The Tepper Semester is invaluable if you are interested in theatre. I honestly believe that it cuts off a few years of trying to figure out acting life in New York. I graduated in December, and although I certainly don't know all the answers, I have met a lot of actors who are 24, 25 years old and after hearing about the program, they pick my brain about what I learned.”
Alison Bennett, 2005

Program For Parents

As parents of students attending the Tepper Semester program in New York City, we welcome you to participate in this expansive experience. Every year as a part of the program we invite our students' parents and families to join us for the Tepper Semester Welcome Weekend. Also, at the end of the semester parents are invited back for The Tepper Semester Presentation/Celebration, which takes place during the final weekend of the program.

Parent/Student Events

The weekend begins with students moving into the Equity Residential properties or their chosen residence. Following the move-in day we have a reception to give everyone the opportunity to get to know one another and celebrate the beginning of the semester experience. The following day, there is a student orientation and parent tour of the Theatre Row facilities and a light brunch.

At the end of the semester, there is the Tepper Semester Presentation/Celebration Event. The presentation is held at a theater on Theater Row. After the performance, there will be a celebration reception at Lubin House.

Please refer to the program calendar for specific dates of these events.

A Nurturing Environment

Living and studying in the heart of New York City offers these young artists an unparalleled experience. While Manhattan remains the heart of this industry, it has also become one of the country's safest cities. Our students live and work in a welcoming, nurturing secure environment.

Getting Around the City

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Bus, Rail, and Airport Information

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