I understand that I must arrive in Los Angeles by Sunday evening, January 7, 2024.   

I understand that I must attend the mandatory Newhouse LA orientation meeting on Monday, January 8 @ 10:00 a.m. (Location TBA), the Welcome Dinner, and various other mandatory events during the week.   

It is expected that you will attend all mandatory events during orientation week. Do not schedule any personal appointments or internship duties during orientation.  If you have a conflict, you must contact the director or assistant director immediately. It is not ok to “just not show up.”  

I will make every effort to attend Newhouse LA events and programs throughout the semester. If I have rsvp’d “yes” to an event, I will honor my commitment to attend.

I will attend all class meetings and arrive on time. I understand perfect attendance is expected of me. 


I understand that while I am in Los Angeles, I remain accountable to the Syracuse University Office of Community Standards, the SU Code of Student Conduct, and the Newhouse LA Program Standards of Behavior.

I will act in a professional manner while working at my internship.  This includes being on time, dressing in appropriate attire, being respectful of colleagues and the company workspace. 

I will treat Newhouse LA administrators, instructors, alumni, guest speakers, field trip hosts, other Newhouse LA participants, my roommate and apartment mates, with courtesy and respect. 

I will treat conflicts with empathy, flexibility, maturity, and effective verbal communication. 

I understand that the Newhouse LA Director can suspend my participation in the Newhouse LA program if Newhouse LA believes I am a threat to myself or other students in the program, the internship, or the Kapi residential community.  Such suspension or termination is in addition to, and not in lieu of, disciplinary action that may be imposed by Syracuse University’s applicable policies and procedures.

Financial Responsibility

I understand that my bursar account will be charged for Syracuse University tuition rates for AY23-24, a $1500 program fee, and housing charges (if applicable) associated with the Newhouse LA program.

Refunds for tuition and fees will be made in accordance with the current refund policies of Syracuse University, relating to involuntary withdrawals, as stated in Syracuse University’s publication Tuition, Fees, & Related Policies in effect for the corresponding semester. 

Intent to Register

I intend to register for Newhouse LA spring classes at my Syracuse University appointed registration time.  

Registration of the Entertainment Industry Practicum (internship) is required. Students should also register for a minimum of five (5) additional Los Angeles based credits.


Students participating in internships with external companies/organizations must comply with all health and safety rules, including those related to COVID-19 prevention, set by the external companies/organizations. For example, external companies/organizations may have different masking or vaccination rules than the University, including in some instances stricter rules, and students must comply with those rules, in addition to the Syracuse University rules. 

Failure to comply with a company/organization’s health and safety rules may prevent a particular placement or result in the loss of a placement.  If you have any questions about requirements for companies/organizations, please let us know.

Important Program Dates  

Fall 2023

Registration begins for Spring 2024 LA classes:  November 8

1st run of spring bill:  November 3 (Students that selected Kapi housing to be billed through their bursar account will see not see those charges on this statement.)

Deadline to reserve spring housing through Kapi Residences (students contact Kapi directly):  November 6

Deadline to submit Kapi Housing Accommodation Agreement (to Lauren):  November 13

2nd run of spring bill:  December 1 (Students that selected Kapi housing billing through their bursar will see those charges appear on this billing statement.)

Spring 2024

Ava Burbank & Ava North Hollywood move-in:  January 6 & 7

MANDATORY Orientation Meeting:  Monday, January 8 @ 10:00 a.m. 

MANDATORY Welcome Dinner:  TBA

MANDATORY: Other events TBA for the week of January 8

Martin Luther King Observance (University Holiday/Offices Closed):  Monday, January 15

Classes officially begin for LA students:  Tuesday, January 16

Internships officially begin for LA students:  Tuesday, January 16 or later.

Last day to add a class:  January 23 (note: this is a hard deadline from the registrar.  Please plan accordingly) 

Last day to drop a class:  February 6 (classes dropped after this date are a withdrawal)

Last day to change to pass/fail/audit:  February 6

Spring Break:  March 16-24 (note: you must discuss this time-off in advance with your employer.)  

Registration begins for Summer 2024:  March 20

Registration begins for Fall 2024 classes:  Wednesday April 3

Last day to withdraw a class:  April 16

Last day of LA classes:  Monday, April 29

Kapi Residences Move Out:  Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1

Newhouse Convocation:  Saturday, May 11

SU Commencement: Sunday, May 12


I release Syracuse University and its trustees, officers, employees, and agents from, and agree not to sue them for any and all claims and causes of action for loss of or damage to property, bodily or personal injury, loss of companionship or support, or death sustained by me (the student participant) or third parties arising out of any activity or travel conducted by or under the Newhouse LA program unless the loss, damage, injury, or death is caused by the negligence of Syracuse University.

I understand that I am financially responsible for my personal health and medical expenses during my participation in the Newhouse LA program.

I understand that occasionally a student may require hospitalization or other medical treatment. In the rare instance that I am unable to give my consent to receive medical treatment, I authorize the representative of Syracuse University to contact my parents, guardian, and/or emergency contact person to relay necessary, urgent, and/or life-threatening information regarding my circumstances to them.

I understand that Newhouse LA program administrators may revoke my acceptance for any series of reasons including, but not limited to poor academic performance, disciplinary sanctions, misrepresentation of my academic record or misconduct on my part.

Syracuse University reserves the right to cancel the Newhouse LA program or any course associated with the program at any time when deemed appropriate due to unforeseen circumstances.

Photograph/Video Release

For promotional purposes, Syracuse University has my permission to use photographs and/or videos taken of me in public places during my experience in Los Angeles. I understand these photographs and/or videos may appear on the Syracuse University, SU in LA, and Newhouse LA website and brochure, as well as official social media sites including but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds.

My Student Support

Syracuse University has engaged Telus Health to allow students participating in SU Los Angeles programs to utilize Telus Health counseling and crisis services.  I understand that this engagement is for my convenience, that Telus Health is a third party for whom Syracuse University is not responsible, and that I have the choice to seek such services from any resource I so choose.   


It is assumed that all students participating in the program have read and understand the above, and by signing, consent to the terms of this agreement.

If a student decides to withdraw from the Newhouse LA program, they must notify the Newhouse LA program in writing.  If the University does not receive written notice with reason for withdrawal, Syracuse University will continue to bill as a Newhouse LA program student.

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