Information for Students

We are committed to meeting students’ educational and research needs while also creating a safe and supportive environment.

At this time, The Graduate Center’s 365 Fifth Avenue campus is open to students for study space in the Library.


Fall 2021 Classes

CUNY has announced that it is planning for mostly in-person instruction and support services for fall 2021 and has shared vaccination requirements for in-person classesCUNY’s vaccination policy requires all students to get vaccinated for all hybrid and in-person classes beginning with the fall 2021 semester.

Each doctoral and master’s program will offer at least two classes that are either in-person or hybrid (a mix of in-person and online).

The Graduate Center remains open and as dedicated as ever to serving our students through world-class instruction and research support. The Graduate Center believes that offering both in-person and remote instruction is the best course of action in order to maintain academic progress and safeguard the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.

CUNY has created a CUNY Continuity for Students page. Students who have questions or concerns should contact the Provost's Office or the Office of Student Affairs

Student Services

Services to meet our students' needs are being addressed remotely where possible. The Mina Rees Library, the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, the Registrar’s Office, the Student Counseling Center, the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, and The Writing Center have provided guidance on accessing their services remotely.

We have also created a departmental contact list with information on how to reach individual offices via email and phone. 

Students currently living in the Graduate Center Apartments will have to provide proof of vaccination by August 10, 2021. Questions about the Graduate Center Apartments can be submitted here.

International Students

In accordance with federal regulations:

  • Continuing international students: F-1 and J-1 students with an active SEVIS record, may enroll in all online classes for spring 2021 while in the United States or outside the United States. You must enroll in a full-time course load for spring 2021 and you will continue to maintain F-1 status with a SEVIS active record.
  • Newly admitted international students will not be permitted to come to the U.S. to take all online classes. They may, however, take their Graduate Center courses online from their home countries and receive their tuition fellowships.

Read the detailed FAQ for international students

Any questions should be directed to the Office of International Students

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