Student Immunizations

Because of past outbreaks of mumps, rubella, and especially measles on college campuses, New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that all degree-seeking students enrolled at a college or university for six (6) credits or more and born on or after January 1, 1957, provide documentation of their immunizations against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Students who do not provide documentation, in English, of immunity for these diseases will be prevented from attending and registering for classes.

  • 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.