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 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. 

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.


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 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.

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

Visit for the most updated information on Athletics and Recreation for spring 2021.