The campus remains closed with all summer courses being conducted online and staff working remotely. Classes will resume on August 31, 2020 for the fall semester. For updates on campus operations, both virtual and in person, for the fall semester, please see the Fall 2020 Info Hub page.

Name and Address Changes

To change your address with the registrar, please fill out the Name and Address Change Form and return it to the below address either in person or via the postal service.

The Cooper Union provides a means for students to use a preferred, chosen name for internal purposes. See the Legal and Chosen Name Policy for restrictions and details. Chosen names, preferred pronouns and gender identity may be changed using Student Self Service and updated via the User Profile.

To change your legal name with the registrar, please fill out the Name and Address Change Form and bring it, along with the original legal document specifying the change, in person to the below address during the below hours.

The Office of Admissions and Records
30 Cooper Square
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note that June through August the office is closed on Fridays.

  • 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.