With the current high rate of contagiousness and infection from Omicron, we have made the decision to conduct all January classes remotely and to require, with limited exceptions, all employees without essential on-campus duties during this period to work from home through January 28th.  For more information on Covid-19 and the start of spring semester, please use this link to our Covid Response page.  

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Three Questions with Barry Bergdoll

Art historian and curator Barry Bergdoll teaches a new architecture history course for Continuing Education this spring

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Spring 2022 COVID-19 Updates

Booster requirement and January remote start

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School of Engineering Recognized for Diversity

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering has been selected for the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program's highest-level award.

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Listen Now: Schiff and Bharara in the Great Hall

Rep. Adam Schiff joins former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara for a podcast episode recorded live from the Great Hall

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Cooper Awarded Two Major New York State Grants

NYS grants totaling nearly $850,000 will support the Saturday Program and the restoration of the Foundation Building's historic façade

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CooperConnect

 A new intranet portal for faculty, staff, and students of The Cooper Union

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  • 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.