It has been a challenging few months for everyone as the public health crisis changed the way we live, study, and work.
We are planning to gradually reopen our campuses in the Bronx and New Rochelle in time for the Fall semester. Our St. Lucia campus is planning to do the same.
Rest assured, we will not bring anyone back to campus unless we are confident that we can resume campus operations safely and have received appropriate guidance from local and state authorities. The health and safety of our community will always be our greatest priority.
Social distancing and PPE requirements will be in place, as will daily health screenings, and enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols. Additional information will be provided in the weeks ahead to students, faculty, and staff on our shared responsibility for maintaining a healthy campus and the precautionary measures required of all returning to campus.
August Clinicals and Bootcamps
In early August, we will begin offering on-campus labs and bootcamps for Winter and Spring semester students who require additional hands-on clinical experiences, such as nursing, diagnostic medical sonography, medical assisting, and culinary.
Hybrid Course Schedule
For the Fall semester, we intend to offer our undergraduate and graduate students three ways to attend class: a limited number of on-campus classes with social distancing protocols in place, in the virtual classrooms as we are doing now, or a combination of both. That is our goal.
Our Monroe Online students will continue to pursue their studies completely online as they have since their programs started.
International students wishing to study and stay in the U.S. must take a hybrid course schedule, with some classes on campus and some in the virtual classrooms. Those wishing to return to their home country or travel elsewhere are strongly encouraged to speak with their DSO before doing so. Please contact Philip Peroune (email@example.com) or Emerson Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org) with related questions.
Student Support Offices and Services
Essential staff, such as administrators, Public Safety, Residence Life staff, and Facilities Management staff will be on campus to support students in the classrooms and dorms. Academic support centers, such as libraries, computer labs, and tutoring facilities will reopen during the semester at reduced capacity.
The College’s on-campus offices will also operate at reduced capacity with staggered staff scheduling in place to support social distancing goals. Assistance and support will continue to be offered to students remotely through phone, text, email, and webchats during the Fall semester.
Our residence halls in New Rochelle will open at reduced capacity, with students scheduled to arrive at staggered times to avoid crowding during move-in. Priority will be given to students attending clinical programs, international students, and student-athletes participating in fall athletic activities, among others. Gaddy Cafeteria will operate with adjusted meal service protocols.
Please note: We will require a negative COVID-19 test result from anyone moving into the dorms, and have partnered with a local healthcare facility to administer the test. In addition, housing students will be required to submit a daily health screening questionnaire. Residence Life will have additional information for our residential students and their families soon.
All non-essential external events and gatherings remain suspended for now. On-campus extracurricular events will require special approval and will be limited to those that can be held in compliance with social distancing mandates.
St. Lucia Campus
Our St. Lucia campus expects to begin resuming on-campus operations for the fall semester as well. It will do so with similar precautions and protocols in place, subject to the guidance and timelines set forth by the government of St. Lucia. More details will be provided as we move closer to the beginning of the fall semester.
More information will be shared on this page as we move closer to the start of the Fall semester on September 11th. Please check back here for updates.