New School Firsts!

The New School Firsts Committee has a lot in store for you!

We are excited to announce that we are actively planning engaging programming, celebrations, and mentorship opportunities for you. Stay tuned!

Important Fall 2023 Information & Dates

  • Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of W: Sunday, November 19, 2023
  • Last Day of Classes: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Changing your status to a part-time student (less than 12 credits) for Spring 2023, please fill out this part-time declaration form. (Parsons only)

First-Generation Celebration Week

Firsts Artists

Date: Monday, Nov. 6 through Friday, Nov. 10

Location: The University Center | Social Justice Hub, The Forum 5th Floor

First-generation students from across the university will showcase their artwork on the Social Justice Hub on the University Center's Fifth Floor.

If you are interested in showcasing your artwork, contact J'Andrea Barrow.

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Ask Us! Libraries, University Learning Center and Archives

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: List Center Library 

Join us to hear about how the Libraries, University Learning Center, and Archives can help you with your research and writing, math, coding, software, time management… and so much more!

Register Here

National First Generation Student Celebration! 

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: I - Arnhold Hall - Hirshon Suite - 203

Join us for our National First Generation Student Day Celebration! Staff, faculty, and students across the university who identify/support first-generation students are welcome to gather to celebrate the journey and accomplishments of first-generation students across the university.

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And Now What?: Finding New Ways to Thrive

Date: Thursday, Nov. 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Arnhold Hall Hirshon Suite

Join us in a space of listening and reflection as we share our stories and discover strategies to navigate the challenges of higher education.

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Zine Workshop with The New School Archives

Date: Friday, Nov. 10 at 11:00 a.m.

Location: The New School Archives | 66 Fifth Avenue - lobby level

De-stress, cut stuff up, and learn about The New School’s past.

Access: Open to TNS community, free event. Registration is required.

Co-sponsorship: New School Firsts & Libraries, Collections & Academic Services

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New School Firsts Support Directory

The New School Firsts Committee has created a directory that houses members of our faculty and staff who were first-generation students or strong supporters of first-generation students.

Committee members are available for support and mentorship. Please feel free to contact them for advice on your first-gen experience!

New School Firsts Support Directory

A First-Gen Forward Institution

The New School is proud to be recognized as a First-Gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and the Suder Foundation.

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