Alumni Overview

Community, Events, Giving Back

NYSID Alumni Community

Upon successful completion of their education, graduates are welcomed to an active community of over 3,000+ alumni who share the hallmark and experience of a NYSID education. NYSID alumni create a vital network for professional development through events and networking with the College and fellow alumni.

Leadership in Design Professions

For nearly 100 years, NYSID alumni have been recognized as leaders in all facets of the interior design profession. At the same time they have helped focus and strengthen the mission of the College. NYSID graduates hold positions of leadership in professional organizations, such as American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), IIDA, IFDA, and IES on both the regional and national levels. As active members or officers of both regionally and national organizations, NYSID alumni have served the professional community and the public. 

Leadership at NYSID

Our alumni are active participants in the governance of the College. They are active members of NYSID’s Board of Trustees, Advisory Board, and Alumni Council.  Our alumni make recommendations that help guide the College.  

NYSID AlumNet Directory is an online resource accessible only to alumni. It supports the network of alumni across the United States and in over 30 foreign countries.  Alumni Log-in

Alumni Events

Various events are planned throughout the year for alumni to connect with fellow graduates, to help start a networking base, and to pool resources. A large alumni gathering is planned for once in the fall and once in the spring, with other smaller events interspersed throughout the academic year.

NYSID Events

Alumni attend NYSID extensive array of public programs and also serve as panelists and guest speakers. They also participate in academic events such as juries, president’s lunches and the Lunch & Learn program.

Submit Your Work

New York School of Interior Design is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. We are planning a number of special events throughout the year to commemorate this milestone. One of the first events is an Alumni Exhibition, which will be on view in the NYSID Gallery from March 3 – April 29, 2016. All NYSID alumni, whether currently practicing or not, are invited to submit their work for this juried exhibition and accompanying website. All work must be submitted by Friday, November 20.

Visit the 2016 Alumni Exhibition page to learn more.

Alumni Give Back

Through their annual financial contributions, NYSID alumni help the College maintain its position at the forefront of interior design education. There are many way to give to NYSID: through the gift of time and talent by participating in programs, and/or by contributing to the Annual Fund, which provides critical resource for unrestricted dollars to be used where they are needed most and to ensure excellence throughout the College.  

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