In Academic Year 2020-2021 NYU Abu Dhabi will be prioritizing our academic and research mission, acting with flexibility in response to uncertainty, accommodating robust health and safety protocols, limiting density on campus, and considering ongoing global travel restrictions, while ensuring this fall will be truly worthwhile for our community members.

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 into the fall, 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

Academics, Safety, and Campus Access

  • Remote means teaching, learning, and working from different locations for students, faculty, and staff; Plus indicates our commitment to maintaining important connection.

    This year we will prioritize our academic and research mission, respond flexibly to uncertainty, accommodate robust health and safety protocols, limit density on campus, consider ongoing global travel restrictions, and ensure that the year will be truly worthwhile for our community members.

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 recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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.

Musical Distancing

A band born during quarantine leads a professor to explore different avenues of artistic collaboration online.

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.