Summer Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Frequently Asked Questions

Program FAQs

How will COVID-19 affect Summer Intensives?

At this time, we have not made plans to cancel or alter any of our Summer Intensives. Bookmark and visit the UNCSA COVID-19 webpage to stay abreast of this quickly changing situation.
We will communicate directly with enrolled students and parents concerning any changes affecting Summer Intensives

What are the dates and costs of the intensives?

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What is the age range for the summer intensives?


Drama – Open to rising high school sophomores and up.

Animation - Open to rising high school freshmen through incoming college freshmen.

Filmmaking – Open to high school students and rising college freshmen.

Music - age 12 through 1st year college

Visual Arts - This program is for ages 14-18. No prior experience or portfolio is required, just your serious passion for developing your own artistic understanding and expression

Do the students have to come home for the weekends even if they have housing?

No. There will also be planned activities for the students on weekends.

Are meals included?

With room and board, students receive 3 meals a day, 7 days a week during the Intensive. Commuter students can purchase block meal plans the day of check-in or during business hours once the intensive begins.

What are the student's schedules like?

Schedules are all different, but generally run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Most students will be working on projects up until 8 p.m.

Do students have to live on campus?

No, they can commute. 

Is there air conditioning in the dorms?


Do UNCSA faculty teach your summer programs?

Some faculty are from the high school, undergraduate and graduat UNCSA programs, and some are guest artists. 

Can college students or adults enroll in Intensives?

This decision is made by the Director, on a case by case basis.

Do the Intensives attract students outside of the local area?

Yes, our Intensives are internationally known. We welcome students from all over the United States and from around the world.

Parent FAQs

Is transportation to and from the airport available?

Yes. Contact UNCSA Student Transportation at 336-770-1476 or email to arrange airport/train/bus pickup. There is a fee, and reservations must be made no later than Friday, June 5. The Piedmont Triad Airport (PTI) in Greensboro (GSO) 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.

How can parents get in touch with their children?

Office telephone numbers are as follows:

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? 

We will announce the Summer 2020 check in schedule soon.

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 a.m. 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 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 or ride share?

Students may be given permission by a staff member to ride in a taxi or ride share when necessary for a doctor’s appointment. Students are not allowed 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 are provided Wifi access, but must bring their own computers. If a student wishes to bring a printer or a gaming system it is recommended that they bring their own Ethernet cord to connect to the port in their room.

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


  • 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