A Message from President Foley
Dear New York Tech Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Each year around this time, I feel a renewed sense of excitement and anticipation for the new academic year that will soon be upon us. And this year, despite the many challenges our community and the world have faced, is no different. We have a lot to look forward to in the coming year, and here are some updates in that regard:

We are currently finalizing our campus reopening plans for submission to New York State, and I’m happy to share this
draft document (login required) for the reopening of our Long Island campus. While it addresses the Phase 4 New York State guidelines for the education sector, it also represents the additional thinking and efforts of many who have helped prepare our facilities and develop policies, procedures, and protocols that will help ensure the safety of our community members, the continuity of our operations, and the delivery of our degree programs. New York City is still in Phase 3, and a plan for the New York City campus is nearing completion. The draft plan will be shared when we finalize some additional details specific to that campus.

Unlike many other institutions, we have a unique advantage in being able to offer a mix of in-person and virtual instruction. While we are still working out the details on the range of hybrid remote, online, and in-person courses for fall 2020, we have already begun updating course schedules and enhancing our facilities with additional technology to ensure the best teaching and learning environments possible. In leveraging our mix of in-person, hybrid, and online/remote course deliveries, we also have invested in both our physical infrastructure and our online platforms to ensure the continued quality and rigor of our programs as specified by the New York State Department of Education and our accrediting bodies.

On behalf of our many international students who travel to our New York campuses to pursue their education, we were all very pleased that the federal government this week rescinded its July 6 Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) directive. Our advocacy on behalf of all of our students, both international and domestic, is ongoing.

We will continue to provide email updates as information becomes available and post news, FAQs, plans, and resources at

Thanks to all of you for your patience, your resilience, and your continued commitment to New York Tech. I truly believe that together we will make this year one of our best.


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Hank Foley, Ph.D.
President, New York Institute of Technology
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