For Parents

For Parents

If you are considering one of our residential summer intensives for your child, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about campus life. We have provided some helpful resources here, but if you still have questions after reviewing these topics, please email Sharon Fogarty at fogartys@uncsa.edu or call the Community & Summer Programs office at 336-734-2848.

Required Documents

Important! Please download the required documents below. These are forms required of every student, to ensure their health and safety while on campus. The health form is especially important – don’t wait until the last minute to complete it.

Summer Campus Life

Students under the age of 18 are housed in residence halls on campus, with trained Resident Counselors on each floor, full-time professional staff, key-card access and strict sign-out policies. Rooms are singles, doubles and in some cases, triples. Summer Intensive roommates are assigned based on gender, age and arts discipline. Requests for specific roommates or singles will be considered, but are not guaranteed. Students under age 18 are not allowed to leave campus unless they are on a supervised class outing or activity trip. College-age students are housed separately from high school students.

All residence halls are air-conditioned. See the FAQ below for useful information, including a suggested packing list. Linens are NOT provided; beds are regular twin size.

A full meal plan (three meals/day) is included in room & board for students living on campus. Dining Services offers healthy options at every meal, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu items.  Students with special dietary needs or concerns should call Dining Services at 336-770-3327.

In general, students can expect to spend 7-8 hours in class on weekdays, with some programs holding evening and/or Saturday classes. Social activities are planned by the activities staff for evenings and weekends.

UNCSA is a relatively small campus, so it is a short walk from residence halls to the dining room or classes. The campus map is helpful in familiarizing yourself with facilities. The Hanes Student Commons is the campus hub, housing the Dining Hall, Health Services, One Card office, a convenience store (POD Market) and a snack bar (Pickle Jar). The Fitness Center is available to students during the summer, with a gym, weights, cardio and other amenities. There is no swimming pool at UNCSA.

Security

Campus Police are on duty 24/7, facilitating a safe, secure and service-oriented environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Police officers routinely engage in crime prevention, security checks, safety escorts, and other public safety functions.

Handbook

The Summer Intensives Handbook includes valuable summer information such as Housing Policies and Information and information about campus activities and services available to summer students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is transportation to and from the airport available?

Yes. Contact UNCSA Student Transportation at 336-770-1476 or email transportation@uncsa.edu to arrange airport/train/bus pickup. There is a fee and reservations must be made at least one week in advance. The Piedmont Triad Airport (PTI) in Greensboro is the only airport where UNCSA will pick up students. The nearest train connection is in High Point (18 miles) or Greensboro (30 miles).

What comes standard with the room?

High school and lower housing areas have standard twin size beds, desks, dressers and venetian blinds. Triple rooms will have a bunk bed to accommodate an extra person. There is a sink in every room. Students are responsible for maintaining the condition of their room. Because students are here for a short time, we recommend that they only bring necessities.

Center Stage Apartments are two-bedroom apartments with full-size beds, desks, dressers, and mini blinds in each room. Each bedroom has a private bathroom. The apartments are completely furnished including a full kitchen and a washer and dryer.

Bailey St. Apartments are four-bedroom apartments, as in suite style housing. Each bedroom has a regular twin-size bed, desk, dresser, and mini blinds. There is one shared bathroom. The apartments are completely furnished with a full kitchenette.

How can parents get in touch with their children?

Office telephone numbers are as follows:

Residence Life Office: 336-770-3281

Quad Office (Residence Halls E thru F): 336-770-3373

Connector Office (Moore and Sanford residence halls): 336-770-3281

After hours contact UNCSA Police: 336-770-3321

Are students allowed to have cars on campus?

Residential High School students are not allowed to have access to a car on- or off-campus. Students who have had at least a year of college or who are commuters may purchase a parking decal and park in designated places on campus.

Will students be notified of room and/or roommate assignments prior to their arrival?

No. Room and roommate assignments are given out on opening day. Residence Life reserves the right to change assignments when necessary.

When do the residence halls open? 

Most programs check in Sunday, June 17, 2018. Check in as follows:

8-9:15 a.m.
Residential Check-In for last names A-H

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Residential Check-In for last names I-P

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Residential Check-In for last names Q-Z

12:15-1 p.m.
Open Check-In for all remaining residential students

1-2 p.m.
Commuter Student Check-In

Students must complete registration, including all required paperwork, before checking into their residence halls. Students must check out of the residence halls no later than 11:00 am on the Saturday following the end of their program.

Can belongings be shipped to UNCSA before the program and shipped home at the end? 

Yes. Belongings may to shipped to UNCSA no earlier than 1 week before the start of your program. If you plan to ship belongings, please email watkinss@uncsa.edu to request a Package Delivery Waiver form. This ensures that belongings will be available to your child regardless of what time they arrive on check-in day. Use the following address for shipping:


Student’s Name
UNCSA Summer Intensives
1533 South Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2738

Items students cannot take with them at the end of the program can be shipped from the Mail Center at the student's expense. The Residence Life staff will not assume responsibility for forwarding belongings left in the residence halls. Items left in the residence halls will be turned over to UNCSA Police.

How much spending money does a student need?

$30 a week is recommended, but the amount really depends on personal spending habits. Students have a pre-loaded spending allowance of $15 per week on their One Cards. All meals are provided for students living on campus, and on-campus events and activities are free. Students need money for laundry, printing, personal hygiene items and for shopping trips. The P.O.D. Market is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F and sells many personal items as well as convenience store items.

Use caution with money and possessions - valuables should be left at home and doors should be locked at all times. Unspent One Card money is non-refundable.

What kind of events are planned for the Summer Intensives?

Planned leisure events/activities during Summer Intensives are highly diversified. Supervised trips to shopping centers, movie theatres, swimming pools, parks and lakes are typical. Dances and games are also planned for recreation and fun. On-campus fitness facilities include weights, cardio machines and indoor basketball court.

How are the costs of the trips covered? 

All on-campus activities are free. Transportation for off-campus trips is free, but students are responsible for their own purchases (movie tickets, shopping etc). Please check with the director of your program regarding possible conflicts with weekend trips BEFORE you sign up.

Are students allowed to ride in a taxi?

Students may be given permission by a staff member to ride in a taxi when necessary for a doctor’s appointment. Students are not allowed to ride in a taxi for reasons such as shopping, going out to dinner or to the movies etc. UNCSA provides ample transportation for such excursions.

Is ice available for dancers to ice their feet/legs?

Ice is available in Health Services during office hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F). After hours, ice is available from coolers in the Quad Office and Connector Desk. Students who need to freeze specialized cooling packs should plan to bring a small refrigerator (no more than 4.0 cubic feet).

Will students have computer access?

Students must furnish their own computers with 10/100 Ethernet port and cable to connect to our system in residence halls and apartments. Computers are available in lobbies/lounges within the residence halls.

Are televisions available?

Yes. There are television lounges provided in each residence hall area. Each residence hall is wired for cable. Students residing in Residence Halls A-F cannot use the lounges after in-building curfew. Students may bring their own televisions and cable cord.

Are laundry facilities available?

Yes. Washing machines cost $1.25/load using One Card, $1.50 using coins. Dryers are $0.25 for every 16 minutes using coins or One Card.

Suggested items to bring

For your room

  • Pillow
  • Blanket/bedspread
  • Regular twin-size sheets
  • Alarm clock
  • Waste basket
  • Clothes hangers
  • Towels/wash cloths
  • Soaps/lotions/creams
  • Sunscreen
  • Computer with Ethernet cord
  • Robe/slippers

Miscellaneous/Optional

  • Memo board for door
  • Personal toiletries
  • Small plastic bucket for shower items
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • TV/cable cords
  • Multi-plug strip
  • Umbrella/rain jacket
  • Cell phone charger
  • Batteries
  • Laundry bag
  • Sponge & cleaner
  • Laundry detergent


A word about homesickness…

Most students attending a summer intensive are excited and ready for the chance to spread their wings and concentrate on their art. But some students find it hard to be away from home for the first extended period, and struggle with homesickness and anxiety. Our RCs and professional staff are trained and experienced in helping students through a homesick period (usually the first 1-3 days of a program), and most students come through fine.

We urge parents to have a serious talk with their child about whether they are ready to be away from home before registering. If you have any doubts at all about whether your child is ready, then please take a deep breath and wait a year. We want all students to feel happy and successful when they attend a summer intensive. For every student who leaves after a few days due to homesickness, there is a student who was shut out when the program filled. And we can’t give refunds for homesickness!