The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. See below for more information on what you can expect during your visit.

Effective January 19th, both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Campuses will be open from 7am to 12 midnight, 7 days per week to all current students, faculty and staff who have met the necessary campus access requirements. 

Before returning to campus, all students, faculty and staff should review the campus access checklist below for important details.

Fall Access Requirements

Pratt Institute will require all students, faculty, and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester. 

Everyone will be required to submit an electronic copy of their COVID-19 vaccination documentation online by July 30th before arriving on campus, with the exception of limited approved medical or religious exemptions. Please follow the instructions on the vaccine page.

Students (international or domestic), faculty, and staff members who cannot be vaccinated before arriving in New York, or who have only received one dose of a two-dose vaccine, or who have not met the requirements of full vaccination, must follow these guidelines outlined in our FAQs.

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

Campus Access Checklist



Prepare for your arrival

Before you arrive on campus

  • Locate your PrattCard ID. If you need a new card follow the online instructions before arrival.

  • Be prepared to show your digital ID in the Pratt Safe app at the main gate, located at 200 Willoughby Avenue.

  • Use your physical ID card to swipe-in at the turnstiles when you arrive on campus.

Upon arrival on campus

Pratt community members may experience a line or queue at the main entrance of either campus. Please be patient as we transition to a new semester together. 

  • Brooklyn

    • Enter at 200 Willoughby Avenue (vehicles and pedestrians)

  • Manhattan

    • Enter through 144 West 14th Street

  • Wear a face covering indoors.

  • Practice social distancing, keeping at least 6 feet of distance between you and others.

  • Open the PrattSafe app and show your digital ID or be prepared to present or swipe your PrattCard ID

While on campus

  • Students, faculty, and staff must follow all social contract requirements.

  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

  • Follow physical distancing protocols.

  • Abide by all posted signage.

  • Faculty and staff should follow guidance to clean and disinfect personal workspace or office to help maintain a healthy campus. 

  • Remember we're all in this together!