Recent Updates: Visit our COVID-19 Community Guide for information about in-person teaching and learning this fall. 

  • Student Arrival for the Start of Fall 2021 

    Vaccinated students will be required to submit their vaccine record, complete COVID-19 testing, and provide a negative result 7 days prior to accessing campus buildings and services. Students traveling from other countries will also need to follow the CDC’s pre-travel testing requirements

    Students who are living in countries without access to WHO-authorized vaccines should plan to arrive early in New York to help ensure they can be vaccinated before the start of the fall semester. These students will need to complete the following steps in order to access campus buildings and services:

    • Complete a COVID-19 test within three days before you travel to New York.
    • Begin a 7-day quarantine period upon arrival in New York.
    • Exit quarantine to complete a COVID-19 test on day 4 in New York.
    • Take a PCR COVID-19 test and submit your test results to shsportal.newschool.edu (typically received within one to three days of test date).
    • If your test results are negative, exit quarantine on day 8.
    • Begin a two-dose vaccine series or get the single dose vaccine on day 8, when you exit quarantine.
    • Students arriving from outside the U.S. who need to complete their COVID vaccines upon arrival must submit their immunization documentation via the Student Health Services (SHS) portal immediately upon receiving their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or their first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in order to receive provisional clearance to access campus buildings and services. Students who are receiving a two dose vaccine series must also submit their vaccine documentation again upon completion of their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
    • Receive clearance from Student Health Services (SHS) to access campus buildings, including the residential halls. This can take up to 2 days. 

    Students Arriving from Outside the United States

    F-1 and J-1 students traveling from outside of the United States are strongly encouraged to also take the following steps:

    Late Arrival

    We know that some students may have difficulty arriving on time. Most programs will be able to support a late arrival for international students who are having difficulty securing a visa. However, to begin their studies in person before the end of the add/drop period (September 13), students should arrive no later than August 30 to be able to complete health and safety protocols (quarantine, mandatory testing, and/or pursuing vaccination).

    If you are not able to travel to the U.S. on or before August 30, contact your academic advisor to discuss the options available to you. Online courses or alternate remote learning options are available in most programs for those students not able to secure a visa in order to arrive in the U.S. by August 30 to begin classes in person by September 13. 

    Travel During Fall 2021 Semester 

    With the start of the fall semester, we hope to return to as much regular activity as possible for students, faculty, and staff. This includes domestic and international travel for various reasons including teaching and learning, scholarship, creative practice, and business purposes. 

    Allowable Travel 

    • There are no limitations on domestic travel for academic or business purposes. Faculty, students, and staff who travel domestically must adhere to all local, state, and CDC guidelines for travel and quarantine and should practice an abundance of caution to mitigate any spread of the pandemic.  
    • Individual faculty may travel internationally for academic purposes including creative projects, conferences, teaching, and research. If doing so, they must adhere to all local, state, CDC, and WHO guidelines for travel and quarantine -- both in the location abroad and upon returning home -- and should practice an abundance of caution to mitigate any spread of the pandemic. Given its limited resources, the university cannot provide support or travel assistance for any faculty member to repatriate to the U.S.

    • Students accepted to a New School approved semester-long study abroad program offered through an exchange partner or affiliated third-party provider will be allowed to travel to and participate in their program. Participating students will receive updated policies and procedures to follow, and will be required to sign a release form acknowledging that the university will not be able to guarantee support or travel assistance for any student to repatriate to their home country.

    Following any travel during the semester and/or holiday breaks (except for commuting to class from neighboring states), anyone returning to The New School will be required to complete two PCR COVID-19 tests: the first test on the day they arrive in New York City and a second test 4 days after that. Vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine, but unvaccinated international students and students with a valid medical or religious exemption must quarantine for 7 days in addition to completing re-entry testing. Students who receive a positive test result must remain in their room or home and email covidtesting@newschool.edu for further instructions.

    Travel Restrictions

    Out of an abundance of caution, the university is continuing the following travel restrictions for the fall semester.

    • International business-related travel, such as recruitment travel, is suspended through the end of the fall 2021 semester. Consistent with this decision, international travel of this type will not be paid for or reimbursed by the university during this period.  

    • University-sponsored and/or organized international travel to countries by groups for academic study or projects, research, conferences, or events is suspended until the end of the fall 2021 semester. Consistent with this decision, international travel of this type will not be paid for or reimbursed by the university during this period.  

    • University-supported student travel outside of the U.S. for academic purposes is suspended through the end of the fall 2021 semester. 

    If any of these travel restrictions affect grant-funded projects and modifications are needed please contact the Office of Research Support so they can work with the faculty lead and grant sponsor on appropriate modifications. 

    Travel Restriction Exemption Requests

    There may be very specific instances for which an exception to these temporary restrictions would be considered. If you believe you have a unique situation that may warrant an exception, you may request a review.

    If you are requesting a travel exemption for a grant-funded project, please also notify the Office of Research Support so they can ensure that the grant sponsor does not have any additional travel restrictions of their own in place. 

  • Contact Us

    Admitted Students & Families
    admission@newschool.edu

    New & Continuing Students
    studentsuccess@newschool.edu

    International Student & Scholar Services
    iss@newschool.edu

    Student Health Services
    shs@newschool.edu

    Academic Advising
    Contact Your Advisor

    Student Support & Advocacy
    studentsupport@newschool.edu 

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