Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding our Intern/Visiting Student Summer Housing Program.
- My internship goes later than August 3, can I extend my stay?
SVA cannot extend your stay beyond August 3, 2013, at 4 pm. We have to prepare our buildings for incoming staff and students for the fall semester. If you email the Summer Housing Office, email@example.com, we can provide you a list of short-term housing options that may be able to accomodate you for the additional time that you need.
- When attempting to register and pay, why do I get the message "your payment has been canceled"
- This usually means that your credit card has been declined. This normally occurs because your financial institution, who issued your credit card, put a hold on payment because it exceeds your daily limit or it is flagged as "unusual activity" on the account.You will need to contact your financial institution and speak with them directly. You can request that your limit be raised or notify them officially of your purchase to the School of Visual Arts for "x" amount of dollars. This usually clears the matter. After you have resolved the issue, you can attempt to register online again.
- I really want a single room to myself, where do you recommend?
We offer single accomodations in all of our residence halls. The George Washington and Ludlow Residence Halls are your best bets for single room accomodations.
The Gramercy Residence Hall offers studio apartments as single occupancy (for one person only). However, the Gramercy Residence Hall has very limited numbers of these apartment types.
- I am an international student, why do I need to register with a paper form? And does that put me at a disadvantage to secure a room?
Since we are a Univeristy, and our online registration registers you for "summer housing" as a course, our system will think that you need to register through our International Student Office. However, since you will not be taking courses here, you do not need to register through our International Student Office, our system just does not have a way around that. Hence why you will need to register with a paper registration form.
You are not at a disadvantage by registering with a paper registration form. Once our office recieves the form via fax or email, we will hold a room for you until your registration is completed. Your registration will take a few days to process, and we email you once it is completed.
- Does SVA provide gym facilities?
SVA does not have gym facilities. However, there are numerous gyms close by that generally offer short term memberships for the summer. Below is a list of gyms that are close to the residence halls. SVA does not endorse nor is affiliated with any of the following gym facilities.
10th Street Residence Hall
George Washington Residence Hall
Gramercy Residence Hall
Ludlow Residence Hall
- How do I check in? Where do I go? And what time can I start to move in?
We try to make move-in as easy as possible! You'll go to your assigned building, and notify security that you are there to check in. Residents can move into the residence halls 24-hours a day, starting at 9 am on their move in date. You will recieve more detailed move in information via email, along with a building FAQ, with your room assignment in early May.
If you arrive at a time when a staff member is not available to complete your check-in paperwork with you, security will give you access to your room, and you will be able to complete your check-in paperwork the next day.
- Does SVA offer a meal plan to summer residents?
SVA does not offer a meal plan for summer residents. All of our residence halls are in great neighborhoods for dining out and are close to several grocery stores. All of our residence halls provide kitchen facilities.
- I can't move in on my start date, may I have someone pick up my keys for me and/or leave my belongings in my room?
Summer residents do not need to move in on their actual start date. They can move in starting on their assigned move-in day, or any day after that, up until August 3.
For security purposes, we cannot provide access to anyone but the resident who registered the room. Room keys will be issued only to the assigned resident. Belongings may not be dropped off or shipped prior to the resident checking into the building.
- Can I ship my belongings prior to my arrival?
Due to the limited storage space for packages and the volume of residents moving in, we cannot accept pacakges for residents who have not checked into their rooms. Please do not send packages prior to your arrival, as they will be returned to sender.
After you have checked into the residence hall, Security will accept packages on your behalf and store them at the Security desk until you come to retrieve them.
- Even though I'm of age, am I not allowed to have alcohol in the residence hall?
That is correct. SVA is a dry campus and alcohol is not allowed in the residence halls. Summer occupants are held to the conduct standard of their housing agreement. SVA reserves the right to report judicial matters to a student's home college, at our college's discretion.
- How do I sign in an overnight guest?
Signing in an overnight guests is easy! The resident fills out an Overnight Guest Form and has their roommate (if applicable) sign it too. The Overnight Guest Form needs to submitted to the security desk before or by 11 pm of the night your guest is staying. Your guest does not need to be present when you turn in the Overnight Guest Form to security. You can give security the Overnight Guest Form anytime before 11 pm - on your way to work that morning, the day before, or whatever time is convenient for you before 11 pm.
If your guest is staying more than 3 consecutive nights, then the Residence Hall Director needs to sign it for approval. You can get the Residence Hall Director to sign off on approval by submitting it to our office at least 2 business days in advance to your guest arriving. The Residence Hall Director will either approve it and leave the form with security, or deny it and call to discuss it further with you.
- What should and shouldn't I bring?
This is a general list of items to bring and not to bring with you this summer. You will recieve more building specific lists with your room assignment in early May.
What to Bring…
- Bedding for an extra long twin
- Kitchen utensils, plates, and cookware
- Ethernet and cable cords
- Computer and/or TV
- Lamps, if you need additional lighting
- Clothes & Hangers
- Toiletries, including toilet paper
- School ID or Government Issued Picture ID that we can put a building sticker on
What NOT to Bring…
- Personal Furniture
- Pets or Animals of any kind
- Halogen Lights or Lamps
- Candles or Incense
- Wireless routers
- What time do I have to check out by on August 3?
You will need to be checked out by 4 pm on Saturday, August 3. Your Residence Hall Director will email you detailed check out information a couple weeks prior to check out.
- Contact Information
23 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010