The Beginning

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 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!

 

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: http://www.nyu.edu/about/visitor-information/getting-to-nyu.html

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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.

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!

MetroCards

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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

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 email.nyu.edu, 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.

Services for Students with Disabilities

NYU is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for all students in the Tisch Summer High School Program. Students with questions concerning disabilities should contact and register with the NYU Moses Center prior to the start of the program.

The Moses Center will determine a student’s qualified disability status and assist the student in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. Services vary depending on need, but can include in-class assistance, transportation for students with physical disabilities or temporary injuries, and special housing. Students are encouraged to contact the Moses Center as soon as possible in order to afford that office sufficient time to evaluate the student’s needs and arrange for appropriate services prior to the start of the Tisch Summer High School Program.

How to Designate Your Preferred Name on Your NYU ID

 

You can opt to have your preferred name on your NYU ID rather than your legal name. The preferred name is pulled from the “Registry,” which feeds the Card system as well as the NYU Directory. Students can indicate their preferred name by going to start.nyu.edu and selecting “Your NYU Directory information.”  If someone adds a preferred name, they should wait 24 hours and then go to the Card Center to get a new card.  There is no charge for new cards due to name changes.

If there is no preferred name listed in the Registry, then the primary (legal) name will be printed.

More information on preferred names at NYU can be found on the Registrar’s site and the LGBTQ Center’s site.

What’s next?

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Please make sure to:

1. If you’re an international student, please read through the page on International Students to make sure you submit all required information.

2. Read through the Health, Wellness and Safety sections to make sure you’re prepared!

3. Familiarize yourself with University and Residential Policies.

4. Read through the Pre-Arrival checklist to make sure you bring everything that is needed!

5. Share this blog with family and loved ones so they can help you prepare.