Alumni Resources

Alumni Resources

Transcripts and Education Verification Resources

Request a copy of your Cooper transcript.

Alumni Career Services

Utilize professional development resources and recruit student talent.

Alumni ID Cards and Campus Access

Request an alumni ID card by contacting us at with your name, class year, a current headshot, and your mailing address. In addition to the public spaces open on Cooper's campus, this card grants alumni access to The Library in the Foundation Building and the Alumni Roof Terrace in 41 Cooper. For more information, please view Cooper's building access policy here.

Alumni Library Access

Enjoy perpetual physical access to the Cooper Union Library and Archives and Special Collections.

Alumni Directory

The Alumni Directory is getting an upgrade! While it's under construction, we're temporarily disabling this online service. If you would like to get in touch with fellow alumni in the meantime, please contact Alumni Affairs at


  • 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.