The Beginning

Reminder: Check-In

Check-in Information
Students must check in on Sunday, July 8th 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 8th.

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



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.

Reminder: NYU Photo ID


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

Command 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.

Orientation Day


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 ProgramsLocation: 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

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.

Join the New Facebook Group for Tisch Summer High School 2018!

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!


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:

1325930232355 By Plane

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.

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 8 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

Remember to Check Your NYU Email

Remember that our office, your departments, and other NYU offices will communicate with you via your NYU Email at NYU Home. In order to get into the habit, remember to check your NYU Email on a regular basis in order to receive updates and important information regarding your program.

You can find out more information about NYU Email at NYU’s Information Technology Services website. Email can be accessed via a web browser at, via NYUHome or by using a mobile device or desktop program. If you wish to access NYU Email via a mobile device or desktop program, configuration instructions can be found in the on the ITS website in the  ServiceLink knowledge base.