COVID-19 Guest Policy

All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask while indoors on campus
 
Residence Hall – Effective August 25, 2021, we will allow residential Cooper Union students to 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 CDC-recommended mask (disposable surgical, KN95, KF94, or N95) while indoors. Cloth masks alone are not permitted, but may be worn as a second layer over a disposable surgical mask.

Guest Speakers, Facilitators for Programs, Rentals, etc. – Attendees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster and must wear a CDC-recommended mask (disposable surgical, KN95, KF94, or N95) while indoors. Cloth masks alone are not permitted, but may be worn as a second layer over a disposable surgical mask.

Admissions Tours and Meetings with prospective students and their families – Attendees must show proof of of complete COVID-19 vaccination and booster and must wear a CDC-recommended mask (disposable surgical, KN95, KF94, or N95) while indoors. Cloth masks alone are not permitted, but may be worn as a second layer over a disposable surgical mask.

Continuing Education – Attendees must show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination and booster and must wear a CDC-recommended mask (disposable surgical, KN95, KF94, or N95) while indoors. Cloth masks alone are not permitted, but may be worn as a second layer over a disposable surgical mask.

STEM and Saturday Program Participants – All program participants must show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination and booster and must wear a CDC-recommended mask (disposable surgical, KN95, KF94, or N95) while indoors. Cloth masks alone are not permitted, but may be worn as a second layer over a disposable surgical mask.

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 CDC-recommended mask (disposable surgical, KN95, KF94, or N95) while indoors. Cloth masks alone are not permitted, but may be worn as a second layer over a disposable surgical mask.

  • 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.