The newcard, The New School's official identification card, gives you access to university buildings and services at various campus facilities, including academic technology labs and libraries. You must present your newcard when you attend events on campus. If you have added
Newcard Cash or are a
dorm resident, your newcard can be used as a debit card at
campus dining facilities and, with Newcard Cash, certain
off-campus merchants. You can also use your newcard to receive student discounts at many local businesses and venues.
In order to claim your New School ID, you will have to present another valid form of photo ID, like a driver's license or passport. Your name must be spelled the same way on your driver's license (or other form of ID) as it is in the New School database; any discrepancy will result in delays in issuing a
card. If you miss the deadline, you may still submit a photo, but you should visit the Campus Card Services office at the start of your program to receive your card.
You can find out when and where pre-printed cards are being distributed by checking the Welcome Weekend schedule, if you are an undergraduate freshman, or your New Student Orientation schedule for all other students.
For any student who did not submit a photo, you may visit our office to have your photo taken and card printed. There may be long lines at the start of the semester, so plan accordingly.
Certificate students are entitled to The New School's plastic photo ID, the newcard. See the section above for information. Students should keep this card permanently, in case they return to campus for another program in the future.
If you are not currently enrolled in a degree program but are taking classes for credit with the intention of transferring the credits, you are entitled to The New School's plastic photo ID, the newcard. See the section above for information. Students should keep this card permanently, in case they
return to campus for another program in the future.
Noncredit students who are not in a certificate program or other degree-seeking program, and who are not taking classes for credit, will be mailed a non-photo paper ID card by the Student Accounts department, in the same envelope as their course schedule and receipt. This card is good for one academic semester. You will receive a new paper ID card at the beginning of every semester. If you do not receive this record within two weeks of registering, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about
preparing for Continuing Education classes.
New faculty and staff employees are welcome to choose the photo that represents them at The New School. Please email an image file that clearly shows your face to
email@example.com and identify yourself as faculty or staff. When you subsequently visit our office, we will print your ID with the image of your choice. Please make sure to bring some form of legal photo ID (driver's license, passport).
Even if you already have an ID card, you can update your online photo at any time. In addition to its use on your card, the photo is used to represent you in several places:
If you separate from the university, your card will be deactivated. Please ask your supervisor to return your card to our office at Card Services, where we will retain it in case you return. Otherwise, if you return, a replacement fee will apply. (Note: Faculty going on a leave of absence need to retain their cards.) Please be aware that there is a $25 fee for replacing a lost card.
All faculty and most staff have borrowing privileges at NYU's Bobst Library and the Cooper Union Library, in addition to New School libraries. However, it takes several days for newly issued cards to work at the turnstiles at Bobst. We can issue a three-day paper pass to the Bobst turnstiles at our
office. If you encounter a turnstile access issue at the Bobst Library, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org with details and we will submit a service ticket. If you experience a borrowing problem, please contact the New School Library at
If you believe your card should give you access to a restricted access point (side entrances to some New School buildings) or if you encounter a locked door that you do not have access to (faculty lounge, office, conference room, etc.), ask your administrative liaison or supervisor to email the Security department on your behalf. Your card will automatically begin working as soon as the access is set up. If your card is not working at any access points, please contact our office.
All faculty and staff employees can add Newcard Cash to their dining account, which is used by presenting the ID card. This money can be used at university cafeterias and certain
off-campus merchants. Any purchases made at cafeterias with Newcard Cash are tax-free. To add Newcard Cash, simply visit
newcardcash.newschool.edu and log in with your New School username and password. Click on "Manage Account" on the left, and then "Add Funds" at the top. Newcard Cash does not expire. If you experience any problems using Newcard Cash, please email
Alumni cards are issued to graduates who have completed credited Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs at The New School. Alumni cards must be requested online, and are issued by the Office of Alumni Relations. If you requested an alumni card and did not receive it, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.When you receive your paper alumni card in the mail, you can trade it in for a permanent plastic alumni card by bringing it to the Campus Card Services office. You must first receive a paper card from the Office of Alumni Relations before you visit Campus Card Services. If you were issued the previous generation of paper alumni cards (orange and gray), you must request the current paper alumni card before you can trade it in for a plastic card.
Students and faculty members taking and teaching courses only online, who cannot visit the New School campus to receive a photo ID, can request a non-photo newcard, which they can use to show their affiliation with The New School and receive the same discounts and benefits as other members of the New School community. To request a non-photo newcard, email
firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
Our staff can process a non-photo newcard only after we have confirmed that the student is registered and tuition has been paid or arrangements for tuition payment have been made.
Students and faculty members who wish to use New School campus facilities (like academic technology labs and libraries), or who wish to attend certain events on campus, must show a photo newcard to obtain entry. You can exchange your non-photo newcard for a photo newcard at any time by visiting Campus Card Services and showing a valid government-issued photo ID, such as a state driver's license, other state photo ID, or passport. After your eligibility has been verified, a picture will be taken and your permanent newcard will be printed. There is no charge for replacing a non-photo newcard with a photo newcard.
There is no charge for your first newcard.
If your name or status (student, faculty, staff) has changed, there is no charge for a replacement ID. Name changes must first be submitted (with legal documentation) to the Registrar or Human Resources offices, depending on whether you are a student or an employee; please allow three hours for the name change to appear in our database before you visit. Your old ID must be turned in to our office at that time.
Faculty and staff with orange cards (the previous generation of cards) are entitled to one free replacement when the picture on the front of the card begins to wear off. You must trade in your old card in order to receive a new one. Feel free to email us an updated photo of yourself before your visit; this photo can be used on your replacement ID.
Destroyed or defaced newcards — ones with punched holes, folds, or other avoidable damage — are not valid, and a $25 fee will be charged for a replacement.
You must obtain a replacement card and pay the nonrefundable fee of $25.
You must visit Campus Card Services in person to replace a newcard. No appointment is necessary. Your replacement newcard will be printed and encoded while you wait. The $25 fee must be paid during your visit; credit cards are accepted in our office, and exact-change cash payments can be made two floors above our office at Student Accounts. If you were the victim of a violent crime, please bring any pertinent documentation with you when you visit.
If your newcard is lost or stolen and you deposited money into a Newcard Cash account, log in to
newcardcash.newschool.edu immediately and suspend your card by clicking "Account" and then "Deactivate Card." Failure to suspend a lost card could result in unauthorized use of your account. Once your newcard is suspended, you must go to Campus Card Services to have a replacement card printed. Access to your funds is transferred automatically to your replacement card.
If a lost newcard is turned in to Campus Card Services, an email will be sent to the cardholder at his or her New School email address. If you have already received a replacement newcard, your previous card has been permanently deactivated and should be destroyed if found.
You are expected to carry your newcard at all times while on campus. Do not lend your card out to another person; this may result in its being seized. Your newcard is the property of The New School and remains valid as long as you are a registered student or active employee. Use of the nontransferable newcard is governed by The New School's regulations and, like all university property, it must be surrendered upon request. Your newcard will be confiscated if it is misused or carried by someone other than the authorized user. When you graduate or take a leave of absence from The New School, your newcard will no longer be valid; however, if you return for another program of study at The New School or return from a leave of absence, your card will automatically reactivate when you register for courses.
Campus Card Services
72 Fifth Avenue (at 13th Street)Lower Level email@example.com