The Return to Campus initiative was created in spring 2020 to guide the NYUAD community through the COVID-19 pandemic and return to campus in a measured way, with the health and safety of the community at the forefront of all decision-making. We return to campus keeping in mind our touchstones of health and safety, academic and research continuity, and community, the same touchstones that have driven all of our planning.

Our University is a diverse and vital center of scholarship, with faculty who are leading scholars, artists, researchers, writers, and dedicated teachers. As we implement remote instruction, our students will receive the outstanding educational experience with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership that is the hallmark of NYUAD.

Mariët Westermann, Vice Chancellor, NYUAD

Requirements for Accessing Campus

Please have your identification and the Al Hosn app green screen ready for review by a Public Safety Officer prior to arriving at campus entrances.

In alignment with the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis, and Disasters Committee’s guidance all visitors to any university in the emirate must be vaccinated. All visitors are expected to:

  • Show the Al Hosn app green pass to the Public Safety officer, which shows a valid vaccination or Department of Health exemption and valid, negative PCR test.
  • Submit to a temperature check.

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors approved to return to campus are expected to maintain two meters distance at all times, avoid handshaking, and avoid nonessential gatherings of any type (including in break rooms, meeting rooms, and lounges).

Return to Campus

In order to keep our community healthy and safe, please continue to practice physical distancing, wear a face mask, and
follow these precautionary measures.

Feeling sick

Stay home when you are sick.

Avoid large groups

Avoid close contact with sick people.

Tissue box

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Hand washing

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.


Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth.

Social distance 6ft/2m

Keep your distance and de-densify.

Return to Campus Information For
A global crisis requires a global response. Members of NYU Abu Dhabi’s extensive and far-reaching community have thrown their weight behind addressing the unique challenges COVID-19 has placed on the world. In almost every field, researchers are garnering their resources to initiate unique projects specifically aimed at tackling this pandemic and better understanding the impact it has on our world.

Our Stories

Hear how our students, faculty, and staff are staying connected and navigating the new normal.
Read all the stories about COVID-19.

Virtual Tutoring Project

Even in a virtual environment, NYU Abu Dhabi are promoting the importance of hiring refugees through remote work opportunities.

Concentrating on COVID-19

A new NYU Abu Dhabi invention is looking to develop a simple, inexpensive, and sustainable microfluidic chip that can extract and detect DNA and RNA rapidly.

Useful Links

Students needing after hours medical advice, including on COVID-19 related questions, should contact the 24-hour provider on-call at 02-628-8100. Students who would like to speak with someone may access 24/7 counseling services through the Wellness Exchange (+971-02-628-5555) or by contacting the NYUAD Health Center (+971-02-628-8100) or to schedule an appointment.

Community members with questions about COVID-19 symptoms and related topics should contact the Health Center COVID-19 Response Team at Faculty and staff should contact the Employee Assistance Program by phone at 8000-44-0626 available 24/7 or by email at

For medical emergencies, please dial 999 and notify Public Safety of Health (DOH) Hotline at 800-1717.