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.

Reminder: NYU Photo ID

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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 thier NYUCard on Sunday, July 9th at:

NYU Card Center (at this temporary location through July 10th)
Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life (GCASL)

238 Thompson Street (near Washington Square South), Room 275
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 10th as the NYUCard is needed to access building/residence  entrance/exit and is needed to access the dining halls.

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.

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 university.programs@nyu.edu or to tisch.highschool@nyu.edu . 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.

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!

REMINDER: NYU Student Health Center Services

The Student Health Center (212-443-1000) offers an array of services directed at student wellness and prevention, including programs dealing with substance abuse, nutrition and eating concerns, and relationship issues. Medical services for urgent care only are available at the Health Center. Please refer to the following links for guidelines and more information about what constitutes as “urgent care” and how to make an appointment:

Urgent Care General Information: https://www.nyu.edu/students/health-and-wellness/student-health-center/services/urgent-care.html

Make an Appointment: https://www.nyu.edu/students/health-and-wellness/student-health-center/make-appointment.html

There is a $10 walk-in fee for medical services without an appointment. Students can pay for that fee with cash, check, credit card or campus cash. Medical Service hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm; Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm; and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Pharmacy hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm; Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm; and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm.

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 up.advising@nyu.edu

Requesting a Transcript After Completion of Tisch Summer High School

College Credit and Course Information

During the four weeks with the Tisch Summer High School Program, students will earn six college credits, accredited by New York University. Each college or university has their own transfer policy, so students will need to inquire how credits earned in the Tisch Summer High School Program can be applied once they are admitted to an undergraduate program.

All grades will be posted by September, but academic transcripts are not automatically sent at the end of summer. If students would like an academic transcript, they can make a request by:

  • Visiting the Registrar’s Office located at the Student Services Center (25 West 4th Street)
  • Mailing or faxing a letter to University Registrar.
  • More information can be found on the registrar’s website .

Transcripts can be requested at any time. When making requests in person, photo ID must be presented. Mailed or faxed requests require the signature of the student. Only the student can make a request for his or her grades.

Please note that any students who have not completely paid all charges attributed to their program will not be able to request a transcript until their Bursar account is settled. Students with questions about their account should contact the Office of the Bursar at NYU at (212) 998-2806 or bursar.studentaccounts@nyu.edu . Please include the student identification number or Nnumber in the email correspondence or have it ready when calling the Bursar Office.

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!