NYC Status

Updated: June 11

In fall 2021, NYU will resume in-person classroom instruction and most other pre-COVID activities.  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 of NYU community members—both in New York City and at 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 strongly encouraging all community members to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • NYU is facilitating vaccinations of students, faculty and employees through NYU Langone and the Student Health Center in accordance with City and State guidelines.
  • 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, are expected to be in-person.
  • IMPORTANT: NYU will require all students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) who plan to be on NYU's New York City campus in fall 2021 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (see the announcement and FAQ)
    • All other members of the University community are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated, too.
    • As of June 7, current faculty, students, and staff who are fully vaccinated, have uploaded proof of vaccination, and had it validated are no longer required to test to pass the Daily Screener and get access to NYU buildings. Those who have not completed these steps are still required to regularly test to have access to NYU buildings.

Safety and health protocols are in effect »

Other Degree-granting Campuses

NYU Abu Dhabi

For summer 2021, health guidelines remain in place, students continue to study remotely and some classes are now being held in person, with strict precautions in effect. NYUAD strongly encourages students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of the vaccine's availability in the UAE. So far more than 1,300 members of the NYUAD community chose to receive the vaccine, with many individuals receiving it at vaccination centers across the UAE or during vaccination drives on campus organized in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Health.

NYU Shanghai

The summer term is offering both in-person and remote classes. Faculty, employees, and researchers have resumed full operations 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

bias.response@nyu.edu

Questions?
Students, email StudentLink

Faculty and Employees, email PeopleLink

Urgent after-hours inquiries, call (212) 998-1155

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