Visit Cooper Union

Please click here for a schedule of exhibits and events on campus open to the public. The End of Year Show, featuring work from all three schools, will take place May 24-June 12, 2016. 


Note that Office Hours for the summer are as follows. These hours affect all Cooper Union buildings and staff:

Summer Hours
June 6th through September 4th 
Monday-Thursday 8am - 5:15pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The buildings will be closed for staff holidays on:
Independence Day Monday July 4th  
​Labor day Monday September ​5th 
​Regular buildings hours will resume September 6th​



The School of Architecture hosts small group tours during the academic year. Pre-registration is required for these tours. Please contact The School of Architecture Office at (212) 353-4220 or to register and for further information.


Tours during the spring semester will take place Fridays at 2 pm, with some limited Monday tours as well. These are separate from the Portfolio Review Days, which only occur during the fall.  

Tours are capped at 8 students and registration is required. Click here to view available tour dates and to register

We welcome you to visit our events and exhibitions as well, which are open to the public unless otherwise specified.


The School of Engineering hosts small tours for prospective engineering students and their families. Registration is required. Tours meet at 41 Cooper Square.

Summer tours will resume following exams and graduation. Tours will occur Monday through Thursday at 11 am in the lobby of 41 Cooper Square. Click here to begin your registration!

Fall tours will run from mid-September through early December. Regular tours run Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with some additional availability during school holidays. Click here to begin your registration!

If you have any questions about the application process or registering for the tours, please e-mail

  • 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.