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. 

Current Testing Protocols

Now that the academic year has begun, we’ve launched our ongoing testing plans to help maintain a safe campus environment

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

10/13: Taking Stock - A Look at the Impacts of COVID-19 on AY 2020-2021 Budget and Operations

An update from NYU Senior Leadership on the impacts of COVID-19 on NYU's budget.

10/6: Taking Stock of Our Health and Safety Efforts in Fall 2020

A recap of NYU's health and safety efforts so far for Fall 2020.

10/6: Update on Spring 2021 Study Away and Go Local

An update for NYU undergraduate students on Study Away and Go Local.


Support Is Available

NYU Emergency Relief Funds

We recognize that the impacts of COVID-19 may have imposed unexpected expenses or financial hardships on members of the NYU community.  To assist students, NYU created the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant program, which uses funds generously donated by the NYU community, University funds, and federal CARES Act funds, which the University is committed to using for direct student assistance.

There is now the 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.

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.