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Back to Pratt: Guidelines to stay healthy and in person, campus housing room selection, What’s Going On? (March 4, 2022)


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From: Back to Pratt
​Date: March 4, 2022
Subject: Guidelines to stay healthy and in person, campus housing room selection, What’s Going On?

Current campus conditions remain yellow. It’s working! Let’s continue in the right direction to ensure in-person classes and events all the way through Pratt Shows and Commencement 2022!

  • Submit Your Booster: If you are eligible, you are required to get a COVID-19 booster to continue your campus access. Find a booster at and submit proof online. Direct questions about Pratt’s booster process to Students with medical questions should reach out to and faculty and staff should discuss health questions with their own provider.
  • Events Guidelines: Events are now open to pre-registered external guests, and pre-packaged or grab-and-go food is allowed. Event and gathering guidelines are reviewed and, if necessary, adjusted every two weeks. The current guidelines will continue through March 18. 
  • Mask Policy: Face coverings will continue to be required indoors at Pratt through March 31 to account for any rise in positive cases following spring break. At that time, the masking requirement will be reviewed based on campus conditions. Until then, masks may only be removed indoors intermittently while eating and are not required outdoors. 
  • Off-Campus Guidelines: Recent New York State and City announcements and policy changes, including changes to masking or vaccination requirements, do not affect Pratt’s policies at this time, as we continue to weigh all internal and external factors. Please continue to check Back to Pratt for on-campus policies regarding access, masks, and events.
  • Stay Healthy: Please continue the many wise health habits that you’ve learned during the pandemic, regardless of your COVID status. Continue to wash your hands frequently, stay home if you are sick, get a flu shot, and sanitize your personal spaces and items, such as phones, laptops, studios, and workstations.

What’s Going On?

  • Residential Life Room Selection: Students who plan to return to campus housing next year are encouraged to attend the March 24 virtual information session. Room selection for returning students will begin after spring break. Find more housing information online.
  • Distinguished Teacher Award Design: Students are invited to submit designs for the Pratt Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA) medal by March 20. A sum of $350 will be awarded to the winner, who will be featured in the DTA medal archive. Visit for more details.
  • Academic Advisement: Mark these approaching advisement and registration dates on your calendar. Watch for emails from your advisor and department for important details.
    • March 14: Summer/Fall schedule goes live online
    • March 14–20: Spring Break
    • March 21: Undergraduate advisement begins, make an appointment with your advisor through Starfish
    • April 11: Graduate student registration begins for summer and fall semesters, undergraduates can register for summer semester 

      April 18: Undergraduate student registration begins by appointment for fall semester
  • Pratt Presents: On Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 PM, Phaidon and Pratt’s School of Design will co-present a panel discussion among Ayse Birsel, Sophie Lou Jacobsen, and Rosie Li. All three distinguished designers are featured in Phaidon’s recently published book Woman Made: Great Women Designers. For more information, visit the event calendar listing.
  • SoArt Lecture: Join us on March 31, 6:30–9 PM, for a discussion with collaborative duo Glenn Ficarra, BFA ’91, and John Requa, BFA ’91—screenwriters, directors, and producers known for their work on successful romantic comedy-dramas who will talk about their time at Pratt, their working process, collaborative style, and career paths. 

Be mindful of your responsibilities during the pandemic and watch for a new email update from Back to Pratt each Friday.