With the current high rate of contagiousness and infection from Omicron, we have made the decision to conduct all January classes remotely and to require, with limited exceptions, all employees without essential on-campus duties during this period to work from home through January 28th.  For more information on Covid-19 and the start of spring semester, please use this link to our Covid Response page.  

COVID-19 Guest Policy

All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask while indoors on campus
 
Residence Hall – Cooper Union students may sign in guests to the residence hall who are members of the Cooper Union community already approved to be on-campus. No students may have non-Cooper Union guests in the Residence Hall. Residential Students should continue to follow policy and direction from the Office of Residence Life. 

Recurring Guests to the Academic Programs – Guests must be approved by a Dean or Department Head and follow Cooper Union’s policy for vaccinations and testing and must wear a mask.

Guest Speakers, Facilitators for Programs, Rentals, etc. – Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask indoors.

Admissions Tours and Meetings with prospective students and their families – Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask indoors.

Continuing Education – Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask indoors on campus.

STEM and Saturday Program Participants – All program participants must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask while indoors on campus. 

Contractors and Emergency Workers – We will make every attempt to require vaccinations for contractors and emergency workers on campus. All will be required to wear a mask at all times indoors.
 

  • 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.