Updated: July 6

NYU Community Testing

Summer 2021

This summer, NYU will require all individuals studying, residing, or working on site to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo regular COVID-19 testing so we can prevent the spread of the virus and monitor the rate of COVID-19 infections within the NYU community.

Presenting proof of vaccination or, alternately, participating in the community testing process are mandatory requirements for anyone who needs to enter NYU buildings. If you are not vaccinated or up-to-date on your testing requirement you will not be able to enter NYU buildings.

Fall 2021

For the fall semester, the University requires that all members of the NYU community be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine, and that they upload proof of vaccination.

Symptomatic and Contact Testing

Independent of ongoing testing and regardless of vaccination status, if you display any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, you must notify the COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team immediately.

If you require medical care (beyond testing), make an appointment at the Student Health Center (students) or contact your medical provider (faculty/employees).

Before you receive your test results, you are required to self-quarantine: stay home, and don’t go to class, work, activities, or other places where people gather, and contact your professor, department administrator/chair, or supervisor to let them know you are sick. You will not be permitted to enter NYU buildings (except if you live in University housing) until you are cleared by the NYU COVID-19 Prevention & Response Team.


Students who have incurred any out-of-pocket COVID-19-testing expenses for the Fall 2020 semester can apply for a reimbursement.