SPS Returns

Due to COVID-19, as we return to campus it’s important to stay informed. Refer here for NYU SPS information. Visit NYU Returns for University information and guidelines.

NYU Returns

Spring 2021 Return to Campus Testing and Quarantine

Anyone returning to campus for Spring 2021 is required to have been tested with NYU within the 14 days prior to entering NYU buildings. Those traveling to campus are required to quarantine.

Message from the Dean
Susan Greenbaum

Dear members of the NYU SPS community,

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, each of us has needed to readjust and reimagine virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Universities across the country have grappled with a multitude of safety and logistical issues as they plan for the return to campus this fall and the academic year ahead. As the dean of NYU SPS, I have been an active participant in numerous discussions regarding these topics—at the School and the University level. I want to assure NYU SPS students and their parents, faculty members, and administrators that New York University has worked tirelessly to prepare a comprehensive, multilayered plan to provide for the safety and well-being of the entire NYU community—NYU Returns.

Informed by the very latest health and scientific research and intelligence, as well as guidance from the CDC, and NYC and NYS government officials, the NYU Returns website provides the most up-to-date information available in one location. For your convenience, we have broken out some of the key topics on the NYU Returns site by category.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic situation remains fluid, we strongly suggest that you bookmark and visit the NYU Returns website often for updates, and also check your email for notifications.

At the school level, we have created a dedicated SPS Returns website, featuring helpful information that is applicable specifically to the SPS community. Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, these pages will serve as living documents, which will be frequently updated as new information becomes available. The SPS Returns website is designed to complement NYU Returns guidelines.

Undoubtedly, this academic year will be unlike any other in our school’s history. Our goal is to continue to provide the stellar academic and co-curricular education for which NYU SPS is known. Let us approach the spring semester with a renewed sense of purpose, flexibility, courage, and a deepened commitment to caring for one another. Working together, we can build a more resilient and inclusive community that emerges stronger in the aftermath of this unprecedented crisis.


Susan Greenbaum, EdD 
NYU School of Professional Studies

For SPS Students

New and continuing students can find information regarding student life, services provided by the Wasserman Center, information on remote instruction, course modalities, and library resources.

For SPS Faculty Members

Helpful information regarding teaching accommodations, services provided by the Center for Academic Excellence and Support (CAES), and announcements regarding teaching outside of the United States.

For SPS Staff and Administrators

Access the NYU Tech Guide to Teleworking and learn about requesting accommodations and modifications as they relate to returning to work.

SPS Returns: Best Practices for Reopening

General Guidelines for Prevention and Protection, and SPS Facilities, Human Resources, and Events

SPS Resources and Communications

All Students

NYU Remote Learning (Opens in a new tab)

Degree Students

Message from the Dean to Graduate Students (7/13/2020)

Message from the Dean (6/11/2020)

Message from the Dean (5/26/2020) - Important: Fall 2020 Planning Information

Message from the Dean (3/25/2020) - Convocation Update

Message from the Dean (3/23/2020)

Message from the Dean (3/10/2020)

Helpful Links

Non-Credit Students

Message from the Dean (3/25/2020)

Message from the Dean (3/10/2020)

SPS Resources and Communications

Faculty Information

Message from the Dean (6/4/2020)

Message from the Dean (3/23/2020)

Message from the Dean (3/10/2020)

Helpful Links

Departmental Contacts

COVID-19 Point People

Center for Applied Liberal Arts -- Kristine Rodriguez Kerr (kristine.kerr@nyu.edu) and Jenny McPhee (jenny.mcphee@nyu.edu)

Center for Global Affairs -- Carolyn Kissane (carolyn.kissane@nyu.edu)

Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies -- Lisa Samuels (lms18@nyu.edu)

Division of Programs in Business -- Negar Farakish (negar.farakish@nyu.edu)

English Language Institute -- Deborah Smith (dfs5@nyu.edu)

Center for Publishing -- Courtney Gillette (Courtney.Gillette@nyu.edu)

Schack Institute of Real Estate -- Tim Savage (timothy.savage@nyu.edu)

Tisch Institute for Global Sport -- Bri Newland (bln2@nyu.edu)

Tisch Center of Hospitality -- Lynn Minnaert (l.minnaert@nyu.edu)

University Announcements

Message from Clay Shirky (3/23/2020)

SPS Resources and Communications

Staff Email Communications

Message from the Dean (6/4/2020)

Message from the Dean (3/23/2020)

Message from the Dean (3/12/2020)

Message from the Dean (3/10/2020)

Helpful Links

Setting up the NYU Virtual Private Network (VPN) (Opens in a new tab)

Setting up NYU Zoom (Opens in a new tab)

NYU IT Services for Telecommuting (Opens in a new tab)