Tandon Summer Programs Information | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Tandon Summer Programs Information

Information for SPARC, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Creative Wearable Tech, Virtual Reality, and Interactive Game Design. 

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COVID-19 Update:

  • Machine Learning and Connected Devices are now remote, online, interactive courses.
  • Housing is unavailable at NYU for Summer 2020.
  • SPARC is cancelled for Summer 2020.

Program Dates and Information


The total cost for tuition is $2,000.00, and Connected Devices requires an additional 100$ materials fee. We ask for $1,000.00 to be paid within 5 days of acceptance in order to officially hold your spot. The other $1,100.00 will be due by the week before your session start date. Except as specified above, the tuition deposit is non-refundable. (Unfortunately, we do not offer scholarships or financial aid at this time. However, the K12 STEM Center does offer many free programs which you may qualify for.)

Program deposit deadline: 5 days after admission
Housing application deadline: 5 days after admission
Program Forms deadline: Two weeks before start of program
Final bill payment deadline: 5 days before start of program

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Program Dates

Tandon Summer Programs Session I

First day of class: June 22nd, 2020

Last day of class: July 2nd, 2020


Tandon Summer Programs Session II

First day of class: July 13th, 2020

Last day of class: July 24th, 2020


Tandon Summer Programs Session III

First day of class: August 3rd, 2020

Last day of class: August 14th, 2020


Class Schedules 

Students will have the opportunity to participate in events and activities or enjoy free time in the evenings and weekends.


Connected Devices

Session I Only*:

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:45 pm EST

Sessions II and III: 

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


Machine Learning

Session I Only*:

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:45 pm EST

Sessions II and III: 

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


XR Through Virtual Worlds 

Session I Only*:

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:45 pm EST

Sessions II and III: 

Monday - Friday, Anticipated 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST



Orientation is mandatory for all students, both those living on campus and commuters.

Tandon Summer Programs Session I

Date: June 19th, 2020, 3 - 4 pm

Tandon Summer Programs Session II

Date: July 10th, 2020, 3 - 4 pm

Tandon Summer Programs Session III

Date: July 31st, 2020, 3 - 4 pm

Housing (Unavailable for Summer 2020)

Campus Housing

Housing is available to students who are 15 or older and at an additional cost of $558 for 2 weeks.

Students will be staying in NYU's Othmer Hall a short walk from class.  NYU’s residential halls are co-ed, and each room or suite will have its own bathroom.  Lounges are available for study spaces and socializing, and a laundry room is available for student use.  Each floor has its own Program Assistant (P.A.), a NYU college student who will be your main NYU Tandon campusresource and guide during the program.  Your P.A. will host events in the hall and run the events and activities that take place outside of class.

The residence hall is led by a team of professional administrators who oversee building operations, supervise the P.A.s, help plan and execute the events and activities offered during the summer, and serve as an important resource for students whenever they have a question or need.


All students living on campus must check-in to their residential hall no later than 11:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 12:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday, students may leave the hall after 7:00 a.m. each day.  All students must be in their rooms and adhere to quiet hours at 1:00 a.m. nightly.  Students are required to be in the building and submit their NYUCard to the residence hall front desk each night by curfew or they will receive a curfew violation.


Living with someone else, getting to know your roommate, and learning how to respectfully share your space is one of the great benefits of living on campus as a college student.  Because of limited space in the residential hall and the goal of the residential experience to allow students to broaden their experiences and meet new people, students are not allowed roommate requests.


Students will be automatically enrolled in a meal plan that gives students 10 meals per week plus additional “dining dollars” which can be used to purchase snacks, meals, and supplies.  The campus dining hall is within easy walking distance of both the residential hall and class.

The meal plans available are:
17 meals + $30 dining dollars = $242/week
12 meals + $30 dining dollars = $187/week
10 meals and $30 Dining Dollars per week: $170/week (automatic for residential students)
8 meals and $30 Dining Dollars per week: $149/week (commuter students only)

Please note that residential students must have a minimum of 10 meals/week for their meal plan.

More information about summer dining is available online.


Leaving Campus

NYU does not have an enclosed campus. While students will be accompanied by faculty or program staff while in class and program-sponsored events, students can leave campus on their own during their off time if they choose.  More information about the policies and rules for leaving campus is available in the NYU Summer High School Programs Handbook.  Students, parents, and guardians are encouraged to carefully review the Handbook and discuss among themselves expectations for off-campus travel and safety in the city.


Overnight or Weekend Leave
Because we take student safety seriously and are very strict with curfew, it is important that we receive advance notice should a residential student plan to be away from campus on a particular night or during a weekend.  Parents are required to submit an Overnight Leave Form at least 48 hours in advance of a leave or by noon on Friday for a weekend leave.  Information about overnight leaves can be found in the NYU Summer High School Programs Handbook (under Residential Rules and Policies).


Move-In and Move-Out
Students may move in to the residence hall on the Sunday before class.  We ask all students to move in no later than 2:00 p.m.  That will give you enough time to settle into your room before the start of the mandatory program orientation. Students cannot move into the residence hall prior to their move-in day.  If you arrive in New York City before the program begins, you should find your own accommodation in the city.

Students must move out by Saturday at 12:00 p.m. after class ends.  Students are not allowed to extend their stay.

International Student Information

International Students interested in Tandon Summer Programs are required to have...

1. A student visa such as the F-1 of J-1. B-1/B-2 or ESTA visas are not permitted. NYU’s Office of Global Services will be able to assist incoming students with obtaining their visas.

2. Proof of English Language Proficiency: acceptable proofs include...

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test)
  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) 
  • PTE Academic (Pearsons Test of English Academic) 
  • C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency) 
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 
  • iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency) 

Exemption from English Language proficiency will be given in the following circumstances: 

  • If your native language is English; If you have been studying in a school or college/university where the sole language of instruction is English for at least 3 full years at the time of your application; 
  • or If your education has been completed entirely in schools/colleges/universities where the language of instruction is English.  

If you are currently residing in the U.S. and attend an English-speaking school, you qualify for the programs, even if you are not a U.S. citizen.

Preparing for NYU Tandon

All admitted students need to complete these steps to before the program begins.

  1. Activate your NYU NetID and accept/deny your admission to the program (instructions in your admission letter)

  2. Submit your program deposit

  3. Apply for your I-20 (international students only). For more information, please see this Visa information page

  4. Apply for University housing

  5. Pay your student account balance

  6. Read the NYU Summer Programs Student Handbook

  7. Submit required program forms

  8. Register with the Center for Students with Disabilities (if applicable)

  9. Submit your ID photo online for your NYUCard

NYU Tandon campus

Below is a suggested list of items to bring for the program:

  • Comfortable shoes

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses

  • Umbrella

  • Backpack or larger bag for books and personal items

  • Notebooks, pens, and other items you would like to use for class

  • Extra spending money

  • Valid photo ID or passport

  • Health insurance card


For the Residence Hall:

  • Cleaning supplies for your room and bathroom

  • Alarm clock

  • Personal items from home to make your room comfortable

  • Linens

  • Students will need to bring sheets, blankets, and pillows for extra-long twin beds and a set of towels.  Linens are available for sale online via the NYU Bookstore.

Getting to Campus & Transportation

Information about how to get to NYU’s Brooklyn campus is available online here.

There is no NYU airport transportation.  Students must travel to and from the major airports on their own.  There are many ways to get from the airport to campus and back, including buses, trains, and taxis.  Each major airport website has information about options for ground transportation.

Campus Map

Students live and study at NYU’s campus in Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center, and all locations are within a 5-10 minute walk from each other.  Students are encouraged to download the NYU Mobile App, which includes a campus map.  A map of campus is also available online.

NYC Public Transportation
New York City Subway Map

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates the city’s network of subways and buses, and there are several subway stations at or near the Brooklyn campus.  To use public transportation in the city, students must purchase a MetroCard. There is an initial $1 cost for a new MetroCard. One ride on a bus or subway is $2.75.  MetroCards may be purchased from kiosks or tellers in any subway station.

Events & Activities

Events and activities are offered outside of class, giving students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and sights of NYC and meet other students. Events are chaperoned by summer staff and are available to commuter students and students living on campus.  The cost of events is covered by a fee included in the cost of the program. The fee does not cover public transportation to and from campus or any additional personal expenses for activities, such as food or souvenirs.

Events are open to students in all of NYU’s summer high school programs,students at the IDM showcase and space is limited.  Students will receive information on how to sign up for events via email before the program begins.  Information about participating in events will also be covered at the program orientation the day before class begins.

Campus Resources

As matriculated summer students on campus, Tandon High School students have access to many of NYU’s resources and services.

Dibner Library
5 MetroTech Center

Dibner Library specializes in engineering and technology resources and offers students open and reserved study spaces, access to course materials, and assistance in using library resources.

Student Health Center (SHC)
6 MetroTech Center, Rogers Hall, Lower Level

The Student Health Center (SHC) provides students with urgent care.  Whether your needs are urgent, you require counseling, or have questions about health services, the SHC staff can assist you.  The Student Health Center is available to all students, but its services may not be covered by a student’s private insurance. Only international students are enrolled in NYU Student Health Insurance as a requirement of their visa.   All other students must have health insurance that meets a minimum threshold of coverage in New York City.  All students are encouraged to carry their health insurance cards at all times in case of an emergency.

Wellness Exchange


The Wellness Exchange  is available 24/7, and it puts students in touch with professionals who can help you address day-to-day challenges and questions, as well as any crises you may encounter including depression, stress, and anxiety.

Public Safety
2 MetroTech Center, Ground Floor

Public Safety provides emergency help and information 24 hours a day.  Guards are posted in most NYU buildings and patrol the campus area.  University buildings with green lights outside the main entrance have guards on duty 24 hours a day.  Public Safety also manages the University’s lost and found.

Public Safety Tips
We want all students to be safe while traveling around the city. Basic safety tips are available on the NYU Public Safety website.  All students are encouraged to read this information prior to their arrival.

Moses Center for Students with Disabilities
6 MetroTech Center, B042

Students in need of support due to any kind of special need are encouraged to contact the Moses Center to register with that office prior to the start of the program.  The Moses Center determines a student’s qualified disability status and assists the student in obtaining appropriate accommodations and services. 

Office of Global Services
5 MetroTech Center, Room 259

The Office of Global Services (OGS) provides specialized support to NYU’s international students including immigration advising and guidance, mandatory check-in, and more.

NYUCard Center
2 MetroTech Center

All students must have a NYUCard.  It grants you access to NYU buildings, resources, and services.  Your NYUCard is also your meal plan card and can be used as a debit card on campus with Campus Cash.

Information Technology Services (IT)
6 MetroTech Center, Room 335

IT is NYU’s central office for technology services such as computer services, Internet resources and access, and telephone services.  Contact IT if you ever have trouble with a computer or Internet connection, have questions about NYUHome access, or are looking for the nearest computer lab.

Athletic Facilities
Brooklyn Athletic Facility: 6 MetroTech Center

Gyms are available free to all students living on campus who are 16 or older. The facilities include cardio and weight equipment and a basketball court.


Hello parents!  We hope the information we provide here and via email to students is helpful as they prepare for study at NYU.  As a parent, the best thing you can do to assist your student with preparations is to discuss the summer with one another. 

Conversations about what to expect while studying at NYU, experiencing life as a college student, and living in New York City can be immensely helpful. Too often, students arrive on campus with little information or idea of what they need to do or what their experience will involve while they are here, because parents take the reins on preparations.  We encourage you, if you are taking the lead on your student’s to-do list, to push your student to take on tasks and read information.  It will be good practice for when they are going off to college and in charge of their own education in a few years, and it will help them get the most out of their NYU experience.
It is NYU policy that information be sent directly to students via email, so be sure to have your student check and read email on a regular basis.

All website information may be helpful to you, but the following are highlights for parents: