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 (remember NYC may be more humid than what you are generally used to at home):
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.
There’s a little over two weeks left until the program begins on Sunday, July 8th! 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 8th. 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 8th from the NYU Card Center located at 7 Washington Place (corner of Mercer Street). 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 9th. 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.
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 their NYUCard on Sunday, July 8th at:
NYU Card Center
7 Washington Place (at the corner of Mercer Street), Ground Floor
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 9th as the NYUCard is needed to access building/residence entrance/exit and is needed to access the dining halls.
As a reminder, all students are mandated to attend the general Welcome and Program Orientation on the check-in day, Sunday July 8th.
Before attending orientation events, students can pick up their NYUID Card, from NYU Card Center (7 Washington Place at the corner of Mercer Street) which will be open on Sunday July 8th from 9:00AM – 4:00PM. (Instructions on how to submit your photo for your NYUID card will be sent to your NYU email address by the Office of Residential Life and Housing as well.) 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.
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 Programs. Location: Kimmel Center of University Life, 60 Washington Square South, 4th 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
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: Kimmel Center of University Life, 60 Washington Square South in the Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
Students need to familiarize themselves with all policies listed on the blog and are expected to adhere to them throughout the program. Please see the list below and feel free to ask us any questions about them.
Students will receive college-credit, but as minors there are additional policies you must adhere to, such as curfew times, the zero-tolerance policy, and attendance requirements. Please read through these policies again and make sure to discuss them with your family.
Please read through this statement so you understand the guidelines for submitting or using original works.
Please read through these policies on substance use, harassment and community responsibility. Before arriving students must digitally sign indicating they understand these policies when they fill out their online supplemental forms.
Students should understand the noise policy, and other residential hall rules. Students will receive a full list of residential violations when they move in, but this should still be read in advance.
Students who violate policies will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to dismissal from the program, without refund of tuition or fees. For more information about the residential student conduct process, please visit the Student Conduct Policy and Process page.
Please note you should have submitted your supplemental forms either through your NYU Profile or by emailing the forms in a single PDF to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org . You should have also completed your Travel and Emergency Contact Information form by now. If you have not submitted these materials – please go to the “Important Deadlines” tab on this blog and send in these materials now.
We have created a private Facebook group entitled “NYU Tisch Summer High School 2018.” This is for all students participating in the 2018 Tisch Summer High School program so you can begin to get to know each other before the program starts on Sunday July 8th. You should be receiving an invite to the group via NYU e-mail; be sure to check your spam folder. Join the new Facebook Group and meet your soon-to-be program mates and classmates!
This summer you’ll be spending 4 weeks in intensive arts training, and you’ll be earning 6 college credits in the process. Schedules vary by programs and students will receive an updated schedule on orientation day from their departments.
If you have questions, feel free to reach out to your departments!
During your free time, students will have an opportunity to sign up for Broadway shows, baseball games, outings to NYC attractions, and other activities through the Residence Hall. Students can also take advantage of the athletic facilities, catch up with homework, laundry or rest during their free time.