General Information

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Families should phone the emergency closing phone number at 609-219-2000 ext. 1 for updates.

FAMILY DISCOUNT
Families who register for 4 or more Conservatory offerings (private lessons, classes, performing ensembles) receive a 5 percent discount off their tuition.

SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT
A discount of 15 percent is offered to senior citizens (age 60 and older) in most offerings. Some programs, however, (such as Opera Outings) cannot be discounted.

RIDER UNIVERSITY DISCOUNT
A discount of 20 percent is offered to Rider University students, faculty, and staff (including family members). In addition, the $35 registration fee is waived. Some programs, however, (such as Opera Outings) cannot be discounted.

FINANCIAL AID
Westminster Conservatory offers financial aid to qualifying families in the form of reduced tuition. Financial aid is determined on a sliding scale that considers family financial resources, the number of dependent children, the number of family members studying at the Conservatory, and the programs in which the student(s) are enrolled. Recipients must maintain reasonable progress and attendance and keep all payments current. Financial aid application forms are available at any Conservatory office.

PARKING
Parking on campus is extremely limited. We recommend students find on-street parking.

Parking regulations are strictly enforced on the Westminster campus. All cars parked on campus are required to display a parking hang tag (available at no charge in the Conservatory office) on their car. Failure to display this sticker could result in a fine.

After registration is confirmed, students should apply for a free, annual parking hang tag. This gives students permission to park while attending their lesson or another Conservatory event. No parking is allowed at other times.

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS
Student ID cards are necessary for students wishing to use the Talbott Library Learning Center, to enter the campus bookstore, and to gain reduced admission to some campus concerts. Student ID cards are available in Conservatory offices.

TALBOTT LIBRARY LEARNING CENTER
Students enrolled in the Conservatory are extended borrowing privileges at Talbott Library Learning Center (609-921-7100, ext. 8237), the College library. An ID card must be presented to borrow books or music, and library rules and due dates must be observed. All overdue books must be returned and fines paid before a student is eligible to register for further Conservatory study.

CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
Music, textbooks or other materials may be purchased and ordered at Westminster Music and Books (609-921-1656), the campus bookstore located on the first floor of the Student Center (No. 7 on campus map). Students are required to carry an ID card when entering the bookstore. Bookstore hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., as well as select Saturdays.

GENERAL POLICIES

  • Food and beverages are not permitted in teaching studios or rehearsal halls.
  • There is no smoking allowed inside any campus building.
  • No pets are allowed inside the Conservatory.
  • For the safety of our students and faculty, skateboarding, rollerblading or other reckless activity inside any building is not allowed.
  • Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

FIRE CODE
Please adhere to the fire code set by the State of New Jersey. In the event of a fire or a drill, all persons are to evacuate the building using the designated exits.