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New College Foundation Appoints Three to Board of Directors

The New College Foundation, the philanthropic organization supporting New College of Florida, announces the appointment of three people to its board of directors. Alison Gardner is a senior vice president and financial advisor with RBC Wealth Management, managing $125 million…Read more

New College Names Kristie Harris as Associate VP for Administration

New College of Florida has named Kristie Harris as the College’s first associate vice president for administration. Harris began work at New College on May 21. She previously served as director of university budgets for the State University System of Florida, beginning…Read more

New College to Celebrate Commencement - Graduates Include Three Fulbright Winners, Two Goldwater Scholars

New College of Florida will award diplomas to an expected 184 graduates in a commencement ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 18. It will be the 52nd graduating class in the College’s history. Commencement is planned for the College’s bayfront,…Read more

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Dialogue - Heritage as Social Action: What We Gain from Heritage and What We Might Lose from Rising Sea Levels

When: Thu Aug 9 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: Sainer Pavilion

Description: Vickie Oldham, Founder and Project Director for both Looking for Angola and Newtown Alive will be joined in a discussion by Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology at New College of Florida and founding Director of the New College Public Archaeology Lab. The evening will focus on the challenges for the coastal communities of Sarasota and Manatee counties, exploring the opportunities created by engaged heritage work and the implications of storm surge, increasingly powerful hurricanes, and rising sea levels both locally and globally. This event is free and open to the public. The dialogue presentation will be followed by a reception in the lobby of Sainer Pavilion. The evening is part of the 2018 Tidally United Summit, hosted by the Florida Public Archaeology Network and the New College Public Archaeology Lab, will engage participants to consider solutions to the threats posed by rising sea levels and climate change to heritage sites in Florida.​ Registration fee for the entire summit is $40 and includes the Friday and Saturday events. Coffee, snacks, and Summit swag will be provided. Lunch on Friday is included with registration. Details and more information at​ as well as at

Orientation Begins

When: Sat Aug 18 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm


Description: First-year and transfer students attend a special extended New Student and Transfer Orientation (August 18-26, 2018) that will help you prepare to navigate our academic program and allow you the opportunity to meet the new friends and network that will get you to your graduation day. Learn more at

Fall Classes Begin

When: Mon Aug 27 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Where: New College

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Tuition and Fees Payment Deadline

When: Fri Sep 7 2018 8:00am to 9:00am


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County commission candidates debate issues at Tiger Bay Forum
Sarasota Herald Tribune July 19, 2018

Sarasota Herald Tribune, July 19, 2018 About 300 people packed into Michael’s on East Thursday to hear Sarasota County Commission candidates discuss and debate everything from single-member districts to Beach Road. The event, which saw District 4 candidates Wesley Beggs…Read more

New College Named One of America’s Most Affordable Small Colleges
Sarasota Magazine July 3, 2018

Sarasota Magazine, July 3, 2018 New College of Florida was recently ranked No. 7 in a list of America’s 20 most affordable small colleges published by the student loan management company Student Loan Hero. To create the rankings, the company surveyed tuition, fees and average…Read more

Performance and Lecture Series Performance and Lecture Series

Information about performance, lecture series and annual events held at New College including New Music New College, New Topics and the annual Klingenstein Lecture. All are open to the public.

New Music New College

New Music New College (NMNC) is an extension of the music program at New College that presents five programs of contemporary, avant-garde and experimental music each year.

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New Topics

New Topics is a collaboration of the New College Foundation and New College of Florida.

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Academic Lectures

New College of Florida presents several lecture series that regularly informs, entertains and inspires students, faculty and the community.

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