As you begin to actively plan for your arrival on campus, we’d like to provide you with some resources that focus on the transition from high school to college through the lens of your well-being. Topics to consider are the changes in your relationships with your family and friends from high school, building new relationships, forging new friendships, managing your personal physical and mental health needs as you transition into collegiate learning, understanding independence, developing and maintaining healthy habits, and managing college-level academic pressures.
The Cooper Union has partnered with the Jed Foundation (JED) and is a proud member of the JED Campus Program. As part of our work with JED, we ask that all of our incoming students review the materials provided as part of JED’s Set To Go program. This program provides a series of topics for students and their families to discuss and review as they plan for the transition from high school to college.
Student Health Insurance
Information about Cooper Union’s student health insurance plan will come out later this summer. All students must have health insurance that is valid and usable in New York City and compliant within the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. If you have your own coverage and wish to waive the Cooper Union coverage, you will be provided instructions on how to do so in August.
Student Health Forms
Student ID Cards
You must provide your own ID photo. The photo format should be passport-style and meet the following requirements:
- The photo should be a color, jpg, or jpeg file
- The photo is for identification purposes and must clearly identify you
- The background should be uniform and light-colored
- You must be facing forward, with your head and shoulders clearly visible
- Photos should not include other people or animals—no group photos
- No hats, sunglasses, jewelry, or garments of any sort that obstruct the view of your face
- The file cannot exceed 100k in size and must be saved as follows: “firstname-lastname.jpg or jpeg”
A photo taken with a smartphone is sufficient.
The IT website is the primary place to locate IT information.
Students are expected to use Microsoft Outlook and Teams for communication, along with any other Office365 applications that support their learning. Self-guided training resources and links to connect with our Academic Support Team are available on the IT website. If there is software you need for coursework that you cannot currently access, you can request access via our Remote Software and Technology Request Form for Students.
We look forward to working with you and supporting your learning experience at The Cooper Union.
Fall Course Selection and Schedule
New students will have their fall academic schedule generated automatically. Schedules are made available via the Student Self-Service Portal in late summer. Academic questions should be addressed as follows:
- School of Architecture – Academic Administrator, Monica Shapiro, email@example.com
- School of Art – Assistant Dean Frances Green, firstname.lastname@example.org
- School of Engineering – Associate Dean Ruben Savizky, email@example.com
If a student lives in the residence hall, mail should be addressed to them at
29 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
If a student does not live in the residence hall and wishes to have mail sent to them at The Cooper Union, they must use the centralized mail address:
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
Student email address
Students will be notified by email when an item arrives. Items must be picked up during mail room service hours (usually Monday – Friday, 9 am – 6 pm, Foundation Building, lower-level room B00A). If items are not picked up after seven business days, they will be sent back to the return address unless other arrangements have been made.