Staying on campus for the summer
The upstairs interior of one of the Letter Dorms, as shown in the Housing Selection instructional video.

Staying on campus for the summer

While it is not typical for NCF to offer long-term housing during the summer, Student Affairs has opted to allow limited on-campus housing for the summer, from May 24 to August 17.  To be considered eligible, a student must have a housing assignment for Fall…

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Recreational marijuana unlikely to get the green light in Florida
A popular image from the Marijuana and Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Recreational marijuana unlikely to get the green light in Florida

Despite three bills currently sitting in the Florida Legislature to legalize recreational marijuana for adults and polls expressing a majority of Floridians would support the legalization of recreational marijuana, legal weed still faces serious opposition with the Florida government. Currently, Senate Bill 710 proposed by…

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NCF not mandating COVID vaccinations in the Fall
A vaccination table at the April 19 walk-in vaccine clinic for New College students.

NCF not mandating COVID vaccinations in the Fall

New College has not yet required students to receive  COVID-19 vaccinations in order to return to campus in the fall, but will require negative COVID-19 tests before returning to campus, as well as shortly afterwards. This policy is similar to many other colleges across the…

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Presidential candidate Patricia Okker visits New College, reflects about her own college experience
Dr. Patricia Okker speaks to the New College student body at a livestream student forum at the Sudakoff Conference Center on Tuesday, April 7, 2021. NCSA president Sofia Lombardi, who moderated the forum, is seated to the left of Dr. Okker.

Presidential candidate Patricia Okker visits New College, reflects about her own college experience

Dr. Patricia Okker had an undergraduate experience not unlike that of a New College student. Hailing from Allegheny College, a small (though not quite as small as New College) Pennsylvanian liberal arts institution, Okker entered the campus pursuing a science major and left with an…

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New College enrollment shrinks for 5th consecutive year
This chart depicts the total student enrollment numbers from 2000-2020. The graduate program started in 2016. Data source: NCF fact books

New College enrollment shrinks for 5th consecutive year

Over the last few years, the New College administration has been dedicated proponents of the NCF Growth Plan, which would see the college grow to 1,200 students by the fall of 2024. This plan has already been the basis on which new professors have been…

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Board of Trustees preparing for potential budget cuts
New College students, including current NCSA President Sofia Lombardi, approach the Florida State Capitol on Feb. 25, 2020.

Board of Trustees preparing for potential budget cuts

Although the proposed merger last spring ultimately failed, it spurred NCF’s Board of Trustees to take a more proactive approach to the legislative agenda of the state. With constitutionally-required budget cuts forthcoming this session, the college’s continued independence may require it.  To the surprise of…

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404 Error: Internet Not Found — Connectivity issues on campus
Registration on Eventbrite for the "Health Disparities and Creative Intervention" lecture and other Black History Month virtual events was made accessible to students via email.

404 Error: Internet Not Found — Connectivity issues on campus

  Now more than ever, a strong internet connection is a necessity for New College. Students and professors alike need to be able to connect to internet conference calls, as a solid Zoom connection is now almost as crucial to a student’s education as the professor.…

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New College copes with coronavirus

The coronavirus caught New College off guard; there was no provision in the emergency plan for a pandemic, so the administration had to develop entirely new procedures to continue the college’s operation. At the start of March, the vast majority of Novo Collegians were living…

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