Ph.D. coursework will take place in Fall 2020 according to the above guidelines.
The following Fall 2020 events will take place by Zoom:
- Friday morning Ph.D. student seminars
- Ph.D. defense seminars
- Ph.D. program orientation for first-year Ph.D. students
- Faculty presentations for first-year Ph.D. students
In-person laboratory research is subject to NYU’s phased research reopening plan. First-year laboratory rotations will proceed on a modified, individually-tailored schedule, planned and coordinated by the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) with each student. First-year Ph.D. students will complete their three laboratory rotations over the course of the entire academic Fall 2020/Spring 2021. Each rotation will consist of a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 9 weeks. Each student’s rotation start and end dates will be determined in consultation with the student, the rotation lab faculty, and the DGS. Students will be encouraged to perform any computational rotations that can take place remotely early on in the Fall (e.g. in their first or second rotations), to maximize the department’s ability to offer in-person laboratory rotations for first-year Ph.D. students.