Alumni Roof Terrace

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An open and expansive outdoor space on the 8th floor of 41 Cooper Square, the Alumni Roof Terrace is an urban oasis with spectacular views of the New York City skyline. The Terrace bears the engraved names of alumni whose generous contributions helped to make Cooper Union's new academic building a reality.

Over 600 alumni supported the Alumni Roof Terrace Campaign, donating nearly $2.8 million.  Since opening in 2009, the Terrace has become a vital part of life at the college as a popular gathering place for alumni, students, parents and friends.

The Alumni Roof Terrace Campaign officially closed on December 31, 2011.  Cooper is currently calculating the final campaign totals and preparing to engrave the names of new donors in spring 2012. 

The Cooper Union extends heartfelt thanks to the many alumni who supported the Alumni Roof Terrace Campaign. We are truly grateful for your wonderful generosity.

  • 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.