High School Life

High School

High School Life

Students in the High School Program at UNCSA are engaged in an active life on campus, whether they live in the residence halls or commute from nearby communities. High school students have the opportunity to attend UNCSA performances, on-campus activities and connect through student clubs and organizations, many of which are specific to the high school experience.

Residence Halls

Moore and Sanford Halls

Two residence halls, Moore and Sanford Halls, are dedicated specifically to housing for high school students. Students are supported by live-in professional staff and trained student Peer Leaders. Moore and Sanford Halls are close to academic and arts buildings and include a number of amenities to support high school students, particularly in the common areas of the Connector Building (located between the two residence halls).

The Connector Building houses High School Life staff offices, study rooms, a computer lab, arts studio, flexible classroom space, a kitchen and a large multi-purpose space for student social gatherings.

HS ResLife on Instagram

Campus Services

Student sitting outside on laptop

As student-artists, high school students have access to a number of essential student services on campus, including:

  • Wellness Center – includes Health Services, the Counseling Center and Athletic Training.
  • Fitness Center – open to students throughout the week with amenities includes aerobic and weight-training equipment, personal training and group fitness classes.
  • Police and Public Safety – the UNCSA Police Department is located on campus with a communications center that operates 24 hours a day.
  • Division of Student Affairs – Provides student assistance and support through a number of programs and offices.

Student Organizations & Events

Students in a UNITY campus event

High schoolers have the opportunity to get involved with several student-led organizations and High School Student Government during their time at UNCSA. Regular campus activities happen throughout the year as well, including high school-specific events planned by Student Engagement staff and student leadership, UNCSA performances and all-campus activities. Past events have included open mic nights, off-campus excursions, high school-only dances, end-of-the-year celebrations, craft nights, movies and more.

Student Government on Instagram    UNCSA Happenings on Instagram


Students in Dining Hall
Dining locations on campus include the Dining Hall, Pickle Jar and P.O.D. Market (all located at Hanes Student Commons) and the Library Café, with options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night hours. Campus dining locations are designed to provide nutritious and convenient options for students. Stations at the Dining Hall include Healthy Corner, a pizza station, garden and salad bar, and more, with vegan and vegetarian options. Meal plans, required for residential high school students, offer flexible options that can be used in all Campus Dining locations.

Dining Brochure (PDF)


Fall Dance 2021

Being on the UNCSA campus means students have access to the full season of performances, shows and screenings from all five conservatories throughout their time in the high school program. There are many free events on campus, and students receive one complimentary ticket for paid performances.

Performance Calendar