NewSchool Update: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Information

Update: October 26, 2020

After careful research and consideration, NewSchool’s executive leadership team, in partnership with the NewSchool of Architecture & Design Board of Directors has determined that all Winter 2021 quarter academic courses will be delivered solely online. We also plan to continue with fully online course delivery for the Spring 2021 quarter, assuming no major changes in government orders and health/safety restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This continues to be the best path forward in ensuring the safety and welfare of NewSchool’s campus community and our goal of providing a quality educational experience for our students. NewSchool is committed to providing an engaged academic and student experience through the digital environment.

Like current Fall 2020 quarter campus operations, although courses will be delivered fully online, we will continue offering various campus operations in a limited capacity while remaining in full compliance with national, state, and local policies and guidelines. See below for more details.

The entire NewSchool staff and faculty are eager to return to our past operational activities as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. We are considering possible hybrid class modalities starting in Summer 2021, and we are hopeful to be able to return to normal campus operations in Fall 2021.


Single Location Pick-Up will be offered to students in the local area for services from the Technology Core, Library, and Materials Lab.  Students can check out books, print academic materials, or submit files to make models (with limitations) through email requests and reservations to pick-up on campus.  Here is an overview of the limited campus operations to be offered:


Books available for check-out may be reserved on the Library’s website.

Technology Core

Files to print may include projects to edit and portfolios and will be submitted electronically to the Technology Core.

Materials Lab

The cabinet laser cutters and 3D printer will be available for creating Models with select materials and specified parameters. Files will be submitted digitally to the Materials Lab Manager for processing.


Additional digital enhancements will be available in Technology. NewSchool is looking into various programs and services for students to access numerous design software programs. More information regarding Technology and additional student services will be provided closer to the start of the Fall Quarter.


NewSchool has implemented health and safety protocols, and all individuals coming to campus for any purpose will be expected to follow those protocols. More information about single location pick-up and the latest health and safety protocols will be available before the start of each quarter.

Aside from the limited services listed above, the NewSchool campus will not be open for any other services for the Winter 2021 or Spring 2021 Quarters, remaining in remote operations until announced otherwise. NewSchool leadership has made this decision to protect the safety and welfare of NewSchool’s campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can stay up to date with NewSchool’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by visiting this page, which is updated whenever new information becomes available. Students, faculty, and staff should continue checking their NewSchool email accounts regularly. This will be our primary means of communication for all campus updates.

Questions? These email accounts are monitored daily:

Information About COVID-19:

Detailed information about the Coronavirus, how it is transmitted, how to protect against it, and areas to avoid travel is available at the following websites:

Previous Updates:

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