Explore NYC: Spring Break Trip

Check back for more information for the 2023/24 academic year. In the meantime, take a look at the information from last year's program!

spring break: Feb 25-Mar 1, 2022

Join us Spring Break for a field trip to the creative heart of American culture. We’ll visit New York City museums and architectural sites, such as the High Line and Little Island, attend performances, and get behind-the-scenes tours of the Lincoln Center campus.

This trip is open to eligible COAA students majoring in art, art history, architecture, dance, music, and theater! See eligibility requirements below. 

Accommodations are at the beautiful Freehand Hotel, located in the Flatiron District. 


Our info sessions took place Tuesday, October 25 at 5:30 pm, Friday, November 4 at 9 am, and Wednesday, November 9 at 12 pm. Watch the interest meeting or download the FAQ sheet here.

Ready to go? Register and PAy now!

Click here to be directed to the College of Arts + Architecture's Marketplace to pay for the field trip. 



Subject to change

Saturday, Feb. 25:  Travel to NYC via Charter Bus OR you may arrange for your own flight (not included in $300 fee)

Sunday, Feb. 26: (Option 1) Apollo Theater,  Museum of Natural History,  Brooklyn Bridge OR (Option 2) St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Off-Broadway Matinee Performance (TBD)

Monday, Feb. 27: (Option 1) Whitney Museum, High LineLittle Island OR (Option 2) Metropolitan Museum, Central Park

Tuesday, Feb. 28: (Option1) Lincoln Center campusHudson Yards OR (Option 2) Museum of Modern Art, Martha Graham Dance School

Wednesday, March 1: Return to CLT via Charter Bus OR you may arrange for your own return flight (not included in $300 fee) 


Costs:  $300.00 per student. This price includes:

  • Group travel on private Charter bus
  • 3 days, 4 nights at Freehand Hotel
  • Metro pass
  • Entry fees to all museums, sites, and performances

Meals, tips, or spending money is not included in this price. 

Students may elect to make their own travel arrangements to NYC by air (or other means). However, ALL students must arrive at the hostel for check-in and stay with the group from February 25-March 1. There is no discounted fee for students choosing to travel independently of the group charter bus.

Student Eligibility

  • Majoring in art, art history, architecture, dance, music, or theater.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after Fall 2021.
  • Have no pending or past academic integrity or student conduct violations.
  • Priority is given to students who earned a minimum of 30 credits by Sept. 1, 2022.   
  • Spaces on this trip are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Your registration is not complete until you have registered AND paid. 
  • Students will be expected to sign travel consent forms and adhere to the University codes of conduct.
  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required for entrance to NYC museums, theaters, or indoors dining at this time.  But we will monitor the NYC health guidelines and strongly encourage students to be vaccinated. 

CONFIRMATIONS:  You'll receive a preliminary confirmation from COA+A  upon payment of the trip. There will be a final confirmation email regarding your registration by Jan. 9, 2022 reflecting Fall 2022 grades and GPA requirements. If your eligibility status for this trip changes due to this, you will be issued a full refund.