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. In addition to the communications we send directly to parents, we have established this page as a resource.

NYU Requires Vaccinations for NYU Community Members

All members of the NYU community—students, faculty, administrators, staff, and campus visitors—are required to be fully vaccinated and are required to upload proof of their vaccination. As of December, 2021, all eligible NYU community members are also required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination and upload proof of the vaccination by January 18, 2022, or within seven days of when they become eligible.

The requirement is part of NYU's overall goal to have as many members of the campus community vaccinated as possible to reduce the risk of infection on campus and within the local community. NYU is doing this to protect the health and safety of the NYU community to the fullest extent possible, and to enable NYUers to engage in-person this fall and more fully in various aspects of university life.

Latest Communications

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

How We're Keeping Your Student Safe

Learn about our strategies to reduce the risks to our community posed by COVID-19 below, or learn more about all health protocols and guidelines.

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 coronavirus, 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

Support is Available