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  • The 2018 University Commencement is happening Friday, May 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens. Tickets are not needed for this event.

    Directions

    Mass Transit

    Use mass transit to make your trip to the venue convenient and cost-effective.

    By Subway

    The 7 train provides easy service from Grand Central Terminal to Mets-Willets Point Station, including connections for all Metro-North Trains from Westchester and Connecticut. Service is also available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

    The MTA website provides complete schedules and information about the most convenient ways to get the venue.

    By Long Island Rail Road

    LIRR provides service to Mets-Willets Point Station from Woodside, and convenient connections from Penn Station for New Jersey Transit customers. For guests with disabilities, get off the LIRR train at 61st/Woodside Station and transfer to the 7 train. Take the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point Station.

    Driving

    Updated information may be available via Google Maps.

    To save time, use either the Van Wyck Expressway and Exit 12A - College Point Blvd or the Long Island Expressway (LIE/I-495) and Exit 22B – College Point Blvd.

    From Manhattan

    Take the RFK Bridge (formerly Triborough) to the Grand Central Parkway East. Exit the Grand Central Parkway East at Exit 9E – I-678/RT-25A East/Northern Boulevard East. Stay to the left and follow to the Van Wyck Expressway South. Exit the Van Wyck Expressway South at Exit 12A – College Point Blvd. Follow signs to US Open Parking.

    From Brooklyn

    Option 1: Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE/I-278) East to the Grand Central Parkway East. Exit the Grand Central Parkway East at Exit 9E – I-678/ RT -25A East/Northern Boulevard East. Take the RT-25A East/Northern Boulevard East exit ramp toward the Mets stadium. At the 1st traffic light off the exit ramp, make a right onto Shea Road. Follow signs to US Open Parking.

    Option 2: Take the Jackie Robinson Parkway to the Van Wyck Expressway North. Exit the Van Wyck Expressway at Exit 12A. Continue straight on to College Point Blvd. Follow signs to US Open Parking.

    From Long Island

    Take the Long Island Expressway (LIE/I-495) West to Exit 22B - College Point Blvd. At first light, make a right on College Point Blvd. Follow signs to US Open Parking.

    From Westchester and Connecticut

    Option 1: Take I-95 to the Whitestone Bridge to the Whitestone Expressway South. Stay to the left and take the Van Wyck Expressway. Exit the Van Wyck Expressway South at Exit 12A – College Point Blvd. Follow signs to US Open Parking.

    Option 2: Take I-95 to the Throgs Neck Bridge to I-295/Clearview Expressway South. Exit I-295/Clearview Expressway South at Exit 4 – Long Island Expressway (LIE/I-495) West. Take the Long Island Expressway (LIE/I-495) West to Exit 22B - College Point Blvd. At the first light, make a right on College Point Blvd. Follow signs to US Open Parking.

    From Northern New Jersey

    Option 1: Take the George Washington Bridge to the Harlem River Drive, then to the RFK Bridge (formerly Triborough). Follow the directions from Manhattan above.

    Option 2: Take the George Washington Bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway, then to the Whitestone Bridge. Take the Whitestone Expressway South. Stay to the left and take the Van Wyck Expressway. Exit the Van Wyck Expressway South at Exit 12A – College Point Blvd. Follow signs to US Open Parking.

    From Southern New Jersey

    Take the Verrazano Bridge to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278) East to the Grand Central Parkway East. Follow the directions from Brooklyn above.

    Parking

    There is a $25 fee for guest parking in the Citi Field lots near the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. We strongly encourage the use of mass transit. It is easy, safe, low cost, and environmentally sustainable. Taking the subway is faster than driving to the stadium from most parts of New York City.

    If you plan to park your car, please use the following name and address of the parking area to accurately navigate your way.

    Citi Southfield Parking Area
    120-01 Roosevelt Avenue
    Corona, NY 11368

    Accessible Seating

    Accessible seating is available at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Accessible vertical access is provided via ramps and elevators, with escalators offering additional convenience for ambulatory guests. Wheelchair-accessible seating is provided off both the lower and the upper concourses of Arthur Ashe Stadium. For more information, or if students or guests have any special needs, please contact Student Disability Services at 212.229.5626 or studentdisability@newschool.edu at least three weeks before the university commencement ceremony.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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