Happy Fall, New School Firsts!

The New School Firsts committee would like to welcome you to the fall 2023 semester.

We are excited to announce that we are back with our monthly newsletters packed with information including programming, offices of support, and facts and tips.

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 Student Definition

  • Have parents never enrolled in post-secondary education
  • Parents have not earned any post-secondary degree
  • Parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree
  • First in your family to attend college in the U.S

We include graduate students and international students as part of our first-gen community.*

First Gen Group and Therapy Services

NS Firsts Upcoming Events

Introduction to Academic Libraries

This 30-minute workshop will introduce you to academic libraries. Academic libraries have unique vocabulary, organization, and collections. The librarians will define library-specific vocabulary, share collection highlights, and demonstrate the support available to students at The New School Libraries.


This workshop is open to all students who have never used an academic library and will support students who:

⦁ Are the first generation to attend college
⦁ Have never used an academic library in the United States
⦁ Have limited time due to full-time jobs or caregiving
⦁ Are returning to higher education

Date: Monday, September 25, 2023

Time:11:30am - 12:00pm & 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Location: Room 610

Register Here

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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