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.
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 Residence 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.
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.
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.
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.