Recent Updates: We're excited to begin the new academic year. More information about our health safety policies can be found on our COVID-19 Community Guide.

  • New School students live and study in the center of one of the world's most celebrated cities. See it for yourself by exploring our New York City campus or by joining one of our many online events and information sessions.

    The Welcome Center

    The Welcome Center

    Our Welcome Center building is located at 72 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of 13th Street, and is currently open to external visitors. Before visiting us in person, please familiarize yourself with the university's health and safety protocols:

    • All visitors must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccinationincluding a booster if eligible. 
    • The New School has partnered with CLEAR to use Health Pass, an online tool that safely and simply provides proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Before coming to campus, download the CLEAR app and enroll for free. 
    • Masking is required for some on-campus events. Check our event listings and confirmation and reminder emails for details. 

    We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and thank you in advance for helping us keep all members of our community safe. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Community Guide.

      For the fall term (beginning Tuesday, September 6), our in-person offerings include pre-scheduled admission counseling appointments and campus tours accommodating a maximum of nine prospective students with one guest each. Visitors without appointments can interact with Welcome Center staff in the Welcome Center lobby. 

      Those interested in learning more about our academic programs, admission requirements, or campus life are invited to connect online with a Welcome Center student assistant through our Welcome Center Virtual Desk. Virtual desk hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary.

      If you are unable to schedule an in-person tour, we encourage you to take our virtual tour and connect with us through one of our many additional online events. 

    • Admission Appointments

      The Office of Admission offers both online and in-person appointments for prospective applicants and family members who would like to meet individually with an admission counselor to identify best-fit programs and discuss the admission process.  

      Undergraduate (first-year and transfer) appointments

      Graduate and AAS appointments

      Upon checking in for an in-person event:

      • All visitors must be fully vaccinated and boosted and present proof of vaccination to the Welcome Center staff
      • Masking in all university buildings and indoor spaces is required.

      Admission Events

      We offer a full calendar of information sessions, open house events, off-site college and graduate school fairs, student panels and talks, portfolio reviews, and performing arts workshops.

      Undergraduate Admission Events

      Graduate Admission Events

      Special Group Tours

      School counselors, community and group leaders, and others interested in scheduling a special group tour should submit their request through our Special Tour Request Form. We are currently welcoming groups of 20 people or fewer to our campus. In accordance with the university's COVID policies, all visitors must provide proof of vaccination and booster and remain masked inside all university facilities. 

      Request a Special Group Tour

      Connect with Us

      If you would like to connect individually with an Admission counselor with questions about our programs, campus, or application process, please contact us by phone at 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040 or by email at [email protected].

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