Upcoming Events

JOIN US FOR REUNION 2022

Join your fellow Cooper alumni in June for a multi-year Reunion celebration in New York, NY! Purchase your tickets today; early bird ticket window now extended until Monday, May 23!

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COOPER BOAT CRUISE!

You're invited to a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of New York on Saturday, June 4! Click here to purchase your tickets today.

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AN ARCHIVE OF NOW

Alumni are invited to send in artifacts of this time to be housed in The Cooper Union Archive, as a resource for future generations to gain insight into our community's experience during these changing times.

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ARE YOU #COOPERMADE?

Learn more about the alumni and friends who learned, taught, spoke, and inspired the world right here at Cooper!

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COOPER ZOOM BACKGROUNDS

Download custom Zoom backgrounds of your favorite Cooper spots and get a taste of campus life, no matter where you are!

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  • 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.