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General Notice

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2019 Novel Coronavirus

Last updated October 15, 2020



Fall 2020 Update
LIM College will begin the Fall 2020 semester on September 8, 2020. We are working towards holding in-person classes and having a robust on-campus experience. We will do this within Federal, State, and local government guidelines, keeping the protection and safety of our students, faculty, and staff at the forefront of every decision we make. Coronavirus has changed our world forever and we are ready to embrace the change. Cloth masks, face coverings, temperature checks and social distancing are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Students who wish to live in residential housing will have the opportunity to do so through a partnership with Educational Housing Services at its premier building, The New Yorker, located in Midtown West at 481 8th Ave. (at West 34th St.).

Click here to read a more detailed message about our plans for Fall 2020

Summer 2020 Academic Programs and Campus Events
All classes for Summer Sessions A, B, and C have been moved to an online/remote format. Students have the option to take Summer 2020 classes under the Pass/Fail grading system. All on-campus events for June, and July have been canceled, postponed, or will be conducted virtually. The College will continue to conduct all operations remotely through at least July 31. Summer 2020 Study Abroad programs in Florence, Italy (Rebirth and Revolution: The Arts in Florence) and London, England (The Buying Trip and Competitive Shop) have been canceled. Registration for the Fall 2020 semester is open for continuing students.

Student Emergency Financial Aid Grants
LIM College has received Federal stimulus funds that Congress has made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). The U.S. Department of Education has specified that these funds be used to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. Click here for information on specific criteria that students must meet in order to be eligible to apply, as well as a link to our online application and certification form.


The College has been closely following the public health situation surrounding a novel strain of coronavirus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the safety and health of our students, faculty, administrators, and staff is our primary concern, we have assembled a team involving multiple College offices to monitor, plan, and respond to this rapidly evolving situation.

In addition to the information and links on this page, we will provide updates to the LIM College community via LIM email and other methods, as needed. All students, faculty, and staff should also make sure they are registered with the College’s Emergency Notification System.


What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illness which can range from mild (such as a cold) to more serious (such as pneumonia). The virus is likely to be spread from person to person, but it is currently unclear exactly how easily it spreads. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not previously been found in humans.



Symptoms related to COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia and other complications, especially in infants, older individuals, and in those with underlying health conditions.



While there is still much that is unknown about this virus, we know what we can do to reduce our risk for infection:

  • Wash your hands often, especially after you’ve touched someone who is sick, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If you have cold and cough symptoms, make sure to cover your coughs and sneezes by using the crook of your arm or using disposable tissues and disposing of them in the trash.



This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please refer to the links below:

NYC Department of Health
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)