Safety, Academics, and Flexibility

The 2020-2021 academic year stands apart. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, we must embrace a multilayered safety and health plan that will help keep each other safe. The challenges and uncertainty of the coronavirus call for flexibility in response to changing developments, and even in our long held academic practices as we strive to accommodate the difficulties our students and faculty will face. And even as we conscientiously observe new safety protocols and act nimbly, we must remain committed to fulfilling our research and teaching mission.

Please refer regularly to this site, as it will be frequently updated with important new information as developments in NYU's planning occur.

Information for

Campus Visitors   |   Alumni   |  Parents

Keep each other Safe

Academic Year 2020-2021’s Health Protocols: Everyday Basics

We all do our part, every day, to keep each other safe.

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Around Campus

We are proud of the spirit and perseverance our community has shown during this unusual year.

Latest Messages

2/25: Summary Update on COVID-19-related Developments

The latest University-wide update.

2/25: A Look Back – and Ahead to Fall – for Employees

Information for NYU administrators and staff on the coming fall 2021 semester.

2/24: We Could All Use a Day Off

A message to NYU administrators and staff announcing additional days off.


Support Is Available

NYU Emergency Relief Funds

Since March 2020, NYU has awarded over $31 million in emergency funding to students and assisted close to 24,000 students. This includes funding already received from the CARES act, which has been completely distributed. 

Information about additional funds for students from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law on December 27, 2020 will be made available in the coming weeks.

For students who have unexpected, unforeseen and unavoidable emergency expenses, please go to the NYU Student Emergency Fund to find out more information about how to apply for student emergency funding. If you are facing food insecurity, you can find more information about Courtesy Meals. Undergraduate students may apply for a financial aid appeal by going to the financial aid website and filling out a financial aid appeal form.

For NYU faculty and staff, the NYU Emergency Relief Fund for Faculty and Employees was launched in partnership with the Administrative Management Council and funded in part by NYU friends, alumni, and fellow employees - supports employees in the face of new challenges presented by COVID-19.

Parent Helpline

We attempt to respond to all email messages, even during University closures.


Available 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET Monday–Friday when the University is open. Emergent inquiries should be directed to (212) 998-2222.

(212) 998-4219

Support Resources

COVID-19's impacts are not confined to its medical effects; its disruptive reach has touched many parts of people's lives.  The overall well-being of the NYU community matters.  The University has an array of services to help and support students, faculty, administrators, and staff who have been affected by the coronavirus.

NYU Returns Webinar Series

Supporting Each Other Through COVID-19

NYU recognizes that COVID-19's effects have been disparate, and its impacts on poor communities and communities of color have been especially painful. In its response to the coronavius, NYU is committed to mitigating those impacts as well as ensuring no one in our community is ostracized, bullied, or mistreated due to ignorance around this disease. If any member of our community believes they have experienced harassment or discrimination, we encourage them to report concerns to the Bias Response Line by email at or phone (212) 998-2277. For more information about NYU’s commitment to an inclusive community, please visit our Office of Global Inclusion and Diversity.