COVID-19 Communications and Resources | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

COVID-19 Communications and Resources

For official updates from NYU regarding the current status of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the university community, visit:


Fulfilling our educational and research mission is NYU Tandon's main priority, second only to safeguarding the health and safety of our community. As a result:

Classes: We have transitioned to remote instruction for all classes until further notice.

Employees: All non-essential employees are strongly advised to telework until further notice.

Health and Wellness information:  NYU Health Alerts

Below please find all Tandon communications to the Tandon Community on COVID-19.

To Students

Information for Tandon PhD students

The vast majority of Tandon PhD students who have passed the PhD qualifying exam carry out their thesis research as part of an externally funded research project. In light of the actual and potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on research progress, Tandon is taking several measures to ensure that you will have the time and the necessary financial and other support needed to complete your thesis research. This includes:

  • Extending the time to graduate when needed
  • Allowing you to register for maintenance of matriculation once you have satisfied the 75-credit requirement for a PhD degree until you graduate
  • Facilitating a remote thesis defense if necessary
  • Working with your thesis adviser and department chair to ensure that you will be covered by a Research Assistantship or equivalent Fellowship until you graduate

Please do not hesitate to contact Associate Dean Peter Voltz or Vice Dean Kurt Becker respectively for academic or financial questions.

Answers to your COVID-19 Questions

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) answers to your COVID-19 questions with help from the NYU Tandon Governance