You made it, you did it, and the time to celebrate is NOW. The New School is joining forces with Brooklyn’s infamous House of Yes to bring the sounds and cyberspaces to make you move, groove, and express your best self! Time-travel between two digital dance floors—Flashback and Fast Forward—with throwback jams by David Kiss, a warm-up workout with Haus of Sweat hosted by '08 alumna VIVA!, a throwback performance and dance by House of Yes performers and Futuristic music grooves by New Schooler and artist-DJ DREEEMY, Sci-Fi Cyber Insanity by Raw Blane, and Performance Art Absurdity by the dancers of House of Yes. See you in the club from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. EDT!
You did it! We can’t wait to see the ways you will use your New School education to address the challenges of our time and help make the world more innovative, beautiful, and just. Before you move on to the next steps in your journey, we are thrilled to take this moment to recognize and celebrate the Class of 2020 for its remarkable accomplishments.
We welcome our graduates, their families and friends, and everyone who supported them along the way to share this day with us.
Missed the 2020 Virtual Commencement livestream? Relive the moment here:
Hosted by Olivia Battle, MFA ’20, and Covi Brannan, BFA ’19, MA ’20
11:00 a.m. Pre-show Begins
11:30 a.m. Ceremony Begins
7:00–10:00 p.m. After-Party
Hosted by House of Yes
Featuring DJ David Kiss and New Schoolers DJ DREEEMY
and Hypebabe Viva Soudan ’08
Our interactive virtual gallery spotlights the members of the Class of 2020 through photographs and special facts. Follow the link below to learn more about your classmates in their own words. Haven’t yet submitted your photo? It's not too late to share a picture and some highlights about yourself and your New School experience for inclusion in the gallery.
Please join us here on Friday, May 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. EDT for a special virtual University Commencement ceremony honoring our 2020 graduates. Pre-show begins at 11:00, with the official ceremony starting promptly at 11:30. Highlights will include remarks from President Dwight A. McBride as well as student performances, student speakers, recognition of our newly minted graduates, and the conferral of degrees. And don’t miss the afterparty (details to come)!
We invite all graduating students to submit their photos for display in our digital gallery. Follow the link below to upload your photo and share your answers to questions about yourself and your New School experience. Please share your photo by Wednesday, May 6, for guaranteed inclusion in the gallery.
Now taking orders through The New School's online portal, open until May 15. The New Store's online shop is also open and taking orders for limited edition Class of 2020 merchandise and school related sweatshirts, tees, and tote bags.
While we can’t guarantee that everyone’s order will arrive by May 15, we will make every effort to deliver your cap and gown to you as quickly as possible.
Shop for yourself or your favorite grad! The New Store is open online and taking orders for limited edition Class of 2020 merchandise. Find new arrivals every week plus our classic sweatshirts, T-shirts, and tote bags!
Congratulations on joining the New School alumni community! As a graduate of The New School, you are now part of a thriving alumni network that is more than 80,000 strong in over 120 countries around the world. Visit the alumni website to take advantage of benefits, learn about events, sign-up for news, and connect with other alumni.
President Dwight A. McBride shares his thoughts on this year's commencement in light of these extraordinary circumstances .