Bronx

Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

Located on the Vide Boutielle Highway, Monroe College’s St. Lucia campus offers a practical education designed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace.

  • Responding to Coronavirus: 
    On-Campus Classes Transition to Online

    On Wednesday, March 11th, the College announced that all academic instruction would be delivered online in virtual classrooms via Blackboard Collaborate. Winter semester classes will remain online for the duration of the semester, which ends on April 18th. 

    Please note: 

    • Campus Offices
      Our academic and student support teams are working remotely to comply with heightened social distancing requirements mandated by New York and neighboring states. Faculty and staff remain available and ready to assist students, whatever they may need, via phone, email, text, and video-calls. Essential personnel are on campus to support students who chose to stay in the dorms and to maintain College operations. 
    • Labs, Practicums, and Clinicals
      Students with labs, practicums, or clinicals are not required to come to campus or attend any off-campus place of instruction. Professors are available to students during the time the lab ordinarily met, by phone or online, and will be providing instructions about skills-building activities and requirements. A plan will be in place to assess students’ progress in labs, clinicals, and practicums. 
    • Internships
      Students participating in internships are released from their work-site obligations. For the remainder of the semester, student interns must submit their weekly assignments, but do not have to meet the required number of work-site hours. 
    • On-Campus Activities or Events Canceled
      On-campus activities, gatherings, and events are postponed until further notice, including campus tours and other admissions events.

    Any questions or concerns may be addressed to the President’s Office at 914-740-6803 or mjerome@monroecollege.edu.

    Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the College’s response to the current public health crisis.

    College Operations 

    Is Monroe open?
    Yes. While campus buildings are temporarily closed, academic instruction is being provided online in virtual classrooms. The majority of academic, student support, and administrative services is also provided online. Faculty and staff are working remotely and remain available to students, their families, and others via phone, email, text, and video-calling over the Internet. Essential personnel are on campus to support students in the dorms and to maintain College operations.

    Are you accepting applications for the Spring (late April) and Fall (early September) semesters?
    Yes. Applications may be completed online at https://oap.monroecollege.edu/. Questions? Please call Admissions at 1-800-55-MONROE (1-800-556-6676).

    What is the College doing to protect the campus?
    All academic instruction and support services are being delivered online, and all on-campus gatherings and activities, including athletic and admissions events, are canceled. Nearly all campus buildings are closed; those supporting students in the dorms are subject to ongoing cleaning.

    Will Commencement be held in June?
    We very much hope to celebrate our graduates as planned on June 10th. That said, Radio City Music Hall is in New York City and the mayor has restricted large gatherings for now. We are monitoring everything very closely and will have more information for our graduates and their families once the situation clarifies. For now, there has been no decision to cancel it. Students who have not yet purchased their cap and gown are advised to hold off on doing so.

    What should I do if I was in contact with someone who is later quarantined or am told by a medical person to quarantine myself?
    Please follow your doctor’s recommendations. Your personal health information is protected under federal HIPAA laws. You may voluntarily inform the College by contacting David Dimond, who leads our New Rochelle campus, at 914-740-6436 or ddimond@monroecollege.edu so that we can take precautions to support the continued health and wellness of the College community. 

    Where can I get more information about coronavirus?
    New York State Department of Health

    Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
    https://www.health.ny.gov/
    (translations available)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Phone:      800-232-4636
    Website:   EnglishEspañol

    If you are feeling anxious or stressed, there are a number of available resources to assist you, including the CDC’s recommendations for managing anxiety and stress.

    If you would prefer to speak with someone:

    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Disaster Distress Hotline: 
      Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 
    • Westchester County’s Department of Community Mental Health:  914-995-1900
    • NYC Well:  Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692- 9355), Text “WELL” to 65173, or chat at nyc.gov/nycwell


    I have questions or concerns. Who do I contact at Monroe?

    Please contact President Marc Jerome at mjerome@monroecollege.edu or 914-740-6803. You may also contact Jackie Ruegger, who oversees public communications at the College, via jruegger@monroecollege.edu or 914-740-6455.

    Classes and Coursework

    Are classes being held?
    Yes. On-campus classes are now being held in virtual classrooms online via Blackboard Collaborate. 

    Is the College taking into consideration the challenges some students are facing?
    Yes.  Faculty will be flexible and relax some of the rules, such as those on late assignments and attendance. Students will be given every consideration and the support they need to meet the final requirements of their courses.

    Are academic offices, computer labs, and tutoring centers open?
    No. On-campus offices are closed until further notice. Faculty and staff remain available and ready to assist students, their families, and others via phone, email, text, and video-calling over the Internet. Essential personnel are on campus to support students in the dorms and to maintain College operations.

    How will I take my clinical classes?
    Students with labs, practicums, or clinicals are not required to come to campus or attend wherever that instruction took place. Professors are available to students during the time the lab ordinarily met, by phone or online, and will be providing instructions about skills-building learning activities and requirements. 

    Will I get a final grade in all my classes? 
    Yes. Students will receive a final grade for all of their classes, including labs, practicums, and clinical classes. A plan will be in place to assess students’ progress in the latter types of classes. Students will not need to come to campus to take any practical final exams.

    Will I have an opportunity to catch up on the “hands-on” learning from my lab, practicum, or clinical?
    Yes. Once everyone returns to campus, we will offer many opportunities for impacted students to acquire and perfect the “hands on” skills and learning needed. 

    Do I still need to go to my internship?
    No. Students participating in internships are released from their work-site obligations. Our internship site partners have been notified.

    When will on-campus classes resume?
    All academic instruction will be delivered as “virtual” classes through the remainder of the Winter semester.

    Did the transition to virtual classes impact both undergraduate and graduate classes?  What about Jumpstart courses, the early college program held on Saturdays for high school students?
    Yes. It affects all classes across the College. 

    What do I do if I don’t have a computer at home or reliable wifi?
    Please contact Dr. Karenann Carty at kcarty@monroecollege.edu. She leads our Academic and Student Services team and will be able to assist you. You may also contact the President’s Office for guidance at 914-740-6803 or 914-740-6455.

    How do I log-on for my virtual class?
    Your classes will be conducted as virtual class sessions via Blackboard Collaborate.

    1.  Go to https://elearn.monroecollege.edu using the Chrome browser
    2.  Enter your user name and password and then select your course
    3.  Click Blackboard Collaborate (on the left side of the screen)
    4.  Click Join Session (see representation below)

    Blackboard

    Is there a specific time I have to log on for each class?
    Yes. Classes will meet in their online virtual classrooms at the same time that each class had met on campus. That means, for example, that students who normally had a 10:20 am class on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays must be logged on and ready for their online class on those same days at 10:20 am. All classes will be held that way in “real time.” 

    I’m having some challenges taking online classes. Who do I contact if I need help?
    Our Academics and Student Services team are ready to help with any challenges. Students are encouraged to reach out to one of the following people below for assistance.

    Undergraduate Students:

    Dr. Karenann Carty914-879-3521 
    Carol Genese 914-740-6590 
    Dr. Jerry Kostroff646-393-8301 
    Dr. Jacinth Coultman 646-393-8287 


    Graduate Students:

    Dr. Alex Ephrem          914-740-6783 
    Alex Canals 646-393-8209 
    Mark Sonnenstein   914-740-6575 

     
    What happens if I cannot return to the College when classes resume on campus?

    Classes will remain online for the remainder of the Winter semester. We recognize that some students may not be able to return to the College once classes resume on the Bronx and New Rochelle campuses due to financial hardship, illness, or visa/travel issues. We will work with those students one-on-one to determine how best to keep them on track toward graduation. 

    Housing Students

    Are housing students required to vacate the dorms?
    No. However, housing students are encouraged to leave the dorms. Those who prefer to stay on campus may do so. Should circumstances require a mandatory move-out, impacted students will be notified directly by Residence Life.

    Is the cafeteria open for students in the dorms?
    Yes. Gaddy Café is operating on weekend hours:

    • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
    • 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

    Students will still be allowed three card swipes a day. In other words, a student could stop in for breakfast at 10:00 am, lunch at 2:00 pm, and dinner at 6:00 pm

    International Students 

    How will online classes affect international students’ I-20 and visa status?
    The U.S. government recognizes the special circumstances of this public health crisis and reports it will be flexible with temporary adaptations to classes. Please contact Emerson Phillips ( ephillips@monroecollege.edu) or Philip Peroune 
    ( phperoune@monroecollege.edu) with the International Student Services office for information.

    What should I do to prepare to travel home? 

    International students who intend to return home or travel to another location should first speak with Emerson Phillips
    ( ephillips@monroecollege.ed) or Philip Peroune ( ephperoune@monroecollege.edu) with the International Student Services office for assistance.

    I am currently on OPT. My employer told me I must work remotely. Am I in violation of my immigration status? What if my employer temporarily shuts down?
    Please contact Emerson Phillips ( ephillips@monroecollege.ed) or Philip Peroune ( phperoune@monroecollege.edu) with the International Student Services office for assistance.

    Who can I call if I have additional questions about my student visa, immigration status, or travel requirements as an international student?
    Please contact Emerson Phillips ( ephillips@monroecollege.ed) or Philip Peroune ( phperoune@monroecollege.edu) with the International Student Services office for assistance.

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