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

COVID-19 Communications and Resources

For official updates from NYU regarding Academic Year 2020-2021 and COVID-19 guidance for the university community, visit:

NYU RETURNS


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 through the summer. NYU will reconvene on campus for fall 2020; for more information about the fall experience please visit Tandon Your Way.

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

August 10 - Summary of important NYU Tandon messages

August 3 - Summary of Fall 2020 return to campus guidance for testing and quarantining

July 24 - Mid-summer catch-up from the Dean

July 15 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages

July 10 - Fall plans survey and re-registration starting July 13

July 9 - Protecting our international students

July 7 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages

July 6 - Host a Tandon Teaches Session this Fall!

June 30 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 6/30

June 19 - Which courses do you plan to take at NYU Shanghai? (Committed NYU Shanghai Grad Students)

June 17 - Update on course instruction modes for Fall 2020

June 16 - Learn A New Skill! Tandon Teaches June 2020 Offerings

June 16 - DEADLINE EXTENDED: Learn how to “Start local” in Shanghai for Fall 2020

June 9 - Join me tomorrow to #ShutDownSTEM

June 8 - Tandon Teaches Offerings This Week

June 4 - We want to hear from you! (Indian Citizenship Grad Students)

June 2 - Learn how to “Start local” in Shanghai for Fall 2020 (Chinese Citizenship Grad Students)

June 1 - A message to the Tandon community

May 20 - Today’s the day!

May 20 - NYU Tandon Your Way: 2020-2021 Academic Year Update (Graduates)

May 20 - NYU Tandon Your Way: 2020-2021 Academic Year Update (Undergraduates)

May 18 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 5/18

May 13 - Extension: Spring 2020 P/F Request Deadline May 13, 2020 5pm EDT

May 11- Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 5/11

May 11 - Join us for Tandon’s 2020 Virtual Commencement

May 7 - Reminder: Spring 2020 P/F Request Deadline May 12, 2020

May 6 - Tandon Teaches May 2020 Programs

May 6 - Spring 2020 Final Exam

May 4 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 5/4

Apr 27 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 4/27

Apr 21 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 4/21

Apr 13 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 4/13

Apr 9 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Cyber Fellow Admits

Apr 7 - Pass/Fail grade impact, Scholarships, Probation & Disqualification for Spring 2020

Apr 6 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 4/6

Apr 3 - Free edX course offerings for NYU Tandon students

Mar 30 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 3/30

Mar 27 - Fireside Chat with Student Leadership

Mar 23 - Asynchronous Testing

Mar 20 - COVID-19: Update on Academics for Spring 2020

Mar 18 - Dearest Students

Mar 10 – Update for Students on Tandon Exams

Mar 9 – Urgent Communication Regarding Exams

Mar 6 – To Our Tandon Community Regarding COVID-19

Additional resources for 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.


To Faculty

August 10 - Summary of important NYU Tandon messages

August 6 - Faculty & researcher testing at NYU Langone

August 3 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages

July 15 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages

July 9 - Protecting our international students

July 7 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages

June 30 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages

June 9 - Request for accommodation and workplace modification for Tandon faculty

June 9 - Join me tomorrow to #ShutDownSTEM

June 1 - A message to the Tandon community

May 29 - On Behalf of Vice Provost Kristen Day

May 20 - Update: Use of Start-up Funds (Fund 20)

May 20 - Today’s the day!

May 20 - An Update on the 2020-2021 Academic Year

May 19 - Let’s Take a Breath!

May 18 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 5/18

May 12 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 5/12

May 4 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 5/4

Apr 27 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 4/27

Apr 21 - Guidance from NYU on final exams

Apr 21 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 4/21

Apr 20 - 2020 Faculty AMI Update

Apr 13 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 4/13

Apr 8 - New Online Proctoring Resource Available for Finals

Apr 7 - Pass/Fail grade impact, Scholarships, Probation & Disqualification for Spring 2020

Apr 6 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 4/6

Mar 31 - NAE - Call for Engineering Response to the COVID-19 Crisis​

Mar 30 - Brief summary of important NYU Tandon messages 3/30

Mar 23 - Asynchronous Testing

Mar 20 - re: Suspension of Non-Essential Research

Mar 20 - COVID-19: Update on Academics for Spring 2020

Mar 19 - Tandon COVID-19 Reporting Protocols

Mar 18 - Urgent Faculty Guidance re: Facilities Access

Mar 17 - COVID-19 Updated Assessment Options and Guidance for Faculty

Mar 12 – Remote Exam Options and Best Practices

Mar 11 – URGENT: Required data for online proctoring

Mar 10 – Update for Department Chairs on Exams

Mar 10 – COVID-19 Update for Faculty & Staff

Mar 9 – COVID-19: Research continuity

Mar 6 – MANDATORY SURVEY + Tandon Academics Update Regarding COVID-19 

Instructional resources for Faculty




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 Labcovid19.fas.org