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.
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).
Mandatory temperature check at all campus entry and student dormitory entry points.
Individual guests such as external student interns, research collaborators, guest speakers and lecturers, prospective students, and similar are allowed to visit campus. Hosts should complete the Campus Visitor Registration form at least one working day before visitors’ arrival.
NYUAD faculty or staff that need to bring outside contractors to work on campus for research-related work, are required to ensure the Contractor Resumption for Research Form is completed. This would include any request for lab equipment maintenance or similarly related contractor activities within labs and other research spaces.
NYUAD faculty and staff that need to arrange campus access for:
Contractors to complete physical work (non-residential) such as construction and maintenance, are required to ensure that the contractor has an approved permit to work.
Contractors, vendors, consultants, and visitors to perform non-physical activities such as surveys, inspections or very low risk activities such as software installation, are required to ensure the Campus Visitor Registration form is completed.
Non-UAE-based contractors must follow UAE testing, vaccination, and quarantine rules. Additional NYUAD quarantine, beyond what the UAE government has mandated, is not required.
Building entry and exit:
Decals have been placed in each building to show the entry and exit points.
Access is only permitted via the designated entry and exit points clearly marked.
All academic building entrance doors will be in the open position (deactivated) during regular business hours.
Entry to campus academic and administration buildings:
All NYUAD community members should have their NYU ID visible or readily available to show Public Safety officers.
Entry to campus residential buildings:
Students and residents should have their NYU ID and Al Hosn green pass readily available to show Public Safety officers.
Access to Campus is limited to the following points of entry:
East Car Park
West Car Park
Delivery Ramp (access to Ring Road)
East High Line Ramp (access to rear of B2 building)
West High Line Ramp (access to rear of B1 building)
Welcome Center (pedestrian access)
Residents, students, and contractors (G4S, Bright Beginnings, Nirvana, Magrudy’s, Serco, and ADNH) Level B2 is reserved for residents, students, commuting faculty members, and contract staff members. Only authorized users’ parking permits will be programmed to access Level B2.
Commuter and Visitor Parking Level B1 is open parking and, therefore, you can park in any available spot where there is no reserved parking sign. Then proceed to the closest Public Lift to go to the Ground Floor.
Active lifts on campus
All community members should use the public lifts from the basement to Level 0 (ground/plaza level). When arriving into the car park (B1 or B2), community members should proceed to the closest public lift, which will bring them to Level 0. Upon reaching Level 0 individuals can then proceed to their ofﬁces.
There are four public lifts providing access from the car park to Level 0: D1 (West Plaza), Central Plaza West Side (facing A2 Entrance), Central Plaza East Side (facing A5 Entrance), and D2 (East Plaza).
The lifts in A block buildings have limited access and are primarily accessible by residents who live in the buildings, for research and equipment purposes, and service personnel.
In order to keep our community healthy and safe, please continue to practice physical distancing, wear a face mask, and
follow these precautionary measures.
Stay home when you are sick.
Avoid close contact with sick people.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Faculty and staff should contact the Employee Assistance Program by phone at 8000-44-0626 available 24/7 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For medical emergencies, please dial 999 and notify Public Safety of Health (DOH) Hotline at 800-1717.