TO: NYU Students

FROM: Marc Wais, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs

DATE: September 6, 2020

Dear Student,

We have received reports and videos of large crowds of young people gathering in Washington Square Park last night, with some people not wearing masks or distancing. As I indicated on Thursday, the expectations we have set for NYU students apply both on-campus and off-campus. We are investigating the circumstances from last night and any students who have violated our expectations will be subject to disciplinary action.

Please wear a mask and physically distance whenever you are in public places, including Washington Square Park, and leave the area if conditions become unsafe. There are lots of different parks and facilities around NYC where you can spread out and be safe.

NYC Parks Safety Information.

Thanks, take care, and be safe,

Marc Wais
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs