Alumni

2010 Wreath Laying Ceremony 2012 Founder's Day 2010 Art Auction & Casino Night 2011 Phonathon 2011 Alumni Film Festival Class of 1961 50th Reunion 2010 On the Rooftop
2010 Wreath Laying Ceremony

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The Cooper Union Alumni Website is a portal to connect to the community of alumni and friends. 

Alumni continue their engagement to The Cooper Union through a variety of ways. Communications publicize alumni achievement and keep the community up-to-date on alumni activities. Annual and informal events bring alumni together for reunions, local meetups, and formal gatherings. Regional and affinity groups connect alumni across the country and the world through shared location or professional interests. Recognition programs like the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award for Art, the John Q. Hejduk Award for Architecture, the Gano Dunn Award for Engineering and Alumnus of the Year honor alumni.

The Alumni Hall of Fame is an evolving resource for promoting the rich legacy of Cooper Union alumni achievement.

The Cooper Union Alumni Association (CUAA) provides a vital link between the alumni and the institution, building a strong body of support to preserve, protect and promote The Cooper Union.


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The Cooper Union Shop
30 Cooper Square
8th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 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.