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.

Summer Access Requirements

Starting Tuesday, May 25, campus access will reset and all students, faculty, and staff will be required to submit a COVID-19 vaccination record or a negative COVID-19 PCR diagnostic test result prior to entering campus. If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to submit a COVID-19 test. 

If you are submitting a COVID-19 vaccination record, please follow the instructions on the vaccine page. Students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated in order to access campus with a vaccine record. Fully vaccinated means that the required number of doses for the vaccine have been received and more than two weeks have elapsed since completing the last required dose. If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated and you must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR diagnostic test result to access campus. Pratt is following the guidance on vaccines from the CDC. You may begin submitting your record now and do not need to resubmit if you have already done so. 

If you are submitting a COVID-19 PCR test, it must be taken, negative results submitted and approved, all within seven (7) days prior to returning to campus. Faculty, staff, and non-residential students may begin submitting results on May 18. No results will be accepted before that for the summer semester. Test results can be submitted using the online COVID Test Results form. Test results must be PCR diagnostic. Pratt does not accept rapid tests, antibody/antigen tests, or self-administered PCR tests that are done without a medical provider supervising. Test results may not appear in the system for up to 24 hours (Monday–Friday) after you have submitted them. Supervisors should plan accordingly with their staff for remote work while test results are being processed.

We encourage you to monitor local COVID-19 testing turnaround times, as these may vary depending on demand for testing, and factor this into your planned return to campus. 

Students living in the residence halls for summer 2021 will receive detailed information regarding COVID-19 test result submission dates and process for move-in from Residential Life and Housing staff.