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Remote Instruction at MMC

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. Despite the challenges that we will surely face as we adapt to this new reality, we are confident we will emerge from this experience a stronger, more resilient community than ever.

We will continue to update this page with additional information. Please check back soon.

  • Schedule for Remote Instruction

     

    Transition Period:
    Class Suspension and Faculty Training

    • Thursday, March 12
    • Friday, March 13
    • Monday, March 16
    • Tuesday, March 17

    In order to allow faculty to prepare for remote education delivery, there will be no classes.

    Please note: This class suspension is not meant to be a College closure or an indication of an immediate threat to our community. 

     

    Advisement Day

    Wednesday, March 18

    As always, there are no classes on Advisement Day.

    Advisement will take place remotely (by telephone or other electronic means), not on campus.

     

    Remote Instruction

    Thursday, March 19 through Friday, April 3

    The College will transition fully to remote education.

    All classes will take place online

     

    Spring Break

    Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 12

    There will be no classes, per the usual spring break schedule

     

    Remote Instruction

    Monday, April 13 – Thursday, May 21

     

    All classes will continue to take place online after spring break and through the end of the spring semester.
  • Remote Instruction & Large Gatherings

    On Thursday, March 19, the College will transition fully to remote instruction. This means that all course work must be done remotely. Our faculty is working incredibly hard to find solutions for providing the educational experience MMC is known for in a safe, healthy environment while adapting to the current global circumstances. Faculty are developing plans for remote teaching and will be communicating with students about how this will happen in their specific classes.

    In alignment with our shift to remote instruction, the College will also begin implementing a policy prohibiting large gatherings of 25 or more people in any campus buildings as of Thursday, March 19 and continuing until the end of the spring semester. More details regarding specific plans for rescheduling events or performances at a future date will be communicated as details are confirmed.

  • Building Access

    In his NYS on Pause executive order, Governor Cuomo announced that “all workers in non-essential businesses across New York state are required to stay home in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.” In accordance with this guidance, only essential employees will be allowed into main campus buildings starting Sunday, March 22 at 8:00pm. Faculty and staff who have not been designated essential staff should not access their offices beyond March 22.

    To further limit the number of people on campus, the library will be completely closed starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 21, 2020. Any students who rely on the library for technology or Internet access necessary for remote instruction should email studentaffairs@mmm.edu  with information about your needs.

  • Off-Campus Teaching Locations

    Ballet Hispanico, MMAC, and Pearl Studios are closed to student access as of Thursday, March 12.

    Martha Graham Studios and York Theatre are closed to student access as of Thursday, March 19.

    Students who are enrolled in courses of study at our formalized consortiums at other institutions (including ICP, Pace, Hunter, etc.) are subject to the policies of those individual institutions. 

  • Dining Facilities

    Our food service operation is closed for the remainder of the semester; all of our off site vendors are open for pickup and delivery only.

    4th Floor Cafe Hours

    • Closed for the remainder of the spring semester (until Thursday, May 21)

    Starbucks

    • Closed for the remainder of the spring semester (until Thursday, May 21)

    C-Store

    • Closed for the remainder of the spring semester (until Thursday, May 21)

    Questions? Please contact Ernie Watkins III, Director of Operations, at 212-517-0492.

  • Dow Zanghi Student Health Center

    The Dow Zanghi Student Health Center will remain fully operational during this period of remote instruction.

    Normal hours of operation are:

    Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays: 10:00am to 6:00pm

    Contact:

    If you develop cold or flu-like symptoms, call the Health Center at 212-759-5870 to report your symptoms and get guidance on any treatment or symptom monitoring that may be necessary. Avoid contact with others if you are ill.

  • Counseling and Wellness Center

    The Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC), Carson Hall Suite 806, plans to maintain regular hours during the transition period and the period of remote instruction.

    • Students who are already connected with CWC are welcome to meet with their counselors on site or may consider a tele-counseling option in consultation with their counselor. If you are interested in a remote option, please email your counselor directly or counseling@mmm.edu to discuss.
    • Students who are new to CWC should call 212-774-0700 or email counseling@mmm.edu and a CWC staff member will discuss scheduling an appointment with a counselor.

     

     

    Thursday, March 12 through Friday, April 3

    Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
    • Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
    Drop-In Hours:
    • Monday – Friday: 2:00pm –4:00 pm

     

    Spring Break
    Saturday, April 4 through Sunday, April 12

    Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
    Drop-In Hours:
    • Monday – Friday: 2:00pm –4:00 pm

     

    Please note that these hours are subject to change should the campus need to close.

    Monitor the CWC website for the most up-to-date schedule.

     

    AFTER HOURS/CRISIS:

    • Campus Safety: 212-517-0411
    • NYC Well: 1(800) 692-9355 or text WELL to 65173
    • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800) 273-8255
    • Call 911
    • Go to the nearest hospital Emergency Room
  • Residence Halls

    The College requests that all residential students who can do so leave the residence halls and return home by Thursday, March 19 at 10pm.

    • If you have already left or will be leaving, please complete this form to notify the College of your plans.
    • The College will make limited housing available to students who demonstrate a need to stay. Any student who is concerned about their ability to travel home should complete this form immediately

    Reimbursements

    • All residential students who leave the residence halls will receive a prorated housing reimbursement from March 19, 2020 through the end of the semester. This includes all students who left prior to this week, and applies even if you have been unable to completely empty your room of all belongings. As long as you are no longer living in the residence halls after March 19, you will receive this reimbursement.
    • Reimbursements will not be applied to students who receive permission to remain in the residence halls for the remainder of the semester.

    Important

    • Students should take with them as many of their belongings as possible, especially any items essential to carrying on their education from home, such as laptops, textbooks, notebooks, essential papers, etc, and any valuables and indispensable items. We will provide instruction on how to retrieve items left behind as soon as plans are finalized.
    • The no guest policy remains in effect to protect the health and safety of our students, as well as their families. Families will be able to meet their students at the entrance of the building to help move any items, but only residential students will be allowed access to the rooms

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I get a tuition refund?

    While we understand that the delivery of your courses has had to be modified during this period of remote instruction, this is truly an unprecedented time, not only for MMC, but for all institutions of higher education. Our faculty are working diligently to ensure that the online instruction they provide will achieve the learning goals outlined in your syllabi at the beginning of the semester. As such, the College is not offering tuition refunds.

  • Will I get a refund on room and board?

    All residential students who leave the residence halls will receive a prorated reimbursement from March 19, 2020 through the end of the semester. This includes all students who left prior to this week, and applies even if you have been unable to completely empty your room of all belongings. As long as you are no longer living in the residence halls after March 19, you will receive this refund.

    Refunds will not be applied to students who receive permission to remain in the residence halls for the remainder of the semester.

    We are actively in the process of making arrangements for students’ remaining belongings to be retrieved/returned now that they are no longer on campus. We are considering accommodations for a variety of possible situations, including:

        • Arranging a date and time for students who live in the area to return and gather the rest of their belongings;
        • Enabling students to designate a “proxy” who lives in the area and can pack and store/return their belongings for them;
        • Shipping items to students who cannot feasibly return to campus; and
        • Other options as needed.

    We are assessing each of these possibilities and will provide more information as soon as we are able. Given the “NYS on Pause” order, we are not able to invite students back to the residence halls at this time, and we are also not permitted to ask staff to come to the residence halls to begin making arrangements for packing and/or shipping. We assure you that we will continue to safeguard your possessions until we are able to make arrangements. This won’t happen overnight, but we will keep you informed as we navigate the circumstances.

  • I left campus before I knew we were closing for the full semester and left behind my things. What should I do?

    We are actively in the process of making arrangements for students’ remaining belongings to be retrieved/returned now that they are no longer on campus. We are considering accommodations for a variety of possible situations, including:

      • Arranging a date and time for students who live in the area to return and gather the rest of their belongings;
      • Enabling students to designate a “proxy” who lives in the area and can pack and store/return their belongings for them;
      • Shipping items to students who cannot feasibly return to campus; and
      • Other options as needed.

    We are assessing each of these possibilities and will provide more information as soon as we are able. Given the “NYS on Pause” order, we are not able to invite students back to the residence halls at this time, and we are also not permitted to ask staff to come to the residence halls to begin making arrangements for packing and/or shipping. We assure you that we will continue to safeguard your possessions until we are able to make arrangements. This won’t happen overnight, but we will keep you informed as we navigate the circumstances.

  • I’m moving out of the residence halls on short notice and can’t take all of my things. What should I do?

    We are actively in the process of making arrangements for students’ remaining belongings to be retrieved/returned now that they are no longer on campus. We are considering accommodations for a variety of possible situations, including:

      • Arranging a date and time for students who live in the area to return and gather the rest of their belongings;
      • Enabling students to designate a “proxy” who lives in the area and can pack and store/return their belongings for them;
      • Shipping items to students who cannot feasibly return to campus; and
      • Other options as needed.

    We are assessing each of these possibilities and will provide more information as soon as we are able. Given the “NYS on Pause” order, we are not able to invite students back to the residence halls at this time, and we are also not permitted to ask staff to come to the residence halls to begin making arrangements for packing and/or shipping. We assure you that we will continue to safeguard your possessions until we are able to make arrangements. This won’t happen overnight, but we will keep you informed as we navigate the circumstances.

  • I left personal items in my locker. Can I retrieve them?

    We know many students were unable to empty their lockers before leaving, and we are also assessing the best ways for those belongings to be retrieved. That process may mirror the timeline and protocol that is put into place for retrieving belongings left in the residence halls, or may involve waiting until the fall for those who return to clean out their lockers before they are reassigned for the new semester. We will need to wait to make these decisions until we know when staff and guests might be allowed back into main campus buildings, given the current NYS on Pause order. As decisions are made, we will continue to update you. 

  • Why did MMC cancel commencement so far in advance?

    We understand and share your disappointment about the cancellation of Commencement, one of the most joyous events of the year for our entire community, and we recognize this turn of events is especially heartbreaking for graduating seniors and their families. 

    Current Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  guidance recommends that events with more than 50 people not be held in the US in the next eight weeks. We have made the decision to cancel current Commencement plans at this time based upon careful deliberation of this guidance and in an effort to accommodate families who will need to make or cancel travel plans in advance. 

    Members of MMC’s Commencement Committee are hard at work to reimagine the Commencement experience for our graduating seniors and to ensure that their achievements are celebrated in ways that are consonant with their health and safety. Please stay tuned for further information soon. 

  • When will the College open for in-person instruction again?

    We are currently operating with remote instruction and remote business operations through the end of the spring semester, on Thursday, May 21, 2020. While we cannot predict what policies and directives local and state authorities will issue in the coming weeks and months, we very much hope to be back to normal, in-person operations for our summer sessions and for the fall 2020 semester. We will of course keep our community updated as any new information arises or decisions are made.

  • Can my mail be forwarded?

    Please aim to check with the mailroom to pick up any mail or packages before you leave.

    If you would like your mail forwarded to you, please fill out the Mail Forwarding Form  with your forwarding address information.

    If you have gone home and have packages in transit, please arrange for a return authorization and copy the respective mailroom:

    55th STREET: neopost55@mmm.edu  

    COOPER SQUARE: neopost200@mmm.edu

  • What do I do if I’m having trouble with my online classes?

    MMC’s Center for Academic Support and Tutoring (CAST) is also providing remote tutoring. You can schedule appointments as usual at https://mmm.mywconline.com/ . You will receive brief instructions on how to click on your appointment when it’s time and upload any papers, homework, or materials from Blackboard, Google Docs, or other platforms. All currently offered subject areas will remain the same during the period of remote instruction. 

    If you are having trouble with your assignments and other coursework, you should first reach out to your professor. If you do not hear back from your professor in a timely manner, you should email your department chair. Department chairs are listed on the MMC website on the page for each major. The list of majors is here . You may also contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Tseday Alehegn at talehegn@mmm.edu.

    Are you having non-technology related issues or concerns regarding your online courses? Please complete this form  and the Division of Academic Affairs will reach out to provide assistance.

  • Will NYC go on lockdown? Will there be any travel restrictions?

    The College cannot predict the decisions of state and local authorities. We are carefully monitoring all updates from these agencies and are preparing for a variety of potential scenarios. We will provide our community with updates on any new or critical information as soon as it emerges.

    As of March 22, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the “NYS on Pause ” directive, mandating that 100% of employees to work from home, other than those performing essential functions or having a critical need to be at a workplace.

    All bars, restaurants, gyms, and theatres in NYC are closed (except for limited take out and delivery). Further restrictions on travel are also possible.