COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement & Safety Measures
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU has in place ongoing public health measures and requirements to ensure the safety of all University community members. As enrolled students in a summer program, all Writers in New York students coming to campus in person or participating in any in-person University-sponsored activities (whether on or off campus) must adhere to University guidelines and policies.
Below are highlights of these policies as of February 2023. More information, including updates as the pandemic evolves, can be found on the NYU COVID-19 Information website. Students will also receive COVID-19-related information via NYU email and at their program orientation.
All students are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine and must upload vaccination records to the NYU Student Health Center portal before the start of their program. Students who are not compliant with the vaccination requirement will not have access to campus buildings, facilities, or NYU-sponsored activities (both on and off campus), and may be de-enrolled from their program or face other serious consequences.
Students participating in an online program who will not be on campus in person or participate in any in-person University-sponsored activities (such as internships, practicums, field placements, immersion experiences, field trips, and events) at any time during the summer do not need to submit proof of vaccination.
Students may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Review of exemption requests takes approximately ten business days, so please submit your request with adequate time for review before the start of a program.
Other COVID-19 Protocols
As of February 2023, there are a few protocols in place for the health and safety of the community. These include the Violet Go Pass to enter any campus building or University-sponsored activity, optional masking, and reporting positive cases and isolating at home if ill or testing positive for COVID-19. Up-to-date information on University campus health protocols can be found on the NYU COVID-19 Information website.