Messages to the Community

Your Checklist for Starting the Fall 2022 Semester

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and looking forward to the start of the new academic year. Below are important reminders to help you prepare for your arrival on campus. We encourage everyone to regularly visit the university’s COVID-19 Community Guide for the latest information. 

The Fall Semester Begins With a Brief Entry Period Starting on Monday, August 15

During this entry period, students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus are required to:

  • Test regularly, including before arriving to campus (see below); and,
  • Wear a mask while in an indoor instructional space (including classrooms, labs, studios, concert and lecture venues, and libraries) and Student Health Services.
    • Voluntary Maskless Practice at the College of Performing Arts allows those eligible to choose to remove their masks with additional testing.

The fall entry period tentatively ends on Sunday, September 18 when we expect to remove testing requirements for those who are up-to-date and evaluate mask requirements.

This period of required testing will help identify and isolate positive cases to limit transmission on campus. It will also establish a baseline for COVID-19 prevalence in the community to inform policies and adjustments this semester. Test results and other relevant data will be shared regularly on our COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Your Checklist for Starting the Fall 2022 Semester

Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduates Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.