Student Life

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.

Residential Life Events and Activities

As part of each of your program’s curriculum you will be attending events, shows, and meeting industry professionals. In addition, Weinstein will host events and activities you can sign up for, as long as it doesn’t conflict with any class work or required events for your program. There will be many events including;  baseball games, Broadway shows, museum visits etc.  To ensure that students get to attend some of these events there will be a formal RSVP process sent via email.

First, two weeks before the scheduled week of events, on Wednesdays, you will receive an email at your NYU email address with information about the upcoming week’s events, from Sunday through Saturday.  The email will include a link to an online Eventbrite RSVP form and you can sign up for the events of your choosing. The RSVP system will close the following Monday by noon.

After the RSVP deadline, you will receive an email by noon on Thursday confirming your space at an event.  If you do not receive an email confirming your space for an event you wish to attend, you can always go to the Weinstein Resource Center on the day of the event and fill out a rush lottery card. Just before the group is scheduled to leave, names will be picked from the rush lottery at random to fill any space that is available.

Residential Life events are popular, and staff will make sure they provide every opportunity possible so that every student gets to attend events of interest.  Because space is limited, you might not be able to attend every single event scheduled, but you will be able to attend at least a few each week if not more!

Watch your NYU email two weeks before the program begins for the first week’s RSVP form. Please note that you won’t receive your finalized department course and curricula event calendar until your orientation on Sunday July 9th. So be prepared to have to cancel any reservations with Residential Life staff if you have a conflicting class, curricula event or class event. Events and RSVP will also be discussed at orientation if you have any questions.

Enjoy the events this summer!

NYU College Fair


NYU College Fair

Wednesday, July 19
5:00-7:00 p.m.

New York University
Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, 4th floor, New York City

This annual fair will feature over 75 colleges and universities from all over the United States. Come with questions and learn more about what each school has to offer its students!

Who knows?
You might find your future Alma Mater here.

*Open to the public.  No RSVP required.  For any questions, email Mary at

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!

Outdoor Movies, Theater Festivals, Concerts and More


The programs starts in less than a month and to get you even more excited about being in New York City, check out this great list of (mostly free) events around the city that the NYU Student Resource Center has compiled. You might even be attending some of these events as part of your program or residential life activities!

Although you’ll be pretty busy with classes, remember to discuss and decide upon appropriate boundaries and guidelines for travel off campus with your family before you get here. For more information about Public Safety, please check out this 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!

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!

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!


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.