The New School’s Emergency Management plan establishes the policies,
procedures, and organizational structure to respond to, control, and
recover from disruptions and emergency situations in every realm of
campus life and operations.
- Residence Hall Use:
Resident Advisors and Residence Hall Directors have detailed procedures
for handling any and all situations that might involve disruption or
danger in university residence buildings. Students will be guided by
housing staff in the event of an emergency. If any housing unit
becomes uninhabitable, students can be moved to other dormitories or to
hotel rooms in the area. Food services can be adjusted to accommodate
- Classroom Use:
Room-scheduling software allows pinpointing the use of every classroom
at each time of the day. Thus The New School has the ability to adjust
to problems in one building by quickly finding space in other
facilities. Also, through good relationships with nearby colleges and
schools, The New School can arrange for use of off-campus facilities if
needed to achieve an uninterrupted schedule of classes. Our computer
network allows individuals to sign on and perform their work from
almost any location.
- Major Power Loss: In
the event of a major, campus-wide outage, the university has emergency
generator capabilities at Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street. During a
major power loss, information will be disseminated to all members of
the community at all university housing, classrooms, and administrative
offices via direct visits, informational posters, and any other means
necessary. Central locations, such as the List courtyard, will be
announced as gathering points for further information.
As long as phone service is available, the university’s 24-hour
University Advisory Message can be accessed by calling 212-229-7008 for
news and the status of any interruption of the status quo on campus.
If Internet service is available, up-to-date information concerning any
interruptions or changes in campus routine will be posted on www.newschool.edu.