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Accessibility

The Rockefeller University is sensitive to those with limited mobility. Our facilities and grounds are equipped with wheelchair ramps, accessible bathrooms and designated parking spaces. All of our newer buildings and grounds have been designed with the needs of the physically disabled in mind.

Please note that the natural incline of the main drive into campus at East 66th Street exceeds accessible slope as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Those with mobility issues may need assistance.

Internal Building to Building Connections

The official handicap access route into campus buildings begins on Level A of the Hospital Building. Please use the elevator on Level A to access Level B which connects to the interior pedestrian tunnel system. The main campus tunnel connects the following building levels, all of which have elevator service to other floors:

North from the Hospital

  • Level B of Hospital to Level B of Nurses Residence
  • Level B of Nurses Residence to Level A of Founder's Hall
    (Please note that the incline of the tunnel between Nurses Residence to Founder's Hall exceeds accessible slope as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act).
  • Level B of Nurses Residence and Level A of Founder's Hall to Level A of The Collaborative Research Center (Flexner/Flexner Extension/Greenberg/Smith) and Level A Smith Hall Annex

South from the Hospital

  • Level B of Hospital to 1st Floor of Rockefeller Research Building
  • Level B of Hospital to Level A of Boiler House
  • 1st Floor of Rockefeller Research Building to 1st Floor of Bronk

Corridors

  • Weiss Research Building Level C to Plaza Level B to Rockefeller Research Building Level A
    (Please note that this is not an extension of the main campus tunnel)
  • Weiss Research Building Level B (one level down from the cafeteria) to CBC/CBC Annex 1st floor
  • Flexner Level B level to the 1st Floor of Caspary Hall/Abby.

Ground Level Accessibility (no steps required)

  • Level A of the Collaborative Research Center
  • Level B of Smith Hall (north entrance)
  • 2nd Floor main entrance and north entrances of Caspary Hall/Abby Lounge
  • Main entrance of Caspary Auditorium on Plaza and side stage entrance
  • Bronk, 2nd Floor from north side; 1st Floor from west side
  • Main entrance of the CFC in the Graduate Students Residence from the west side
  • South entrance to the Graduate Students Residence from the east side
  • Sophie Fricke Hall, 1st Floor from Peggy Rockefeller Plaza
  • Level A of Hospital
  • Main entrance of IT Pavilion from the parking lot
  • 1st Floor of Rockefeller Research Building
  • Weiss Research Building, 2nd Floor from Peggy Rockefeller Plaza

Pedestrian Walkways

  • Scholars Residence to Weiss Research Building Mezzanine
  • 1st Floor of Hospital to 1st Floor of Nurses Residence
  • 3rd Floor of Hospital to 3rd Floor of Nurses Residence
  • 3rd Floor of Nurses Residence to 3rd Floor of Founder's Hall
  • 1st Floor of Nurses Residence to connecting lobby of Welch Hall/Founder's Hall 1st Floor
  • 1st Floor of connecting lobby of Welch Hall/Founder's Hall 1st Floor to Flexner 1st Floor

Automatic Door Openers

  • Level A of the Collaborative Research Center
  • 2nd floor of Weiss Research Building (east lobby doors)
  • Plaza tunnel at north end of Peggy Rockefeller Plaza (double doors into pedestrian tunnel)
  • Outer doors on Pedestrian bridge between Scholars Residence and Weiss Research Building (security access required)
  • Level A of Hospital handicap entrance
  • Main doors into Collaborative Bioscience Center (security access required)

Miscellaneous

  • Persons with mobility issues will most likely need assistance to access Welch Hall. Welch Hall is accessible from the pedestrian tunnel between Nurses Residence and Founder's Hall (security access required).