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Continued Phased Campus Return

The safety and well-being of our university community is the focus of our continued phased return to campus. In all of our plans, we will remain flexible and respond accordingly to updated recommendations at the federal, state, and local levels.

As we look forward to the continuation of our phased campus return for fall 2021, we are excited to share the following details:

  • Health and Safety Protocols: We continue to adjust our protocols as new recommendations and guidelines become available from local, state, and federal agencies. Everyone at New York Tech is strongly encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to be prepared to share proof of vaccination. We also emphasize the role of personal responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of all community members.
  • LEAD Plan and Campus Operations: New York Tech’s LEAD plan, implemented in 2020, supports all required health protocols for building layouts, equipment, scheduling, and disinfectant strategies. We’ll continue to use this plan to keep our campuses safe and clean, ready for everyone to enjoy.
  • Learning Modalities: We plan to offer courses in a variety of modalities, providing students flexibility and options in how and where they take their courses: in-person, online, blended, and hybrid-remote.
  • Campus Facilities: In addition to making necessary changes in response to COVID-19, we’ve also made many new enhancements ranging from new eateries and dining options, new indoor and outdoor meeting and study spaces, improvements to classroom spaces and technology, and much more that we can’t wait to show off in the fall (or sooner!).
  • Campus Experience Committee: We’ve also created a new group of students, staff, and faculty to help guide changes we continue to make on campus to enhance our community’s experience.

As always, we will rely on the advice and guidance of Chief Medical Officer Brian Harper, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Architect Suzanne Musho, and our Real Estate and Environmental Health & Safety Departments will work together to ensure consistent, appropriate actions and responses that continually reinforce the safety and health of everyone on our campuses while providing an outstanding learning and teaching experience.

We also emphasize and appreciate the role of personal responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of all community members.

Campus Operations

  • Daily health screens and temperature checks to access campus are no longer required.
  • Masks and social distancing will not be required for vaccinated individuals (Academic Health Care Center staff and visitors must wear masks on campus).
  • See updated New York City and Long Island campus maps.
  • Equipment adjustments allow hands-free operations of entries/facilities and support healthy air quality. Disinfection is conducted frequently via multiple methodologies.


  • Summer sessions will be held May 26 - August 31
  • Summer courses will be taught in a variety of modalities:
    • In-person classes will meet in person on campus and via videoconferencing (e.g., Zooom).
    • Online classes will meet online via Blackboard or Canvas.
    • Blended classes will have part of the class meet in person on campus and the other online.
    • Hybrid-remote classes will meet via videoconferencing, with possible in person experience/online activity at the professor’s discretion.
  • Students who are ill and/or experiencing personal challenges that prevent them from attending class should immediately contact the Office of the Dean of Students, which can provide options including withdrawal for health reasons.

Student Life