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  • The 2020 University Commencement will be held virtually on Friday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, and will include:

    • Pre-ceremony activities starting at 11:00 a.m.
    • An interactive digital photo gallery of graduates
    • Remarks by University President Dr. Dwight A. McBride
    • A student performance 
    • Student speakers and emcees
    • Special guests
    • Recognition of our newly minted graduates
    • Conferral of degrees
    • A post-ceremony virtual celebration

    Digital Graduate Photo Gallery

    You can now submit your photo for the digital photo gallery. Follow the link in the Graduate Gallery section of the Virtual Commencement site to share some facts about yourself, review the photo guidelines, and upload your picture by Friday, May 1. All photos submitted for inclusion in the gallery should be appropriate for our friends and extended families, including grandparents and children. Students whose directory information is public and who do not submit a picture by May 1 may have their New School ID photo presented instead. To decline the use of your ID photo in the digital gallery, please contact commencement@newschool.edu.  

    Cap and Gown Orders

    A cap and gown is an important signifier of your transition from student to alumnus or alumna, and we know that many students would like their cap and gown to keep as a memento, pose in for photos, or wear when we come together to honor you in person. To help you make memories, and in recognition of the great flexibility this period has required of you, The New School would like to purchase your cap and gown. The cap and gown order page is open now through May 15. Scroll down to the Cap and Gown section at the bottom of the Virtual Commencement ceremony page to order yours free of charge. Although we cannot guarantee that your cap and gown will arrive by May 15, we will make every effort to deliver them to you as quickly as possible.

    FAQ

    Please visit our FAQ page to learn more about the 2020 University Commencement. 

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Undergraduates

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.

Graduates

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

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