• 100 Years New

  • A century ago, daring professors in New York City walked out on an imperfect model of education, inspiring today’s New School community of scholars, creators, and activists to make their mark on the world. We ask the questions that lead to new questions, challenging the status quo. Our only constant is innovation. As we begin our second century of groundbreaking scholarship, bold creativity, and world-changing ideas, we are 100 years new.

    In celebrating The New School’s centennial, we’re opening our doors to communities here and around the world. Join us in exploring our legacy and learning how 1919 was the start of something new.   


  • The New School has always been a community of bold changemakers. To anchor a year of Centennial celebrations, we are opening the university doors October 1-6, 2019 for a weeklong festival of performances, talks and exhibitions that reflect on a century of world-changing scholarship, and look to the future to reimagine “the new”.

  • Dissenting opinions, groundbreaking courses, and progressive solutions are all part of The New School’s tradition of changemaking. Discover some of the pioneers, movements, and events that collectively tell our story of creative and intellectual innovation. 

  • A through-line of scholarly and creative innovation connects the events in our university’s compelling history. The New School Histories Project, created by faculty members Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore and university archivist Wendy Scheir, features archival material and essays that document The New School’s legacy of progressive thought and action. 

  • Whether you are a student investigating the launch of Earth Day here on campus or a journalist researching the university’s role in the American labor movement, you can find a wealth of historical and creative materials in the New School Archives. 

  • Show your school spirit and celebrate the century with new flair. Located in the University Center, The New Store will offer centennial-themed merchandise, including T-shirts and tote bags. You can also explore the store online at thenewstore.nyc. 

  • The New Century Campaign commemorates 100 years of outstanding scholarship and innovative design while securing a foundation for the next generation of changemakers. Support our talented students and faculty, research centers, and campus renovations in the heart of New York City. Invest in a new kind of future.   

  • The New School has been a community of change-makers courageously questioning the status quo for 100 years. We invite you to learn more about the university's distinctive academic and cultural contributions.   

  • #100YEARSNEW

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