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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PAPERWORK must be completed before or during registration. The following forms need to be turned in – Medical Form (Adults & Minors), Liability Release, Performance Release, Guardian form (if under 18), Student Code of Conduct, and if applicable Work Study Agreement. PLEASE REMEMBER KEY DEPOSIT $300 – see Boarding Students section. If you can not attend registration and orientation, you must notify us in advance. If you need to arrive or depart at different times than listed above, you must have permission from the office. We will need to provide you with alternate instructions for checking in and checking out.



  • Medical Form (Adults) or Medical Form (Minors)
  • Liability Release
  • Performance Release
  • Refund & Cancellation Policy
  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Boarding Students Under 18 Temporary Guardian Form
  • Financial Aid Students – Work  Study Agreement (will be emailed or provided to the student upon arrival)



  • Liability Release
  • Performance Release



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.



Dormitory rooms for all students and guests are 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.



Each Summit Music Festival participant will be issued a SMF ID card.  We will also give you a Summit Music Festival lanyard and card case to hold your ID.  You must wear this ID at all times while on the Manhattanville Campus.  Please read the Rules and Policies of the Summit Music Festival / Manhattanville College for additional information and policies regarding the IDs.  The ID’s will be issued at registration for both Boarding Students and Day Students.  



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.

Boarding Students – The swipe card must be presented to the cafeteria cashier for each meal. Your first meal will be dinner on the day of your arrival and your last meal will be breakfast the day of your departure.


PUB OUTTAKES-  located on the 1st floor of Benziger Hall where you can purchase sandwiches, snacks, beverages, etc.  

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 8am-8pm

Wednesdays and Fridays: 8am-5pm

Saturdays and Sundays: 8am-5pm


There are various vending machines throughout the campus.



The summer hours for the Manhattanville Bookstore are 9am-7pm Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-5pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am-4pm on Fridays, 10am-2pm on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.



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.