Commitment 

I understand that I must attend the mandatory pre-departure meeting on campus on October 26 at 7 p.m. in 432 Newhouse 3.   

I understand that I must arrive in New York City by Wednesday evening, January 11, 2023.  

I understand that I must attend the mandatory Newhouse NYC orientation at the Fisher Center (136 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor) on Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Both days are required.    

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

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.  

Conduct 

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

NEWHOUSE NYC IMPORTANT DATES

Fall 2022

MANDATORY:  Pre-Departure Meeting

Monday, October 26 @ 7 p.m.

432 Newhouse 2

Registration for Spring 2023 Newhouse NYC campus classes  {Consult Myslice for scheduled appointment time}

Opens November 2

Fall 2023

MANDATORY:  Newhouse NYC Orientation (Fisher Center)

Thursday, August  and Friday, January 13

Internships and classes officially begin for Newhouse NYC students

Tuesday, January 17

Last day for spring schedule adjustment

Tuesday, January 24

Spring Break

Monday, March 13-Friday, March 17

REGISTRATION for Fall 2023 

(Consult myslice for scheduled appointment time)

Begins Wednesday, April 5

Last Day of Newhouse NYC campus classes

Monday, May 1

Newhouse Convocation

Saturday, May 13

SU Commencement

Sunday, May 14

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.   

Spring 2023 registration begins on November 2.  I intend to register for Newhouse NYC classes at my appointed registration time that is in MySlice.   

Internships

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.

Liability 

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.  

Consent 

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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