Parsons Paris

  • Campus Status

    In a national televised address on April 13, 2020, President Macron announced that all universities in France will remain closed until September 2020.

    Remote instruction has been adapted to each program to ensure the continuity of students' learning in this context. The school's administrative team remains available to support staff and faculty as they work and coordinate with students. 

    Please see our Coronavirus FAQ for specific information about how the current public health situation affects Parsons Paris.

    Admission Information

    Our admissions team is mobilized and continues to work with Fall 2020 applicants. Please see the COVID-19 Updates and Frequently Asked Questions on our New Student Information page if you have questions about how COVID-19 affects you as a prospective or admitted student, and visit our Admission Events page to learn more about Parsons Paris from videos, virtual tours and upcoming webinars.  

    Fall 2020 Incoming Students

    As our new students plan for  the next academic year, and the university continues to follow guidance from government and health officials, we are offering a hybrid first semester program for First Year students to facilitate your academic year, wherever you may be and until you arrive at our Parsons Paris campus. 

  • Undergraduate Students

    The first semester of the First Year will be a 15-week hybrid program, with 7 weeks online followed by 8 weeks on campus in Paris. The new school year will start with a virtual orientation on August 28 and proceed according to the below details: 

    Monday, August 31 to Friday, October 16 - Weeks 1 through 7:  All students will take classes online. Any student who is in Paris and wishes to use Parsons Paris facilities may do so. All students will have access to our services and will work closely with our advising and entire Student Success team.

    Monday, October 26 to Friday, December 18 - Weeks 8 through 15: All students will be on campus and continue their academic year and curriculum together. 

    We will host a special orientation week to introduce students to Paris from October 19 to October 23, including cultural activities and field trips for newly arrived students and those already on campus.Please look for more information from API to deposited students for updates about housing availability and move-in dates.

    Graduate Students

    Campus will open September 1 pending any new guidance from the French authorities. Students who are currently in Paris, and those who can arrive before October 5 will be able to use the facilities. The Fall semester will be a 15-week hybrid program, with online instruction until October 2, followed by classes on campus in Paris as detailed below:

    Friday, August 28 - Online Student Success + Academic Orientation

    Monday, August 31 to Friday, October 2 - Weeks 1 through 5:  All students will take classes online. All students will have access to our services and will work closely with our advising and the entire Student Success team.

    Monday, October 5 - Onsite Student Success Orientation

    Monday, October 5 to Friday, December 18 - Weeks 6 through 15: All students will be on campus in person, and continue their academic year and curriculum together.

    Week of Monday, October 19 to Saturday, October 24 - Orientation week on campus in Paris with field trips and cultural activities. (Optional for MA Fashion Studies students)

    Please note that our preferred vendor, API, will contact students who deposit for enrollment to update them about housing availability and move-in dates.

  • Fall 2020 Returning Students

    On April 13, the French President announced that universities would remain closed until September and the Schengen borders will not reopen for several months. In light of these announcements, the Fall semester has been adjusted as follows.

    Campus will open September 1 pending any new guidance from the French authorities. Students who are currently in Paris, and those who can arrive before October 5 will be able to use the facilities. 

    Naturally, whether in Paris or not during the month of September, all students will be able to access Student Success and services either in person or remotely: advising, careers and internships, counseling, housing, visas, etc.

  • Dates

    1. The academic year will start as planned on August 31.
    2. From August 31 to October 2, all classes will be delivered online.
    3. Classes will resume onsite starting on October 5, and will end as planned on December 18
    4. The Fall break has been rescheduled to the week of October 19.

    Teaching and Learning

    We know from this Spring’s experience that some courses are more adaptable to an online environment than others. Studios in particular pose specific challenges when delivered online. As a result, Program Directors and Faculty are adapting the curriculum depending on the specific content of each course. Courses will be offered in various delivery formats such as:

    • Intensive online for 7 weeks
    • Hybrid with 7 weeks online and 8 weeks onsite or 5 weeks online and 10 weeks onsite
    • Intensive onsite for 8 to 10 weeks

  • Faculty Information - Spring 2020 

    The following information concerning teaching, grading, attendance, support, and more is available to Parsons Paris faculty. New information will be posted below and faculty informed via email. If you have any questions, please contact: millse@newschool.edu

    New School University page on the Coronavirus
    Remote Teaching Resources for Spring 2020
    Spring 2020 Grading Policy - POLICY UPDATE
    Spring 2020 Grading - FAQ
    Meaningful Participation - POLICY UPDATE

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