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Campus Access

Campus grounds are open to the public, and access to all Pratt buildings is restricted to current students, faculty, staff and approved visitors. Campus access and requirements are subject to change at any time based on CDC, city, and state guidance.

Brooklyn Campus

  • The Hall Street entrance on the corner of DeKalb Avenue hours of operation will be seven days per week from 8 am to 12 midnight. You may enter at 200 Willoughby Main Gate entrance or use any turnstiles for card-swipe access to the Brooklyn campus 24 hours, seven days per week. Please note access to the Pfizer building, Higgins, Myrtle, and Residence Halls are available at designated building entry points.

Manhattan Campus

  • The main entrance located at 144 West 14th Street remains the sole entry point to the building/campus. Manhattan campus is open Monday–Friday from 7:30 am to 1 am, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 11 pm. 

Access Requirements

Pratt Institute requires all students, faculty, and staff who will be on our campuses to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and be up to date. You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible. 

Students (international or domestic), faculty, or staff who are not up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, or have an approved exemption are required to participate in the weekly on-campus testing program and follow the guidelines outlined in our FAQs.

In addition, Pratt Institute asks each member of our community to pledge accountability by signing the social contract, agreeing to abide by requirements and expectations that will contribute significantly toward reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Campus Access Checklists

New students, faculty, and staff

Returning students, faculty, and staff

  • Locate your digital ID in the Pratt Safe app and review your access status.
    • A single icon appears on the digital ID that is either a green “CLEARED” for campus access or a red “NOT CLEARED” for those who do not meet all access requirements. If you’re “NOT CLEARED,” tap on the red icon for next steps and follow the instructions above.
  • Locate your physical PrattCard ID. If you need a replacement ID  follow the online instructions.

Guest Access, Contractor & Vendor Access 

Guests to campus are no longer required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for campus access; this would include academic, recreational, and residential spaces on campus. However, all guests accessing campus and campus buildings are encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 

As of the start of the Fall 2022 academic year, Pratt will resume following our pre-pandemic procedures for campus access.  

  •  All academic guests, contractors, and vendors on campus are required to be registered in the (ACA) Approved Campus Access system before arrival.
  • Guests accompanied by an active Pratt student, faculty, or staff member are allowed access into all buildings on campus without pre-registration.
  • All guests accessing residence halls must be accompanied by the resident student and signed into the Visitor Management System by Public Safety or pre-registered with Residential Life only if staying overnight.
  • All contractors working on campus are required to sign in with Facilities Management upon arrival.
  •  All vendors working on campus are required to check in at the Main Security Booth (both Brooklyn & Manhattan) with Public Safety upon arrival. 
  • All on-campus events producers must pre-register attendees via; Engage, Eventbrite, or some other documented resource. The registered list of attendees must be sent to Public Safety at publicsafety@pratt.edu 24 hours before the event. 

For all students, faculty, staff and guests while on campus