Frequently Asked Questions
How and when will New Student Orientation take place?
New Student Orientation will take place virtually for the Spring 2021 semester. Undergraduate New Student Orientation is Jan. 13. Graduate New Student Orientation will be held Jan. 14. Additionally, virtual meet-and-greets for International Students will take place on Jan. 21 (graduate) and Jan. 22 (undergraduate). We will also host small, socially-distanced in-person programs at The New Yorker student residence at dates TBD.
Where will student housing be located?
Many LIM College students choose to live at The New Yorker (on 8th Ave. @ West 34th Street in Midtown West). The New Yorker is run by Educational Housing Services, with LIM resident assistants available on site. Click here for more info.
I am coming to New York from another state. Do I have to quarantine?
It depends where you’re coming from. Click here to view New York State's Travel Advisory.
Please note that LIM College COVID-19 test result submission requirements are in addition to, not instead of, applicable New York State COVID test-out requirements.
I plan on living at the New Yorker. Can I do my quarantine there?
Yes. You can plan to arrive in New York and go directly to the New Yorker to move in and begin your quarantine. Contact the staff at the New Yorker at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a move-in day that will give you adequate time prior to the start of classes and to find out more about their guidelines and support once you’re quarantining.
Can my family from a restricted state help me move into the New Yorker?
Students moving into the New Yorker from a state with travel restrictions should work with the staff at the New Yorker to determine what guidelines they must follow upon move-in. Email email@example.com.
I have a friend or family member in New York. Can I quarantine with them?
Yes. You can stay anywhere in New York State to complete your quarantine.
Am I required to live in The New Yorker?
No. Many LIM students live at home and commute or find off-campus apartments in NYC and its surrounding areas.
What are the rules/expectations for social distancing at The New Yorker?
Will club meetings be in-person or virtual?
Starting Feb. 16, 2021, club meetings may take place in person (in small and socially distanced groups) or they may be held virtually. Club leaders will be participating in training to learn how to safely facilitate in-person meetings as well as learn strategies for including everyone, whether they are participating in-person or virtually.
Can I receive counseling and accessibility services in-person and/or virtually?
Counseling sessions and accessibility services will be provided virtually, except in case of an emergency. You can meet with a counselor via Zoom or phone. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. or to make an appointment.
Will the campus bookstore be open?
Starting Feb. 16, 2021, the campus bookstore will be open for in-person purchases, with strict occupancy limits in place. Students may also place orders online and pick up their items in the store.
WILL THE CAMPUS CAFE (PICKLER & CO.) BE OPEN?
Starting, Feb. 16, 2021, Pickler & Co. (in our Maxwell Hall building) will be open, with social distancing precautions in place.