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. 

Spring Access Requirements

Pratt Institute requires all students, faculty, and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated, receive a booster when eligible, and submit a new negative PCR test result for campus access upon return to campus, beginning January 18.

Please follow the instructions on the vaccine page and testing page for important details on guidelines and timing.

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, or have an approved exemption are required to submit a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours prior to arriving on campus and participate in the weekly on-campus testing program. Follow these guidelines outlined in our FAQs.

In addition, Pratt Institute asks 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

Upon arrival on campus

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

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

  • Brooklyn

    • Enter at 200 Willoughby Avenue (vehicles and pedestrians) or the Hall Street Gate.

      Enter at any turnstyle including Higgins Hall and Myrtle Hall using your physical PrattCard ID if you have completed all access requirements.

  • Manhattan

    • Enter through 144 West 14th Street

  • Wear a face covering indoors.

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 outlined in the social contract.

  • 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!