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  • Welcome Weekend for Freshmen and Their Parents

    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.

    Please Note: Parsons AAS students and ESL + Design students (who are not entering their degree program in August 2015) should not attend Welcome Weekend for Freshmen. For more information, contact the English Language Studies office at elsc@newschool.edu or 212.229.5372.

    New Student Orientation

    All new students are expected to attend New Student Orientation, August 24–29, 2015.

    New Student Orientation immediately follows Welcome Weekend for Freshmen and Their Parents. Visit the New Student Orientation page for more information.

    Welcome Weekend for Freshmen and Their Parents

    Thursday, August 20, or Friday, August 21, through Sunday, August 23, 2015

    Please register for Welcome Weekend by completing this form.

    • Freshmen whose last names begin with A-L and who live in student housing check in on August 20.
      • A-F: check in between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
      • G-L: check in between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m.
    • Freshmen whose last names begin with M-Z and who live in student housing check in on August 21.
      • M-R: check in between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
      • S-Z: check in between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m.
    • All freshmen who do not live in student housing check in on August 21.

    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.