Welcome New School Firsts!

The New School Firsts committee would like to welcome you back for the spring 2023 semester.

We are excited to announce that we have created a monthly newsletter with information to send to you all that will include programming, offices of support, and facts and tips.

Important Spring 2023 Information & Dates

  • Last Day of Add/Drop: Sunday, February 5th, 2023
  • Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of W: Sunday, April 16, 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
  • If you have questions about immunizations and campus access please contact Student Health Services: at [email protected].
  • If you have an emergency, please contact campus safety at 212.229.7000 or dial 911.
  • For tuition, billing, and payment, please contact Student Accounts at [email protected].
  • For financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected].
  • For your visa, I-20, or immigration status, please contact ISSS at [email protected].

First Generation Facts

  • More than 40% of students in college are first-generation college students.
  • A higher percentage of first-generation than continuing-generation students used financial aid services.

To be considered first gen, students must

  • Have parents never enrolled in post-secondary education
  • Parents have not earned any post-secondary degree
  • Parents have not earned a bachelor’s degree

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

NS Firsts Goals

The committee has identified 3 main goals for its reestablishment:

  • Enhance a sense of belonging for incoming and continuing undergraduate First-Gen students at the university.
  • Identify First-Gen staff and faculty to build a community of role models/mentors and collaborators to assist in executing programs for students.
  • Create a microsite that houses information for the First-Gen population which includes support for navigating the university, financial literacy, and post-secondary opportunities.

We want to hear from you.....

As a committee, we believe that the voices of our students directly matter the most. We are interested in creating a Student-led Work Group catered to ensuring that all NS Firsts programming efforts align with the needs and wants of students. Are you interested in being a leader for your first gen community? Please fill out the form below.


Our microsite is here!


NS Firsts Spring 2023 Events

We will be having a series of events throughout the semester. All of these are tailored to provide community amongst first-generation college students as well as faculty and staff. Here are SOME of the events planned for spring:

  • Virtual: Financial Literacy Workshop. DATE TBD
  • In-Person: New School Firsts Graduation Celebration. DATE TBD

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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