Please be advised that, due to weather conditions, The Cooper Union will close today, Monday, at 1 p.m., and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday. Classes beginning before 1 p.m. today should be dismissed at 1 p.m. Classes starting at 1 p.m. or later are canceled. Administrative offices will close at 1 p.m. today and be closed tomorrow. Staff in security, housing, and buildings and grounds should confirm schedules with their supervisors. A decision about Wednesday's schedule will be posted by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Please watch email or see this website for updates. The add/drop period will be extended through the end of day on Tuesday February 3rd.

Share Your Sandy Experiences

November 04, 2012

Sandy ocean surface wind speeds courtesy ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech

Sandy ocean surface wind speeds courtesy ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech

Per President Bharucha's letter of November 1st, we invite the Cooper community to submit their photos and stories of Sandy for a shared record of the experience.  With enough submissions these will be collected and posted on the website.

Where were you when the storm hit?  What did you see before, during and after?  How did you keep yourself occupied during the following week?  What will you remember most?

Please provide your full name and Cooper class or affiliation along with your submission.  You can send your images and recollections to or you can post them on our Facebook page.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.