In recognition of Hispanic Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, we’re pleased to showcase Latinx alumni whose influential work in academia, activism, and the arts continue to shape our world, from inspiring authors to Grammy Award-winning musicians.


Duncan Tonatiuh Smith, BFA Integrated Design ’08 & BA Liberal Arts ’08
Undocumented: A Worker’s Fight
Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua

Jasmin Hernandez, BBA Strategic Design and Management ’02
We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World

Anna Meriano, MFA Creative Writing…

We are pleased to invite alumni and friends to submit a short video message to congratulate President McBride, which will be live-streamed during his Investiture Ceremony taking place on October 7, 2021.

Please take a few moments to share your sentiments on video. Your recorded message can be a few…

We were thrilled to cheer on New School alumni who were honored among the best and brightest artists at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards show, which aired on March 14, 2021. …

Julia Gorton, BFA Communication Design ’80, discussed her CBGB days as a young photographer during a panel at SXSW 2018.

The New School is excited to take part at SXSW Online this year. If you’re registered, be sure to visit our virtual booth and connect with your community. Plus, tune in to alumni who are taking the virtual stage.

Oliver Lewin, BA Contemporary Music ’14
Director, Before Your Eyes

Virtual Cinema Competition: An emotional first-person narrative where you control the story — and affect its outcomes — with your real-life blinks. Through this innovative technique you will experience a soul’s journey into the afterlife, as an entire life flashes before your eyes.

Screening of Before Your Eyes
Tuesday, March 16…

In recognition of Black History Month 2021, the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice at The New School has been collecting media recommendations from the entire New School community. The Office of Alumni Relations pulled together a list of inspiring, powerful books, music, shows, films, and media created by…

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

As you embark on a new path during this unprecedented time, we turned to our inspiring New School alumni community for words of wisdom. We hope their videos and stories make you feel recognized, inspired, and proud to be a member of this community. We are thrilled to welcome you, the next generation of innovative leaders, to our resilient alumni community. We can’t wait to see how you change the world.

Alumni Words of Wisdom

It is in times of crisis that we are more creative. Think out of the box and develop a great empathy for those around us. When I graduated in 2009, it was one of those rare times. And it is again one of those times right now. Keep doing…

From At the Parsons Table to The Festival of New, an array of visionary alumni have graced our stage to deliver insightful, illuminating, inspiring talks. Here are some of our most memorable speakers.

Anna Sui, Fashion Design ’84
At the Parsons Table with Anna Sui ’84
A conversation with Anna…

Tune in to these hilarious and thought-provoking TV series, movies, and comedy specials created by or starring our talented alumni.

“A Single Man” (Netflix)
Tom Ford, BFA Environmental Design ’86, Writer, Director, and Producer
This stream-of-consciousness drama centers on a day in the life of a gay college professor reeling from his…

Dive in to a range of bestsellers by alumni that offer uplifting, engrossing, and heartwarming stories.

Stephanie Danler, MFA Creative Writing ’14

Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan, BFA Photography ’98

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
Mira Jacob, MFA Creative Writing ’10


Jump into timely conversations, close out your week with live performances, and socialize with alumni.

During this time when community is more important than ever, we remain committed to keeping you connected, informed, and inspired. We are pleased to host a series of virtual events featuring alumni wellness experts, thought leaders, authors, and performers. Take a look below and connect with your community on Instagram Live and Zoom.

Upcoming Virtual Events

The Investiture of President Dwight A. McBride
Join the University community for The Investiture of President Dwight A. McBride and related events that week to honor alumni, volunteers, families, and friends. …

New School Alumni

Celebrating the New School alumni community, a vibrant network of creative, progressive thinkers working in the arts, politics, design, education, and more.

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