Reminder: Read Through Program and School Policies

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.

Tisch Program Policies

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.

Academic Policies

Please read through this statement so you understand the guidelines for submitting or using original works.

Conduct Policies

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.

Residential Hall Policies

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.

Tisch HS Forms and Travel & Emergency Contact Form

Please note you should have submitted your supplemental forms either through your NYU Profile or by emailing the forms in a single PDF to or to . 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.

Join the New Facebook Group for Tisch Summer High School 2017!

We have created a private Facebook group entitled “NYU Tisch Summer High School 2017.” This is for all students participating in the 2017 Tisch Summer High School program so you can begin to get to know each other before the program starts on Sunday July 9th. 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!


Get To Know Your Program!

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.



Dramatic Writing


Film & TV

Photography & Imaging

Recorded Music

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to your departments!

Free Time

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.

How To Get To Campus

As you know, students are responsible for making arrangements to get themselves to Weinstein Hall for check-in.  Washington Square is located near 5th Avenue, one block below 8th street.

Prior to the check-in date, please note the residence hall cannot accept any types of packages or luggage for students. Items for students will only be accepted by the residence hall after July 10th, when the students have officially checked into the residence hall.

Here are a few ways you can get to campus. You can find more details on the NYU MAP and you can call the NYU Information Center, 212-998-INFO (212-998-4636). The information below can also be found on this link:

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From La Guardia, Kennedy, or Newark Airport, take the airport shuttle bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal or Grand Central Station. From Port Authority, take the A or E subway downtown to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station, or from Grand Central, take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) downtown to Astor Place Station. Cabs and car services are available at the airport and, even though they cost more, they are your best bet if you have a lot of luggage. Plan on spending at least $25 to $40 depending on the airport and time of day.

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Metro North into Grand Central Station

Take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) downtown to Astor Place Station. Go west on Astor Place to Broadway. Walk south on Broadway to Waverly Place. Walk westward on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Amtrak into Pennsylvania Station

Take the 8th avenue subway (A and E trains) downtown to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station. Walk east on West Fourth Street until you reach Washington Square.

PATH Trains from New Jersey

To Ninth Street Station (Sixth Avenue and Ninth Street), then walk south to West Fourth Street and east to Washington Square.

1325930238847By Bus

All Greyhound and New Jersey Transit buses go to the Port Authority Terminal. Port Authority marine terminals in New York and New Jersey are open and operating normally. From there, take the Eighth Avenue subway downtown (see By Subway below).

The most convenient bus lines to NYU are the M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M8, M10, and the M21. Nearby subway lines include the A, B, C, D, E, F, or M to West Fourth St., the 1 to Christopher St., the N or R to Eighth St., or the 6 to Astor Pl.

1325933385423By Subway

Take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) to Astor Place Station. Go west on Astor Place to Broadway. Walk south on Broadway to Waverly Place. Walk westward on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.

Take the Broadway subway (N or W train) to Eighth Street Station. At Broadway walk south to Waverly Place. Walk westward on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square. * The N runs late at night and on weekends. The R also runs on weekdays and weekends, with limited late night shuttle service.

Take the Sixth Avenue subway (B, D, F, or M train) or 8th Avenue subway (A, C, or E train) to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station. Walk east on West Fourth Street until you reach Washington Square. * The A, E, and F trains run late at night. The C does not. The M runs on weekdays with limited late night shuttle service and weekends with shuttle service only. The B train runs weekdays only, from before 6 a.m. until 11 p.m., and the D runs at night.

Take the Seventh Avenue subway to Christopher Street-Sheridan Square Station (1 or 2). Walk east on Christopher Street to West Fourth Street. Continue east to Washington Square. * The 1 and 2 trains runs late at night.

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From the Bronx and Upstate NY

Take the NY State Thruway, which becomes the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, to the Triborough Bridge (toll). Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive. Follow the FDR Drive south to Houston Street. Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place. Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square.

From Connecticut

Take the New England Thruway (I-95) into the Bronx. Then, take the Bruckner Expressway (I-278) to the Triborough Bridge (toll). Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive south to Houston Street. Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place. Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square.

From the Northwest, West, and South including New Jersey

Take I-95 and/or the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel or the Holland Tunnel. If taking the Lincoln tunnel, take the right tube and stay in the right lane, turning right onto Dyer Ave. after exiting the tunnel. Go through three lights, making a left on to 34th St. and move to the right lane. After one block, turn left onto 9th Ave., continuing south until 14th St. Turn left onto 14th St., followed by a right onto 5th Ave., until it ends at Washington Square. If taking the Holland tunnel, there will be a circle after exiting. Take the Canal St. East exit. After a few lights, turn left onto West Broadway. Proceed north until you reach Washington Square.

From the George Washington Bridge

Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (turns into the West Side Highway/12th Avenue) south to 23rd Street. Turn left (east) on 23rd Street to Fifth Avenue. Turn right (south) on Fifth Avenue to Washington Square.

From Brooklyn

Take the Manhattan Bridge. Off the bridge, take Canal Street west to Sixth Avenue (also called Avenue of the Americas). Take Sixth Avenue north to West Fourth Street and travel east to Washington Square.

From Queens

Take the 59th Street Bridge and turn left (south) on Fifth Avenue. Fifth Avenue ends at the Washington Square campus.

From Staten Island

Take the Staten Island Express across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge crossing into Brooklyn. Take the Belt Parkway west to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) east. Take the Manhattan Bridge exit, cross over the bridge, and take Canal Street west to Sixth Avenue (also called Avenue of the Americas). Turn right (north) on to Sixth Avenue to West Fourth Street. Turn right (east) and travel to Washington Square.

From Long Island

Take the Long Island Expressway (also called the L.I.E. or I-495) west to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Drive west on 37th Street to Fifth Avenue. Turn left (south) on Fifth Avenue until it ends at the Washington Square campus.

ART In The City

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There’s never a shortage of things to do or see in NYC!  New York City is home to more than 700 galleries, 380 nonprofit theater companies, 330 dance companies, 131 museums, 96 orchestras, 40 Broadway theaters, 15 major concert halls, five zoos, five botanical gardens, and an aquarium. As part of the Tisch Summer High School program, your department will be taking you to visit many of these great venues, and Residential Life will also be scheduling many activities. It’s recommended you don’t buy any tickets until after you’ve received your department schedule on Orientation Day.

In the meantime, check out some of resources, venues and events that make NYC a great place for the Arts!

Explore NYC for Little or No Money

“Best Of” Lists

TimeOut New York – The Weekly Rundown

Gothamist Best Movie Theatres

NYU Events & Extra-Curricular Resources

NYU Public Safety

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The main campus of NYU is located in the heart of New York City’s famed Greenwich Village. Our campus surrounds Washington Square Park, and is woven into a neighborhood of charming row houses and cobblestone streets that are dotted with outdoor cafes and unique shops. NYU isn’t an enclosed campus and while many students will live only a few blocks away from their classes, there will be opportunities for students to explore outside of the Greenwich village area.

NYU in Brooklyn’s round-the-clock security coverage is also provided by NYU Public Safety. There are NYU Public Safety officers located at posts in the Rogers Hall main lobby and the Othmer Hall lobby. NYU Public Safety coordinates coverage and security activities with Summit Security, the firm that currently provides security coverage for NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Students are advised to stay within close proximity of the main Washington Square and Downtown Brooklyn campus, which is patrolled and serviced by the NYU Public Safety officers. Students who choose to leave the campus area at any time should understand that the farther they are from the main campus area, the more difficult it is for University staff to assist them should they need help. Students and their families should discuss and decide upon appropriate boundaries and guidelines for travel off campus while attending this summer.

NYU Public Safety

Security on campus is provided by NYU Public Safety.  Public Safety handles emergency help and information 24 hours a day.  If a student has an emergency on campus, he/she can call Public Safety at 212-998-2222 or ask a guard!  Guards are posted in most NYU buildings, and any building with a green light above the door has a guard on duty 24 hours a day.

Around downtown Manhattan, students can also utilize Safe Havens should you have an emergency or need assistance.  Safe Havens (or Emergency Safety Locations) are local businesses that you can identify by a Safe Haven sign in the window.  A list of Safe Havens is available online.

In addition to guards, the emergency campus number, and Safe Havens, Public Safety also manages Lost and Found on campus.

NYU Resources and Services

Check out some of NYU’s great resources!

judy  NYU Bookstore and Computer Store

The NYU BookStore provides textbooks for all the NYU schools and colleges, general trade books,   study aids, magazines, NYU clothing & gifts, school supplies,stationery items, and more. It’s also home to Think Cafe, the popular organic and Fair Trade coffee shop.
The NYU Computer Store offers the best selection of academically priced Hardware & Software: Apple, Lenovo, Dell, Epson and HP. We also carry computer books and accessories.

campus.cashNYUCard and Campus Cash

The NYU Campus Cash program allows you to use your NYUCard as a debit card on and around campus. Campus Cash is a separate account established by simply completing a Campus Cash contract. Campus Cash is accepted at all NYU Bookstores, NYU Health Center, Ticket Central, Skirball Center for Performing Arts, ITS Computer Labs, Campus Mail Services, Chemistry Labs, Copy Central, select vending machines, select residence hall laundry machines on campus, for copying and printing Bobst and Law Libraries, and all Campus Dining facilities. Enjoy the benefits of using your Campus Cash at over 150 local merchants around the campus and residence halls.

1325933384926 Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

The striking, 12-story Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, designed by Philip Johnson and Richard Foster, is the flagship of a nine-library, 5.1 million-volume system that provides students and faculty members with access to the world’s scholarship and serves as a center for the University community’s intellectual life. The Bobst Library houses more than 3.7 million volumes, 58 thousand serial titles, and over 5.4 million microforms; and provides access to thousands of electronic resources both on-site and to the NYU community around the world via the Internet.

The Avery Fisher Center on the 2nd Floor is one of the world’s largest academic media centers, and has over 100 audio and video viewing carrels and 3 media-enhanced classrooms.

1357854700523NYU Center for Spiritual Life

NYU’s Center for Spiritual Life is a multi-faith initiative designed to enhance the educational experience at NYU by fostering a community of scholars who support religious expression, leadership, integrity, mutual respect, and open dialogue. We seek to provide a safe environment for all students to grow, explore, and deepen their own beliefs and values.

rp_primary_natatoriumPalladium Athletic Facility


The Palladium Athletic Faciltity located on East 14th Street includes:

  • a 3,140-square-foot weight room complete with free weights, plate-loaded machines, and selectorized machines.
  • 3,433-square-foot aerobic fitness room dedicated to cardio equipment, including stairsteppers, treadmills, elliptical trainers, and exercycles.
  • As a regulation-sized basketball court housing six baskets, suitable for both half- and full-court play.
  • Deep-water pool, perfect for anything from swimming laps to varsity-level competition in swimming, diving, and water polo.

Forms Due June 1

An e-mail was sent to all confirmed students  to your NYU email address that provided links to both online and downloadable forms.  All of these forms must be submitted no later than June 1st !

Please take a look at the Important Deadlines and Pre-Arrival Information and Checklist to keep on top of all upcoming deadlines!

And don’t forget to complete the online Travel Information Form!



All departments provide their students with an NYC MetroCard. The amount of rides varies based on department and studio. As a reminder, please make sure not to lose it! It is not replaceable.

If your coursework requires you to travel, your department will have purchased a MetroCard for those specific activities/events. If you want to travel during your downtime, you will need to purchase your own MetroCard. For more information about traveling within NYC, read the Getting Around post.

As a reminder, here is what each department will provide in terms of transportation:

Dance: Students receive a 24 ride MetroCard to enable them to go to department-mandated events and meetings.

Drama: Students in the Stonestreet Studio, Meisner Studio, and Production & Design Studio receive a 30-day unlimited MetroCard as their classes require them to use transportation. Students in New Studio Broadway and Experimental Theater Workshop receive a 16 ride MetroCard for department-mandated events.

Dramatic Writing: Students receive a 16 ride MetroCard to get to and from department-mandated events.

Games: Students receive a 30-day unlimited MetroCard to enable them to go to and from class at the NYU in Brooklyn campus and attend department-mandated events.

Film & TV: Students receive a 30-day unlimited MetroCard to enable them to film and go to department-mandated events.

Photography and Imaging: Students receive one 30-day unlimited MetroCard to enable them to shoot photos, go to exhibits and department-mandated events

Recorded Music: Students receive a 16 ride MetroCard to enable them to go to department-mandated events and meetings