• New Student Orientation

    New Student Orientation for new on-campus undergraduate and graduate students beginning their studies in the fall 2018 semester takes place from Sunday, August 19, through Sunday, August 26. All new students are expected to attend. Orientation is about making connections with the university, other students, and New York City. The week is full of activities and events that will introduce students to New School life, campus services and resources, their classmates and future collaborators, and all that awaits them here. Incoming students and families must sign up for Orientation.

    How to Register for Orientation

    First, read your school’s instructions below, which explain the events that are required by the university and your academic program. Then create a free account at RegPack to submit your preferences for the events you wish to attend throughout Orientation Week and Welcome Week(end). Be sure to include your required events! Family members can create their own free RegPack accounts to sign up for special sessions just for families. If you have any questions or need additional assistance with registering for Orientation, please email orientation@newschool.edu.

    Orientation Registration Instructions

    College of Performing Arts

    Eugene Lang School of Liberal Arts

    The New School for Social Research

    Parsons School of Design

    Schools of Public Engagement

    Once You Arrive

    You will receive your printed, finalized orientation schedule and your welcome kit when you arrive on campus.

    Residence Hall Check-In

    Move-in dates are Sunday, August 19, and Monday, August 20, 2018. Students will receive an email with their assigned move-in date, along with more details, later in the summer.

    International Students

    All new international undergraduate students will receive a special invitation, sent to their New School email address, to register for the International Student Experience Program (space is limited), as well as special instructions for checking in to the residence halls. Be sure to check additional Orientation information for new international students.

    New School Firsts

    At The New School, first-generation college students are proudly called “New School Firsts.” These are students who have identified themselves as coming from families in which neither parent has earned a four-year undergraduate degree. These students will receive an invitation, sent to their New School email addresses, to attend a pre-Orientation program, as well as special instructions for checking in to the residence halls.

    Parent and Family Orientation

    Parents and families are invited to attend special programs during Orientation. Attendees will learn from administrators, faculty members, and current students about ways they can help support their students’ academic and personal success.

    Family members can create their own free RegPack accounts to sign up for special sessions just for families. To stay abreast of important dates, visit our Parents and Families page.

    Travel and Lodging

    Visitor information is available to help make your travel to The New School and your stay in New York City easy and enjoyable.

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