Campus Engagement Guidelines

Entering the Building

  • SMasked student in a classroomtudents who will be attending hybrid/in-person classes on campus were required to upload proof of vaccination in CUNYfirst by October 7. Your vaccination status is now linked with your Guttman ID card.
  • When entering the Guttman campus, simply swipe in with your Guttman ID card.
  • If you do not have a Guttman ID, please email to schedule an appointment to receive your ID prior to your first in-person class.

If you received a medical exception or religious exemption:

  • Enroll and sign up for testing through Cleared4.
  • Get tested at a CUNY testing site.
  • Have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test from a CUNY testing site within the past 7 days.
  • Show your “Cleared for Access – Green Pass” upon entering campus.

Take a Virtual Campus Tour Today!

We realize that many Guttman Grizzlies have not had the chance to explore our small but vibrant campus building located at 50 West 40th Street. As many of you gear up for face-to-face hybrid/in-person classes, we have created a virtual campus tour that will orient you to the classroom and common spaces. Please take a few moments to take your tour before your first day on campus!

Navigating Our Vertical Campus

  • Follow all safety protocols posted on signs and TV monitors throughout the building.
  • Adhere to directional signs posted on floors and walls to ensure optimal foot traffic.
  • Please refrain from entering classrooms where you do not have assigned courses to limit any cross contamination (in the event there is an active COVID-19 case).
  • While social distancing is not required, we will encourage and expect that people who are not fully vaccinated should continue to practice physical distancing whenever possible.
  • Use the stairs whenever possible to avoid overcrowding in elevators.

Temporary Mask Mandate

CUNY has enacted a temporary mask mandate effective August 16. For the time being, all students, faculty and staff, regardless of vaccination status, must:

  • Wear a face mask inside all CUNY campuses and office buildings.
  • Wear a mask outdoors on campus when unable to maintain physical distance from others (for example, while attending a CUNY gathering or sporting event).

The only exceptions to wearing a mask inside are:

  • If a fully vaccinated person is alone in an enclosed space such as an office or conference room.
  • In classrooms, vaccinated professors who are teaching a class and are able to keep social distance from everyone else in the class, may choose not to wear a mask.
  • Briefly while eating or drinking, provided social distancing is maintained.

Acceptable face coverings include but are not limited to:

  • Cloth masks (e.g. homemade sewn, quick cut, bandana)
  • Surgical masks
  • Face shields (if used without a mask, shields should wrap around the sides of the wearer’s face and extend below the chin)

Students, staff, or faculty who require a replacement mask can visit the Public Safety desk located in the first-floor lobby. To read CUNY’s update on Masking, click here.

Hygiene, Cleaning, and Disinfection

  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer located in high traffic areas.
  • Guttman will adhere to hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection requirements as advised by the CDC and DOH.

Common Space Usage

Select common spaces will be available for student use before/after classes on a limited basis. Swiping-in with your Guttman ID will be required and facemasks must be worn at all times. Congregating in other areas is not be permitted.

Quiet Study Spaces: The Library (1st floor) & Room 401 (4th floor)

  • These areas may be used for quiet study and for online synchronous class meetings (Use headphones to minimize noise). Library services are available 24/7 virtually. Visit for more information.

Lounge Spaces: Student Lounge (Lower Level – Room XXX) & The Atrium (1st floor)

These areas may be used to sit and relax. Please do not rearrange furniture. Vending machines, a microwave, and tables are available in the student lounge.

Student Activities & Campus Life

At this time, we are not planning any in-person co-curricular programming due to space limitations and current protocols. All student activities and events will be hosted online (virtually) or will be held off-campus. Visit the Guttman events webpage to see what’s happening at Guttman.

Safety Communications

Guttman will communicate with students via email and the COVID-19 website.

If any member of the campus community feels that the College is not honoring the safety protocols stated above, they may submit their anonymous concerns here or email Complaints about insufficient resources, such as empty sanitizing stations, missing signage, etc. will be addressed within 48 hours by Facilities.

COVID-19 Student Conduct Protocol

The City University of New York takes the well-being and safety of our students, faculty and staff very seriously. Article XV of the CUNY bylaws requires that each student obey policies, regulations, and orders of the University/College. Students are reminded that the Rules and Regulations for the Maintenance of Public order pursuant to article 129a of the education law (“Henderson Rules”) prohibits:

  • Behaviors that recklessly or intentionally endangers the health of others.
  • Behavior that interferes with the institution’s educational processes.
  • Failure to comply with the direction of a University official.
  • The University is committed to adhering fully to current and future directives about social encounters from the federal, state and local public health officials. Any student found in violation of these directives may be subject to discipline under article XV of the CUNY bylaws.
Group of students on campus wearing face masks