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The University Center Tours

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The University Center Tours

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Rendering of University Center

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.


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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)




Have questions about The University Center Tours? Contact The New School


The Welcome Center (meeting point)
72 5th Ave
New York, NY 10011

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The New School

The New School is a major, degree-granting university where design and social research drive approaches to studying issues of our time. United by the core values of academic freedom, tolerance and experimentation, The New School prepares its more than 10,500 students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society, and thus make the world a better and more just place.


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