Campus Access

Please read the following carefully. Anyone arriving at the gates without completing the following steps will be denied access to campus. Please note that campus access requirements are subject to change at any time based on CDC, city, and state guidance. 

Effective Saturday, May 7, 2022, displaying a digital or physical ID is no longer required to access the main Brooklyn campus through the entrances at Hall Street or 200 Willoughby Avenue. Access to all Pratt buildings will be restricted to Pratt community members and approved visitors. Community members need to swipe their physical Pratt ID card at the following locations: 

  • Turnstiles to Access Main Brooklyn Campus  
  • Myrtle Hall 
  • Higgins Hall 
  • Design Center 
  • Library 
  • ARC (during events)
  • Cannoneer Court and Main Building Studios 
  • Residence Halls 
  • Pfizer Studios
  • Pratt Manhattan Entrance

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 Checklist

Prepare for your arrival

  • Download the Pratt Safe app.

  • Locate your digital ID in the Pratt Safe app or review your campus access on the OnePratt dashboard.

    • A single icon appears on the Pratt Safe app 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 to return to campus. If you’re “NOT CLEARED,” tap on the red icon to learn what you still need to do for campus access. 

  • Submit your COVID-19 vaccination first dose (Each dose must be submitted separately.)

  • Submit your COVID-19 vaccination second dose

  • Submit your COVID-19 booster record

  • Sign the social contract for students, faculty and staff. 

Before you arrive on campus


While on campus

  • Wear a face covering indoors.

  • 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.

  • 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!