Commuting Student Information



Check-In/Check-Out Information: 

1st week only  7/22 starts at noon- check out7/29 before noon

1st & 2nd Week   7/22 starts at noon – check out 8/6 anytime out by 11pm

3 weeks  7/22 starts at noon- check out 8/12 before noon

2nd & 3rd week   7/29  starts at noon- check out 8/12 before noon


Please try to be on campus in time for the Orientation Meeting at 5pm 

Upon arrival, go directly to the Summit Music Festival Office located on the 1st (middle) Floor of the Berman Center.  You will be welcomed by our staff who will check you in and confirm your paperwork, You will be provided with a your SMF ID and Manhattanville Swipe Card.


CONTACT INFORMATION – Please make sure that the office has your contact information as well as the primary way to communicate with you (text, email, message apps).



Upon registration commuting Students, Faculty, and Guests will be issued a Manhattanville Swipe Card.  This card allows you to access Spellman Hall for practice rooms.  There is a $20 charge for a lost or stolen ID swipe card. You will need to carry your ID swipe card


Day students under 18:

You will need to sign in with the Junior Division Counselor located in the Student Center each day and you will need to sign out with the same counselor upon dismissal.  For those students who are placed in the Junior Division, the Junior Division Counselor must have a copy of your schedule and know where you are at all times.


The ORIENTATION MEETING will be held on Sunday July 30th at 5pm.    All students, parents, and staff are expected to attend this meeting.  At the orientation meeting, you will get a chance to meet the Directors, Staff, and some of the faculty.  You will learn how the Summit Music Festival operates and create your schedule for your individualized program.



Summit Music Festival will have several bulletin boards in the middle floor of the Berman Student Center.  All announcements and sign-ups will be posted here.  It is each student’s responsibility to check these boards several times a day.



The Cafeteria is located on the 2nd floor of Benziger Hall. Breakfast $6.72, Lunch $9.75, Dinner $12.90 (one price for all you can eat)

Cafeteria hours are as follows:


Breakfast 7:00am – 9:30am

Lunch 12:00 – 2:00pm

Dinner 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Day Students – may pay cash for meals or load their Manhattanville Swipe card with $ and use it at the cafeteria.  Be sure to use all the money loaded on the card – the remaining balance will not be refunded.



All commuting students must be off the campus by 10pm.



Please note that performance clothes are necessary for at least two (2) public performances. Black outfits and other appropriate clothing are required for performances. Please have some dressy outfits (women) and nice slacks, shirts, and ties (men) to wear for attending other concerts and special receptions.



All students are encouraged to attend as many of the performances offered as possible. YOU MUST wear your SMF lanyard/ID card in order to be admitted to the ticketed concerts. Without your SMF ID, you will have to purchase a ticket. We ask all students to wear appropriate concert attire when attending these events as we will have donors and board members there as well – no gym shorts, cutoffs, muscle t’s, crop tops, spaghetti straps, or t-shirts with inappropriate logos. Summit Music Festival will be running some special fundraising events throughout the 3 week festival – please see the posters on campus and follow our website for more details. Some of the receptions following the concerts require an extra fee. If you wish to attend these, there will be opportunities to purchase tickets during the festival.



Students may have cell phones on campus but must register their phone number with our office. We ask that participants use appropriate cell phone etiquette by turning them off during concerts, master classes, lesson, etc.



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).



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.



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.



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.