Safety, Academics, and Flexibility

Academic Year 2020-2021 will stand apart. Against the backdrop of COVID-19,  we must embrace a multilayered safety and health plan that will help keep each other safe. It will call for flexibility in response to changing developments, as well as in our teaching and learning to accommodate the challenges our students and faculty will face. Please refer regularly to this site, as it will be frequently updated with important new information as developments in NYU's planning occur. 

Thanksgiving and Testing

All students, faculty, and employees with regular campus access are required to get tested the week after Thanksgiving (Nov. 30–Dec. 4) if you intend to be on campus again before Winter Break.

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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Back to Campus

The Fall 2020 semester is off to a strong start and we are proud of the spirit and perseverance shown.

Latest Messages

11/21: Reconsidering Your Thanksgiving Travel

Read the message for Students and Employees

11/19: A Letter to Parents from NYU President Andrew Hamilton

An update for NYU Parents from President Andrew Hamilton regarding recent school closings in NYC.

11/19: The Closing of the NYC Schools, and Its Impact on Our Community

An update from NYU Senior Leadership on the impact of NYC school closings on the NYU community.


Support Is Available

NYU Emergency Relief Funds

Since March 2020, NYU has been able to award over $31million in emergency funding to students and assisted close to 24,000 students. This includes the CARES act funding that NYU received, which we have now completely distributed.  

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, there is an NYU Emergency Relief Fund for Faculty and Employees as a way for NYU friends, alumni, and fellow employees to help support employees in the face of new challenges presented by COVID-19.  Initiated by and developed in partnership with the Administrative Management Council, 100% of all donations will directly support our employees’ most urgent needs as they adapt to changing circumstances.

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.