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We’ve updated our Health and Safety Guidelines for the Fall 2021 semester. Visit MMC Onward to get the details.

Resources for Remote Instruction and Engagement

Faculty and staff are here to support our students through this unprecedented transition to remote instruction. Please see the resources below.

Technology questions or issues? Contact the IT department at 212-517-0580 or usersupport@mmm.edu. Students using Macs should contact Mac IT at mactech@mmm.edu.

Student Remote Instruction Prep Sheet

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If you are having academic-related issues with your remote courses, please complete the form below, and someone from the Division of Academic Affairs will reach out to provide assistance:

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Important Information

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

  • March 19 – April 3
  • The College will transition fully to remote education.
  • All classes will take place online.

Spring Break

  • April 4 – April 12
  • There will be no classes, per the usual spring break schedule

Remote Instruction

  • April 13 – May 21
  • All classes will continue to take place online after spring break and through the end of the spring semester.

Resources for Remote Instruction

On Thursday, March 19, the College will transition fully to remote instruction. This means that all coursework 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.

Remote Instruction and Large Gatherings

On Thursday, March 19, the College will transition fully to remote instruction. This means that all coursework 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(opens in a new tab) 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(opens in a new tab) 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.

For the most up-to-date information on student events, be sure to check us out on Instagram at @mmcsda!


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: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact

(212) 759-5870
healthcenter@mmm.edu

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 and 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 at counseling@mmm.edu and a CWC staff member will discuss scheduling an appointment with a counselor.

After Hours and Crisis Hotlines

  • 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 10 p.m.

  • If you have already left or will be leaving, please complete this form(opens in a new tab) 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(opens in a new tab).

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.


Resources for Remote Instruction

Blackboard Resources

Many of your instructors will be using Blackboard to hold remote classes. Please use the links below for instructions on logging into Blackboard Learn and the Blackboard App.

Zoom Resources

Many professors will begin to use Zoom, a live web conferencing tool, to conduct online classes. Zoom allows instructors to hold classes virtually with many people at the same time from any physical location.

Your professors may also use Zoom for things like hosting a remote guest speaker, having class discussions, and enabling student presentations.

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Free Internet Options

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, nearly 80 broadband and telephone services providers and commissions have signed on to what it’s calling the “Keep Americans Connected Pledge.” The agreement is aimed at ensuring residents and small businesses don’t lose broadband and phone service during the current pandemic, which has led to many service and employment disruptions.

Check out this article for a list of companies(opens in a new tab) (major providers, as well as local and regional companies) who have committed to fulfilling the pledge. These providers service a variety of regions and may not all be relevant.

Please note that you are responsible for contacting individual providers yourself. The College is permitted to call on behalf of any student, faculty, or staff member.


Mac Resources for CMA, Art, and Theatre Students

Mac IT Remote Resources

Contact the IT Department (PC and General Support)

  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 212-517-0580
  • Email: techsupport@mmm.edu

Contact Mac IT

  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 212-517-0595
  • Email: mactech@mmm.edu

Please note that during the period of remote instruction, there will be no student access to the Center for Producing labs and no access to the Media Center for equipment check-outs.


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