Recent Updates: The New School has plans to re-open its New York City campus for in-person teaching and learning in fall 2021. Please check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more.

  • We recommend that all members of our community review the university’s Spring 2021 Return to Campus Plan for guidelines that will help ensure safety when an on-campus presence is necessary.

    Please note: Students who have had COVID-19 within 90 days of travel do not need to quarantine upon returning to campus or their living space. 

    Entering New York State

    Faculty and Staff

    All faculty and staff traveling to campus from outside New York after spending more than 24 hours in a U.S. state other than PA, NJ, CT, MA and VT, or in a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 country, are required to follow the guidelines in the New York State travel advisory. If individuals are returning from states with significant community spread, there may be a required quarantine period.

    Students

    Students who are fully vaccinated for 2 weeks to 3 months after receiving their vaccine are not required to quarantine prior to visiting campus but must send their COVID-19 immunization record to shs@newschool.edu.

    Those who are not fully vaccinated (received their vaccine less than 2 weeks or more than 3 months prior to traveling) must quarantine for 10 days before visiting campus. On day 7 of their quarantine period, students must complete a binx self-collection nasal swab test kit, which is available for pick-up at the University Center. If their results are negative, they may exit quarantine on day 11. For students who are not able to pick up a test kit from campus, please email covidtesting@newschool.edu to discuss alternative testing options. 

    International Travel to New York

    If you are a new international student, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services website to learn about any additional regulations related to entering the U.S., international student check-in, and other important information. 

    F-1 and J-1 students traveling from outside of the United States are strongly encouraged to also take the following steps:

    Students who are fully vaccinated for more than 2 weeks and up to 3 months after receiving their COVID-19 vaccine are not required to quarantine prior to visiting campus but must send their COVID-19 immunization record to shs@newschool.edu.

    Those who are not fully vaccinated (received their vaccine less than 2 weeks or more than 3 months prior to traveling) must quarantine for 10 days before visiting campus. On day 7 of their quarantine period, students must complete a binx self-collection nasal swab test kit, which is available for pick-up at the University Center. If their results are negative, they may exit quarantine on day 11. For students who are not able to pick up a test kit from campus, please email covidtesting@newschool.edu to discuss alternative testing options 

    Leaving New York During the Semester

    We urge students to follow the extensive guidance from health and government officials when considering travel outside of New York during the semester, including during university breaks. Those who have been fully vaccinated for more than 2 weeks and up to 3 months are not required to quarantine prior to visiting campus after travel.

    In the event students must travel, those who are not fully vaccinated (received their COVID-19 vaccine less than 2 weeks or more than 3 months prior to traveling) must quarantine for 10 days upon their return to New York and prior to returning to campus. On day 7 of their post-travel quarantine, students are required to complete a binx self-collection nasal swab test kit, which is available for pick-up at the University Center. If their test results are negative, they may exit quarantine on day 11. For students who are not able to pick up a test kit from campus, please email covidtesting@newschool.edu to discuss alternative testing options. 

    Summer 2021 Travel

    International Travel for Student Activities

    While we have hoped that the global pandemic would have subsided by the beginning of 2021, the COVID-19 virus continues to surge worldwide, and our top priority remains to keep our community members safe and secure in the face of health and travel safety risks imposed by the COVID-19 virus. We therefore ask all members of The New School community to be aware of and adhere to our Summer 2021 International Travel Policies for Student Travel Activities. This document addresses the following topics:

    • Summer 2021 study abroad programs
    • Faculty/staff-led travel programs and university grant-funded travel activities
    • Research/fieldwork and conference attendance/presentation
    • International internships
    • Independent study elsewhere
    • Other international travel
    • Risk assessment protocols
    • Scope of New School travel health and safety response
    • COVID-19 health and safety advice during international travel

    Study Abroad

    Students accepted to a New School approved semester-long study abroad program offered through an exchange partner or affiliated third-party provider will be allowed to travel to and participate in the study abroad program. Participating students will receive updated policies and procedures to sign and follow, and will be required to sign a release form acknowledging that the university will not be able to guarantee support or travel assistance for any student to repatriate to their home country. See the Summer 2021 Policies for details.

    Faculty and Staff Travel Restrictions

    Considering the current evolving situation with COVID-19 around the world, The New School will continue its suspension of:

    • International business-related travel through the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • University-sponsored and/or organized international travel by groups for academic study or projects, research, conferences, or events through the end of the academic year.

    Consistent with this decision, international travel of this type will not be paid for or reimbursed by the university during this period.

    There may be rare specific instances for which an exception to this temporary policy would be considered. If you believe you have a unique situation that may warrant an exception, you may request a review via your executive dean or vice president.

    Faculty Research Travel

    Individual faculty may travel internationally for academic study, projects, or research however they must adhere to all local, state, CDC, and WHO guidelines for travel and quarantine — both in the location abroad and upon returning home — and should be extremely cautious not to contribute in any way to the spread of the pandemic. Given its limited resources, the university cannot provide support or travel assistance for any faculty member to repatriate to the U.S.

    Global Offsite Program

    Students participating in the fall Global Offsite Program should contact globaloffsite@newschool.edu with any questions about exiting the fall program as well as safety protocols and program logistics.

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