Building Community and Engagement Remotely

The staff and faculty at Pratt are committed to building and strengthening their relationships with students and the relationships between students. Digital services and solutions have been developed to connect students with each other and with their professors and the administrative staff. Individual and group counseling are widely available to all students, and student clubs and organizations will continue to meet and develop programs online. For students pursuing either the remote or the hybrid option, student services, activities, and engagement are available online. All support services will continue to be easy to access. There will continue to be opportunities for students to engage in campus governance and community dialogue remotely.

Residential Life and Housing

Willoughby Hall will reopen for spring 2021 with limited occupancy. This decision has been made after careful consideration of how to minimize risk and support students whose learning is significantly challenged by being away from campus. Read the full announcement for more details.

The Office of Residential Life and Housing has spent several months preparing detailed services and protocol for the select group of residential students who will return to campus for Spring 2021. Learn more about how we are protecting our students and staff’s health and safety.

Res Life students should continue to read and respond to emails with specific instructions for Willoughby Hall. If a student feels their situation has changed and they now meet the criteria outlined in “Spring 2021 On-campus Housing” please email

Getting Involved at Pratt

While at Pratt, you will explore many academic opportunities that will shape your identity and career path. Pratt hopes, in addition to your academic endeavors, you will explore identity beyond classes through involvement in clubs, organizations, recreation, and student employment opportunities. By getting involved, you will gain valuable skills that will enhance your personal and professional development. Many clubs and organizations will continue to meet virtually this semester, giving you the opportunity to connect with your classmates and others with similar areas of interest.

To find the most current list of student organizations and club-sponsored events at Pratt, sign in to Engage with your OneKey. Clubs and organizations will look for new members throughout the school year. If you don’t see something of interest, contact Student Government Association or Student Involvement and we will see what we can do to help you find your niche at Pratt.

Reserving Private Offices or Workstations

To support remote and hybrid teaching and learning, space is available for students, faculty, and staff who desire a work location or private space when on the Brooklyn and Pratt Manhattan campuses. These spaces are available for reservation through OnePratt and 25Live.

Social Contract

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

Athletics and Recreation

Pratt Institute has announced the cancellation of sports throughout the fall semester due to COVID-19. The decision has been made based on the challenges and limitations that go along with providing a safe and healthy environment for our student-athletes, as well as the general student population. See Athletics and Recreation for more details.