Sending one’s child off to college is always an act of trust. To do so during a pandemic—with its uncertainties, vicissitudes, and hardships—requires an even more profound act of trust. Whether your NYU student is on campus, at home, or somewhere else for academic year 2020–2021, parents want to know about COVID-related developments at NYU. In addition to the communications we send directly to parents, we have established this page as a resource.

NYU to Require Vaccinations for Fall 2021

On April 19, 2021, NYU announced its intention to require all students—undergraduate, graduate, and professional—to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester to facilitate the resumption of full, in-person campus activity and reduce the risk of infection on campus and within the local community. The requirement for students is part of NYU's overall goal for the fall semester to have as many members of the campus community vaccinated as possible. NYU is doing this to protect the health and safety of the NYU community—and the NYC community—to the fullest extent possible, and to enable NYUers to engage in-person and more fully in various aspects of university life.

You can find the announcement here, and read a companion FAQ.

Latest Communications

Below are communications sent to parents subscribed to the Parents Email List.

4/8: A Letter to Parents from NYU President Andrew Hamilton

The latest update for parents and guardians from President Hamilton.

Below are the most recent messages sent to students.  View All COVID-19 Messages »

5/7: Required Uploading of Your Proof of Vaccination, and Accompanying Changes in Campus Access

The latest information on campus access and the required uploading of proof of vaccination.

How We're Keeping Your Student Safe

Learn about our strategies to reduce the risks to our community posed by COVID-19 below.

Additional Resources

We encourage you to explore these additional resources as well as the other information available on the NYU Returns hub.

Get Your Questions Answered

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

Information for NYU Parents


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

We recognize that COVID-19's effects have been disparate, and its impacts on poor communities and communities of color have been especially painful. In our 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 about 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.

Bias Response Line
(212) 998-2277

Students, email StudentLink

Faculty and Employees, email PeopleLink

Urgent after-hours inquiries, call (212) 998-1155

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