Recent Updates: The New School has plans to re-open its New York City campus for in-person teaching and learning in fall 2021. Please check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus. Learn more.

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  • The health and safety of our community and the neighbors with whom we interact are our top priority. This website serves as the central information hub to keep all members of our community informed of updates, policies, and protocols on the evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Our gradual return to campus is conducted in compliance with best practices as outlined in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s guidelines for colleges and universities in New York. While not all risk can be eliminated, the evidence tells us that with appropriate precautionary measures we can collectively implement and enforce as a campus community, we can reduce those risks. That premise underlies our approach. 

    Safe Campus Reopening: Fall 2021 and Beyond

    The New School is planning for a robust in‑person student experience both inside and outside the classroom starting in fall 2021 and beyond. With safety protocols remaining in place, we anticipate returning to on-campus teaching and learning, reopening all residence halls, resuming dining services, and expanding access to other campus spaces and facilities.

    The university has established a COVID Coordination Group to lead the university’s return to campus planning. More information is available here.

    Further information is available in our Fall 2021 FAQ.

    Parsons Paris Campus

    Information about our Paris campus is available on the Parsons Paris website.

  • Guiding Principles

    Our plan for a phased reopening of on-campus activities is guided by three core principles:

    • Protecting the health and safety of the entire New School community — students, faculty, and staff — and the neighbors with whom we interact.
    • Maintaining the highest-quality teaching, learning, research, and cultural expression in every college, department, and specialty.
    • Ensuring equitable access to classes and other learning activities for all students.

    Our Shared Responsibility 

    Taking steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection is a shared responsibility and every member of our community must do their part to help keep each other safe. We recommend that all members of our community review the university’s Spring 2021 Campus Plan for guidelines that will help ensure safety when an on-campus presence is necessary.

    Students who violate or disregard the university’s health and safety guidelines will be referred for disciplinary action through the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

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    Please visit your college’s remote website for specific resources and information related to your studies.

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