On Campus Space / Equipment Availability
Open work space in the Making Center is currently accessible for all Parsons students who have submitted the required testing. As noted under Eligibility and Requirements, students are limited to one building for reserving space, and the use of most on-campus tools and equipment requires prior orientation or training.
The following spaces/equipment are available to all students, including first year students:
The following spaces are open to students who have already gone through the mandatory orientation and necessary training:
- Ceramics & Wet Shop
- Printmaking Studio
- Weaving and Dye Lab
- Design Lab
- Machine Knitting Studio
- Embroidery Hub
- N2 General Shop
- Digital Photo Labs
- Photo Shooting Studios
- N5 Open Print lab
- Book Arts Studio
- Motion Capture Studio
- Alternative Processes Darkroom
- E4 Metal Shop
- E4 Wood Shop
- Sewing Construction Classrooms and Workrooms*
- Specialty Sewing Lab
* Updated February 2021: The online orientation for University Center (UC) industrial sewing facilities is now available via Canvas (learn more).
The following spaces are open for project submissions only:
- L3 Casting room
- L2 Sewing Hub
- Digital Knit Lab
- Vacuum Former
- Shoemaking studio
- D12 Prototyping shop
- Light + Energy Lab
- Durst photo printer
(will be online soon)
Reserve seats for individual project work (task time)
Additionally, certain spaces are available for students to reserve a seat for open work/task time. Buildings with seats for task time include:
- 25 East 13th Street (Parsons East Building)
- 2 West 13th Street (Sheila C. Johnson Design Center)
- 66 Fifth Avenue (Sheila C. Johnson Design Center)
- 63 Fifth Avenue (University Center)
View available seats by selecting PSD Studio Task Time Seats via the LibCal portal. Once you have chosen your building and gotten tested (follow steps 1 and 2 below), you may reserve available seats via the LibCal portal.
Initial entry requirements to access the campus:
Step 1: Fill out Survey/Choose your building. Fill out the brief campus access survey to let us know what space you are interested in accessing.
Step 2: Get Tested. All students who plan to access campus buildings for the first time each semester are required to take a PCR COVID-19 test within seven days prior to their desired campus space reservation date or in-person class (off-campus students) or their move-in date (residential students). Read the university’s testing protocols carefully for more information on how to get tested and cleared for access, and view these infographics about how to activate your binx self-collection swab test kit, use the nasal swab, and access campus spaces.
NOTE: After the initial entry test, students are required to complete ongoing testing using the binx self-collection nasal swab test kits. Learn more.
Before each visit, make sure to follow the steps below:
Step 3: Schedule a Technician Consultation. After getting tested and at least 48 hours before your intended visit, click on the relevant campus space listed above, and sign up for a tech consultation. During the consultation, you can discuss your project, make your space reservation, and get any questions answered before your visit. Depending on the space, you can also review whether an online orientation is required, book tools, and buy materials you may need for the day of your visit. Once you’ve finished your consultation you’ll be cleared to finalize your space reservation in LibCal.
NOTE: Open workspaces in the Sheila C. Johnson Center at 66 Fifth Avenue/2 West 13th Street (N2/L2) and in the 25 East 13th Street building (E4) do not require tech consultations. You can book these spaces directly via Libcal, and will receive a notification that you are approved to come work.
Step 4: Pass the daily symptom screening questionnaire. On the day of your reservation, you must fill out the daily MHealth symptom-self screening questionnaire (follow the instructions on the Student COVID-19 FAQ). If you pass the screening, bring your daily pass, a face covering, and your New School ID with you to campus.
Step 5: Come work! Shops are currently open* with adjusted availability (see hours).
*Given a minimum staffing requirement to keep Making Center spaces open and safe to use, there may be emergencies that could cause cancellation or rescheduling of student reservations. Making Center staff will do our best to honor reservations but must respond to changes in staffing availability due to Covid-19 and other factors with the goal of ensuring the safety of our community members to the greatest extent possible under the circumstances. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.
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