• New Student Orientation

    Monday, August 21, through Sunday, August 27, 2017

    New Student Orientation for new on-campus undergraduate and graduate students beginning their studies in the fall 2017 semester takes place Monday, August 21, through Sunday, August 27, 2017. Orientation is intended to help students become members of our university community. Students receive important information about academic policies and the course registration process for their school. In addition, workshops introduce students to resources and services available at The New School. New Student Orientation is about making connections with the university, other students, and New York City. All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation.

    Note: Attendance at certain orientation sessions is mandatory. Carefully review the schedule for your school or program and note the required events. 

    Download Your School's Orientation Schedule

    Please check back after July 1, 2017, to view your school's schedule.  

    • Jazz
    • Lang
    • Parsons
    • Schools of Public Engagement
    • The New School for Social Research
    • Mannes

    ESL + Design Certificate Students

    • ESL + Design students have their own orientation.
    • For detailed schedule information, contact the English Language Studies office at elsc@newschool.edu or 212.229.5372.

    Residence Hall Check-In

    Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20, 2017

    All new on-campus undergraduate and graduate students will move into the residence halls on Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20, according to the following check-in schedule:

    • New students whose last names begin with A-L should check in at their residence halls on Saturday, August 19.
    • New students whose last names begin with M-Z should check in at their residence halls on Sunday, August 20.

    Parent Orientation Programs

    Saturday, August 19, through Monday, August 21, 2017

    Optional parent orientations will take place on the evenings of Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20, and all day on Monday, August 21. Note: Events occurring on Saturday will be repeated for students and parents checking in on Sunday. Students and parents who are scheduled to check in on Sunday will not miss any important information sessions. More details will be available after July 1, 2017.

    Travel and Lodging

    Review the visitor's information on this page to make your travel to The New School and your stay in New York City easy and enjoyable.

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