The residence halls will be open with reduced density and guaranteed housing for all first-year undergraduate students who choose to live on campus, who deposit by May 1. Continuing students will be contacted in March about retaining their rooms and continuing students who want to change their room assignments will be able to begin selecting new rooms for the 2021-22 academic year during room selection in April 2021.
Willoughby Hall has reopened 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 have returned 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.
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.
There are social and work spaces on campus available to students. While using these locations, students are responsible for adhering to all aspects of the social contract, including wearing masks and remaining at least six feet apart. Reservable work or teaching space is also available for faculty and staff.
Student Union (main space only)
Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM, capacity 62
Center for Equity and Inclusion (Main Building, lower level)
Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, capacity 9
Design Center Lounge (first floor)
Monday through Friday, 7 AM–11 PM, capacity 24
Lounge area of ARC Lower
Monday through Friday, 7 AM–11 pM, capacity 15
Reservable Spaces, Offices, or Workstations
To support remote and hybrid learning, space is available for students who desire a work location or private space when on the Brooklyn and Pratt Manhattan campuses.
Rooms in Learning/Access Center (ISC, first floor)
Monday through Friday, 7 AM–11PM, capacity 1
Students may reserve L/AC rooms through the OnePratt website:
Under the Learning/Access Center (L/AC), select “Schedule an appointment.”
Then select “Book a room.”
Once the reservation is confirmed, you are set.
Visit the reception desk in Room #104 upon entering the 1st floor for access.
Pratt Manhattan (Rooms 707A and 707B office space, no computer)
Monday through Sunday, 7 AM–11 PM, capacity 1
Rooms are available for in-person reservation on a first-come basis. Reservation schedule is outside each room:
Email Cedric Jackson, facility and building manager, at email@example.com to ensure rooms are cleaned, and disinfected after use.
Farm to Campus
Farm to Campus is back for the Spring semester with weekly fresh produce available for students, faculty, and staff with access to the Brooklyn Campus.
For $14, customers will receive 10-15 lbs of fruits, vegetables, greens and herbs, sourced from farms participating in the City's GrowNYC program. Additional items like flour, maple syrup, honey, and eggs may also be purchased depending on supplier availability. Because the food is local, it is also seasonal.
Pick-ups are every Wednesday between 11am-2pm in the Main Cafeteria. Customers can choose to participate each Wednesday or skip weeks as desired. Anyone interested in joining can stop by our distribution site and prepay with a debit or credit on Wednesdays between 11am and 2pm for pick up the following Wednesday. Customers must pay in advance.
Participants are asked to bring their own bag. Bags can be dropped off at the pick up station and a name tag can be added.\
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.
There are many resources on campus to help students manage their wellbeing. Counseling Services are staffed by experienced mental health professionals. To schedule a consultation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-687-5356. Crisis counseling is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 718-687-5356.
In addition to individual and crisis counseling, the Center also hosts several support groups. This semester these include:
Syncing Up: Navigating between Myself and Others
BIPOC Process Group
Substance Use/Abuse Groups
Can’t live with them, can’t live without them - Navigating family conflict and communication.
Open Art Therapy Groups
More information about these groups can be found on the Counseling Center website.
Pratt also offers many programs through the Resilience, Wellness and Wellbeing Project. This includes several opportunities for group reflection and mindfulness practices. Faculty and staff have been invited to an introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction on Friday, January 15 at 9:30 AM, and drop-in sessions begin for students, faculty and staff starting on Monday, January 18. There will be daily lunch time mindful breath breaks, Friday mornings Meditate with Me, and Monday mornings Breathe with Me. The Health Promotion and Well-being Calendarlists a variety of yoga, and community well-being sessions, resources, and actions that you can take for self-care.
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.
Visit goprattgo.com for the most updated information on Athletics and Recreation for spring 2021.