Here are some basic tips on how to begin a successful roommate relationship:
Once you get to know your roommate, take the opportunity to meet other students in the building. A good way to do this is through the events coordinated by the RAs. Many of the programs will be designed to be fun: social activities, trips around New York City, sporting events, dinner parties, theater and museum trips, etc. Your RA will be asking for suggestions, so think about things that you would like to do!
In addition to the social programs, the RAs will also be coordinating many programs that will highlight issues faced by Manhattan School of Music students, such as developing independence, making good social and academic choices, and determining your future goals. Programs offered by Residence Life will provide you with information to make good decisions and introduce you to Manhattan School of Music services and staff.
We hope that this year is a great experience for you! Living on campus provides you the opportunity to learn about living with others, but, more important, you will learn a lot about yourself.
Living in a residence hall is similar to living in any community. Although one of the most important goals of the Office of Residence Life is to provide a safe and secure environment, the bulk of the responsibility rests with each resident. Many problems regarding thefts and vandalism result from residents’ carelessness. Prevention of these problems requires a high degree of awareness and common sense.
While every effort is made to safeguard residents and the contents of their rooms, it is of utmost importance that students cooperate with the School’s efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment. By taking the following precautions, students can greatly reduce their chances of becoming crime victims:
It is important that you keep in mind that Manhattan School of Music is in a major city and that you are aware of and cautious about the sorts of crimes against property and person that are a reality of urban living. Safety and security are everyone’s responsibility at the School, and these are some steps that you can take to help insure the safety of yourself and others both inside and outside of your building.
If you find that you need to go to the emergency room, here are some helpful tips:
Residence Life Staff
Office Locations & Staff Duty Coverage
Living as a Community Member in MSM Housing
Residence Life Policies
Tips for Living on Campus
Residence Hall Agreement