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Updates on Remote Instruction & Campus Access

March 12, 2020

Dear MMC Community,

We sincerely thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as the College prepares for this enormous cultural shift to remote instruction. We recognize what a significant change this is for our entire community, and we reassure you that we are in this together.

In light of new guidance and the rapidly evolving situation in NYC, I write this evening with an update to the message you received on Wednesday from President Walk. Specific details about our transition to remote instruction are now available at www.mmm.edu/coronavirus/remote-instruction. This page has information about the schedule for the coming weeks and about access to a variety of campus facilities.

Beginning Thursday, March 19 and continuing through Spring Break, students are not able to access labs, studios, classrooms, or other areas of the College for course-related work. The only exception is that students can utilize the computers in the library if they do not have access to the technology required to use Blackboard and/or Zoom as required by their professors from home. Students can only come to the library for this purpose. Residence Halls remain open; additional info about other important campus facilities is available here.

All of this has unfolded remarkably quickly, and many students are understandably disappointed and frustrated. Please keep in mind that our overall goal is to limit the number of people on campus over the next few weeks in an effort to fulfill our civic responsibility of helping to stem the spread of this outbreak. Colleges and universities across the country are implementing the same policies and are working hard to adapt to these rapidly changing circumstances just as we are. Your help and support during these challenging days is very much appreciated.

We will continue to reassess our plans as new information emerges and will communicate any changes as early as we are able. Please continue to monitor your MMC email and check www.mmm.edu/coronavirus frequently for updates.

Sincerely,

Peter Naccarato