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Returning to Campus: Student Life & Housing

EHS Arrival Guidelines



EHS Quarantine Guidelines

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?

Student Housing for the 2020-21 academic year will be located at The New Yorker (on 8th Ave. @ West 34th Street in Midtown West). Click here for more info.

How do I sign up to reserve my room?

Click here to find instructions and links for signing up for housing in The New Yorker.

When is move-in?

Move-in begins Aug. 22. However, we encourage you to move in the week of August 31 to best align with LIM’s events for new students and our academic calendar. Click here for more info.

I am coming to New York from another state. Do I have to quarantine?

It depends on what state you’re coming from. The list of states from which quarantine is required changes continuously. Check here (under the Restricted States tab) to see if your state is currently listed.

What does a 14-day quarantine entail?

New York State requires that all travelers coming from restricted states must identify a place where they will be able to stay for 14 days to quarantine once they arrive. This means that you should not leave this location during those 14 days. (This is includes not going shopping, not visiting family, etc.) All meals and supplies must be delivered to you. Additional guidance on quarantine procedures can be found here (under the Precautionary Quarantine Requirements tab).

Can I submit a negative COVID-19 test instead of having to do the 14-day quarantine?

No. LIM College is committed to adhering to all federal, state, and local public safety measures. Because this is a New York State guideline, we are unable to provide exemptions.

I plan on living at the New Yorker. Can I do my 14-day 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 newyorker@studenthousing.org to arrange for a move-in day at least 14 days prior to the start of classes and to find out more about their guidelines and support once you’re quarantining. For more information about specific procedures at the New Yorker, click here. Resident Assistants from LIM will also be available via cell phone to meet delivery drivers downstairs and bring groceries and food up to students' rooms from Aug. 22-Sept. 7 between the hours of 11am-2pm and 6pm-10pm.

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 newyorker@studenthousing.org.

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 14-day 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.

How can I find housing on my own in NYC?

Click here to see a list of off-campus housing resources.

What are the rules/expectations for social distancing at The New Yorker?

Policies for social distancing, health, and safety in student housing are set by Educational Housing Services (EHS), our partner organization. Click here for info. on EHS policies during COVID-19.

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?

Counseling sessions and accesibility services will be provided virtually, except in case of an emergency. You can meet with a counselor via Zoom or phone. Email cas@limcollege.edu for more info. or to make an appointment.

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.


Yes. Pickler & Co. (in our Maxwell Hall building) will be open, with social distancing precautions in place.