Marymount Manhattan College aims to provide students with a residential experience that encourages student learning, growth, and community development. As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, The Office of Residence Life is adapting the current policies and procedures and re-envisioning what the Fall 2020 semester will be like for the residential community.
Following recommendations from New York State (NYS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), we have adapted our housing in the following ways for the Fall 2020 semester:
- All individuals in the residence halls will be required to wear a face covering when in public spaces, including hallways, lounges, and the lobby.
- The residential community will be operating at 40% capacity.
- All bedrooms will be single occupancy for the Fall 2020 semester for the purposes of social distancing, with a shared bathroom and kitchen in each apartment.
- We will be extending our move-in dates for each of our buildings to allow students and families to socially distance.
- We will not be permitting guests in the residence halls. On move-in day, we will be having a “contactless move-in,” which will be the only time when outside guests are permitted in the building. Please see the move-in page for your building for more information.
- Students from particular states may be required to self-quarantine in their rooms for 14 days, upon arrival to the residence hall. Read the guide here.
- Due to the high demand and limited supply of housing, room changes are unlikely to occur once the semester begins, and Marymount Manhattan College cannot guarantee an alternative space for students should there be a roommate dispute. If a resident chooses to move out, they will still be held to the Housing Contract.
- Marymount Manhattan College plans to remain open for the 2020-21 Winter Break period. At the College’s discretion, MMC may close its housing facilities during the published Winter Break period.
- To expedite the move-in process, we recommend packing conservatively and only bringing necessary items to campus. Should conditions require a closure of campus as occurred in the spring, this would also enable a more efficient move-out process.
Marymount Manhattan College and The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to change and adapt the policies and the Fall 2020 Housing Contract, at the College’s discretion, if it is deemed necessary to protect the safety of the community.