How New York City and Tri-State area universities, colleges are reopening for fall 2020

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- As colleges and universities gear up to resume classes, many schools are taking different routes whether it's an all-virtual, hybrid, or full reopen approach.

On August 7, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York schools can reopen their doors and bring students into the classrooms for the start of the school year.

Citing success in battling the coronavirus in the state that once was the U.S. heart of the pandemic, the governor's decision clears the way for schools to offer at least some days of in-person classes, alongside remote learning.

On August 12, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order clearing both public and nonpublic colleges and universities to reopen for the upcoming academic year, as long as social distancing and other protections are strictly adhered to.

Murphy said that any student who chooses to continue remote learning must be accommodated.

Here are the list of colleges and universities in the Tri-State area and their plans for the fall semester (let us know if a school is not listed or listed in error):


Barnard College


Bronx Community College

Brooklyn College

Drew University

General Theological Seminary

The New School for Social Research

Parsons School of Design

Queens College

St. Peter's University

School of Visual Arts

State University of New York

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stockton University

Syracuse University

Union Theological Seminary

Trinity College

University of Bridgeport

University of Connecticut

University of Hartford

University of New Haven

Wesleyan University

Western Connecticut State University

William Paterson University

Yale University

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Hybrid (mix of virtual and in-person learning)

Adelphi University

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albertus Magnus College

Berkeley College

Bloomfield College

Caldwell University

Centenary University

Central Connecticut State University

City College of New York

City University of New York

The College of New Jersey

College of Staten Island

Columbia University

Cooper Union

Cornell University

Eastern Connecticut State University

Fashion Institute of Technology

Fairfield University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Felician University

Fordham University

Georgian Court University

Hofstra University

Hunter College

Helene Fuld College of Nursing

Iona College

Ithaca College

Jewish Theological Seminary

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Juilliard School

Kean University

The King's College

LIM College

Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan College

Manhattan School of Music

Monmouth University

Montclair State University

New Jersey City University

New York City Technical College

New York Institute of Technology

New York School of Interior Design

New York University

Pace University

Polytechnic University of New York

Pratt Institute

Princeton University

Quinnipiac University

Ramapo College

Rowan University

Rider University

Rutgers University

Sacred Heart University

Seton Hall

St. John's University

Southern Connecticut State University

SUNY Purchase

Wagner College

Fully reopen

Long Island University Post

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Rockefeller University

Thomas Edison State University


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