All new students start the 2013-2014 academic year by checking into Manhattan School of Music on August 28, 2013. The check in process is conducted between the hours of 8 AM and 1 PM. During this time students will receive orientation binders, school identification cards and have an opportunity to complete any outstanding paperwork.
Orientation is made up of three distinct areas of focus: orientation activities, placement exams and auditions. Orientation activities are designed to assist new students with the transition to studying at MSM and living in New York City. There are many opportunities to meet new friends, become acclimated with the school, and learn about all that the city has to offer. Below you will find information pertaining to the orientation activities planned by the Office of Student Life, as well as information from various departments. This page will supply you with much-needed information for beginning your students at MSM.
The first item to check out is the official 2013 Orientation calendar. The calendar, in conjunction with the annotated schedule, will gave you a detailed view of what orientation will entail.
Annotated Schedule with descriptions of meetings and events
Events requiring advanced sign up and/or ticket purchase will be completed online. To select events and buy tickets, please click below for the sign up form. Please note: the deadline to register for ticketed orientation events is Sunday, August 11, 2013.
Event Sign Up Form
Credit Card Form for payment of selected orientation events
In addition to the Orientation calendar, please review the documents below. Many administrative offices have complied thorough documents to help prepare you for beginning your studies in September. Pay special attention to the items with an asterisk (*),as these documents must be completed and submitted in advance of your arrival. Newly added or updated documents are indicated with a (+) sign. We will be updating this page throughout the summer – please be sure to check in regularly for new information.
General information for ALL students
Welcome letter for new MSM students (including suggested arrival times for move-in day)
Center for Musical Entrepreneurship
Chamber Music – General Information
Chamber Music – Information on credits
Columbia Gym Information
FERPA Letter (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
Humanities Department Welcome
Jazz Arts – General information
Local Restaurant Guide
(*)Locker Request Form
MTA – A guide to public transportation in NYC
Music History at MSM
(+)Music Technology Lab information
Orientation Frequently Asked Questions
Student Discounts Around NYC
Student Life Department Information
Where Can I Purchase…?
Information for Andersen Hall Resident students
(*)Collegiate Storage & Rental – Micro-fridge Rental information
Fitness Center Rules & Liability Release
Suggested Items Flyer
Information on traveling to MSM
Parking Garage Information
Travel packet – Includes directions to MSM and local hotel information
Please join our Orientation 2013 Facebook group to begin connecting with staff and other new students!
Orientation 2013 on Facebook
Friends & Family Weekend
Friends & Family Weekend is October 17-20, 2013. Please plan to have your families visit you and NYC for a weekend of sights and fun! Information on the 2013 Friends & Family Weekend will be available on July 17, 2013. Please come back at that time to for updated information.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Orientation staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212 749 2802 x7673.
We look forward to meeting you all in August!