NYC Status

Updated: September 3

In fall 2021, NYU will resume in-person classroom instruction.  Against the backdrop of the lingering risks and uncertainty of COVID-19, we will continue to be guided in our decision-making by a focus on safety and health.  The vaccination and testing of all NYU community members—both in New York City and at the majority of our Study Away sites in the US and abroad—will be at the heart of our planning as we carry out NYU’s research and teaching mission.

  • NYU is requiring all community members (students, faculty, employees, and affiliates, vendors, and visitors who are approved as essential to enter campus) to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • NYU is offering vaccinations for students, faculty and employees through the Student Health Center in accordance with City and State guidelines.
  • NYU’s COVID-19 testing program will consist of four types to monitor infections within the NYU community and help prevent the spread of COVID-19: required ongoing testing, randomized testing, discretionary testing, and indicated testing.
  • NYU offices will be opened for faculty and administrators to return to in-person work by August 2021.
  • Fall semester classes, which begin September 2, will be in-person.

Safety and health protocols are in effect, including mask wearing »

Other Degree-granting Campuses

NYU Abu Dhabi

For fall 2021, health guidelines remain in place, and faculty will teach their courses in a blended or remote format until the end of September, if necessary, to allow for a successful onboarding and vaccination of all students. Vaccination is required of all students, faculty, and employees.

NYU Shanghai

The fall 2021 term is offering both in-person and remote classes. Faculty, employees, and researchers are working on site, in accordance with public health and safety protocols. All students, faculty, and staff have been offered vaccinations for COVID-19.

Global Sites

NYU plans to resume operations at its global sites this fall. More detailed information will be posted here as it becomes available.

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

Support is Available