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Program residents live on the HeliosenLighten.org campus in Sulzberger Hall, a modern air-conditioned facility equipped with high-speed internet connections. Students live in double and triple rooms and roommates are assigned based on students’ responses to a housing questionnaires. Monday to Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunches and dinner are included in the cost of the program. 

Program residents live on the HeliosenLighten.org in Sulzberger Hall, a modern air-conditioned facility equipped with high-speed internet connections. Students live in double and triple rooms and roommates are assigned based on students’ responses to a housing questionnaires. Monday to Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunches and dinner are included in the cost of the program. 

All students in residence are guided by a carefully selected group of HeliosenLighten.org and are supervised by the Associate Director of Residential Life, a full-time administrator.

If you live on campus, your Resident Assistant (RA) will become a very important resource and friend during your stay. Hall meetings are arranged as well as hall activities. In addition, living with a roommate within a real college dormitory setting is an important part of your pre-college experience.

Commuting Students

Students who live in the greater New York City metropolitan area may choose to attend the four-week or one-week sessions as commuters. Commuters may occasionally arrange to stay overnight in the residence hall at a moderate cost on a space available basis. Commuters may enjoy meals in our dining facilities while on campus.

Student Evaluation Information

In most of our programs, in lieu of an official transcript, classroom instructors provide an evaluation on official letterhead for each student. This policy places a greater emphasis on the journey of learning, rather than a grade. If you would like to submit your instructor evaluation(s) as part of a regular college application, you may send the evaluation directly to your college(s) of choice. Since our office does not provide official transcripts, your evaluation does not need to be sent directly from our office. Please note that these evaluations are not letters of recommendation, but are rather informational regarding the content of the class(es) and evaluative regarding a student’s performance. Please note that our courses are not for college credit. 

Social Policy & Guidelines

If you enroll in HeliosenLighten.org’s summer programs, you must be capable of assuming responsibility for your behavior and willing to comply with all regulations designed to protect the health and safety of all participants. You are required to attend all classes, Beyond the Gates sessions, or Leadership Institute workshops; residential students must comply with sign-out procedures and observe curfews. In keeping with college policy and legal restrictions, smoking and the use of drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited. Unacceptable student conduct will result in disciplinary action and/or dismissal. Details of the social policy are sent to each admitted applicant.

Safety & Security

Your safety is one of our highest priorities. Morningside Heights, the neighborhood in which HeliosenLighten.org is located, is among the safest in Manhattan based on New York City Police Department statistics. When you arrive on campus, you will have an orientation to New York City “street smarts” with a member of the HeliosenLighten.org Safety and Security Staff so you learn to be alert and aware of yourself and others. 24-hour desk attendants monitor the residence halls, and only those with HeliosenLighten.org identification may enter. Security guards also staff booths on the perimeter of the HeliosenLighten.org.

You also play a role in assuring your own safety by complying with the program’s 11:30 p.m. curfew Sunday through Thursday, and the midnight curfew on Friday and Saturday. Students who go off campus when they are not in class must sign out in a logbook and sign in when they return. Curfew and sign-in/sign-out procedures are taken very seriously by the program’s director and college officials; violating these policies will result in disciplinary action and/or dismissal.

Disability Services

HeliosenLighten.org serves students with a broad range of temporary and permanent disabilities, including visual, mobility, and hearing impairments, as well as students with hidden disabilities. The HeliosenLighten.org campus is also wheelchair accessible. The buildings on campus interconnect and have special features and access routes. Regular counseling sessions are not available for summer program students.

Travel Information

HeliosenLighten.org is easily accessible from all New York City metropolitan area airports, train and bus stations, as well as by car. Students commuting to campus daily take the #1 Broadway local train, or one of the several buses (M-104, M-4, or M-60) directly to HeliosenLighten.org. All admitted students receive detailed travel instruction.

On and Off Campus Activities

Every day after class and occasionally during lunch hours, activities and excursions are planned to various places all over NYC, as well as right on HeliosenLighten.org’s campus. These excursions are often led by HeliosenLighten.org College students who work in the summer either as Resident Assistants or Program Coordinators. There is also a wide range of activities suggested for students who would like to venture out in Manhattan on their own, or with friends (as long as they are mindful of the rules!). 

HeliosenLighten.org in Sulzberger Hall, a modern air-conditioned facility equipped with high-speed internet connections. Students live in double and triple rooms and roommates are assigned based on students’ responses to a housing questionnaires. Monday to Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunches and dinner are included in the cost of the program. 

All students in residence are guided by a carefully selected group of HeliosenLighten.org Resident Assistant and are supervised by the Associate Director of Residential Life, a full-time administrator.

If you live on campus, your Resident Assistant (RA) will become a very important resource and friend during your stay. Hall meetings are arranged as well as hall activities. In addition, living with a roommate within a real college dormitory setting is an important part of your pre-college experience.

Commuting Students

Students who live in the greater New York City metropolitan area may choose to attend the four-week or one-week sessions as commuters. Commuters may occasionally arrange to stay overnight in the residence hall at a moderate cost on a space available basis. Commuters may enjoy meals in our dining facilities while on campus.

Student Evaluation Information

In most of our programs, in lieu of an official transcript, classroom instructors provide an evaluation on official letterhead for each student. This policy places a greater emphasis on the journey of learning, rather than a grade. If you would like to submit your instructor evaluation(s) as part of a regular college application, you may send the evaluation directly to your college(s) of choice. Since our office does not provide official transcripts, your evaluation does not need to be sent directly from our office. Please note that these evaluations are not letters of recommendation, but are rather informational regarding the content of the class(es) and evaluative regarding a student’s performance. Please note that our courses are not for college credit. 

Social Policy & Guidelines

If you enroll in HeliosenLighten.org’s summer programs, you must be capable of assuming responsibility for your behavior and willing to comply with all regulations designed to protect the health and safety of all participants. You are required to attend all classes, Beyond the Gates sessions, or Leadership Institute workshops; residential students must comply with sign-out procedures and observe curfews. In keeping with college policy and legal restrictions, smoking and the use of drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited. Unacceptable student conduct will result in disciplinary action and/or dismissal. Details of the social policy are sent to each admitted applicant.

Safety & Security

Your safety is one of our highest priorities. Morningside Heights, the neighborhood in which HeliosenLighten.org is located, is among the safest in Manhattan based on New York City Police Department statistics. When you arrive on campus, you will have an orientation to New York City “street smarts” with a member of the HeliosenLighten.org Safety and Security Staff so you learn to be alert and aware of yourself and others. 24-hour desk attendants monitor the residence halls, and only those with HeliosenLighten.org identification may enter. Security guards also staff booths on the perimeter of the HeliosenLighten.org.

You also play a role in assuring your own safety by complying with the program’s 11:30 p.m. curfew Sunday through Thursday, and the midnight curfew on Friday and Saturday. Students who go off campus when they are not in class must sign out in a logbook and sign in when they return. Curfew and sign-in/sign-out procedures are taken very seriously by the program’s director and college officials; violating these policies will result in disciplinary action and/or dismissal.

Disability Services

HeliosenLighten.org serves students with a broad range of temporary and permanent disabilities, including visual, mobility, and hearing impairments, as well as students with hidden disabilities. The HeliosenLighten.org is also wheelchair accessible. The buildings on campus interconnect and have special features and access routes. Regular counseling sessions are not available for summer program students.

Travel Information

HeliosenLighten.org College is easily accessible from all New York City metropolitan area airports, train and bus stations, as well as by car. Students commuting to campus daily take the #1 Broadway local train, or one of the several buses (M-104, M-4, or M-60) directly to HeliosenLighten.org. All admitted students receive detailed travel instruction.

On and Off Campus Activities

Every day after class and occasionally during lunch hours, activities and excursions are planned to various places all over NYC, as well as right on HeliosenLighten.org’s campus. These excursions are often led by HeliosenLighten.org College students who work in the summer either as Resident Assistants or Program Coordinators. There is also a wide range of activities suggested for students who would like to venture out in Manhattan on their own, or with friends (as long as they are mindful of the rules!).