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Back to Pratt: Campus Conditions and Remote Classes through January 30 (January 5, 2022)


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From: Pratt Institute
Subject: Campus Conditions and Remote Classes through January 30

Dear Pratt Community,

Pratt Institute will temporarily shift all classes to remote delivery for the first two weeks of the spring 2022 semester, as well as all activities and events through January 30.

As of now, we are in “amber” campus conditions because of the current significant increase of infections in the New York City area and within the Pratt community. This is a temporary measure as the Institute, once again, assesses our community’s health and safety needs at this moment in the pandemic and develops specific plans to address current conditions. We anticipate a return to in-person instruction on January 31, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Next Steps
The residence halls are currently open and will remain open throughout. Detailed information about studio, shop, and lab access, campus services, staffing, and support will be provided in the coming days.

Testing Available
In the meantime, if you are in the area of Pratt’s Brooklyn or Manhattan campuses, we encourage you to take advantage of the free testing that is available to Pratt students, faculty, and staff from 8 AM to 4 PM on January 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, and 8 AM to 6 PM on January 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26.

Stay Informed
Again, we are actively responding to the trajectory of this pandemic, and plans and protocol will most likely continue to evolve. So, please continue to read your Pratt emails and the weekly Back to Pratt e-newsletter, visit the Back to Pratt website where you will find extensive, searchable FAQs and quick COVID-19 help information, or call Pratt’s COVID Helpline at 718.687.5200. 


Donna Heiland
Interim Provost

Cathleen Kenny
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Delmy M. Lendof
Vice President for Student Affairs