Campus, Facilities, and Museum
Access to FIT Buildings
Testing for Spring 2022 Return to Campus
All students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, are required to submit a negative PCR test to the Health Services portal within 72 hours of returning to campus for the spring semester. More details on our COVID-19 testing page.
New Booster Mandate for Students
New York State mandates all students to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person classes and continue their enrollment at FIT. Students should upload proof of their booster shot to the Health Services portal prior to the start of the Spring 2022 semester. More information on boosters on our Vaccinations page.
Regardless of vaccination status, all students, employees, and visitors are required to wear masks while in all spaces in FIT buildings, including 236 West 27th Street and 333 Seventh Avenue. The single exception is when you are in an office alone or when you are eating and drinking. Mask-wearing will continue until further notice in order to protect those who are unvaccinated and to ensure extra protection for everyone. If you arrive on campus without a mask, you will be given one by a Public Safety officer.
Social distancing requirements have been eliminated. Mask-wearing is enforced to protect the unvaccinated. All classroom and work spaces are set for standard capacity levels.
FIT IDs and Semester Stickers
All entrances to FIT properties—including 236 West 27th Street, and Floors 13–16 at 333 Seventh Avenue—are open and staffed with Public Safety officers. To gain access, employees and returning students must show an FIT ID with a spring 2022 sticker.
FIT meets and exceeds all ventilation standards of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of New York, and SUNY.
All FIT spaces are thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis in accordance with CDC, State of New York, and SUNY guidelines.
FAQ About FIT’s Facilities
Read a list of frequently asked questions about the health and safety standards of FIT's facilities.
Access to The Museum at FIT (MFIT)
The museum is open, with new hours: Wednesday–Friday, noon–8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm.
All visitors, regardless of their vaccination status, must wear a face mask. All visitors are required to present proof of vaccination to enter the galleries, in compliance with a New York City executive order for museums.
Approved vaccination documents are:
- NYC COVID Safe app
- Excelsior Pass
- CDC vaccination card (or photo)
- NYC vaccination record
- An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.
To avoid overcrowding in the galleries, groups entering together should consist of no more than five friends or family members.
Gladys Marcus Library
Visit the library's current services page for information on its hours, protocols, and remote resources.
The FIT Dining Hall is open. Per a New York City executive order about indoor dining, you must show Public Safety officers proof of vaccination to eat inside the dining hall (see approved documents above); non-vaccinated people must purchase food and/or drink to go.