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Official page of The New School, a legendary university in downtown New York City.

The New School is a legendary progressive university in New York City offering degree and nondegree programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.

Operating as usual

Photos from The New School's post 02/16/2024

The New Store has two exciting initiatives to celebrate the artistry and creativity of our community!

Recyclemania Drive: give your well-loved shirts a second life by donating until Feb 29 for your clothes to be upcycled.

Community Market: is now taking applications for the spring 2024 market. If you're an artist hoping to sell your work, use the application in our bio. Applications due by March 1.

Photos from The New School's post 02/09/2024

The BFA Fashion Design program ( ) hosted the minds and designers behind FX's Feud: Capote vs. The Swans for a panel session this January. Executive Producer Ryan Murphy, Producer and Costume Designer Lou Eyrich, and Zac Posen, designer of the Swans' Black and White Ball Gowns joined BFA Fashion Design Director Marie Genevieve Cyr for a panel to discuss the creating of the show and costuming.

Photos from The New School's post 01/24/2024

Pick up your free reusable water bottle now through March 1 in an effort to help eliminate single-use plastics on our campus!

You can pick up your water bottle Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6pm at several locations - check our highlights for more info! Also check out our stories and highlights for a map of all of the new water refill stations around campus!

Want to make your water bottle unique? Stop by the Oasis events today and tomorrow in the University Center to learn about the water crisis and customize your bottle:
🌟Wednesday - Presentation from 10:30 - 11 am | Giveaways & decoration from 11am - 6pm
🌟Thursday - Presentation from 11:30am - 12pm | Giveaways & decoration from 12pm - 6pm


Ten days left until classes are back in session! We hope you are enjoying your winter break.

Photos from The New School's post 10/31/2023

It's Halloween, and we can't help but fall head over heels for these adorable pets dressed up for the occasion 🎃🥸🍭
Thank you to all of our New School community members who sent us your fantastic photos of your furry friends!


As a reminder, resources for those struggling in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict are available. Students who need support can email [email protected].

Welcome to the Start of the New Academic Year! 08/28/2023

Interim President Shalala shared a message welcoming students, faculty and staff back to The New School for another academic year. See her full message:

Welcome to the Start of the New Academic Year! A Message from Dr. Donna E. Shalala, Interim President Welcome to the new academic year. My favorite place on earth is the beginning of the school year on a college […]


We are pleased to share that, beginning August 15th, Dr. Donna E. Shalala will begin her term as the Interim President of The New School.

Dr. Shalala brings decades of leadership experience in higher education and government to her role. She served as President of the University of Miami, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and President of Hunter College of the City University of New York. She has also served in the U.S. government. For eight years, she was President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, and most recently, she was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida’s 27th Congressional District.

She is also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights; and a National Public Service Award.

“I am deeply honored by the opportunity to join this extraordinary institution,” said Dr. Shalala. “The New School has a unique and distinguished role in American higher education, developing students who will have an impact on the world and boldly address the most pressing social issues of our time. I am excited to join the university and look forward to what we will accomplish together.”

To learn more, read the full blog post:

Photos from The New School for Social Research's post 06/22/2023

We are excited to share the 2023 The New School for Social Research Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award recipients!


Walking to class while counting down the days til the end of the semester ⏳




Looking for the light at the end of finals.


ICYMI our Mannes Orchestra played at Alice Tully Hall earlier this month, performing a symphonic Adolphus Hailstork, a New York premiere by Zhou Tian, a New York premiere by Jennifer Higdon featuring Valerie Coleman, and the second-ever public performance of the long-lost and overlooked Black American composer and violinist John Thomas Douglass’s Pilgrim Overture, in a newly orchestrated score by Philip Ewell. 🎻


It's spring break, and it's starting to feel like spring in the city.


Love just a little bit of snow 🌨️❄️


The Bill Chats series continues with The New School’s Presidential Visiting Scholar Bill T. Jones in conversation with American poet, legal scholar, educator and prison reform advocate, Reginald Dwayne Betts.

Free to New School students, faculty, and staff. Reserve your tickets:


Headed out to explore the city!


Perfect weather to enjoy NYC this week! 🏙


Never too busy during the semester to say hi to Gnarls! ❤️


Exploring creativity in the making center 🎨🖌


The Bill Chats series continues with The New School’s Presidential Visiting Scholar Bill T. Jones in conversation with Bessie Award-winning theater director and performance artist Niegel Smith and curator, producer.

Learn more in the link in bio


Join Presidential Visiting Scholar, Bill T. Jones for a conversation with Kamilah Forbes & Neigel Smith on January 30th from 7 to 8:30 PM. For tickets and more information visit:


Welcome back and welcome to new students!




We love these glimpses of NYC history around every corner!


Getting out of the rain this week like 🛴

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Our Story

Located in New York City, our university takes full advantage of its location in one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. Our colleges include Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris.

Since our founding in 1919, The New School has redrawn and redefined the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center. Our rigorous, multidimensional environment dissolves walls between disciplines and helps nurture progressive minds. At our university, students have the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world.

With leading-edge faculty and world-renowned alumni, we are committed to developing students who will have an impact on the world and solve the most pressing social issues of our time.

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