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.
Beginning on September 8, 2021, all New York Tech community members must complete an online COVID-19 Health Screen questionnaire prior to arrival. You can access the Health Screen on the my.nyit.edu portal. Security staff will be performing spot checks upon entry to ensure compliance.
All students, faculty, and staff are required to wear masks indoors in public areas and classrooms, irrespective of vaccine status.
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, New York Tech is requiring all faculty, staff, and students at our New York campuses to be fully vaccinated by October 22. Individual exemptions due to medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Visit COVID-19 Vaccination Information for more details.
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 our New York campuses will be required to be fully vaccinated by October 22, 2021. Individuals can upload proof of vaccination here. 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.
- 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.
- COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge: New York Tech is also joining forces with nearly 100 colleges in New York State and more than 600 in the U.S. as part of this White House and U.S. Department of Education initiative to help end the pandemic by engaging and educating all community members, organizing to assist with vaccination efforts, and delivering vaccine access for all.
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.
Long Island Reopening
New York City Reopening
- As of September 8, all New York Tech community members will be required to complete an online COVID-19 Health Screen before arrival on campus. You can access the Health Screen on the my.nyit.edu portal.
- All students, faculty, and staff are required to wear masks indoors in public areas and classrooms, irrespective of vaccine status.
- As of October 22, all students, faculty, and staff will be required to show proof of vaccination to access campus. See our vaccination policies for more details.
- 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.
- Fall 2021 courses will be taught in a variety of modalities. Students: check your fall course schedules frequently for updates and changes in 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 meet partially in person on campus and partially online.
- Hybrid-remote classes will meet via videoconferencing, with possible in-person experience/online activity.
- 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.
- Orientation for new students is being held virtually.
- See remote hours of operations for our New York City and Long Island academic and administrative offices.
- Students should review the Student Handbook, and familiarize themselves with university policies, including:
- Find answers to common questions in our Student FAQs.