Cell Phone and Electronic Devices Policy
Campus mobile network reception is limited, with Verizon providing the only widely available coverage. A campus phone is available for student use. A cell phone is not necessary. Minor students have restricted cell phone use.
For Students under age 18:
Cell phone and electronic device use by students under the age of 18 is limited so as not to interfere with studies, practice, sleep and campus life.
Minor students may bring one phone and one other electronic device (reader, tablet or laptop). Do not bring a Smart Watch. Extra or unnecessary devices will be sent home at the family’s expense.
All electronic devices will be registered with the office and turned in upon arrival. Students will sign their devices in and out during set times for use ONLY in the Main House.
Electronic devices are not allowed elsewhere on campus. This includes – in the dormitories, concert halls, walking around campus or during master class events. Students found in violation of any of these rules will only be warned once, placed on probation and have no device usage. Students found with devices not registered in the office or having devices in their dormitories will be expelled.
Meadowmount’s environment is designed to support diligent and effective practicing. Access to electronic devices is intentionally limited so as not to interfere with studies, practice, sleep and campus life, and we know that these policies will ensure that you have the most productive and fulfilling summer of music possible.
Tablets (with network disabled) are acceptable during morning and afternoon practice sessions for practice purposes only (eg, recording, sheet music). Please note that a tablet will still be considered one of two technological devices that you can bring to Meadowmount, in addition to a cell phone. Activities during practice hours will be monitored closely and anyone found to be misusing devices will lose these privileges.
In case of an emergency, when you would need to contact your child, please call the office (518) 962-2400. There is a phone booth available for student use and calling cards are sold in the office.
Counselors wake the minor students in the morning so it is not necessary to use the phone as a morning alarm. Minors should bring a basic wristwatch or alarm clock, a metronome, a tuner, and recording device for practice hours.
Students can pick up their devices at the office between the hours of 2:00pm to 4:30pm daily and 7:45pm to 9:30pm on non-concert nights and use them only in the Main House. On concert evenings there will be no evening use. Dates and times are subject to change.
During weekends minor aged students can use their devices on Saturday 2:00pm to 9:30pm and Sunday from 10:15am to 5:00pm. Dates and times are subject to change.