Frequently Asked Questions
How and when will New Student Orientation take place?
New Student Orientation is taking place virtually this summer via our Canvas online learning platform. Through this system, new students have access to the information they need to prepare for the fall semester.
At the beginning of the semester, we will host virtual and small, socially-distanced in-person programs for new students living at The New Yorker to help them adjust to their new home in NYC.
New Student Convocation will take place virtually on Wednesday, September 2 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This event will focus on strategies for academic success, building social connections, and creating positive energy for the start of the new academic year.
Where will student housing be located in Fall 2020?
When is move-in?
What amenities are included at the New Yorker?
The New Yorker offers a shared kitchen, fitness center, game room, ATM, and round-the-clock security. Rooms include private bathrooms, a TV, and refrigerator.
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.
Is there a laundry facility at the New Yorker?
Yes. There’s a laundry room exclusively for student use.
What are the rules/expectations for social distancing at The New Yorker?
Will club meetings be in-person or virtual?
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?
Appointments with counselors will be available both in-person and via Zoom or phone.
Will the campus bookstore be open?
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 I NEED TO SELF-QUARANTINE IN NEW YORK IF I AM COMING DIRECTLY FROM MY HOME COUNTRY/STATE?
Make sure to monitor the guidance from the U.S. government on this question, as regulations are changing continually. If you need to self-quarantine, we recommend you come to New York at least two weeks in advance of the start of classes. Professors will be flexible about attendance with those who cannot attend classes due to COVID-19-related restrictions and you will be able to make up assignments. Students who are living in The New Yorker can choose to self-quarantine in their room, and choose a move-in date accordingly, or they can quarantine at a location of their own choosing in New York State and move in closer to the start of class.
WILL THE CAMPUS CAFE (PICKLER & CO.) BE OPEN?
Yes. Pickler & Co. (in our Maxwell Hall building) will be open, with social distancing precautions in place.