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  • Welcome Weekend for Freshmen
    and Their Parents

    Thursday, August 18, or Friday, August 19, through Sunday, August 21, 2016

    Welcome Weekend is a special orientation for recent high school graduates and other incoming students with little or no college experience.

    If you have a room in a New School residence hall, you can move in during Welcome Weekend. There is also a program for parents during Welcome Weekend. Information sessions give you an overview of the resources and services available at The New School, and a variety of special events introduce you to New York, one of the most exciting and creative cities in the world. Welcome Weekend is about making connections with the university, other students, and New York City.

    Register for Welcome Weekend to reserve space for you and any family members who plan to attend.

    Events for parents take place August 18-20, 2016. The events taking place on August 21, 2016, are for students only.

    Please Note: Parsons AAS students, ESL + Design, and ESL + Music students who are not entering their degree program in August 2016 should not attend Welcome Weekend. For more information, contact the English Language Studies office at elsc@newschool.edu or 212.229.5372.

    Welcome Weekend Check-in

    All attendees, including students and family members, must check in at the Welcome Weekend check-in table upon arrival.

    • All freshmen who do not live in student housing check into Welcome Weekend on Friday, August 19.
    • Freshmen living in New School student housing check into Welcome Weekend on Thursday, August 18, or Friday, August 19, according to the student housing check-in schedule below. (You may check in to Welcome Weekend before or after checking in with Student Housing, on the day of your arrival.)

    The Welcome Weekend check-in table will be open on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

    Note: Events occurring on Thursday will be repeated for students and parents checking in on Friday. Those students who are scheduled to check in on Friday will not miss any important information sessions.

    Student Housing Check-in

    Freshmen whose last names begin with A-L and who live in student housing check in at their residence halls on August 18.

    • A-F: check in between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
    • G-L: check in between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

    Freshmen whose last names begin with M-Z and who live in student housing check in at their residence halls on August 19.

    • M-R: check in between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
    • S-Z: check in between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

    New Student Orientation

    All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation from Monday, August 22, through Saturday, August 27, 2016. New Student Orientation immediately follows Welcome Weekend for Freshmen and Their Parents. Visit the New Student Orientation page for more information.

    Travel and Lodging

    Here are a few links to make your travel to The New School and your stay in New York City easy and enjoyable.