Campus Life

Festival Location: Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY 10577.

The Manhattanville Campus Safety and Security number is (914) 323-7233 for emergencies from outside lines) and can be dialed from all locations on campus and you will be connected to the Department of Safety and Security in the main lobby of Spellman Hall near the main entrance to the campus. Someone is there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Campus Safety and Security Non-Emergency Number is 914-323-5244. The Security Director can be reached at x5406 (or 914-323-5406 from outside lines).

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Arrival Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017 between the hours of 12pm and 5pm

Departure Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017 between the hours of 9am and 12pm


All boarding students & guests are required to pay a key deposit of $300 upon arrival.

This deposit covers the key to your room, the lock system to your room, the ID swipe card to the building and the cafeteria, and room damage. Please bring a check or money order made out to Summit Music Festival or USD cash. This deposit will be returned to you upon check out AFTER we have inspected your room (all trash removed) and all keys and ID swipe cards have been properly returned to us.

KEYS & ID SWIPE CARDS: Upon check in, you will receive a key to your room and a swipe card which will open your dormitory building. There is a $100 charge for a lost or stolen key as well as a $100 charge to replace the lock system. There is a $20 charge for a lost or stolen ID swipe card. You will need to carry your ID swipe card and key with you at all times – you can attach them to the lanyards we will give you. You must hand deliver all keys and ID swipe cards to the Summit Music Festival office upon departure from the festival (do not leave them in your room!).

ACCOMMODATIONS: Dormitory rooms for all students and guests are primarily located in Founders Hall. This is a college dormitory with rooms ranging in capacity from singles to four-person quads. Founders’ bathrooms are shared between two adjoining rooms. Room assignments are made at the discretion of the Summit Music Festival based on capacity and supervisory requirements. Each person will have a bed, mattress, desk, chair and either a dresser or a closet. The dormitory is not air conditioned and you are not allowed to install air conditioners (see the Rules & Policies). There are some air conditioners located in dormitory rooms. These are not for the use of Summit students. Any student who moves one of these air conditioners or has one of these air conditioners in their room will be immediately sent home from the festival with no refund of tuition or room & board fees forthcoming. You may bring a small fan or rent a fan from the SMF office. There is no cooking allowed in the rooms – there is a communal kitchen in each residence hall which is available but it must be used under supervision of a Resident Assistant.

FANS AVAILABLE FOR RENT: $5 rental, $10 deposit. Please bring $15 cash in order to rent the fan. When you return the fan in working order, you will receive $10 back.

DINING: Each student boarding on the campus will receive an ID swipe card and will need to present this to the Cafeteria’s cashier for each meal. If this card is lost or stolen, you must report it to the office immediately. The cost for a replacement card is $20. Your first meal will be dinner on the day of your arrival and your last meal will be breakfast the day of your departure.

The Cafeteria is located on the 2nd floor of Benziger Hall.

Cafeteria hours are as follows:

Mon-Sun: Breakfast 7:00am – 9:30am, Lunch 12:00 – 2:00pm, Dinner 5:00pm – 7:00pm



RESIDENT ASSISTANTS: Your room will be assigned to a specific Summit Music Festival Resident Assistant. The Resident Assistant is there to help answer your questions and to solve any issues you have with the dormitory facilities. The Resident Assistant is also responsible for maintaining the order in the dorms and for enforcing all the Rules and Policies of Summit Music Festival and Manhattanville College. If the Resident Assistants, along with the Dormitory supervisor, are unable to resolve an issue with you directly, then the Executive Director will need to get involved. The Resident Assistants must report all incidents to the Dormitory Supervisors.

CURFEW POLICY: The Summit Music Festival has a curfew of 11pm for all boarding students. All students under the age of 18 must be in their own rooms at this time. We also restrict practicing hours to 9am-10pm. Resident Assistants are required to enforce these rules.

LAUNDRY: There is a laundry room in each residence hall available for your use. You may use change or purchase a vending card in the cafeteria building to pay for laundry.

LINENS: You will be provided with a set of sheets, a pillow, pillow case, blanket, towel and washcloth. You are welcome to bring additional linens for your personal use. The mattresses are plastic covered and we recommend you bring a mattress cover or large towel to make you more comfortable on hot nights. You will be able to exchange your set of linens for a clean set each week. Details provided at check in.

GARBAGE CANS: In the dormitory buildings there are two trash rooms located on each end of each floor.  The ground floor has a one outdoor trash area. Students are responsible for bringing their own trash to the trash rooms.  Students may not leave trash outside their doors; it must be brought to the trash rooms.

MAIL & PACKAGES: There is a full service post office available located on the ground floor of Benziger Hall. If someone wants to send you mail or care package, the mail must be addressed as follows: Student name, Summit Music Festival, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY 10577. Please contact our office regarding any deliveries. The mail window is open Monday through Friday, 10-4:30pm (closed Saturday and Sunday).



  • Pay cash for mealsBreakfast $7, Lunch $10, Dinner $13 (one price for all you can eat).
    • Cafeteria is located on the 2nd floor of Benziger Hall.
    • Cafeteria hours are as follows: Breakfast 7:00am – 9:30am, Lunch 12:00 – 2:00pm,
      Dinner 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Pub located on the 1st floor of Benziger Hall where you can purchase sandwiches, snacks, beverages, etc.
    • 8am-8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 8am-5pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, and 8am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The Library Café is CLOSED for the summer.
  • There are various vending machines throughout the campus.




INTERNET ACCESS: There is free WiFi on the Manhattanville Campus called Mville Wireless.
Also, most rooms have a computer jack if you would like to also bring an ethernet cord. You are allowed to use the Manhattanville Library and Computers Labs to access the computers. The Library hours are 9am-9pm Monday through Thursdays, 9am-5pm on Fridays, and 10am-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.


US MONEY: There is NO EXCHANGE facility to exchange foreign money to US money. Please bring extra US money with you to the campus. You will be required to pay for any other incidental expenses (laundry, etc.) in US dollars. There are ATM machines on campus located in Benziger Hall.

MANHATTANVILLE BOOKSTORE: The summer hours for the Manhattanville Bookstore are 9am-7pm Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-5pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am-3pm on Fridays, 10am-3pm on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.

STUDENT PARKING: For those bringing a car to the campus, either as a boarding student or as a day student commuting, you may park in any available lot (please see Rules & Policies for restricted parking information).

SWIMMING POOL & FIELD AVAILABILITY: We currently do not have any access to the pool or the athletic fields. It is prohibited for students to use the pool or fields/athletic spaces without permission. If the policies change during the festival, you will be informed.