• College Visits and Campus Tours

    Schedule college visits to tour The New School today.

    Visiting colleges gives you a sense of the culture, coursework, and student life at a school. It offers you a chance to engage with current students and professors, sit in on classes, and even try cafeteria food to help you determine which college or university is the right fit for you. As you’re considering where to attend, you may find our virtual college tours helpful in learning about The New School from afar. Then, come visit us in person — schedule a campus tour of The New School in New York City to experience our distinctive academic programs and beautiful facilities firsthand. We invite you to visit The New School's New York City campus in person to experience our distinctive academic programs and beautiful facilities firsthand. 

    Campus Tours for Visiting Students and Parents

    The New School's Welcome Center, located at 72 Fifth Avenue, is the first stop for visitors to our Greenwich Village campus. It is open for regular business hours:

    • Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
    • Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
    • Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    New School tours are available Monday through Saturday when campus buildings are open. Please note: The University will be closed Sunday, September 2 - Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day holiday and Thursday, November 23 - Sunday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Visit programs through Saturday, December 16 are currently available for online registration. Tours will be unavailable from August 20 through August 27, to accommodate for new student orientation. Our schedule for the spring 2018 term will become available for online registration in early January. 

    If you have any difficulty registering online, please contact us for assistance. Admission tours do not include housing. Campus housing tours are offered as open houses and do not require pre-registration. More information about on-campus residences can be found on the Student Housing website.

    Additional information of value to campus visitors can also be found at self-service stations in the Welcome Center.

    Plan Your Visit to The New School

    If you're an individual looking to register online for the on-campus events listed below, including campus tours, class visits, information sessions or additional off-campus events, visit our Undergraduate Events and/or Graduate Events websites. If you are looking to coordinate or schedule a group tour, please submit a  Special Tour Request (special tours are only available to groups, not individuals).

    Below you'll also find information on accommodations, transportation, and parking while you're visiting.

  • Undergraduate School Campus Tours

    School campus tours include a 20-minute university overview/welcome session and a 60-minute tour of the school's academic facilities.

    Fall 2017 Tour Schedule (August 28 - December 16, 2017)

    Parsons School of Design

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Thursdays & Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

    Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.

    School of Jazz

    Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

    Thursdays & Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.

    School of Drama

    Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

    Mondays & Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (UNDERGRADUATE)

    Fridays at 12:00 p.m. (GRADUATE)

    Mannes School of Music

    Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

    Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

    General Undergraduate and Graduate Tours

    Program campus tours include a 60-minute tour of the university's academic facilities for either all undergraduate programs or all graduate programs.

    Fall 2017 Tour Schedule (August 28 - December 16, 2017)

    Undergraduate Programs at The New School

    Mondays, Tuesdays & Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

    Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

    Graduate Programs at The New School

    Wednesdays & Fridays at 2:00 p.m.

    Mondays & Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.

    Information Sessions

    Information sessions are 45- to 60-minute presentations by admission staff, ideal for students interested in applying for admission.

    Fall 2017 Information Session Schedule (October 1 - December 16)

    Parsons School of Design — Graduate & AAS Programs

    Fridays at 1:00 p.m.

    Class Visits

    Experience a class for yourself by sitting in on a current class.

    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    Lang class visits are available from September through December and February through April. They are offered daily Mondays through Thursdays.

    Other Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

    To inquire about an undergraduate or graduate class visit at one of our other schools, email the  Office of Admission with your specific request.

    Directions to Campus

    We encourage visitors to use public transportation whenever possible. Please use the links below to plan college visits.


    Drivers can park at one of the many garages near The New School. Listed below are a few options. Please note that The New School is not affiliated with, nor does it endorse, any of these garages.

    Parking GarageAddress and PhoneHours
    PARK-IT Ronel Parking Corp.25 West 13th St.
    New York, NY
    Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, closed
    Central Parking System of NY20 West 13th St.
    New York, NY
    Monday-Sunday, open 24 hours a day
    Hertz Corporation12-16 East 13th St.
    New York, NY
    Monday-Sunday 6:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
    12th St. Garage17-19 East 12th St.
    New York, NY
    Monday-Sunday, open 24 hours
    GMC Brevoort Garage21 East 12th St.
    New York, NY
    Monday-Sunday, open 24 hours
    Imperial East 14th Garage Corp.7 East 14th St.
    New York, NY
    Monday-Sunday, open 24 hours

    Hotel Options

    Below are some hotel options for out-of-town visitors. Please note that The New School is not affiliated with nor does it endorse any of these businesses.

    HotelAddressDistance from Campus/Neighborhood
    Larchmont Hotel27 West 11th St.0.2 miles/Greenwich Village
    Walker Hotel52 West 13th St.0.2 miles/Greenwich Village
    Washington Square Hotel103 Waverly Place0.4 miles/Greenwich Village
    W New York - Union Square201 Park Avenue South0.6 miles/Union Square
    Chelsea Inn46 West 17th St.0.8 miles/Chelsea
    Hotel 17225 East 17th St.0.8 miles/Union Square
    Gramercy Park Hotel2 Lexington Ave.1 mile/Gramercy
    Maritime Hotel363 West 16th St.1 mile/Chelsea
    Mercer Hotel147 Mercer St.1 mile/SoHo
    American Dream Hostel168 East 24th St.1.1 miles/Gramercy
    Comfort Inn18 West 25th St.1.1 miles/Gramercy
    Hampton Inn - New York108 West 24th St.1.1 miles/Gramercy
    Chelsea Center Hostel313 West 29th St.1.4 miles/Chelsea
    The Evelyn7 East 27th St.1.2 miles/Gramercy
    Off SoHo Suites11 Rivington St.1.4 miles/Nolita
    Hampton Inn Manhattan54 Watts St.1.5 miles/Tribeca
    SoHo Grand Hotel310 West Broadway1.7 miles/Tribeca
    Affinia Shelburne303 Lexington Ave.1.8 miles/Murray Hill
    Homewood Suites by Hilton312 West 37th St.1.8 miles/Garment District
    Marriott Marquis1535 Broadway2.1 miles/Midtown
    Millennium Hilton55 Church St.2.2 miles/Financial District
    Hampton Inn320 Pearl St.2.3 miles/South Seaport
    Waldorf Astoria, Waldorf Towers100 East 50th St.2.3 miles/Midtown East
    Best Western Seaport Inn Downtown33 Peck Slip2.4 miles/South Seaport
    The Out Hotel510 West 42nd St.2.4 miles/Garment District
    Gild Hall15 Gold St.2.4 miles/Financial District
    Ritz-Carlton NY, Central Park50 Central Park South2.5 miles/Midtown
    YOTEL New York570 10th Ave2.6 miles/Midtown West
    JW Marriott Essex House New York160 Central Park South2.6 miles/Midtown
    New York Marriott Downtown85 West St.2.6 miles/Battery Park
    St. Regis New York2 East 55th St.2.7 miles/Midtown East
    Wall St. Inn9 South William St.2.8 miles/Financial District
    Renaissance Hotel 57130 East 57th St.2.7 miles/Midtown East
    Q&A Hotel70 Pine St.2.7 miles/Wall St.
    Ritz-Carlton NY, Battery Park2 West St.3 miles/Battery Park
    The Plaza768 5th Ave.3.5 miles/Upper East Side