• New School Firsts

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  • First-generation college students enhance the experience of the larger New School community by bringing with them the characteristics of pride, resourcefulness, adaptability, persistence, and independence. Our mission is to provide spaces to cultivate these characteristics so that you flourish in a college setting. We look forward to providing you with advice and insight as you navigate your college experience by offering a series of workshops centered on financial literacy, student-faculty relationships, mental wellness, and academic readiness.

    Didn't state on your application that you're a First but want to let us know? Sign up!

    2019 National First-Generation College Student Day

    National First-Gen Day is November 8, 2019! Join us from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Lang Café (65 West 11th Street) for refreshments, socializing, and talks by first-gen faculty, staff, and students.

    Want to hear some of your fellow Firsts' stories? Watch these highlights of last year’s National First-Gen Day panel discussion.


    2019 Commencement Highlights

    We're so proud of our newly minted first-generation grads! On May 11, 2019, New School Firsts hosted a brunch at Wollman Hall to honor them. View our photos from the celebration.

  • Contact Us

    New School Firsts
    63 Fifth Avenue, Room 419
    212.229.8996
    nsfirsts@newschool.edu

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Undergraduate Adult Learners

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