Recent Updates: Parsons Paris is currently open for in-person teaching and learning. Learn More

  • Campus Status

  • Detailed information about the current health and safety policies in France can be found on the French government’s website, where all rules and regulations are explained. Please continue to check back regularly for updates regarding restrictions and guidelines.

    We recommend that all students planning to travel to France contact their travel provider/airline for confirmation of flight and travel to France. We also advise students to contact their local French consulate for updated travel guidance. 

    We strongly urge you to continue to follow all health and safety measures that have been put in place. If you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19 or that look like possible manifestations of the virus, you should remain at home and inform your instructors and Student Success. 

    We continue to monitor new developments related to the pandemic and will keep you updated on important changes to our policies and procedures. 

    Please find below several key points of information for students during this time.

    Access to Campus

    In order to access campus, all students, faculty, staff and visitors must present a valid health pass. For a return to campus or a first visit, a negative COVID-19 test taken within the past 24 hours (PCR or rapid antigen) must also be presented. Students should email their faculty to book campus spaces and/or access specialized equipment outside of class time.

    Health Pass

    All individuals 12 years and older in France must present a health pass to access most public spaces​. Beginning January 15, 2022, the health pass expires seven months after an individual is fully vaccinated. Booster shots are available three months after an individual is fully vaccinated. Individuals caught using a fake certificate are fined. You can read more about the health pass here. The French government is currently considering replacing the health pass with a vaccine pass.

    Your health pass and proof of vaccination and booster documentation can be shown in paper format, digitally, or through the TousAntiCovid app. If you were vaccinated outside of France, you can find information on the French government’s website on getting a COVID-19 certificate. Information specific to Americans about registering for the French health pass can be found on the U.S. embassy website.

    Please note that some classes include field trips to museums, and if you are unable to show the health pass, you will not be able to attend. Please speak with your instructor if you don’t have a health pass.

    Travel to and from France

    Rules for entering and leaving France depend on the traveler's country of origin or destination, reason for travel, and vaccination status. Please refer to the French government's FAQs for foreign nationals to find detailed information.

    Academic Calendar

    Please consult the 2021-2022 academic calendar to keep track of important dates and deadlines.
    For more information about the school’s COVID-19 planning, or if you have questions, please contact the coordinator from your unit:

    • Business and Operations: Loren Ringer, ringerl@newschool.edu

    • Academic Affairs: Edward Mills, millse@newschool.edu

    • Student Success: Ruthie Kroah, kroahr@newschool.edu

    • Technology and Campus Resources: Ivan Twohig, twohigi@newschool.edu

      I. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

      As of December 31, 2021, masks are required outdoors in Paris. All persons entering Parsons Paris buildings are required to wear a surgical or FFP2 mask covering both the mouth and nose. Face coverings are required whenever students, employees, and visitors are present at Parsons Paris and must remain on at all times except when individuals are consuming food or beverages, in which case a six-foot (two-meter) distance must be maintained.

      The security guard will enforce the mask requirement for anyone entering the campus. Parsons Paris will maintain a stock of masks for our community.

      II. Building Circulation Flow

      The security guard station is located in the 45, rue St. Roch building foyer and inside the Paris Romainville campus. A free-standing hand sanitizer dispenser is located at the entry, and everyone is expected to disinfect their hands or to use their own personal disinfectant gel. The following measures have been put into place to ensure everyone’s safety:

      a) Disinfecting the building: The building and work spaces are cleaned at least twice a day. In addition, disinfectant products will be put at the disposal of all building users. The cleaning crew has been instructed to open windows every morning when cleaning.

      b) Elevator at St. Roch: Elevator use is limited to four people at a time. Use of the elevator is prioritized for those not capable of taking the stairs. At Paris Romainville, students are expected to take the stairs. If you need access to the elevator, please contact Ivan Twohig at twohigi@newschool.edu.

      c) Hand sanitizer dispensers: Two dispensers have been placed per floor on either side of the stairs. It is strongly recommended that all members of our community disinfect their hands before and after going into the classroom. Disinfectant supplies will be placed in every classroom, and you should disinfect the seat and table space before you sit down.

      d) Tech Lab: Disinfectant wipes are available, and you must disinfect the keyboard before you use it. The stations have been separated to respect the one-meter-distance requirement.

      e) Toilets: A disinfectant product will be placed in each toilet; you are expected to wipe the toilet seat and sink before and after use.

      f) Student Lounge: Students must continue to wear a mask at all times except when consuming food or beverages. While eating, students must remain seated and maintain a six-foot (two-meter) distance from one another.

      g) Security agents will make regular rounds throughout the building to make sure that these safety protocols are being respected.

      III. Monitoring Symptoms

      Any individual displaying symptoms related to COVID-19 or that look like possible manifestations of the virus should remain at home. If you start to display symptoms while you are on campus, please alert the security guard and return home as soon as possible. We have requested that the security guard notify Student Success.

      Students showing symptoms should get tested and inform Student Success of the results. Faculty and staff showing symptoms should get tested and inform Loren Ringer of the results.

    • Contact Us

      Parsons Paris
      45 rue Saint-Roch
      75001 Paris, France
      +33 (0)1.76.21.76.40
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      Parsons School of Design
      Office of Admission
      72 Fifth Avenue,
      2nd floor
      New York, NY 10011
      1.212.229.5900

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