COVID-19 Policy


The Health and Safety Committee has determined that masks are recommended but no longer required in the buildings.

Vaccination Requirements 

The College will continue to require all students, faculty, and staff be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations (vaccination + recent booster), or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption.


Any guests to campus are required to show proof of an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination (vaccination + recent booster) to enter a Cooper Union Building and the Residence Hall.

Reporting Your Positive Test

Students, faculty, and employees who test positive for COVID-19 should report the positive case to The CDC guidelines still require a five-day isolation period before coming back to campus.

Neither vaccinated or unvaccinated students, faculty or staff are required to quarantine if exposed. It is recommended that you wear a mask. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that people exposed to Covid who are asymptomatic should take at least three at-home antigen tests, each spaced 48 hours apart, to reduce the risk of missing an infection.





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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.