• Choosing to live in on-campus housing gives you a unique opportunity to actively engage in the residence hall community, where you will grow as a student and a leader. There are many opportunities to connect with other students, share ideas, learn new skills, have a voice on campus, and create innovative change for the New School community.

    Resident Advisors

    The 2019-2020 RA application has closed. It will reopen in fall 2019. Resident Advisor offer letters will be distributed on Friday, March 15, 2019.

    Head Residents

    Head Residents are graduate students, preferably with RA experience, who live and work in the residence halls. Reporting to the Area Coordinators and assisting with RA supervision and large residence hall management, Head Residents are essential para-professional members of our professional staff team.

    1. Submit your application online by March 22, 2019.
    2. If you're invited to move forward, there will be first-round and second-round interviews.
    3. Positions begin May 19, 2019, for summer 2019 and August 4, 2019, for academic year 2019-2020.

    All Head Resident inquiries can be sent to headrselection@newschool.edu. Info sessions will be held specifically for Head Resident selection each of the following Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. at 72 Fifth Avenue, in the 3rd floor conference room:

    • January 24
    • February 7
    • February 21
    • March 7
    • March 14

    Hall Council

    Hall Council is a student-led organization that gives residents living on campus a voice in shaping their community. As a Hall Council member, you'll have a variety of opportunities to remain active and engaged. You can attend meetings, plan programs, facilitate community development activities, and advocate for the residential population in the residence halls. Hall Council participation gives you the ability to foster an inclusive, engaging, and supportive environment that includes your voice and your input.

  • Special Interest Communities

    A Special Interest Community or Collective (SIC) is a group of students in a residence who share academic, personal, social, and/or cultural interests.

    • A collective is a community group within a residence hall that functions as a resource and collaborative space for the entire building.
    • A community is similar in function but is specific to a single floor in a residence hall.

    SICs provide an opportunity for residents to take part in leading their community in residential education around a shared interest while embracing the department's three pillars of safety, scholarship, and community.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.