The campus is closed and staff will work remotely at least until the governor announces the reopening of the New York City Region. See the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates page.

Coronavirus-related Travel Information

On March 19, the U.S. State Department announced a global Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory urging U.S. citizens and residents not to travel abroad except out of absolute necessity; to return home if they are currently out of the country; or to shelter in place if they cannot or do not want to return to the U.S. right now.

If you must travel, we are asking you to complete this informational travel form, which will help inform our potential response preparation, and submit it to healthandsafety@cooper.edu prior to your departure date.

Country-specific information related to the coronavirus can be found here.

Americans experiencing COVID-19 related emergencies overseas should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, or call the Department State assistance call center:

  • From the U.S. & Canada – 1-888-407-4747
  • From Overseas – +1 202-501-4444
  • 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.