The campus remains closed with all summer courses being conducted online and staff working remotely. Classes will resume on August 31, 2020 for the fall semester. For updates on campus operations, both virtual and in person, for the fall semester, please see the Fall 2020 Info Hub page.

President's Office Hours

Students, faculty, and staff who wish to have a private conversation and share ideas with President Laura Sparks are invited to attend President’s Office Hours. Dates and times are listed below for these one-on-one meetings for the semester.

Through the remainder of the spring semester, 15-minute Office Hour appointments will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. Please be sure to include your full name and Cooper Union email when registering and you will receive a meeting invitation when confirmed. If you have any questions, please contact Gloria Nicholas.

Spring Semester Office Hours

Tuesday, February 4th 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday, March 4th 1:30-2:30pm
Friday, April 3rd 12:00-1:00pm
Thursday, April 9th 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, April 15th 1:30-2:30pm
Monday, April 20th 12:30-1:30pm
Wednesday, April 29th 1:00-2:00pm


  • 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.