•     Be sure to bring a photo ID with you into the building each week. Please make sure to plan accordingly for the building's security check in process, especially during high traffic times of day.

•   Plan to be on time and prepared at the start of each class session.  If you need to arrive late or leave early for any reason, please let the instructor know beforehand. Being late or often absent from a course could weigh in our decision when you apply to future classes.

•   Each instructor will work hard to build a safe community where you can explore your thoughts, writing and creativity. Therefore, we ask that you don’t bring friends to class, unless cleared with the instructor.

•    All instructors are subject to change due to professional or personal reasons.  We will notify you of any change as quickly as we learn of it. If there is a change of date or instructor substitution, we will find someone equally qualified.

•    Each instructor or visiting artist will set the rules for engagement, such as how to ask questions, when to ask questions, how and when to offer responses to creative work, etc.  Be kind to one another: personal attack under the guise of response to creative work can’t be tolerated.

•    To protect the well-being of all students, there is no tolerance for the consumption of drugs or alcohol during class; inappropriate verbal, physical or sexual conduct with other students or the instructor; destruction or tampering with Guild property in the classroom.

•    We hope you enjoy our facilities. We also hope you’ll respect anything located within the classroom. If anything should become damaged because of carelessness, we’ll hold the offending person or persons liable for the damage.

•    If you plan to smoke, keep in mind it is not permitted anywhere inside of the building.

•    If you bring food or drink into the classroom, please use the garbage cans after you’re done.

•    Acceptances and payments for an individual in the Institute are non-transferable without approval from the Dramatists Guild Institute faculty. Only students who have completed enrollment will be allowed in the course.

•    The DGI maintains operation as long as the MTA’s subways are running. Please allow extra travel time if there is a storm or other situation that may cause delays. In the event that classes are canceled or postponed, students will be contacted beforehand. If you do not hear from your instructor, assume that classes will proceed as planned.

•    Because we host a variety of events and rentals in the Richard Rodgers Room, DGI facilities will be opened no earlier than fifteen minutes prior to class start times.

•    Please read the course description before applying for enrollment. Make sure that you understand the content and scope of the course. If you're unsure if it is a good fit for you, please reach out to us via email.

•    National and religious holidays are at the discretion of DGI instructors and faculty. Please plan accordingly and confer with your instructor if you have concerns regarding attendance as a result of a holiday.

•    By enrolling, paying for, and accepting placement in a class at The DGI, you agree that you have read and understand these policies.