New York Tech Alerts

Campus Access Policy

If you aren’t feeling well and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to campus.

Everyone coming to campus must complete a COVID-19 Health Screen questionnaire prior to arrival—see student questionnaire and employee/visitor questionnaire. The questionnaires can also be accessed on and the NYIT app. All students must also have a COVID-19 test result on file with New York Tech before coming to campus.

Long Island and New York City Campuses

Campus Access Policy: November 30, 2020 – January 4, 2021

Below are updated policies for campus access following Thanksgiving for New York Institute of Technology’s New York City and Long Island campuses. These updated rules respond to recommendations discouraging indoor group meetings, even when distanced, due to increased state and nationwide infection rates.

As part of this re-introduced policy, security staff will take temperatures of individuals manually at campus entry in addition to confirming approval of the online health screen. New York Tech continues to require that all individuals on campus wear masks and maintain physical distancing of at least six feet at all times.

Following Thanksgiving, New York City and Long Island campus hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. In New York City, 16 W. 61st St. and 26 W. 61st St. will not be open on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

NOTE: Beginning November 30, there will be no shuttle service from the LIRR to the Long Island campus for the remainder of the semester.

New York Tech’s fall semester for all schools and colleges, other than NYITCOM, ends on December 23, 2020. The New York City and Long Island campuses are closed for Winter Break from December 24, 2020 to January 1, 2021.


Students (except NYITCOM) will have limited access to campus, during the week only, through a reservation system. Names of students accessing campus will be provided to the Department of Facilities Management

  • Study rooms will be reserved by individual students; no study room will be occupied by more than one person.
  • The School of Architecture and Design will have an appointment system for 3-D printer access.
  • Wireless hotspots are available for loan from Wisser Library (LI) and 1855 Library (NYC) on November 20 –25. Loans will be available for the duration of the semester.

NYITCOM students will have limited access to campus, during the week only, through a reservation system managed by the medical school. Study rooms will be reserved by individual students; no study room will be occupied by more than one person. Names of students requiring campus access will be provided by NYITCOM to the Department of Facilities Management at

Faculty, staff, and student workers should continue to work from home, if their role permits them to do so. If a faculty or staff member needs to access campus to pick up their belongings, they may do so during campus hours. Managers should provide lists of those who have approved access to the Department of Facilities Management at

Researchers will be permitted access during the campus hours noted above. Any after-hours access should be approved by the dean of the school/college responsible for that research.

The Grizzly Cupboard will be available following Thanksgiving by appointment for limited hours for two days a week. Please email or for more information.

Testing Guidelines

Fall 2020 Semester: Residence hall students who travel during Thanksgiving will be required to provide a negative virus test administered after November 27, 2020 to return to the residence hall. This testing protocol, coordinated by the chief medical officer and the Office of Student Life, is in addition to New York State travel guidelines and quarantine requirements.

Spring 2020 Semester: Testing will be required of all students who plan to access campus in the spring semester. NYITCOM and the School of Health Professions will arrange testing during the week of January 4, 2021. For all others, testing is scheduled for the weeks of February 15 and February 22, 2021.

Other Updates


In response to the latest order of the Provincial Health Officer announced on November 7, all in-person classes will be suspended in the coming two weeks. As of Monday, November 9, all New York Institute of Technology Vancouver classes will be held online. Instructors will be notifying students about online classes and how to access them, please check your course communications.

Campus guidelines and updates are available here.

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