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One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. -Tom Wolfe

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.

Jonathan Juarbe
Director of Admissions

AMDA NY is excited to welcome you to our community! Please see below for pertinent Orientation dates. Continue to reference this webpage as there may be continuous updates.

  1. September 14:
    Incoming Student Webinar
  2. October 6:
    Fall 2021 Virtual Orientation Begins
  3. October 11:
    Virtual Orientation Week 2
  4. October 8th at 6PM (EST):
    Parent Q&A Webinar
  5. October 14-17:
    New Student Move In
  6. October 18:
    Fall 2021 Semester Begins

Please note: Virtual Orientation will be a mix of pre-recorded sessions, live presentations, and group or departmental meetings. Schedules will be made available to students on the first day of Orientation. It is recommended that each student dedicate between 4-8 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 virtual Orientation will also include optional activities to introduce students to a wide variety of resources, but also help prepare them for the rigors of classwork. 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).
Please note: Parents should not schedule activities with their students during the Orientation weeks.

HOUSING MOVE-IN

Students are now permitted to have a maximum of two (2) guests accompany them into the residence hall on move-in day. Guests will be required to check in with their student at their residence hall, and must wear a mask for the entirety of the time they are in the building. All guests will be required to exit the building by the conclusion of the one-hour time period each student is assigned for move-in (check your Sign-Up Genius link for this 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 Wednesday, August 18th, 2021.

INTEGRATED and DANCE THEATRE: Dance Placement

This placement will be used by our Dance Department to place you in the appropriate levels for your dance coursework . Deadline to complete the assessment is Wednesday, August 18th, 2021.

Studio: Elective Selection

This form will be used to determine registration for available electives. Deadline to complete the form is Wednesday, August 18th, 2021.

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.

This resource section is dedicated to supporting the interests of AMDA parents and families, and to promoting 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 education.

We encourage parents and families to familiarize themselves with the many resources at AMDA; the departments listed below will be more than happy to assist in answering your questions.

OFF TO AMDA: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND FAMILIES:

Orientation Links:

Education Dept Forms + Info

Financial Aid Forms

Housing Info

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