We’ve got big plans this year, and we’d like to get you involved.  

The University Student Senate invites you to get involved in any capacity that your schedule allows. This can be as simple as voicing your opinion at a meeting, sending us an email, creating your own Student Senate Job Title and Job Description—such as Communications Coordinator, or Social Justice Liaison— or by spearheading a university-wide initiative. We’re currently drafting prospective initiatives for the year, which you may find here, and we’d like you to add to this list! 

If you are interested in forming a special committee, you may also email us at use@newschool.edu to meet with a Senator and possibly create the committee.

To present your ideas to the Student Senate, please attend any of our meetings.  At this point in time, there is nothing off the table, so please, think big! We want to help you make this a better university.


For the first time ever, following the Block Party, THE AFTER PARTY is taking place at one of the top nightclubs in Manhattan: MARQUEE NEW YORK.

MARQUEE NEW YORK commands a worldwide brand, regularly hosting A-list celebrities. The entire nightclub will be ours for the evening, including all amenities such as its world-class LED, lighting, smoke, and sound systems. Please click here for a virtual tour of MARQUEE NEW YORK, and see the attached poster for details. 

This party is organized solely by the Special Events Committee of your STUDENT SENATE. This is a special time for the student body to come together and celebrate being a part of the New School community. Join us as we kick off the school year with the ultimate bash!

Audience: This event is exclusive to New School students.

Admission: Cost is free, and admission is on a first-come, first-admitted basis with valid New School AND state or international IDs.

Entertainment: Chosen by student vote, our very own CIVILIANS will be opening for DJ NEM and DJ D.R.E. These artists have headlined New York City's hottest nightlife spots, including the NBA All-Star All-Style Fashion Show. Our emcee will be Lang student and co-founder of New Scope, Nasir Ellis.

Facebook: Please click here to sign-up for Facebook event notifications and share our official poster with the hashtag #NewSchoolSpirit.

Official Hashtag: #NewSchoolSpirit

Sponsors: We would like to thank our sponsors, U-WayBlue Velvet Catering, and Village Copier. Our incredible poster is a painting by Hayley Cassatt.

Theme: While there is no dress code, we encourage you to show your #NewSchoolSpirit and wear anything in the color Parsons Red!

Arrival Time: We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before the doors open at 10:00 p.m.

Questions: For information or questions, please email uss@newschool.edu.


photo by Jeana Lindo, Parsons.