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. Please call the Office of Student Development and Activities at 212.229.5687 to register by telephone.
Events for parents take place August 18-20, 2016. The events taking place on August 21, 2016, are for students only.
Download the Welcome Weekend schedules for students (PDF) and parents (PDF). Please print a copy and bring it with you to campus. You can also access the schedules on your mobile device by downloading the Guidebook app.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.229.5372.
All attendees, including students and family members, must check in at the Welcome Weekend check-in table upon 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.
Freshmen whose last names begin with A-L and who live in student housing check in at their residence halls on August 18.
Freshmen whose last names begin with M-Z and who live in student housing check in at their residence halls on August 19.
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.
Here are a few links to make your travel to The New School and your stay in New York City easy and enjoyable.
Download the student and parent Welcome Weekend schedules. Please print a copy and bring it with you to campus.
Welcome Weekend Student Schedule (PDF) (Updated 8/18/16)
Welcome Weekend Parent Schedule (PDF) (Updated 8/18/16)
Welcome Weekend for Freshmen and Their Parents takes place Thursday, August 18, through Sunday, August 21, 2016.
It's not too late to register! Call the Office of Student Development and Activities at 212.229.5687 to register by phone.
If you still have questions about what you need to do before you arrive on campus, contact the individual offices or email email@example.com.
If you are a Parsons Paris student, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.