COVID-19 Information and Safety Guidance

Academic Year 2023-24
(Updated August 15, 2023)

Academic Year 2023-24
(Updated August 15, 2023)

The Graduate Center recommends following all public health guidance and CDC suggested practices which include staying up to date on vaccinations, staying home when ill, and taking any other precautions necessary to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and any other contagious viruses.

Effective May 23, 2023, the City University of New York no longer requires the COVID vaccine requirement as a condition of enrollment or employment, though we continue to encourage all students, faculty, and staff to stay up to date with their vaccinations.

The University also eliminated the use of the Cleared4 health verification platform, allowing colleges to return to their standard processes for granting campus access. Effective Monday, May 22, 2023, the Graduate Center returned to building entry policies that were in place prior to the pandemic.

Graduate Center students, faculty, and staff are required to show their GC ID cards with the corresponding semester’s valid sticker for campus entry. Students can obtain their validation sticker from the Bursar’s window on the 8th floor (room 8105), while faculty and staff can request these from their respective departments.

If you have any questions about our updated COVID-19 guidelines, please email 


Masking is not required, but the use of masks, especially when not feeling well, is always welcomed. Masks are available for request at the Lobby’s front desk, at the Library’s Circulation desk (1st floor) and Reference desk (2nd floor).


For the health and safety of our entire community, we strongly recommend staying home if you are feeling sick. If you do not feel better in three days, please consult your health care provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

CUNY students, faculty, and staff must present their valid CUNY College ID for entry.  For more information about how to get a Graduate Center ID, building hours, and access please click here. All other visitors must provide a government-issued photo ID at the time of their arrival to our campus.

The Office of Facilities Services and Campus Planning manages the inventory of PPE: face coverings (masks), hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. Programs and departments must contact the Office of Facilities Services and Campus Planning to request PPE at

Please email