NYU faculty, administrators, and staff continue to focus on 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.
Since COVID first struck, NYU students have received $31 million in support through US CARES Act funding, University funds, and private donations. The recent US CRRSA Act has allocated an additional $37.4 million for COVID related aid to NYU, and we are committed to using the full equivalent of these funds to support our students.
More Student Communications
- 6/3: IMPORTANT COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for Students Outside of the US
- 6/1: IMPORTANT - Deadline for Uploading Your Proof of Vaccination
- 5/26: A Message from NYU President Andrew Hamilton
- 5/12: Taking Stock — Looking Ahead to Fall 2021
- 5/11: Your NYU Summer Session
- 5/7: Required Uploading of Your Proof of Vaccination, and Accompanying Changes in Campus Access
NYU Returns: Quick Answer
An email series to answer COVID-19-related questions.
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.
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination
All NYU students on US campuses and sites are required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and upload proof of vaccination to have access to buildings (fall 2021) and to no longer test regularly beginning June 7, 2021.
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.
Study and Learning Spaces
NYU is providing students with quieter shared spaces to join an online class, do work, study, or take a quick break by using the NYU Scan & Reserve app. Available for walk-in or advance reservation.
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.
Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness
Due to COVID-19, intercollegiate, intramural, and club sports and competitions were cancelled through the 2020-2021 academic year. Select recreation facilities are now open for student use only.
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.
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.
For the time being, we are suspending the use of classrooms for reduced-occupancy, small-group student meetings.
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
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
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.