Even as a senior I am constantly finding out about all the cool things The New School offers. From free classes to discounts you name it something is always popping up. As a freshman I definitely didn’t know about half these things but I think it’s super important to take advantage of every aspect of your education here at The New School even if that includes discounted movie tickets!
Discounts and Free Things
Where do I begin? Obviously the best category on this list, the New School offers quite a bit of freebies and discounts which are only available to it’s students. First admission at the MOMA which can cost adults and other students $25/$14 is totally free for New School students. Go every month, every week or every day if you want to!
Another incredibly awesome discount we get as New School students are discounted AMC and Regal movie tickets! Yes, that means you don’t have to shell out $14 for the movies and can instead purchase tickets here and pick them up on campus at OSDA. Definitely an awesome perk. Oh and can’t forget the deals we get on technology equipment and software from companies like Microsoft, Apple and Adobe! More information on this can be found here.
Also your New School Card which not only gives you access to New School buildings can also be used as a debit card at on-campus dining services and certain off-campus merchants when you participate in the Dining Dollars program. Stores such as Utrecht, BLT Burger, CVS will accept the card. A full list can be viewed here. Also, many stores around the village will offer student discounts, just flash your New School card!
Health and Wellness
In addition to the Weekly Group Fitness program which offers free yoga, dance and other fitness classes the New School Athletics and Recreation department also offers intramural sports and outdoor recreation. So throughout the semester you could join the soccer team or even go on a rock climbing excursion!
The New School Health Services which provides medical and counseling services also provide weekly programs for your health and well being. These services include confidential HIV testing, accupuncture/pressure, nutrition and even meditation!
Events & Other Happenings
It’s almost hard to keep track of all the different events and festivities happening at the New School but you definitely don’t want to miss out on them! The annual New School Block Party was last year and is definitely one of my favorites but there are also many other awesome events that take place throughout the year as well. The Shelia C. Johnson Design Center often has great exhibitions which include work from current and Parsons alumnus and also outside artists as well.
Not only exhibits but awesome talks and panels from amazing artists and designers within the industry! More information on events and other happenings can be viewed here!
Go out and take advantage of all the wonderful perks of being a New Schooler!