I understand that I must arrive in New York City by Sunday evening, August 25, 2024.

I understand that I must attend the mandatory Newhouse NYC orientation at the Fisher Center (136 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor) on Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Both days are required.    

I will attend all class meetings and arrive on time (on time is 10-15 minutes before class begins).  I understand perfect attendance is expected.   

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


I understand I am accountable to the Syracuse University Office of Community Standards, the SU Code of Student Conduct, and the Newhouse NYC Professional Protocols. 

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 NYC administrators, instructors, alumni, guest speakers, field trip hosts, my roommate, and other Newhouse NYC participants with courtesy and respect.   

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

I understand that the Newhouse NYC Director can suspend my participation in the Newhouse NYC program if the Newhouse NYC administration believes I am a threat to myself or other students in the program, the internship, or your 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.  

Wednesday, August 21Schedule adjustment for undergraduate students begins
Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25Mandatory Newhouse NYC Orientation (Fisher Center) REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS
Monday, August 26Classes officially begin for Newhouse NYC students
Wednesday, August 28 or laterInternships begin
Monday, September 2Labor Day Observance (University Closed, No classes)
Tuesday, September 3Last day for fall schedule adjustment / Last day to add a class. (Note: This is a registrar hard deadline! Please plan accordingly)
Monday, September 16Drop Deadline (classes dropped after this day will be a withdrawal)
Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15Indigenous Peoples Day Observance/Fall Break (University Open, No Classes)
Wednesday, November 6 REGISTRATION for Spring 2024 Opens (Consult myslice for your scheduled appointment time)
Monday-Wednesday / November 25-27Thanksgiving Break (University Open, No classes)
Thursday-Friday / November 28-29Thanksgiving Holiday Observance (University Closed, No Classes)
Tuesday, December 10Last day of Fall 2024 classes
Saturday, December 21Last day to move out of EHS
Monday, December 30Final grades due from faculty

Financial Responsibility 

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.   

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

Intent to Register 

I understand that to participate in the Newhouse NYC program, I must be a full-time matriculated student registered for a minimum of 12 credits.    

I understand registration for the COM 475:  NYC Communications Industry Practicum (i.e., internship) is required.  In addition, I agree to register for a minimum of three credits of Newhouse NYC based classes.  Additional credits needed to complete my full-time schedule are flexible and can be a combination of Newhouse NYC and/or online A&S classes.   

I intend to register for Newhouse NYC classes at my appointed registration time that is in MySlice.   


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.


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 NYC program unless the loss, damage, injury, or death is caused by the negligence of Syracuse University.  

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 emergency contact person(s) to relay my status to them.  

I understand that Newhouse NYC 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.  

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications reserves the right to cancel the Newhouse NYC program, or any course associated with the program at any time when deemed appropriate due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Photograph and 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 New York. I understand these photographs and/or videos may appear on the Syracuse University, SU in NYC and Newhouse NYC websites, as well as official social media sites including but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter feeds.  


I have read, and understand, the above and consent to the terms of this agreement as indicated by my signature below. I understand that if I decide to withdraw from the Newhouse NYC program, I must notify the Newhouse NYC program in writing. I further understand that unless the University receives written notice with reason for withdrawal, Syracuse University will continue to bill me as a Newhouse NYC program student.                     

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