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The University Center Tours
New York, NY
Update (April 2, 2013):
New Dates Have Been Added. All meeting times are 3 pm.
Update (December 11, 2012): the start time for all tours has been changed to 3:00 p.m. and the capacity on all dates have increased to 15.
Please disregard the 4:00 p.m. time listed in the drop down menu above.
Are you curious about what’s behind the brass walls of The New School’s new University Center? Starting Friday, November 30, students, faculty, and staff of The New School can take a look inside. Weekly guided tours will be led by Josh Stone, a graduate student of architecture at Parsons The New School for Design. Josh interned with Tishman Construction last summer, working on site at the University Center.
Half-hour tours are scheduled Fridays at 3:00 p.m. Each tour group is limited to ten individuals, and advance reservations are required.
Note: Tours are restricted to New School students, faculty, and staff with current ID. The University Center is not open to the general public at this time.
To take the tour:
- Make your reservation in advance.
- Meet in the Welcome Center at 72 Fifth Ave. Be on time. Tours begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.
- Bring your New School ID.
- Wear close-toed shoes without raised heels.
- A hard hat will be provided; you must wear it throughout the tour.
- Be prepared to walk up and down stairs and through unfinished spaces. Keep in mind that this is an active construction site.
Tours are scheduled for the dates listed below. If you do not see a particular date listed in the drop down menu above, it means the ten spaces for that day have already been reserved.
01/25/2013 (winter break)
03/29/2013 (spring break)
The Welcome Center (meeting point)
72 5th Ave
The New School
The New School, a leading progressive university in New York City, was founded in 1919 as a center of intellectual and artistic freedom. Today The New School is still in the vanguard of innovation and experimentation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in design and the social sciences, the humanities, management, and the performing arts and thousands of adult learners in continuing education courses. Committed to public engagement, The New School welcomes thousands of New Yorkers yearly to its celebrated public programs and maintains a global presence through its online learning programs, research institutes, and international partnerships.
The New School's seven divisions include Parsons The New School for Design, The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, The New School for Public Engagement, Mannes College The New School for Music, The New School for Drama, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Learn more at www.newschool.edu.