New Student Orientation (NSO)

Hi NEW Bearcats!

Welcome to the family!!! Don’t worry if you are a little nervous over the summer in anticipation of starting at ISM…PERFECTLY normal. Great thing is…we are going to have a FANTASTIC time together on Thursday August 3rd BEFORE schools even starts…mark your calendars! (FYI: your parents will eventually receive more information regarding the New Student Orientation from our Admissions Department via email over the summer).

This is a day for your parents to learn a little more about ISM and for you to relax, have a lot of fun and make some friends. You are important to us and we want to get to know you before school even starts!




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There will be icebreakers, a few essential presentations, some informative Q & A, lots of delicious pizza from Brooklyn Pizza (courtesy of the PCA) and even the legendary Bearcat Amazing Race! Trust us…you’ll have made a ton of friends and know the school like the back of your hand by the time the day is over.

Finally, after lunch there will be auditions held for all our instrument based classes and dance classes. If you need an audition, you’ll need to stick around a little longer to do that. PLUS…we will get you all set up with your IT needs. So…if you already have your laptop, please bring it with you to New Student Orientation.

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But don’t think the New Student Orientation on August 3rd is the only thing we have for you. There will also be time to re-connect with all the friends you meet at the New Student Orientation a little later on in the month (after you’ve settled into your classes) when we have our New Student Pizza Party…just a few weeks later.

Not convinced you’ll have the time of your life on August 3rd? Well…check this video from last year’s New Student Orientation.


See you on the 3rd!