Invitation: Join us at the End-of-Semester Festivities on Friday, May 20, and Celebrate a Successful Spring 2016 Semester!

Lasst uns feiern!
Join us on Friday, May 20, for a the presentations of student projects at the Academic Center and at Frannz Club, followed by a festive dinner at Frannz Restaurant. We look forward to celebrating with you an exciting and successful semester.


May 20, 2016  – End-of-Semester Dinner & Festivities

4:00pm: No Stone Unturned” – Presentation of Student Projects in Photography & Reception at the Academic Center

5:00pm: “… and beyond!” – Presentation of Student Projects in Actor Training at Frannz Club

6:15pm: Celebration of our Graduating Seniors
6:30pm: Festive Dinner at Frannz Restaurant

Course & Program Evaluations: Please Share your Feedback on your Semester in Berlin!

As your semester in Berlin slowly comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the program in general as well as on each course that you took. That’s why e-mails with links to evaluations of your courses and the entire program are arriving in your inboxes. Evaluations are an opportunity for providing constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement, but also to thank people who made this semester rewarding and enriching for you. Not only will your feedback guide programming and curriculum related decisions, it is also essential in helping our professors improve their courses and in giving the entire NYU Berlin team valuable feedback to design the future of the program.

Your evaluations are confidential and anonymous. Please let Roland, Denise or Dominik know right away if you are experiencing any technical difficulties when filling in the evaluations. Dankeschön!


Opening Hours of the Academic Centers at the Kulturbrauerei and St. Agnes in May

Please note that the Academic Center in the Kulturbrauerei and in St. Agnes will be closed for the public holidays on Thursday, May 5 (Ascension Day), Sunday, May 15, and Monday, May 16 (Pentecost).

During the exam period, we will extend the opening times on the weekends:

  • the Academic Center in the Kulturbrauerei will be open on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00am-6:00pm; on Sunday, May 8, from 10:00am-6:00pm as well as on Saturday, May 14, from 10:00am-6:00pm.
  • St. Agnes will be open on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00am-6:00pm and on Saturday, May 14, from 10:00am-6:00pm.

Invitation to Maariv Service and Seder at Synagogue Rykestrasse

The community at Synagogue Rykestrasse and NYU Bronfman Global kindly invite you to Maariv service and Seder taking place this Saturday, April 23, at the Synagogue on Rykestrasse 53.

Maariv service will begin at 7:00pm and is followed by the Seder starting at around 8:30pm. Daniel Laufer from the Synagogue Rykestrasse will lead the singing and ELES students from Berlin and other German cities, fellow NYU students from our sites in London and Prague, and members of the Rykestrasse congregation will join in.
The NYU Bronfman Center will pay the participation fee for all NYU Berlin students.
Please send an email to the Bronfman Global Coordinator for Europe, Jonas Fegert ( if you would like to join the event.

Check your Mailbox: Tax Identification Number

When you check your mailboxes at the Student Residence, in Mondrian Suites, or at your registered home in Berlin these days, you will find a letter from the city of Berlin with your Tax identification number (Steueridentifikationsnummer).

This 11-digit identification number ensures unique identification within the tax system and every person successfully registered in a German city receives it.

If you intend to work in paid employment (in a part-time job or an internship) in Germany, your employer will need this number as soon as you begin new employment or before receiving your first salary. Your employer will surely ask for it. Please do not lose this document; it is very complicated to have the number issued again. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Anne Strauss ( or stop by the Student Life office.

Everything You Need to Know about Your Official Humboldt-Universität (HU) Student ID

When you check your mailboxes at the Student Residence today (Thursday, 4 February), you will find your official Humboldt-Universität Student ID valid for the German winter semester (until 31 March).  You will receive a new Humboldt-Universität student ID for the German summer semester, which will be valid from 1 April through 30 July 2016 and delivered to your mailbox later on in the semester.

Your official student ID is the bottom left quarter of the green sheet. Tear off the part called “Studentinnen-/Studenten-Ausweis” along the perforation. This student ID allows you to check out books from the library at Humboldt-Universität. Presenting it at the door will also get you student discounts on entrance fees at museums, cinemas, theaters, etc.

The remainder of the same green sheet contains three Immatrikulations-Bescheinigungen (“certificates of enrollment”). Hold on to them, you might need them in the future.

Please do not lose this original document! It is issued only once directly by Humboldt University.

Important Note: If you live in Mondrian Suites or off-campus, your paperwork may be picked up from the Student Life Office at the Academic Center.

Get a Locker at the Academic Center!

If you are looking for a place to store your books, the occasional emergency chocolate, or tea bags that you do not want to carry around in your bag all day,  visit Lygia and Dominik in the Office of Administration (AC 1. Floor, next to classroom “Charlottenburg”) to get a locker at the AC free of charge.