New York Orientation
One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. -Tom
This quote encapsulates not only becoming a part of New York, but of the AMDA family. We look forward to
welcoming you to campus and into our family soon. The Admissions Office wants to ensure you are well prepared
for registration and orientation. Please make sure to read through the Orientation Guide. If you have any
questions at all, please feel free to contact the admissions office.
Director of Admissions
Fall 2022 ORIENTATION
AMDA NY is excited to welcome you to our community! Please see below for pertinent Orientation dates.
Fall Virtual Orientation Schedule
Tuesday, October 11th - Tuesday, October 18th:
Required Virtual Orientation
Thursday, October 13th at 6PM EST:
Parent Q&A Webinar
Thursday, October 20th - Friday, October 21st:
In-Person Orientation Check-in
Friday, October 21st - Sunday, October 23rd:
Required In-person Orientation Activities
Monday, October 24th:
Fall 2022 Semester Begins
The following forms listed on the Orientation Checklist must be submitted by Friday, September 9th to complete your enrollment at AMDA. To ensure that you are up to date with required documents and tasks please contact your admissions advisor. You may contact your advisor directly or dial 800-367-7908 to speak with an AMDA Admissions Advisor
- Parents should not schedule activities with their students during the Orientation week(s) and weekend(s) beginning the first day of In-Person Orientation through Sunday, October 23rd.
- Above dates are subject to change.
Our required Hybrid Orientation will be a mix of pre-recorded sessions, Zoom presentations, group, or departmental meetings and in-person activities. Orientation schedules will be available to students on the first day of Orientation. It is recommended that each student dedicate between 4-6 hours each week for Orientation assignments and meetings, as well as spending at least a small portion of each day logging in to the online platform (for emails, notifications, etc.). Our Hybrid Orientation will also include optional activities to introduce students to a wide variety of resources to help prepare them for the rigors of classwork.
Mandatory Orientation Check-In: 211 West 61st Street:
- Thursday, October 20th: 8am - 5pm EST
- Friday, October 21st: 8am–3pm EST
Students will reserve their move-in time through Sign Up Genius (provided in their housing application email sent 60 days before the start of the term).
- Wednesday, October 19th: 7am-9pm EST
- Thursday, October 20th – 7am-9pm EST
- Friday, October 21st - 7am-12pm EST
All students must be moved in no later than Friday, October 21st by 12pm EST to be ready for in-person Orientation Activities.
Housing Move-In Information
Should you have any questions regarding the Orientation process, please feel free to reach out to your Admissions
Advisor or the Orientation Planning Committee NYOrientation@amda.edu
FALL 2022: REQUIRED ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
INTEGRATED: VOICE AND SIGHT-SINGING ASSESSMENT
This assessment will be used by our Voice and Sight Singing Departments to place you with an individual voice instructor that best meets your background and experience during Orientation and place you in the appropriate level of Sight Singing. Deadline to complete the assessment is Monday, September 5th, 2022.
STUDIO: ELECTIVE SELECTION
This form will be used to determine registration for available electives. Deadline to complete the form is Monday, September 5th, 2022.
Dance Theatre and Acting for Camera students do not have any tasks required prior to orientation activities.
AMDA Student Portal
The student portal offers students valuable information such as class schedule, grades, financial aid info, forms and documents, etc. Please sign in to review your account.
Housing Application Information
AMDA coordinates housing assignments through our online Housing Portal, StarRez! With StarRez, all steps to
secure housing at AMDA is completely online. Incoming students receive access to their AMDA email 60-days
before their starting term, which then gives access to StarRez. Please keep an eye out for emails from the
Office of Housing detailing when these applications are available.
For any questions regarding housing tuition, payment methods, and housing costs, please contact your
Admissions Advisor or visit the Admissions page on our website HERE.
Any student who requires a specific housing accommodation due to a documented disability or medical condition
can reach out to our Accessibilities Department by emailing NYAccessibility@amda.edu. Feel free to review
our Accessibilities Page for more information
Parent and Family Resources
This resource section is dedicated to supporting the interests of AMDA parents and families, and to
a sense of community for parents and families. We consider you a part of the AMDA family too, and we are
eager to answer questions and provide information as your student makes the adjustment to higher
We encourage parents and families to familiarize themselves with the many resources at AMDA; the
listed below will be more than happy to assist in answering your questions.
GUIDES FOR PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND FAMILIES: