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.

  • 2020-21 Academic Plan

  • Fall 2021: Safe Campus Reopening

    The New School is planning for a robust in‑person student experience both in and outside of the classroom starting in fall 2021 and beyond. Our goal is to re-open our New York City campus in fall 2021 for a return to in-person teaching and learning in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Our progress will be determined by the trajectory of the pandemic, the pace of the vaccination program, and official guidelines from the City and State of New York, all of which are developing in real time.

    Learn more about our plans

    Spring 2021: Online Learning at Lang 

    In spring 2021, Eugene Lang College continues to uphold its tradition of offering a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that engages with issues of global and personal importance, albeit in new and creative online formats. Our commitment to seminar pedagogy remains steadfast, as does our faculty’s dedication to individual engagement with each of our students.

    What makes Lang, Lang remains in place:

    • Civic engagement and social justice as core community values
    • Flexible, synchronous, student-centered seminar learning
    • Close faculty and staff advising to guide each student along their academic journey

    Key Features

    • In alignment with the university’s 2020-2021 academic plan, Lang continues to deliver all courses online and ensure students have the courses needed to make progress toward degree completion. 
    • There are limited university-wide curricular offerings that combine predominately online learning with an in-person component.
    • The university continues to take gradual, measured steps to expand access to select portions of campus for in-person learning, creative making, research, independent study, and artistic studies.
    • All students can find courses that faculty have designed to promote synchronous discussion, continuous feedback, and deep engagement with current issues and ideas.
    • All students still have the ability to cross and integrate subject areas to design their individual academic journey.
    • Lang is not offering performance-based or making classes in the spring semester but is offering several signature courses that use online modalities in innovative, interdisciplinary ways to highlight connections to NYC. One example is the Platform course, a new format The Arts has initiated this year. Platform courses have a public-facing webinar on Mondays and a seminar-style discussion on Wednesdays. The spring 2021 Platform course is Border as Method: Arts Platform.
    • All students have many opportunities to take part in co-curricular and social activities, including departmental programming, student-led organizations, and virtual internships that take learning beyond the classroom. Explore the Lang Remote experience. 
    • For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, all students will pay no more than the equivalent of two full-time semesters, no matter the sequence of their course of study. Read more information on tuition.

    Incoming Students

    • New students can take Lang’s foundation writing sequence, Writing the Essay I and II, as two intensive seven-and-a-half-week modules. As always, these courses are offered on a wide range of topics, such as queer cities and illness and healing.
    • New Lang students can also take a semester-long first-year seminar, also on a variety of topics. As always, these courses include regular meetings with First Year Fellows, peer leaders who provide mentorship and support on the transition to college.

    Please contact Admission if you have questions about starting your studies as a new Lang student:

    Continuing Students

    • Current Lang students can find the majority of their spring 2021 courses in place, with the exception of some making and performance-based courses. See the note about about the new Arts initiative, Platform courses, highlighting connections to New York City.

    Please contact Advising if you have questions about continuing your studies at Lang:

    University FAQ

    We understand you may have questions regarding how The New School community will be living, learning, and experiencing the university in the 2020-2021 academic year. Learn more in our FAQ.

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