Parsons Paris classes will be conducted online beginning October 30, 2020, with only limited activities taking place on campus starting on November 2, 2020. Learn More 
Students are encouraged to consult the Parsons Paris 20-21 Academic Plan.

  • 20-21 Academic Year

  • As part of The New School, Parsons Paris is a community of innovators dedicated to new approaches, new ways of thinking, and new solutions. Today we are called to live these values, to bring our campus and community together in inspiring new ways, and to re-imagine our educational experience in the 2020–2021 academic year. As we all continue to confront the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, one thing remains constant: the value of a New School education.

    The Fall 2020 semester runs from August 31 to December 18, with courses delivered in a hybrid format, combining online and on-campus learning.  In-person learning resumed on October 5. Following President Macron's announcement in a national televised address on October 28, all universities, including Parsons Paris, will deliver instruction online starting Friday morning, October 30, with limited activities requiring access to specialized equipment or materials held on campus. 

    Teaching and Learning

    Program directors and faculty adapted curricula taking into account the specific content of each course to ensure a rigorous and relevant learning experience.

    Student Services

    Throughout the semester, all students will be able to access Student Success and services including the English Writing Lab, ESL, French tutoring, immigration, healthcare and insurance support, counseling, academic advising, career advising, and housing. 

    Future Updates

    The spring semester will begin on January 18, and most classes will start online. A limited number of classes that require access to specialized equipment will be held in person. Students will have access to campus starting January 11 for equipment use; details of process and hours will be shared in early January.

    Program directors and coordinators will communicate more detailed information about course delivery for spring 2021. Our goal is to enable students to attend classes in person as soon as possible while respecting the French government mandate. While we look forward to being back on campus for classes, we will continue to support students wherever they may be located during the spring semester.

    This plan may change depending on the development of the pandemic and the mandates from the French government.

    This page was last updated on November 25, 2020. We will continue to update this information as needed. 

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