Updated: July 13

Faculty Offices

Over the summer, most NYU buildings remain closed, and faculty, administrators, and staff are expected to work remotely.

Faculty who need access to their offices over the summer should be in touch with their deans office, which can make arrangements with the Department of Public Safety.  As we move into fall, we recognize that more faculty will want and need access to their offices on a more regular basis to prepare for classes, write, and conduct research.  However, any increase in access must be aligned with the University overall efforts to reduce density in its buildings.  Departments and their faculty should work together on plans to stagger faculty presence so as to reduce density, for example, perhaps by alternating days to come into the office.

Employee Offices

Over the summer, most NYU buildings remain closed, and faculty, administrators, and staff are expected to work remotely.

Schools and units will be working in July on plans for the return of employees as we move into fall and the return of students and resumption of classes and other campus activities,  Those plans are meant to take account of reducing the presence of staff on-site, or de-densifying, and continuing remote work for some employees into the fall.

As employees return to their offices, they are required to abide by the relevant safety and health protocols – wearing a face covering, physical distancing, appropriate screening for building access, etc.  Face-to-face meetings in small offices should be avoided – use remote technologies when possible, and use larger venues that allow for physical distancing when face-to-face meetings are essential (the wearing of face coverings is mandatory). 

Employees with shared offices should work with unit heads on scheduling that avoids and reduces the presence of multiple people in a single office, perhaps by alternating days to come into the office.