Building Hours

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Thursday May 29th to Friday June 13th
Monday through Saturday: Open 8am to 7pm
Sunday: Closed
Saturday June 14th to Sunday September 1st
Monday through Thursday: Open 8am - 5:15pm
Fri - Sat - Sun: Closed
Monday September 1st, Labor Day: Closed
September 2nd goes back to regular buildings hours, classes resume


Academic Year Regular Building Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 2am
7:30am - 12am
8:00am - 12am
12pm - 2am


End of Semester Hours - Extended Hours

(Closed 11:59pm Saturday to 12:00 noon Sunday)

All buildings close at midnight the day before a holiday unless otherwise specified. 
Check with individual offices, shops, and labs for their respective open hours.


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.