Welcome Tisch Summer High School Class of 2018!


After receiving over 800 applications, you were selected by the admissions committee to join your fellow artists, media extraordinaire in what will be an amazing 4 weeks of intense study in the arts. Please make sure to read every page thoroughly, make all deadlines, and share this blog with your family and loved ones.

We look forward to meeting you soon!


Reminder: Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Only international students are enrolled in NYU student health insurance.  All domestic high school students are required to maintain their own domestic health insurance. While ALL HS STUDENTS have access to comprehensive services at the Student Health Center (SHC) through appointment or walk-in services (all visits to SHC’s Urgent Care area will incur a $10 fee), students should check with their own insurance provider to see if the NYU Student Health Center is included in their network and to determine which clinics and/or doctors in New York City are within network. If student’s domestic coverage does not include the NYU Student Health Center, students will be billed on an out-of-network basis.

Students should be sure their insurance coverage provides both mental health and general health benefits and covers both in-patient (hospital) as well as out-patient services. Even with insurance, students may pay out-of-pocket for some services then submit claim forms for reimbursement and should plan for both on-going and possible emergency costs to be paid out-of-pocket.

All students are required to bring a copy of their insurance card with them to the program and to carry it with them at all times in case of an emergency.

Remember to Check Your NYU Email

Remember that our office, your departments, and other NYU offices will communicate with you via your NYU Email at NYU Home. In order to get into the habit, remember to check your NYU Email on a regular basis in order to receive updates and important information regarding your program.

You can find out more information about NYU Email at NYU’s Information Technology Services website. Email can be accessed via a web browser at email.nyu.edu, via NYUHome or by using a mobile device or desktop program. If you wish to access NYU Email via a mobile device or desktop program, configuration instructions can be found in the on the ITS website in the  ServiceLink knowledge base.

Services for Students with Disabilities

NYU is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for all students in the Tisch Summer High School Program. Students with questions concerning disabilities should contact and register with the NYU Moses Center prior to the start of the program.

The Moses Center will determine a student’s qualified disability status and assist the student in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. Services vary depending on need, but can include in-class assistance, transportation for students with physical disabilities or temporary injuries, and special housing. Students are encouraged to contact the Moses Center as soon as possible in order to afford that office sufficient time to evaluate the student’s needs and arrange for appropriate services prior to the start of the Tisch Summer High School Program.

What to Do Before You Get Here

Hello students!

Please make sure to thoroughly review:

Pre-Arrival Information and Checklist to make sure you know what to bring for class and for the Residence Hall, and to be in the know on things to prepare for before the program begins. If you have specific curricula questions, please feel free to contact your department for more information.

Important Deadlines,to keep on top of all upcoming deadlines and make sure you’ve submitted all required paperwork.

We are very excited for your arrival on July 8th, and we want to make sure you are as prepared as you can be for the extraordinary experience ahead of you!

Campus Cash


NYU Campus Cash is a convenient and easy program that allows the use of the NYUCard as a debit card on and around campus. Campus Cash is a separate account from your Meal Plan/Dining Dollars, established by completing a Campus Cash contract. It is accepted at the NYU Bookstore, NYU Health Center, select vending machines, and all Campus Dining facilities.

Please note that residence hall laundry machines will only accept Campus Cash.

Campus Cash is also accepted at over 95 local merchants around the campus and residence halls.

Students will need their NYU ID number and their net ID to activate a Campus Cash account on the NYUCard website. For more information, please visit here.

NYU Dining Services


NYU Dining Services

As part of your program, most students are automatically enrolled in a 10 meal and $30 Dining Dollars per week plan. You will use your NYUCard to “swipe” for each meal and use it as a dining debit card when purchasing snacks and items with Dining Dollars. You can increase your meal plan before you arrive and the other options are listed below.

Changes and cancellations are effective the first Sunday following the date the request is received. To change your meal plan, please visit the NYU Meal Plan Portal . If you have questions about your meal plan, please email dining.services@nyu.edu. Let them know you are a Tisch Summer High School Program student. You will also need to include your N# or Student ID number which you will have received in your acceptance email to the program.

*Film students are strongly encouraged by the Film department to enroll in a 17 meals a week plan due to their shooting schedule.

Summer Meal Plans – 2018

  • 10 meals and $30.00 dining dollars per week /$170.00 per week ($680 total) **For most students, this is your current plan**
  • 12 meals and $30.00 dining dollars per week /$187.00 per week ($748 total)
  • 17 meals and $30.00 dining dollars per week/ $242.00 per week ($968 total)
  • 21 Meals and $30.00 dining dollars per week /$269.00 per week ($1076 total)

NYU Summer Dining Locations

Dunkin’ Donuts

University Hall, 110 East 14th Street
Summer Session II
Mon-Fri: 6:30am – 6:00pm
Sat-Sun: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Use meal plan allowance and dining dollars to purchase donuts, muffins, bagels, coffee & other beverages

Kimmel Center Market Place

60 Washington Square South
Summer Session II
Mon-Fri: 11:00am- 7:00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
Use meal plan allowance and dining dollars.
Faye’s Deli Sandwiches, Asian Stir-Fry, Salad Bar, & other options

Starbucks Coffee @ Faye’s

Washington Square East & West 4th Street
Summer Session II
Mon-Fri: 7:00am-8:00pm
Sat-Sun: 7:00am-6:00pm
Use dining dollars to purchase Starbucks coffees and beverages, pastries, & salads.

Weinstein Passport Dining Hall

5 University Place, Lower Level
Summer Session II
Mon-Fri: 7:00am-3:00pm; 4:00pm-9:00pm
Sat-Sun: 7:00am-3:00pm; 4:00pm-9:00pm
Use meal plan allowance or dining dollars for hot foods from all over the globe, vegetarian, gluten-free, and healthy options

Sidestein Market

5 University Place, ground floor
Summer Session II
Mon-Fri: 10:00am-8:00pm
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-7:00pm
Use dining dollars to purchase an array of options ranging from prepared sandwiches and salads to fresh produce, hot meals, on the go snacks and gourmet coffee.

Jasper Kane Cafe

6 MetroTech Center
Summer Session II
July 6-August 16
Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm (tentative)
Use meal plan allowance and dining dollars.

To learn about other restaurants and eateries in NYC, check out the following pages:

Menu Pages



NYCGo Dining

How to Designate Your Preferred Name on Your NYU ID


You can opt to have your preferred name on your NYU ID rather than your legal name. The preferred name is pulled from the “Registry,” which feeds the Card system as well as the NYU Directory. Students can indicate their preferred name by going to start.nyu.edu and selecting “Your NYU Directory information.”  If someone adds a preferred name, they should wait 24 hours and then go to the Card Center to get a new card.  There is no charge for new cards due to name changes.

If there is no preferred name listed in the Registry, then the primary (legal) name will be printed.

More information on preferred names at NYU can be found on the Registrar’s site and the LGBTQ Center’s site.

Confirming your Acceptance for the Program

Your acceptance email explains what you need to do in order to confirm that you plan to attend the program. Please make sure to read through it carefully and follow the steps listed here to activate your NYUHome account so you can accept your offer of admission. You will need to submit a confirmation deposit of $2000. This deposit will go towards the full cost of tuition and fees as well as your housing deposit.

  • Confirmation Deposit of $2,000 – This deposit goes towards the full cost of tuition and fees as well as your housing deposit. Credit card payments will NOT be accepted for final payment of the program.

After you confirm your place in the program, you will receive an email at your NYU email address regarding how to apply for housing – follow the instructions closely. To secure your space in housing, you must fill out your housing application by March 30th. 

If you have already confirmed your place in the program and received a confirmation email, please disregard this blog post.

Do You Have Any Questions?


If you have any questions we’re here to help!

If you have any general questions about what the program is like or about housing and residential life, please reach out to us. You can email us at tisch.highschool@nyu.edu
call us at 212-998-1500
Live Chat with us Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM.

If you have any questions about your specific program, you can reach out to your department:

Dance: 212-998-1980
Dance Program Director: Elizabeth Coker, eliz.coker@nyu.edu

Drama: 212-998-1850
Drama Program Director: Shanga Parker, sp132@nyu.edu

Drama Admissions CoordinatorMaddy Burns, madeleine.burns@nyu.edu 

Dramatic Writing:  212-998-1940
Dramatic Writing Administrative Director: Steven Schwab, s.schwab@nyu.edu

Film and TV: 212-998-1700

Film and TV Program Administrator: Emma Aarnes, emma.aarnes@nyu.edu

Game Design:  646-997-0746
Game Design Administrative Director: Kevin Spain, kevin.spain@nyu.edu

Photography and Imaging: 212-998-1930

Photography and Imaging Administrative Director: Niki Kekos, niki.kekos@nyu.edu

Photography and Imaging Program Administrator: Patricia McKelvin, patricia.mckelvin@nyu.edu

Recorded Music: 212-992-8400
Recorded Music Program Director: Brianne Hayes, brianne.hayes@nyu.edu

Recorded Music Administrative Coordinator: Alan Watson, alanowatson@nyu.edu

What’s next?


Please make sure to:

1. If you’re an international student, please read through the page on International Students to make sure you submit all required information.

2. Read through the Health, Wellness and Safety sections to make sure you’re prepared!

3. Familiarize yourself with University and Residential Policies.

4. Read through the Pre-Arrival checklist to make sure you bring everything that is needed!

5. Share this blog with family and loved ones so they can help you prepare.