Updated: December 14

General Guidelines

In the interest of keeping each other safe, NYU prohibits all large, in-person gatherings at this time. Essential gatherings—those for the purposes of core academic activities (e.g., classes), core essential research, or facilitating the health and safety of the University community that cannot be accomplished in a virtual/remote setting—are permitted in accordance with health and safety protocols. NYU also allows small gatherings by reservation only for up to four people in designated spaces on campus. All gatherings must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 ft (2 m) between individuals at minimum
  • Ensure occupancy does not exceed either the room’s COVID-19 posted capacity limit, or, if no updated capacity is available, then 50% of the pre-COVID-19 room capacity.
  • Chairs, tables, and other furniture should be removed or rearranged or visual cue marks in meeting rooms should be added to support physical distancing practices. If a room has visual cue marks for furniture, the furniture must remain arranged in accordance with these markings.
  • Food and beverages are prohibited in gatherings of all kinds, including in-person classes, remote study spaces, remote learning spaces, and small gatherings.  Eating is permitted at on-campus Quick Stop locations.

While off-campus, we expect our community members to take it upon themselves to act responsibly.  Outdoor activities remain the safest, and we hope that while the weather holds up, you find time to explore all the city has to offer. Participation in any gathering that takes no heed of the safety rules could lead to sanctions from the Office of Student Conduct or the Office of Human Resources.