Q: When do classes begin?

A: September 2

Q: Where can I find the academic term schedules?
A: The term schedules will be posted on blackboard under the Organization entitled “MPH Students.” Before your blackboard account is set up, please email rose.vallines@mssm.edu for an updated schedule or check our website here.

Q: When do I register for classes?

A: Registration for the Fall term will open at the end of August and will remain open throughout the first week of classes, closing date TBD. Instructions on how to register will be explained during Orientation week. You will also receive an email from the Registrar’s Office notifying you when registration is open.

Outside the Classroom

Q: What kinds of student organizations are there at Sinai?
A: There are organizations that cover every possible interest (and if you want something that isn’t here, petition the Student Council to start your own club!). There are interest group organizations for most of the medical specialties and research areas, clubs that focus on international health, groups that fight for social justice, etc. There are also non-medicine related groups such as Sinai Arts, which puts on coffee houses, dramatic performances, and art shows. There are softball and soccer teams, and even a cooking club. It is not too difficult to find something that interests you. And, from the moment you arrive on campus, your email will be filled with announcements of club meetings offering free dinners to introduce you to their organizations.

Q: What is there to do?
 You have New York City at your fingertips, and that can sometimes be overwhelming.  One good resource is the Recreation Office. Once you have a student ID, you will have access to inexpensive tickets to Broadway shows, athletic events, operas, ballets, etc. Your best resource will be your classmates and upperclassmen. There’s plenty of time in the beginning for you to explore the city together, and many people will have lived in the city before and will love to share their favorite spots and activities.  Also, check out www.nymag.com for the “Best of New York” and www.timeout.com/newyork to find out about upcoming events in the city, and also www.uppereast.com to find activities in the neighborhood.   In addition, you can get free passes to the 92nd Street Y, which has beautiful workout facilities.   Y Passes are managed by the Student Council and can be accessed through the wellness committee’s site once you’re on campus.

Q:  Who do I contact for information on housing?

A: Housing is not provided for MPH students. The Mount Sinai Real Estate Division can assist you with finding off-campus housing.

The Mount Sinai Real Estate Division:

Phone: (212) 659-9630  Email: housing@mountsinai.org