Information Technology



‘newschool’ is the secure wireless network for New School faculty, staff, and students. 

‘newschool’ uses the IEEE 802.1x standard for authentication. This means that once you’ve signed your device onto the network the first time, it will automatically join the network every time you come in range, without you having to do anything. It also means that all your network traffic will be encrypted, preventing anyone from intercepting it.

Available To

  • Degree or Credit-Seeking Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff


Current students, faculty, and staff with a valid NetID and password can use ‘newschool’ to connect a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop or mobile device to New School online services and the Internet.

Getting Started

You will see other wireless networks with “newschool” in their name, but the recommended choice for those with an active New School NetID and password is ‘newschool.’

  • To use ‘newschool’ your computer or device must support IEEE 802.1x. If you have a problem connecting, confirm your device’s 802.1x support or contact the Help Desk for further assistance.
  • When you are on campus with wireless enabled on your laptop or mobile device, simply select ‘newschool’ and log in to it using your New School NetID and password.
  • In most cases, your computer or mobile device will remember your NetID and password and automatically sign on to ‘newschool’ whenever it’s in range. You shouldn’t need to re-enter your NetID and password except:
    • If you tell your device to “forget” the ‘newschool’ network (this also causes it to forget your NetID and password)
    • If you change (or reset) your NetID password
    • If you replace your device



Additional Information

See “802.1x Device Connection” for device specific connection instructions.