See it. Know it. Live it. Be it. ... Explore New College.

See it. From the third floor of the Academic Center, which the U.S. Green Building Council certified gold for sustainable features, you can see all the way down Dort Promenade through the palm trees to College Hall, the historic mansion of “circus-king” Charles Ringling on Sarasota Bay. You’ve got to see it. Schedule a tour.

Know it. How do you catch, release and recatch a wild bird? Alumnus Bryson Voirin studied native frigate birds on Panama’s Isla Iguana and reported on it for the New York Times feature, "Scientists at Work: Notes from the Field." A 2007 graduate in biology and environmental studies, Voirin wrote his senior thesis on the esoteric lives of two-and three-toed sloths. Explore our academic program.
Live it. The New College Student Alliance (NCSA) constitution says: “Students shall have the right to own a dinosaur; however, any student wishing to raise velociraptors must reside either off-campus or in B Dorm.” At New College, there are many ways to get actively involved, lead and … well … have fun. In 2011, NCSA Co-President Michael Long — who traded his car to live on a sail boat — became the youngest student to chair the Florida Student Association, representing more than 320,000 students throughout the state. Explore life on campus.
Be it. New College students and alumnae/i volunteered 235 volunteer hours in one day. They cleaned up Myakka River, built affordable housing, delivered food to needy people, swam 1,343 laps in our 50-meter pool to raise money for multiple sclerosis and assembled bikes to donate to Habitat for Humanity. Now that’s good company. Making a difference is essential to who we are.