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Prepare for the High School Summer Art Intensive

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Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in NYU's High School Summer Art Intensive! This is a resource page with information about the program and it will help you prepare for your time at NYU. 

Program Dates

  • Move-In Day and Program Orientations: July 5
  • First day of class: July 6
  • Office of Global Services Check-In (international students): July 6
  • Wellness 101 Orientation: TBD
  • Gallery Exhibition: July 31
  • Move-Out Day: August 1

Prepare for Summer Art Intensive

All admitted students need to complete these steps to before the program begins.

  1. Activate your NYU NetID and accept/deny your admission to the program  (instructions in your admission letter)
  2. Apply for your I-20 (international students only)
  3. Apply for University housing
  4. Pay your student account balance
  5. Read the NYU Summer Programs Student Handbook
  6. Submit required program forms (due June 26)
  7. Register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (if applicable)
  8. Submit your ID photo online for your NYUCard

Classes meet in the NYU Barney Building at 34 Stuyvesant Street.

Monday: Seminar & Field Trips, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Studio Classes, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Art Practicum & Field Trips, 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: Studio Classes, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: Studio Classes, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Students will have a lunch break each day, and lunch will be provided on field trip days. Open studio hours will be available to students Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Students are required to attend each orientation on move-in day and during the first week of class.

University Orientation
Sunday, July 5
Time and Location: TBD

The University orientation will cover what you need to know to navigate NYU and get the most out of your time outside of class: meal plans, events and activities, safety in the city, resources on campus for you, and program policies.

Academic Orientation
Sunday, July 5
Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street

Time: TBD

The academic orientation will cover everything you will need to know for class: the class schedule, expectations, final projects, etc. You will also meet some of the Summer Art Intensive faculty and staff.

Wellness 101
First week of class

Time and Location: TBD

Wellness 101 is mandatory for all students and covers information important to help you stay healthy and safe while at NYU this summer.

International Student Orientation
(international students only)
Monday, July 6
Time and Location: TBD

All international students must report their arrival on campus during the first week of the program.  This is a requirement of the U.S. Government, and the NYU Office of Global Programs hosts this orientation to help you meet this requirement.

A component of Summer Art Intensive is the events and activities offered outside of class where students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and sights of NYC and meet other students. Dozens of events and activities will be offered throughout the course of the program. Events are chaperoned by summer staff.

The cost of events is covered by a fee included in the cost of the program. The fee does not cover public transportation to and from campus or any additional personal expenses for activities, such as food or souvenirs.

Events are open to students in all of NYU’s summer high school programs, and space is limited.  Students will receive information on how to sign up for events via email before the program begins.  Information about participating in events will also be covered at the University Orientation on move-in day.

As matriculated summer students on campus, Summer Art students have access to many of NYU’s resources and services.

Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South

Bobst Library houses more than 3.7 million volumes, several special collections, the Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media, and over 25,000 seats for study and computing.

Student Health Center (SHC)
726 Broadway, 3rd and 4th Floors

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides students with urgent care.  Whether your needs are urgent, you require counseling, or have questions about health services, the SHC staff can assist you.  The Student Health Center is available to all students, but its services may not be covered by a student’s private insurance.  Only international students are enrolled in NYU Student Health Insurance as a requirement of their visa.   All other students must have health insurance that meets a minimum threshold of coverage in New York City.  All students are encouraged to carry their health insurance cards at all times in case of an emergency.

Wellness Exchange

The Wellness Exchange  is available 24/7, and it puts students in touch with professionals who can help you address day-to-day challenges and questions, as well as any crises you may encounter including depression, stress, and anxiety.

Public Safety
561 LaGuardia Place

Public Safety provides emergency help and information 24 hours a day.  If you need assistance, call the helpline listed above or ask a guard.  Guards are posted in most NYU buildings and patrol the campus area.  University buildings with green lights outside the main entrance have guards on duty 24 hours a day, and emergency call boxes are located throughout campus.  Public Safety also manages the University’s lost and found.

Public Safety Tips
We want all students to be safe while traveling around the city. Basic safety tips are available on the NYU Public Safety website.  All students are encouraged to read this information prior to their arrival.

Moses Center for Students with Disabilities
726 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Students in need of support due to any kind of special need are encouraged to contact the Moses Center to register with that office prior to the start of the program.  The Moses Center determines a student’s qualified disability status and assists the student in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services.

Office of Global Services
561 LaGuardia Place

The Office of Global Services (OGS) provides specialized support to NYU’s international students including immigration advising and guidance, mandatory check-in, and more.

NYU Bookstore & Computer Store
726 Broadway

The Bookstore is a great place to stock up on NYU gear, souvenirs, and supplies.

NYUCard Center
7 Washington Place

All students must have a NYUCard.  It grants you access to NYU buildings, resources, and services.  Your NYUCard is also your meal plan card and can be used as a debit card on campus with Campus Cash.

Information Technology Services (IT)
10 Astor Place, 4th Floor

IT is NYU’s central office for technology services such as computer services, Internet resources and access, and telephone services.  Contact IT if you ever have trouble with a computer or Internet connection, have questions about NYUHome access, or are looking for the nearest computer lab.

Athletic Facilities
Palladium Athletic Facility: 140 East 14th Street
404 Fitness: 404 Lafayette Street

Gyms are available free to all students living on campus who are 16 or older. The facilities include cardio and weight equipment, pools, squash courts, and rock climbing walls.

Guggenheim Museum

Below is a suggested list of items to bring for the program.

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Backpack or larger bag for books and personal items
  • Notebooks, pens, and other items you would like to use for class
  • Extra spending money
  • Valid photo ID or passport
  • Health insurance card
  • Students do not need to bring their own art supplies.  Supplies will be provided.

For the Residence Hall:

  • Cleaning supplies for your room and bathroom
  • Alarm clock
  • Personal items from home to make your room comfortable
  • Linens

Students will need to bring sheets, blankets, and pillows for extra-long twin beds and a set of towels.  Linens are available for sale online via the NYU Bookstore.

Getting to Campus

Information about how to get to NYU’s Greenwich Village campus is available.

There is no NYU airport transportation. Students must travel to and from the major airports on their own. There are many ways to get from the airport to campus and back, including buses, trains, and taxis. Each major airport website has information about options for ground transportation.

Campus Map

Students are encouraged to download the NYU Mobile App which includes a campus mapClasses meet in the NYU Barney Building at 34 Stuyvesant Street.

NYC Public Transportation
New York City Subway Map
Manhattan Bus Map

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates the city’s network of subways and buses. To use public transportation in the city, students must purchase a MetroCard. There is an initial $1 cost for a new MetroCard. One ride on a bus or subway is $2.75. MetroCards may be purchased from kiosks or tellers in any subway station.

Campus Housing
Students will stay in a residential hall on NYU’s main campus near Washington Square Park or Union Square Park and will live with other summer high school students.  NYU’s residential halls are co-ed, and each room or suite will have its own bathroom.  Lounges are available for student study spaces and socializing, and each hall has a laundry room.  Each floor has its own Program Assistant (P.A.), a NYU college student who will be your main resource and guide during the program.  Your P.A. will host events in the hall and run the events and activities that take place outside of class.

The residence hall is led by a team of professional administrators who oversee building operations, supervise the P.A.s, help plan and execute the events and activities offered during the summer, and serve as an important resource for students whenever they have a question or need.

All students living on campus must check-in to their residential hall no later than 11:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 12:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday, students may leave the hall after 7:00 a.m. each day.  All students must be in their rooms and adhere to quiet hours at 1:00 a.m. nightly.  Students are required to submit their NYUCard to the residence hall front desk each night by curfew in order to be in compliance.

Living with someone else, getting to know your roommate, and learning how to respectfully share your space is one of the great benefits of living on campus as a college student.  Because of limited space in the residential hall and the goal of the residential experience to allow students to broaden their experiences and meet new people, students are not allowed roommate requests.

Students will be automatically enrolled in a meal plan that gives students 10 meals per week.  Students may sign up for a larger meal plan at an increased cost if they choose.  Dining halls will be available to students seven days a week. Information about how to change a meal plan is available online.

More information about summer dining is available online.

Move-In and Move-Out
Students may move in to the residence hall on Sunday, July 5 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  We ask all students to move in no later than 2:00 p.m.  That will give you enough time to settle into your room before the start of the mandatory program orientations. Students cannot move into the residence hall before July 5.  If you arrive in New York City before the program begins, you should find your own accommodation in the city.

The last day of class is July 31.  Students must move out by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1. Students are not allowed to extend their stay.

We hope the information you and your student find on this website is helpful as you prepare for the program.  As a parent, the best thing you can do to assist your student with preparations is to discuss Summer Art Intensive with one another.  Conversations about what to expect while studying at NYU and experiencing life as an undergraduate student can be immensely helpful.

Students sometimes arrive on campus with little information about what they need to do or what their experience will be like at NYU, because parents take the lead on preparations.  If you are overseeing program preparations, we encourage you to include your student.  It will help them know what to expect before they arrive and get the most out of their NYU experience once they are here.

All website information may be helpful to you, but the following are highlights for parents:

For more information, please contact Professor Noel Anderson at

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