CoPA Remote

Space Requests & Policy

Students may begin to request reservations for the Fall 2021 semester beginning on Monday, August 30, 2021. Please note that the process differs for students in different schools/programs. See the following sections for specific protocols for each school/program.

Mannes School of Music & School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Students

For use of music classrooms and practice rooms in Arnhold Hall.

Full-time degree students at Mannes and Jazz & Contemporary Music may reserve rooms to practice. Only currently enrolled students can reserve space on campus and no guests are permitted.

All classrooms and practice rooms in Arnhold Hall (55 West 13th Street), floors: Mezz, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

  • Students may reserve practice rooms and classrooms for up to 8 hours, daily, with the hours organized into the following zones/limits:
  • Monday-Friday and Sunday
    • Midnight-2am ET: 2 hours maximum
    • 8-11am ET: 2 hours maximum
    • 11am-9pm ET: 2 hours maximum
    • 9pm ET-midnight: 2 hours maximum
  • Saturday
    • Floors 3, 4 & 7 are available starting at 6pm ET for student practice, following normal daily rules.
    • Floors Mezz, 5 & 6 are available to students during the normal operating hours, following normal daily rules.
  • Reservations may be created up to 36 hours in advance. 
  • In order to cancel a reservation, you must cancel it more than 2 hours before it begins.
  • Reservations are available only on the hour. (i.e. not at 1:30, 2:15, 3:45, etc.) and end before the top of the next hour. In practice rooms: your practice reservation begins at the top of the hour and you should exit the space 5 minutes before the top of the hour so the next occupant may begin at the top of the hour. 
  • In classrooms: your practice reservation begins at the top of the hour. Students are required to leave a classroom in its default classroom configuration, straightening out the seats as necessary (see the image posted on the wall of each classroom). You should begin straightening up the room and packing away your items by 10 minutes before the top of the hour and exit at least 5 minutes before the top of the hour. This will allow the next class to begin on time.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late to your reservation the room is considered “open” and anyone may use the room. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late to your reservation and someone else is using the room, you may not kick them out. If you are late to a 2 hour reservation, you forfeit the first hour and may return at the top of the second hour to claim the room. Faculty reservations are not subject to late rules. If a faculty member is late to a lesson/class/coaching, they may still claim the room. However, faculty may not claim a room without a reservation. 
  • You may not reserve an empty room by placing your personal items in it. For example, pianists may not reserve a room by simply leaving their music on the piano.
  • We recommend you do not leave valuables unattended in a practice room. Lost and found is located at the security desk as you first walk into the building. 
  • The only authorized teaching on campus is by faculty for registered students. Students are not allowed to use their practice time to teach privately.
  • No smoking or vaping.
  • Do not place food or beverages upon the pianos, amps, drums or the audio cabinets. Do not leave trash in the pianos.
  • Windows must remain closed at all times.
  • Do not obstruct the windows of classrooms or practice rooms. For example, do not cover the door window with a coat, scarf, or paper towel.

Mannes Chamber Groups, which are part of the Chamber Music Program (for credit), are allowed 2 hours of rehearsal time per week. Once you are assigned to a group, please email [email protected] to get your username and next steps (to be shared among the group).

Building hours are announced on The New School’s building hours page. Please be aware of the opening and closing times. IMPORTANT: Availability in coparooms does not guarantee the building will be open. Please be aware of the building schedule, especially during breaks and holidays.

Anyone with TNS credentials may log into coparooms and see the schedule with a view-only account; the available rooms will be blocked out with red hash lines. A few days before school starts in the fall, enrollment lists are pulled from the computer and imported into coparooms and given booking rights. There are always a handful of students who aren’t captured at that point, i.e. registered late, started in the spring, had a hold, etc. These students need to email [email protected] to be given booking access manually.

Students should make daily reservations via https://coparooms.newschool.edu; however, we realize sometimes there are special requests/issues. Please contact [email protected] if you need help.

School of Drama Room Scheduling Information

For use of Drama studios at 151 Bank Street and on the 9th floor of Arnhold Hall.

Full-time degree students at Drama may reserve rooms to rehearse course-related projects. Only currently enrolled students can reserve space on campus.

All rehearsal studios at 151 Bank Street and on the 9th floor of Arnhold Hall are available to be reserved by students. If you are interested in reserving 930, you must email Zach Weed at [email protected]

Drama Students are able to reserve a maximum of 4 hours per day, up to 12 hours per week.

  • Reservations are available for the upcoming Saturday – Friday.
  • Your reservation permissions will open on Thursday or Friday depending on your year level. Details on your exact reservation start time for the coming week are below:
    • MFA 3rd Year Directors 8am ET Thursday
    • MFA 1st Years 1pm ET Thursday
    • MFA 3rd Year Actors & Writers 6pm ET Thursday
    • BFA Seniors 8am ET Friday
    • BFA Freshmen-Juniors 12pm ET Friday
  • In order to cancel a reservation, you must cancel it more than 2 hours before it begins.
  • Students are required to leave a classroom in its default classroom configuration, straightening out the furniture as necessary (see the image posted on the wall of each classroom). You should begin straightening up the room and packing away your items by 10 minutes before the top of the hour and exit at least 5 minutes before the top of the hour. This will allow the next class to begin on time.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late to your student reservation the room is considered “open” and anyone may use the room. 
  • You may not reserve an empty room by placing your personal items in it.
  • The student who reserved the room is fully responsible for the room, its contents, and its cleanliness, as well as for the conduct of any guests. No non-New School guests are permitted without prior permission of the Drama Administration.
  • Please keep noise at a volume that will not interfere with neighboring studio activities. If noise or any other rehearsal activity is impeding classes, you will be asked to leave.
  • We recommend you do not leave valuables unattended in a practice room. Lost and found is located at the security desk as you first walk into the building. 
  • No smoking or vaping. NO open flames – matches, lighters, and candles and other flammable items – are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Windows must remain closed at all times.
  • Do not nail, tape, or attach anything to the walls, floor, or light fixtures.
  • Equipment, furniture, rehearsal blocks, etc., may not be moved between rooms. 
  • Special notice that a piano must never be placed in room 109 as the weight will damage the sprung floor.
  • Failure to abide by any of these rules will result in loss of room booking privileges.

Building hours are announced on The New School’s building hours page. Please be aware of the opening and closing times. IMPORTANT: Availability in coparooms does not guarantee the building will be open. Please be aware of the building schedule, especially during breaks and holidays.

Students should make daily reservations via https://coparooms.newschool.edu; however, we realize sometimes there are special requests/issues. Please contact [email protected] if you need help.

All studios/classrooms are equipped with specific classroom supplies deemed necessary for course work to take place in each room.

MAAME Students

MAAME students have the same booking privileges as music students at CoPA. (Dual-Degree Drama students follow BFA booking privileges in their 4th year and transition to MA booking privileges in their 5th year.)

MM PC Students

MM PC students have the same booking privileges as music students at CoPA.