Planning for Fall 2020
The plan for Fall 2020 has been designed to make it possible for students to continue their Cooper Union education from anywhere in ways that are rich, engaging, and inventive; to ensure that no students are disadvantaged should personal circumstances prevent them from being in New York; to accommodate the wide range of health risk profiles and family circumstances within our community given COVID-19; to limit the spread of the virus; and to maximize flexibility so that our approach can transition smoothly should resurgences of the virus occur.
Health and Safety Update -- August 12
Health and Safety Update -- July 23
Health and Safety Update -- July 16
Our 2020/21 academic calendar remains the same with classes beginning on Monday, August 31, 2020
All formal classroom and studio teaching will continue online to ensure:
- Consistency in the formal program of classroom and studio instruction
- Students can continue their education remotely
- Buildings can accommodate physically distanced student studio space and labs (although courses will not require that students access buildings)
- Readiness for and seamless response to any virus resurgences
This approach will be adopted Cooper-wide with each school and faculty implementing specific plans as required by their pedagogy and curriculum.
For more details, read President Sparks’ full community message