Housing

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!

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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.

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)

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.

Policy Reminder: Overnight Leave

As we get closer to the start of the program, this is a good time to make sure you’ve read and understood all Policies.

The specific policy on Overnight Leaves is that students are not allowed to be away overnight or on weekends except for extenuating circumstances or emergencies. In such cases, students are required to notify the Tisch High School program administrator and dormitory staff of any leave by submitting an Overnight Form . The form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian on record for the student. Forms must be submitted 48 hours before the requested leave in order to receive proper approval from NYU and Tisch staff.

In addition, you will need to let your instructors and program directors know of any absences. Since much of the work done in the program is collaborative, any absence can have an effect on the group and the instructor will need to plan in advance for any student who may miss a class or project.  Please note that absences will affect your final grade and standing in the program.

Please make sure your family is aware of this policy, along with others!

Living in the Residence Hall

For many of you, this will be the first time you’ll be on your own. This will give you an opportunity to experience college life; learn how to be independent and responsible for yourself, as well as live with new people. This can be very rewarding, but you may also experience some homesickness, which is normal. You’ll have opportunities to speak or Skype with your friends and family which can help you get through feelings of homesickness, but we also encourage you to get out and meet your classmates and floormates! In the Residence Hall, you’ll meet students from your program, from other Tisch departments, as well as Pre-College students.

As a resident, you have support networks within the Residence Hall. Each floor will have Program Assistants (PAs) who are NYU college students and serve as your floor leader. Your PAs will organize floor events and gatherings, so there will be many opportunities for you to get to know the members of your floor. And whenever you have a question or issue, your PA is your first resource–never hesitate to reach out to your PA!

You’ll get the chance to meet a variety of people in the residence hall,  your home away from home at NYU.

How to Access Your NYUHome Account

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ACCESSING YOUR NYUHOME ACCOUNT

Activate your Net ID

Go to http://start.nyu.edu and follow the instructions. Your NetID is your login and username for your NYUHome and e-mail accounts. When you do this, you will at the same time also enable your NYUHome portal and NYU email accounts.

Log in to NYUHome 

Go to http://home.nyu.edu and enter your NetID and password. Visit the various tabs to familiarize yourself with the layout and information available.

Log in to Albert
From the NYUHome Welcome screen, click on the tab labeled “Academics.” On the upper left side of the Academics page, click the box labeled “Albert Login.” You will now be at the Albert Welcome screen. Albert is NYU’s student information system.

Accept/Decline Your Admissions Offer

Once logged into Albert, “Applicant” should appear at the top of the page. Click on “Application Status” under “Visiting Students.” You will be directed to a page to “Accept” or “Decline” your admissions offer. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Activate/Check your NYU E-mail

Please Note: If you “Accept” your admissions offer, at this point in the process you will need to WAIT 24 HOURS to activate your email. If you receive an error message stating that the system does not recognize your credentials, simply try back the next day. If the problem persists, email a screen shot of the error message to university.programs@nyu.edu.

After 24 hours, you may now activate your NYU e-mail account by returning to the “Start” page (http://start.nyu.edu) logging in  with your NetID and password, and then selecting the menu option “Set an NYU Google Apps for Education password”.

You can check your NYU email by logging into NYUHome and clicking the “E-mail” link, or navigating directly to email.nyu.edu, and using your NYUHome credentials. All NYU correspondence from this point on will be sent to your NYU e-mail address. 

Your NYU email address consists of your Net ID@nyu.edu . 

Special Note for Waitlisted Students: Waitlisted students will not be notified about changes to their status until after March 22nd via the email they used for their supplemental application (NYU Profile). Students who are taken off the waitlist will be able to access their NYU email 24 hours after they accept their offer of admission. 

APPLYING FOR YOUR HOUSING

Students who confirm for the program will receive information on how to apply for housing by or before March 6. Your original acceptance email contains important information that you will need to apply for housing for the Tisch Summer High School program. That email includes your Nnumber or Student Identification Number for NYU and your NetID which will allow you to access your NYU Home account. The housing authorization code is 1325 and group name is 2017 Tisch Summer High School. All confirmed students must complete their housing application by March 30th, 2017 to reserve their space in NYU Housing for the Tisch Summer High School program.

REGISTRATION

You will be registered by the Office of Special Programs into your specific courses in late March.  This means you will not see your courses listed on your NYU Account before late March.

When registered, Albert will display your schedule, classroom location, and final grades.

**PLEASE NOTE – IT MAY TAKE 1-2 DAYS FOR THE EMAIL ACCESS AND HOUSING FORMS TO APPEAR ON YOUR NYUHOME PAGES. IF YOU HAVE TRIED TO ACCESS THEM AND THEY WEREN’T THERE, PLEASE CLEAR YOUR COMPUTER’ S CACHE AND TRY TO ACCESS AGAIN AFTER 2 DAYS.