The New College Challenge is a path to address the issues of social, economic, and environmental resilience — issues that have a direct impact on New College, our community and our future. The Challenge will allow us to excel as a resilient, innovative campus community that cultivates students into trailblazing problem-solvers and leaders.
We’ve partnered with six world-class design schools from top universities to join the Challenge. Their discoveries and ideas will shape a public exhibition in fall, 2023. The result: A new path for New College as an even more vibrant, resilient campus and a leader in liberal arts education. Join us. And let’s reimagine together.
Challenge Launch Week
A week of events launched the New College Challenge, beginning with Kickoff Brunch on the Bayfront on Oct. 25, 2022, New Topics lecture with Harvard professor Chris Reed, and the Designing for Resilience Symposium.
Watch the Symposium Livestream | Learn more about Launch Week Events
About The Challenge
The Challenge Model
The New College Challenge is modeled after two endeavors in the Northeast: “Envision Resilience: Nantucket Challenge” and “Envision Resilience: Narragansett Bay”. Learn more at envisionresilience.org
Donate to Support the ChallengeWe often hear that it takes money to make money. It’s true. The Challenge is an expensive endeavor, but it is a collaborative undertaking that is designed to elevate our campus and community, both regionally and nationally. Yes, it’s an ambitious undertaking for our small school, but together we can have an impact that reaches well beyond our area. This Challenge is a collective investment in our future–can you help us seize this moment? Donate
Thank you to our Challenge Sponsors
Jake Short, ‘87
Kathleen Binnicker Swann Foundation