Tisch Program Policies

Students are responsible for reading and understanding all Academic, Conduct and Residential Life policies listed in this blog. In addition, students should review and adhere to the Tisch Summer High School Policies listed below.

Tisch Summer High School Policies

We want students to experience what it means to study at a college-level conservatory program. This also means students must learn to manage their time and balance their school work with required events and free time.

The Tisch Policies listed below are integral in supporting the academic mission of the Summer High School Program. Students should review and adhere to the policies listed below and understand that they may be dismissed if any of these policies are broken. Students are also responsible for any additional policies outlined in materials sent directly from their program’s department or New York University’s Residential Life and Housing Services.

Attendance and Punctuality: Students are required to attend all classes and curriculum-based events. Students are expected to get themselves to and from class each day. Tardiness is not permitted. Students will be accompanied for curriculum-based events that take place outside of the immediate Washington Square Park area.

Check-in and Check-out: Students are required to check-in to the dorms on July 9, 2017 between  8:00AM – 1:00PM on check-in day only. Students cannot check-in before or after this date. The residence hall will not accept any packages for students prior to the check-in day and only after July 9th when the student has officially checked into the residence hall. Students must check-in no later than 1:00PM as there are mandatory orientations scheduled for check-in day. On the last Friday of the program, there are  final events scheduled.  Students must check-out by 12:00PM Noon on the check-out day, August 5, 2017. Students cannot check-out after this date and the residence hall will not hold onto packages for students after August 4th.

Curfew: Students have a residence hall curfew of 11:00PM Sunday through Thursday and 12:00AM midnight Friday and Saturday. By 1:00AM, students must be in their designated rooms. Program Assistants (PAs) will monitor the residence hall at these times. No exceptions or requests to extend curfew will be accepted unless the student is on a curricula-mandated event. It’s important for students to be well rested during their four weeks of rigorous training. Students will turn in their Student IDs at the end of each night to the staff at the residence hall and retrieve them in the morning the next day. (If you are 18  or will turn 18 at the time of this program, as a participant in the Tisch Summer High School program, you will continue to be subject to all curfew regulations.)

Residence Hall Life: Campus housing has a dedicated team of professional and student staff to ensure student’s safety, sense of community, and administrative operations. Program assistants (PAs) will live on the floor with students. PAs will accompany students on all scheduled residential life activities that take them beyond the immediate Washington Square Park area. Students are required to adhere to all Residential Policies. Any violations can result in dismissal from the residence hall and from the program. Students are randomly assigned to a roommate by the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services.

Down Time:  Students will be in class between 9:00AM and 5:00PM, and may have evening/weekend labs, activities or homework.  Sundays are reserved as Quiet Days at the residence hall for study. During any down-time, students are encouraged to get their laundry done, keep in touch with family, attend scheduled residential life activities within and outside of the residence hall, and relax.  Students have the opportunity to experience life in New York City. New York University, however, does not have an enclosed campus. Students are advised to stay within close proximity of the main Washington Square campus or 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 understand that the farther they are from the main campus area, the more difficult it is for University and Residential Life staff to assist them should they need assistance. Students and their parents/guardians should discuss and decide upon appropriate boundaries and guidelines for travel off campus while attending Tisch Summer High School.

Illegal Substances:  There is a zero tolerance policy with regards to cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs, on or off-campus. Any student caught using, abusing, or in possession of the above items will be asked to leave the program immediately without refund of tuition or fees. Students who are 18 during the time of the program are under the same constraints.

Overnight Leave: 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 residence hall 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.

Respect: Students should review The Tisch Policy on Harassment, as well as the Statement on Community Responsibility which requires that they respect their fellow students, faculty and all program staff. Students may be asked to leave the program, without refund of tuition or fees, if they violate any of these principles.

Visitor/Guest Policy: Simply put, students are not allowed to have guests in their residence halls under any circumstances. Visitors are not permitted past residence hall security and must meet residential students in the building lobby. This is an intensive, collegiate experience for students and they should not have any outside distractions. Students should make plans to have extended visits with family and friends outside of the four week program. No students will be allowed to sleep over in other student rooms.

Students with Disabilities: NYU is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for students with disabilities. It is the University’s policy that no qualified student with a disability be excluded from participating in any University program or activity, denied the benefits of any University program or activity, or otherwise subjected to discrimination with regard to any University program or activity. All students with documented disabilities are strongly encouraged to contact the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at mosescsd@nyu.edu or 212-998-4980 prior to confirming attendance in the high school program. A CSD Disability Specialist will discuss reasonable accommodations. Students who are requesting accommodations MUST be registered with the  Moses Center for Students with Disabilities .

Medical Insurance:  Students are required to make sure that they have appropriate coverage.  NYU’s Student Health Insurance Policies are not available to visiting or non-degree students. The only exception to this is for international students who are in the U.S. under a J1 or F1 Visa. In that case, health insurance is required by NYU, and international students will be automatically charged for the NYU-sponsored Comprehensive Plan, and will remain enrolled in that program unless the online enrollment/waiver process is completed before the semester.  PLEASE NOTE that paying NYU’s tuition only means that you have access to their services. Receiving medical attention requires that you must usually pay a minimum of $150 or provide some proof of insurance to the front desk. New York University will bill student accounts directly for any and all costs incurred by the University for providing or assisting with medical or accident services and necessary medical treatment. Resolution of any differences between actual costs and billed and insurance coverage for such costs are the responsibility of the participant/family and their insurance provider.

Health & Wellness:   Maintaining personal health during the program is critical. It is important to get a good night’s rest for class the next day and not to skip meals. Students should make sure to continue any medical treatment while here. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor and maintain their own medication or other required treatment. Students should discuss any current issues with a health professional to determine if it’s appropriate to attend this program. If you may need regular care from a medical or mental health professional, you should work with the Student Health Center to get referrals to providers. Start this process as early as possible. It’s very important you take good care of yourself and that you let our faculty and staff know if there is anything they can do to help in adjusting to your time at Tisch.  While the Tisch Summer High School Program is an incredible experience, it often takes time to adjust to a new city, intense academic schedule, and new living arrangements. Some students feel overwhelmed, others homesick, some afraid, others depressed. You may periodically feel out of sorts.  If you currently attend counseling or see a therapist regularly, consider the following:

  1. If treatment is essential to your functioning, identify a therapist PRIOR TO the start of the program!!
  2. If you are considering taking a hiatus from treatment, you should have a plan in the event that you need to see someone while attending this program.
  3. If you know you will need a therapist or counselor prior to arrival, call the Wellness Exchange at 212 443-9999. Counselors will assist you in connecting with appropriate NYU site staff NOW to get a referral.
  4. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Wellness Exchange at 212 443-9999; e-mail at wellness.exchange@nyu.edu or visit the Wellness Exchange website . If you find you need a therapist, counselor or doctor while you are in the program, ask a member of the NYU staff.  All inquiries will be kept confidential.
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