The Cooper Union's academic buildings are closed tonight, March 26, due to a fire in the neighborhood. Updates will be posted here. We will post information concerning tomorrow's classes here by 6 a.m.


Commencement

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Cooper Union's Spring 2015 Commencement will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Further details will be released during the Spring 2015 semester. In the meantime, please read through the information listed below.

For those attending commencement, please see our seperate pages for directions, hotel accommodations (including discounted rates) and parking

For a schedule please see the schedule page.

For more information please read the frequently asked questions page.

For background please see the commencement traditions page.

For information about senior ring orders, senior bash, cap and gown orders, yearbook, and the senior speech competition, please see the Senior Council page.

Please check back on this site for updates and new information.

  • 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.