Welcome Tisch Summer High School Class of 2017!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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!

NYU Mobile App

NYU Mobile

Staying connected today means being “mobile.”  Instant access to information wherever you are is becoming essential to our day-to-day lives.

NYU students are digital natives, highly social, always connected, and collaborative. They consume diverse media, demand open access to everything, and they lead 24/7 lives not just in a city that doesn’t sleep, but around the world.

NYU faculty looks for opportunities to experiment with and improve the learning experience, creating a teaching and learning environment that goes beyond the confines of the traditional classroom.

Our staff keeps all the important pieces all around the world moving smoothly for a great education experience.

NYU is mobile.


For your iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android.

  • Real-time shuttle tracking
  • Enhanced Safe Ride features
  • University events
  • Job postings on CareerNet
  • Service opportunities on ServiceConnect
  • Campus map
  • Contact information from the NYU Directory
  • University news
  • Emergency Notifications
  • And more
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Mandatory International Student Check-In – Important Reminders!

**Remember when entering the U.S.: Students should show their F-1 visa and I-20 when they enter the US (also their SEVIS fee receipt). Do not enter on the tourist visa of your parent or guardian at the airport.**

REMINDER: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires all international students with a J-1 or F-1 visa to report their arrival at NYU to the Office of Global Services (OGS).  OGS will host a check-in to help you meet this requirement. Check-in will take place on Monday, July 10th at 5:30pm at the Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 12th Floor, Dean’s Conference Room (conference room at the end of the long hallway).

All international students must attend and should arrive at least 15 minutes in advance.

Required documents to bring to check-in:

  • Passport
  • I-94 record
    • Print-out of electronic I-94 record/Paper I-94 card
    • Or print-out of “Not found” page from CBP.gov/I94
  • I-20 or DS-2019

Failure to check-in may jeopardize your ability to legally remain in the United States.  Information about the mandatory check-in is online at the OGS website.

International students with any questions about their student status or experience at NYU prior to or during the program should contact the Office of Global Services at ogs@nyu.edu or 212-998-4720.

Reminder: Check-In

Check-in Information
Students must check in on Sunday, July 9th between 8:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. at:
Weinstein Hall
5-11 University Place
(between 8th street and Waverly Place, near Washington Square Park

(For local NYC parking information near NYU, please see here. Please note cars cannot be left unattended in front of the hall for any reason.)

All students must arrive on Sunday, check-in day.

Please try to arrive at the airport no later than 1 p.m. so that you can arrive and be checked in at the residence hall by 2 p.m.  Simply proceed to the front desk of Weinstein Hall where you will be greeted by program assistants (PAs). You will be given your room assignment and a key to your room. Students should also bring a separate photo ID such as a learner’s permit or driver’s license or passport.

On check-in day, you can contact The Weinstein Student Resource Center – (212) 995-3040 if you have any questions. The Resource Center opens at 8am on Sunday, July 9th.

For more information about orientation, please review the Orientation Day post.

Preparing For the Hot Weather

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During your program you’ll be spending time outdoors; shooting, traveling to classes or going to events. Here’s some great tips from University Programs to deal with a NYC summer:

Drink WATER: Stay hydrated throughout the day. Bring a water bottle with you to both class and events. You’ll be happy to have some H2O no matter where you go!

Wear sunscreen and sunglasses: Don’t be fooled. Just because you’re spending your summer in the city and not the beach doesn’t mean you won’t get burned by the sun. If you expect to walk around the city on a sunny day, make sure to put some sunscreen on your face, arms, and legs. Risking a day in the sun without sunscreen may result in a lobster-red sunburn–don’t let this happen to you!

Wear light and light-colored clothes: As we all know, dark colors absorb heat and light colors reflect it. Keep that in mind when getting dressed in the morning.  Also, leave the dense, heavier clothes at home and be sure to wear something that breathes.

Take a break: Feeling the heat?  Don’t rush or push yourself to walk that extra ten blocks. Duck into a store or sit down in the park to rest, cool down, and re-energize before going along on your merry way.

REMINDER: July 9th Check-In Information

As a reminder, housing check-in will begin at 8:00AM on Sunday, July 9th. The residence hall will not be open before that time and you will not be able to check-in to the residence hall before July 9th. 

If you are arriving to NY before the start of the program, you must secure your own housing arrangements until  you are able to check-in on Sunday, July 9th at 8:00AM.

For your reference, please refer to the check-in information below:

Check-in Information
Students must check in on Sunday, July 9th between 8:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. at:
Weinstein Hall
5-11 University Place
(between 8th street and Waverly Place, near Washington Square Park)

Check-list!

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There’s a little over two weeks left until the program begins on Sunday, July 9th! If you’ve been reading the posts on this blog and keeping up with all the things to do before the program starts,  then kudos to you! Here’s a few last minute reminders in case you haven’t gotten to them:

  • Register with the Moses Center – If you think you might need the assistance of the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities, please make sure to reach out to them as soon as possible and register with their office. The Moses Center determines a student’s qualified disability status and assists the student in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services.
  • Check “What To Bring” Lists – You can find the general list of items to bring for housing and other suggestions on the Pre-Arrival page. You might have also received a specific list from your department.
  • Activate your NYU NetID and Read Email – You accessed your NYUHome account in order to apply for your housing, but make sure to read your NYU email often as all communications moving forward will be done through your NYU email address.
  • Add Money to Campus Cash for Laundry – The laundry machines in the residence hall only accepts Campus Cash so you may want to add some money to your account in order to do laundry. Campus Cash also serves as a debit card for local shops around campus. For more info, visit the NYUCard link.
  • Review your Meal Plan – You automatically receive the 10 meals per week and $30 dining dollars plan, but can upgrade your meal plan if you wish. You can also do this after the program starts. Directions on how to do this can be found on the Dining Services post.
  • Move In – Yes! Move-in day is Sunday, July 9th. You must move-in between 8:00AM-1:00PM. This gives you time to get settled, grab something to eat, and pick up your NYUCard before orientation events begin at 2:30pm and continue throughout the evening.
  • Pick Up Photo ID NYUCard – The Office of Residential Life sent you a pre-arrival confirmation email to your NYU email address in June with instructions on how to submit a photo to create your photo ID NYUCard. It is best to submit your photo by July 1st in order to pick up your NYUCard on Sunday, July 9th from the NYU Card Center located at Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GCASL), rm 275 (this is a temporary space; permanent space is at 7 Washington Place beginning July 11). You’ll be able to pick-up your new NYUCard between 9:00AM and 4:00PM. If you did not submit before orientation day, you will have to take a photo in person on Monday, July 10th. The NYU Card Center is open from 8:00am – 5:00pm; please coordinate with your department administrator if you need to leave class early or come to class late in order to secure your NYU ID card.
  • Attend Orientation – The last thing on this list is to attend the mandatory orientation. Here you’ll meet your classmates and PAs, hear from the Residential Life staff, take a tour and meet your department heads . There’s also an event for parents who accompany you to campus. More info about the days events are found on the Orientation Day post.

Your Program Assistants

On July 9th you’ll be meeting 35 eager, helpful, happy, knowledgeable, PAs, who are counting down the days until your arrival on campus!  “That sounds great!,” you say, “but what is a PA?”

Weinstein Residence Hall will be housing Tisch High School, Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions, and American Language Institute Global students this summer. PA is short for Program Assistant.  Program Assistants are NYU college students who will be living in the residential hall and will be your first source of information and support during your time at NYU.  All Tisch High School students will be assigned to one or more PAs.  Your PA will be hosting events  for your floor community, will be running Weinstein’s evening and weekend programs, and will be available to you when you have a question or concern about your time at NYU.  PAs are basically a walking guidebook about NYC and encyclopedia about all that is available to you at NYU! For more about your PAs, see here.

Your PA wants to help you have a successful four weeks, so never hesitate to reach out to them while you are here.  They are spending this month preparing for your arrival, so believe it when we say they cannot wait to see you in a few weeks!

Roommate Relations

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For many of you, this will be the first time you will have a roommate. Living with a roommate can be one of the most rewarding experiences but it can also have its challenges.

Below are tips for students living in the NYU residence halls from the Office of Residential Life that you can utilize this summer:

1) Communicate.

This is the most important thing you can do to help foster a strong roommate relationship. It’s much easier to live positively with another person if you discover who they are and what they’re all about. So get some good conversation going in the early stages of your roommate relationship. In your own words you can ask questions like:

  • What do you get really excited about?
  • What movies/plays/TV shows/music do you like?
  • Where are you from? What was is it like growing up there?
  • What makes you really happy? What really annoys you?
  • Are you a morning or night person? When do you usually go to sleep?
  • How do you want to split up room cleaning duties?

If you have a concern or a conflict occurs, it can get ugly fast if roommates do not talk to one another, start complaining to others, or you expect your roommate to just know when something is wrong.  Instead, be proactive in making your communication style healthy and effective. Do not lapse into assumptions about your roommate’s behavior. There are always more layers to a person than meets the eye.  Do not gossip–it just lets the problem continue, spreads negatively, and keeps your roommate in the dark.  Say what you mean–dancing around an issue may confuse your roommate, and it rarely gets to the core of the concern.  Be direct and to the point when communicating to your roommate and neighbors. Finally, there will be times when you connect, leading you to agree on an issue and other times when you will be at odds and disagree with each other. Sometimes, agreeing to politely disagree is also a solution.

2) Living with someone is about much more than the stuff in your room.

Be flexible.

Be respectful. True respect is a key component of healthy roommate relationships, whether it’s respecting people’s values, belongings, responsibilities, or time.

And communicate to help form a healthy roommate relationship.

3) Compromise.

Discuss with your roommate at the start of the program how you want the room to be set up; how important is neatness to each of you?; how technology such as smartphones and laptops will be used (Is it okay to answer each other’s phones? should you use headphones when watching movies on your laptop or listening to music? How will you keep your stuff safe in the room? Will you lock the door when you leave the building or when you are down the hall?); what is okay to share and what isn’t; when is it okay to have friends in the room and when can there be quiet study time, etc.  Talk things out and make decisions together to help establish a roommate relationship and guidelines for your living situation.

4) You roommate may not wind up your best friend. And that’s okay.

Two different people can live together and learn from each other.  Tact, respect, care and an open mind will increase your chances of developing a solid roommate connection.

5) Reach out to your PA.

Your PAs can help you navigate roommate relations. If you have concerns about your roommate or need help figuring out how to address a conflict, ask your PA!  They are there to help you, can give you guidance, and can even help facilitate discussions between you and your roommate if you need.

Remember, as anxious or excited as you are feeling about living with someone new, your roommate is feeling the same way!  Be respectful, communicate openly and directly, and be flexible, and you and your roommate can create a great environment over the 4 week program.

Reminder: NYU Photo ID

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In preparation for your upcoming reservation in NYU Summer Housing, you will be required to obtain an NYU identification card. The NYUCard is used for entry into your residence hall, as well as to gain access to other University facilities, including dining halls and athletic facilities.

Please submit your photo for the NYUCard.

To expedite the creation of your NYUCard, it is highly recommended that you submit your photo by July 1st , so that your NYUCard will be ready for you when you arrive on campus.

Residents who submit their photo electronically by July 1st can pick up thier NYUCard on Sunday, July 9th at:

NYU Card Center (at this temporary location through July 10th)
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GCASL)

238 Thompson Street (near Washington Square South), Room 275
9:00am – 4:00pm

If you do not submit your photo by the deadline, you will have to go in person to take a photo at the NYU Card Center and possibly miss portions of class on that first Monday. The Card Center will be open Monday through Fridays from 8:00am – 8:00pm. All students must have an NYUCard by end of day Monday, July 10th as the NYUCard is needed to access building/residence  entrance/exit and is needed to access the dining halls.

Orientation Day

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As a reminder, all students are mandated to attend the general Welcome and Program Orientation on the check-in day, Sunday July 9th.

Before attending orientation events, students can pick up their NYUID Card, from NYU Card Center (temporary move to this address), Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GCASL), 238 Thompson Street (near Washington Square South), Room 275 , which will be open on Sunday July 9th from 9:00AM – 4:00PM. (Instructions on how to submit your photo for your NYUID card were sent to your NYU email address by the Office of Residential Life and Housing.) This is also a good time to buy any supplies from the local pharmacy, Kmart or other local stores, as well as grab a bite to eat before your busy afternoon orientation and evening events.

Students

You will have a full schedule for the afternoon. If you are checking in early, we strongly suggest you have lunch prior to your orientation as dinner will be later that evening at 7pm. We also suggest you bring snacks with you to have throughout the day.

A breakdown of your schedule for the day is below:

  • 2:30PM – Orientation with the Residential staff and University ProgramsLocation: Kimmel Center of University Life, 60 Washington Square South in the Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
  • 4:00PM – Campus Tour with Program Assistants (PAs)
  • 5:00PM-7:00/7:15PM – Department specific orientation (Various classrooms at 721 Broadway, and Dance at 111 2nd Avenue and Recorded Music at 194 Mercer Street)
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Dining Hall is open at Weinstein – students can start using their meal plans
  • 8:00PM – Residence Hall Floor Meeting
  • 9:15PM – Welcome Party following Floor Meeting

Parents/Family

For those of you coming with your child on check-in day, you are invited at 2:30PM to meet Program and Residence Hall staff and ask questions about academics, student life and admissions. Attendance is not  mandatory, but those parents and family that are here on check-in day can attend.
Location: Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street 5th Floor (can also be accessed by going to the 5th Floor of Kimmel Center for University Life at 60 Washington Square South)