Cooper Zoom Backgrounds

Bring Cooper’s campus to your computer with custom Zoom backgrounds for your online get-togethers. Click below to access the backgrounds and instructions to add a view from our urban campus as you work and connect with classmates, family and friends.

Instructions on How to Use a Virtual Background

1) Right Click on "Download" under each image and select "Save Link As..."
2) Follow the steps from Zoom to add your selected photo as a virtual background.

  • 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.