Orientation is an opportunity for you to learn about all facets of college – culture, academics, expectations, student life, policies, and just generally navigating our campus and surrounding community. We hope that you connect with your peers, your orientation leader, and begin building your support network that will help to carry you forward through graduation.
Every new student is assigned to an “Orientation Group.” Each group has an upper-year student hired to provide guidance, support and answers from a student’s perspective on life at New College. This person will serve not only to help you navigate your Orientation schedule, but also how to choose classes, complete your academic contract, and make sure you start your semester off strong! Meet your Orientation Leaders here.
New College is a residential college where students are required to live in residence halls and participate in our meal plan system. If you have a disability requiring you to live off campus, please contact our Student Disability Services team.
Yes. We will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs during Orientation and throughout your time with New College. On your Orientation Registration, please indicate your accommodations needed. Throughout your time with New College, communicate needs with our food service provider, Metz Culinary Services, as they work diligently to accommodate all student needs. Please visit the Metz website for more information on pricing and sample menus.
New College has more than 60 active clubs on campus! BUT, If we don’t have the club on campus that speaks to your interest, you can start one! Check out our Student Activities page for more information. This is something we will definitely talk about during Orientation. We want you to be able to make your college experience your own – and help you to connect with others who share your interests.
We made a great list – not only of what to bring, but also what not to bring. Check it out here!
First-year and transfer students are permitted to have a car on campus their first year. The cost for a traditional annual parking pass is $75. However, there are many other value and/or short term parking options. More parking information can be found on our Parking Services Site.
Our Office of Financial Aid is here to help! Check out their website for information and frequently asked questions.
There are other offices on campus who may be able to provide you with helpful answers. Please take a look at these great resources below.
Learn how to choose your classes and get your academic advisor.
Review important safety information and learn about the services Campus Police provides to the New College community.
Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity (CEO)
The Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity at New College is a robust, centralized department featuring services and resources focusing on career development and career readiness for New College of Florida students and alumnae/i.
Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC)
Our Counseling and Wellness Center offers a variety of health and wellness services including fitness and recreation, medical health services, individual and group counseling services, health education, and victim advocacy.
View current and past course offerings to see all the exciting possibilities, as well as the 2019-2020 academic calendar.
Our financial aid team plays an active role in making a New College education affordable. Review their page for information about loans, grants, scholarships, and tuition information.
Student Disability Services (SDS)
For general information on support services for students with disabilities.
Get Connected, Stay Connected
Meet your admissions counselor, information for guidance counselors, join our Facebook group, meet our Student Admissions Representatives (STARs), and find out when we are coming to a town near you.
Learn more about your New College email address, computer specifications and the wireless networks on campus.
Student Account Information
Helpful information related to financial aid, payments and billing, terminology and more.
Life after New College
Learn much more about the many doors that open for our graduates.
Paying for your College Education
Learn what is needed by the Business Office to discuss your account with your parents or others; how and when to pay for your education.
Off-Campus Study and Study Abroad
It is never too early to start planning for a semester or year abroad or at another U.S. institution. Learn more about planning for success, academically and financially.
Welcome home. Click to find the answers to your commonly asked questions and see photos and floor plans of the residence halls.
Learn about the many first-year programs, student activities, student groups and volunteer opportunities on and off-campus.
Please reach out and contact us if there is any way we can support you as you prepare for this new and exciting next step.
We can’t tell you enough how excited we are to meet you in person and help you begin (and succeed throughout!) this journey.
Congratulations New Novo!!
Orientation week is busy. Check here to get the latest schedule.Read more here
The Common Challenge is an opportunity for the class of 2023 to make an impact at New College and in Sarasota within the first few days of arriving on campus.Join the 2019 Common Challenge!