Calendar and Handbooks
Student Health Care
Frequently Asked Questions
Please click here for the 2012-2013 academic calendar.
Please click here for the 2012-2013 student handbook.
Residence Hall Handbook
The 2012-2013 handbook will be uploaded by August 22nd.
Student Health Insurance
2012 - 2013 Academic Year
Manhattan School of Music, concerned about the health of its students and their protection against the high cost of medical
care, will continue to assist students in their efforts to obtain adequate health care. Part of that effort involves providing a
Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan. The brochure
explains what is covered under the plan for this academic year.
To print out you health insurance ID for the current academic year, please click here: Print Out ID
In the middle of the page is a link to print out your ID or request a replacement if you have lost your original.
For information on dental, vision and travel coverage or for answers to frequently asked questions about the plan please click here: the Student Insurance Program
If you have further questions or concerns, please call us at 917-493-4525 or visit our office. We are located in room 112 and are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Cafeteria Roundtable Sessions?
I'm graduating! What do I need to do?
When is housing selection for the 2013-2014 academic year for Andersen Hall and how does it work?
What is Rite of Spring?
How do I sign up for Yoga, Alexander Technique, and Feldenkrais?
How do I get discounted movie tickets?
When is the Blood Drive?
When do I need to move out of Andersen Hall after the spring 2013 semester?
What is the first day of classes for the 2013 fall semester?
Q: What are Cafeteria Roundtable Sessions?
A: Cafeteria Roundtable Sessions serve the purpose of discussing your concerns about the cafeteria with Charles Breed, the Director of Dining services. You do not need to sign up in advance, just show up to the cafeteria and look for Charles and Melanie! Also, if you attend these sessions, you get a free lunch comped by the cafeteria. The February Roundtable schedule is listed below.
April 9th at 1:00
April 25th at 12:30
Q: I'm graduating! What do I need to do?
A: Congratulations, graduate!! There are several things you need to do before you're set to graduate. If you attended the 95 Days to Graduation event on February 5th and visited all of the tables there, you should be all set. If you missed the event, or didn't get to see all of the offices present that day, there may still be a few things missing that you need to take care of. First, visit the Student Life office to fill out a Graduation Participation form and to be measured for your cap and gown. The cap and gown is FREE! If you will be graduating, but are not planning to attend the ceremony, you still need to fill out a Graduation Participation form. Then, visit the Registrar's Office to fill out a Diploma form. After that, please check your mail folder on the 2nd floor to receive information about the other offices you need to see in order to tie up any loose ends. In your mail folder, you will also find a timeline of important dates and details to help you get ready for graduation on May 10th.
For more information, please visit the Commencement page
Q: When is housing selection for the 2013-2014 academic year for Andersen Hall and how does it work?
A: Housing Selection (when current students pick their rooms in Andersen Hall for the following school year) occurs on April 23, 2013 in the 6th floor lounge of Andersen Hall. The housing paperwork will be placed in student mailboxes in Andersen Hall the week before spring break. The housing paperwork and $500 housing deposit must be received in the Residence Life office no later than April 19th at 4:00pm. Choosing of the rooms happens based on a lottery system. Once a student turns in his/her housing paperwork and deposit, they will receive a lottery number based on their current year in school. For example, a current freshman student would get the number F 5 if they are the 5th freshman to submit their paperwork and deposit. The sooner a student turns in their housing paperwork and deposit, the better their lottery ticket will be. On housing selection day, the Directors of Student and Residence Life will call out the lottery numbers in order by grade. (graduate students pick first, then seniors, etc.) Once your lottery number is called, you may pick out the room in which you would like to live for the 2013-2014 school year. Please keep in mind that if you choose a double room without a roommate in mind, you will have a current or new student chosen for you to be your roommate. Single rooms go quickly as there are not enough single rooms to accommodate all students. A single room waiting list will be started as soon as it is needed.
Q: What is Rite of Spring?
A: Rite of Spring is an event hosted by the Student Life office. It's a fun event that has activities/games and free food and provides a time to relax and enjoy the company of your friends in the midst of the end of the Spring semester. Join us for an afternoon of fun!
Date: April 26th
No need to sign up in advance. We'll see you there!!!
Q: How do I sign up for Yoga, Alexander Technique, and Feldenkrais?
A: If you are interested in signing up for one of our wellness classes, please stop by the Student Life Office (room 112) to sign up and pay. Each wellness class is $3.00. You can sign up and pay for one class or a time, or you can sign up for a group of sessions (10 classes for $30). After you sign up and pay, we will give you a pass to enter the class stating which class you have signed up for. All classes are held in the 6th floor lounge of Andersen Hall. You will show your wellness pass to the security guards to let you in to the building.
Q: How do I get discounted movie tickets?
A: MSM offers students, faculty, and staff AMC movie tickets at a discounted rate. Each movie ticket is $8.00. You must have exact change, unless purchasing $50 or more in movie tickets. If you purchase $50 or more, you may use a credit card. Come to the Student Life office for a voucher. You will then take the voucher and your form of payment to the business office (room 110) to purchase the movie ticket. These AMC tickets can be used at any AMC theater and will never expire. They are not movie passes, so you can use these tickets on new releases. To redeem your movie ticket, take the movie ticket you purchased at MSM to the AMC theater of your choice and exchange it at the box office for the movie you would like to see. Enjoy!
Q: When is the Blood Drive?
A: The spring semester Blood Drive will take place on April 16th from 11:00am -5:00pm. You will need to sign up in advance- please visit the appointment table, which will be in the school lobby from 12:00pm-2:00pm on April 9th. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please visit the appointment table to pick up information from the Blood Center. Please allow up to 45 minutes to donate blood.
Details for the Blood Drive:
Date: April 16th (sign up in advance at the lobby table on April 9th)
Q: When do I need to move out of Andersen Hall after the Spring 2013 semester?
A: Unless you will be working at the school over the summer and/or have been cleared to stay in Andersen Hall by the Residence Life office, you will need to completely move out of your room no later than May 11, 2013 by 10:00am. No exceptions.
Q: What is the first day of classes for the Fall 2013 semester?
A: The first day of classes for the Fall 2013 semester is September 11, 2013. Please keep in mind that all qualifying exams, opera auditions, and orchestra auditions will occur prior to the first day of classes. Please plan accordingly.