Since spring 2020, NYU faculty, administrators, and staff have been focused intently and working on plans for academic year 2020-2021: developing new safety and health protocols, aligning courses and classes with health guidelines, upgrading technology, and enhancing professional support for faculty.  We are committed to you, our students, receiving the excellent education you expect from NYU.  There will be challenges, but we will carry on together. We hope you find the information and links below helpful in navigating this unpredictable period and in understanding the expectations we have for you as members of the NYU community.

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Graduate Students

Across NYU's schools and colleges, graduate education is highly diverse and program-specific.  While many aspects of the coming year will be common to everyone in the NYU community, especially those having to do with observing health and safety protocols, some features of your experience, and particularly of your academic life, may be unique to your graduate program.

Graduate/Professional School Links

Undergraduate  Students

While NYU's commitment to the excellence of your education and your academic progress will remain the same in 2020-2021, daily life on campus will be different than you have seen before.

Safety and Health

Learn more about our multilayered public health strategy to reduce the risks to our community posed by COVID-19.

Key Habits to Keep each other Safe

There are eight daily things you can do to keep yourself and our community safe.

Read more about keeping each other safe

Daily COVID-19 Screener

Members of the NYU community will be required to regularly complete a brief questionnaire, called the Daily COVID-19 Screener for Campus Access, via NYU’s smartphone app or an accessible computer to be authorized to enter NYU facilities.

Read more about the daily screener

Coronavirus Testing

NYU is conducting ongoing testing of individuals studying or working on site so we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read more about Coronavirus testing

Protective Equipment

All NYUers must wear face coverings when on NYU property or in NYU facilities, and are encouraged to wear them at all times when outside of home. While you should use your own face coverings, NYU also has PPE supplies you can access if needed.

Read more about protective equipment

Academics and Studying

Classrooms and Classes

NYU is committed to providing our students with the excellent education you expect.

Read more about classrooms and classes

Student Advising

Students and faculty are encouraged to meet in-person in one-on-one meetings, as long as 6 ft physical distancing is maintained and masks are worn. If these public health measures cannot be followed, the University encourages virtual meetings.


NYU's libraries are adjusting practices and procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Read more about libraries

Study and Remote Learning Spaces

NYU is providing students with quieter shared spaces to study and actively participate in remote online classes. Reservations are for student use only.

Read more about booking a study or remote learning space

Campus Life, Events, and Transportation

A number of new protocols and practices have been put into place to keep our facilities, spaces, events, and travel as safe as can be.

Building Basics

Making your way around campus may require a bit more effort and attention, but it is part of our effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read more about NYU building basics

Building Access

Every member of the NYU community planning to enter an NYU building this fall semester will need to follow several steps before gaining access. 

Read more about building access


NYU Eats is fully committed to fostering a safe, efficient dining environment while providing a wide variety of delicious, healthy and nutritious meal options to the NYU community.

Read more about dining

Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness

Due to COVID-19, intercollegiate and intramural competitions are cancelled through the winter season and intramural and club sports are canceled through the spring semester. Select NYU athletics facilities have been reopened at a reduced capacity.

Read more about athletics, recreation, and fitness

Student Housing

NYU reopened its student residence halls in 2020-2021.  But in keeping with our plans to reduce density—one of the tenets of our safety and health planning—there are fewer students per floor.

Read more about student housing

Isolating or Quarantining

Protecting our collective health during a pandemic requires that we quarantine or isolate those who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19, and we have developed specific protocols to monitor and care for students.

Read more about isolating or quarantining


For students living in a residence hall, laundry facilities will continue to be available.

Read more about laundry room facilities

Meet-Up Rooms

Need space for a small get together? Meet-up rooms can now be booked in advance for up to four people at various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Reserve a small group meeting space

Financial Support

Providing support to students has been a principal priority since COVID-19 first struck. NYU has spent $31 million on special emergency support since March 2020 – a mix of CARES Act Funding, University funds, and private donations.

Read more about student financial support

Additional Student Resources

Reporting Non-Compliance

What do you do when you observe somebody disregarding COVID-19 health and safety protocols? NYU has developed a multi-stage system for students to encourage compliance and report violations.

Remote Learning Support

Remote learning tools organized to help you get set up and be successful

We encourage you to connect with your faculty and academic advisors to find tailored support.  The Office of Student Success will also help explore the various services available with you.

Student Employment and Career Services

On-Campus Student Employment Remote Work Update

Virtual and specialized support for students and alumni to manage their careers during COVID-19


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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