas on the lower levels (#1 & #2) are open 24 hours.


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