Fall 2019 Family Weekend

Fall 2019 Family Weekend

Join us October 4-6 for The New School’s Family Weekend!

Family Weekend is a chance for families to celebrate their students, see the university, meet each other, and learn more about how they can support their students at The New School.

Create your schedule for these events, and all of our Festival of New events, via Sched. In order to attend the Boat Cruise, you must fill out our Google form.

Celebrating #100YearsNew

Join us from October 1-6 as we celebrate The New School's Centennial!

The New School was founded a century ago in New York City by a small group of prominent American intellectuals and educators who set out to create a new kind of academic institution.

Now #100YearsNew, we will celebrate by opening the university doors October 1-6, 2019, for a weeklong festival of performances, talks and exhibitions that reflect on a century of world-changing scholarship and look to the future to reimagine “the new."

Learn more about our Centennial and how to sign up for Festival of New events.

Friday, October 4, 2019

New School Families Boat Cruise

Come aboard with Student Success as we sail around the New York Harbor and take in the sights: Pier 83 and the west side, Jersey City, downtown, and of course, Lady Liberty. Lunch will be served.

NY Water Taxi Pier 83 (12th Ave. and 42nd St.)

Boarding at 1:00 p.m.

Returns at 4:30 p.m.

Note: Up to 150 students and family members will be able to attend this special trip around the New York Harbor. You will receive a confirmation of your REQUEST upon completing this form. Confirmation of your family's PARTICIPATION in this event will be emailed to you by Monday, September 23rd.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Supporting Your Student's New School Experience

Learn about the many opportunities and resources The New School makes available to your student this spring, summer, and beyond. This resource and activity fair will be a great opportunity to talk with staff about how to prepare and offer support to your student throughout their studies (and get crafty while you're doing it)!

Theresa Lang Student Center

55 West 13th St., 2nd Floor

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Coffee + Conversation with Student Success Leadership

We’ve got the best cup in town! Take this chance to meet with leaders from across Student Success in this fun and interactive activity for families.

Theresa Lang Student Center

55 West 13th St., 2nd Floor

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Sunday, October 6, 2019

Jazz Brunch

The New School’s School of Jazz and Contemporary Music has a special history with the downtown music scene in New York. Students from the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music are featured in this annual Family Weekend tradition, co-hosted by the Deans from Student Success, Lang, Parsons, and the College of Performing Arts.

University Center Cafeteria

63 Fifth Ave., 2nd Floor

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Visit our Check-In Desk at the Event Cafe (University Center Lower Level, 63 5th Ave.)

when you arrive for information and to check in!