Summer 2021 classes are being offered remotely, with some exceptions. The College is planning for primarily in-person classes for the Fall 2021 term.

For COVID-19-related updates, click here.

TC Together Again - Fall Planning

We invite you to continue to check this site for plans and procedures that Teachers College is enacting to ensure a safe return to campus this fall.

Fall Planning Webinars

Please join us for a series of community Town Halls aimed to inform and engage the community on the steps we will take to be back on campus this fall. 

What You Need to Know

As of July 30, 2021

  • Classes, with very few exceptions, will be conducted online for the Summer 2021 semester.  
  • Teachers College will remain open, operating remotely except for essential in-person functions and support.
  • Academic operations will take place primarily in person for the Fall 2021 semester. Employees will begin to return to campus over the Summer to prepare for in-person instruction in the Fall.
  • TC-related travel will partially resume effective June 1, 2021.  See the travel guidance table for details on approvals and reporting requirements for faculty, staff and student domestic and international travel. 
  • Residence halls, with some exceptions, will be open for new and returning students.
  • Daily health screenings will be required for faculty and staff entering the buildings.
  • The College has mandated that all students, faculty, and staff be fully vaccinated before returning to campus for the upcoming fall 2021 semester. Please continue to monitor the COVID Vaccine Information webpage for further details.
  • All individuals who have received the COVID-19 Vaccine are still required to complete all campus access requirements, including the Daily Health Screening, COVID-19 Test requirement, and the COVID-19 Health and Safety Training.
  • Rules for facial coverings/masks and physical distancing continue to be  enforced.

For Students

  • On-campus residential units are available for any student who would like to live safely on campus during the summer terms. Please click here for the latest housing updates.
  • Individual study will be allowed in the computer labs, the Dining Hall, and the library.
  • Students in off-campus placements may continue placements virtually where possible.
  • For FAQs for International Students, please click here.
  • Click here for more information on the CARES Act and how to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.

For Faculty

  • Support for virtual teaching is available at the Academic Continuity site.
  • Please see the message from President Bailey and Provost Rowley.
  • For information on research-related activities, please visit the Research Compliance & Safety page

For Staff

  • Until further notice, only those staff who absolutely must come to campus to perform essential function should do so; everyone else should work remotely.
  • For more information on HR policies and recommendations, please click here.

COVID-19 Working Group

In spring 2020, President Bailey announced the formation of a working group charged with evaluating and putting forth recommendations on  campus health and safety measures in response to COVID-19. The working group’s analysis and recommendations are informed by state and local health and safety guidelines, and by the group’s collective knowledge of the distinct operations and needs of the Teachers College community.  

The College extends its gratitude to the members of the working group. Their dedication and commitment continue to make it possible for the College to operate safely on campus.


  • Lisa Seales, Vice President for Administration
  • Hank Perkowski, Vice President for Finance and Operations


  • Brian Alford, Assistant Vice President, Facilities
  • Daniel Aracena, Chief Information Officer
  • James Borland, Professor of Education
  • Yeremy Chavez, Director of Public Safety, Administration & Systems
  • John DeAngelis, Assistant Vice President, Public Safety & Environmental Health and Safety
  • Rob Graham, Director of Budget for Academic Affairs
  • Devin Gray, Senior Manager of Special Projects, Office of the President
  • Cherie Hargett, Manager, Human Resources Services
  • Patrick Mathelier, Director of Environmental Health & Safety
  • Megan Massaro, Registrar
  • Janice Robinson, Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs
  • Thomas Rock, Vice Provost for Student Affairs
  • Dewayne White, Executive Director of Residential Services, Dining and Card Services

Campus Life During COVID-19

A Heightened Focus on Safety: Remaining Vigilant This Spring

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Resources and Contact Information

Office of Public Safety (Non-Emergency) Ext. 3220

Columbia Health Services for Students

Campus phone Ext. 3333
Non campus or from cell phone 212-678-3333


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