March 12, 2020
As the College continues to monitor the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we acknowledge that we are in an extremely difficult time and in unprecedented territory. We recognize that the unknown related to COVID-19 may have caused concern on campus and in your daily lives. The College affirms that we have your health, safety, and well-being at the center of all decisions being made, related to your educational journey. Over the course of the last few days, there have been developments regarding COVID-19 and the impact it is having internationally, nationally, and regionally.
Based on the everchanging developments and for the safety and security of the LIM community, classroom instruction for the remainder of spring 2020 will be conducted remotely. We understand that this may raise many questions for you but know that you will be able to continue your studies uninterrupted and your faculty will continue to be available to support you in each of your classes. With the knowledge that the remainder of the semester will be conducted remotely, students wishing to return to their home are permitted to do so, as long as you feel that you can do so safely. International students planning to return to their home country are required to contact the International Student Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although courses will be conducted remotely, all students remain responsible for timely completion of coursework, adhering to faculty instructions, participation and attendance. The College is committed to ensuring that you are able to complete your semester in a timely fashion and that your educational experience remains of high quality.
With classes being held remotely, all College events occurring March or April will either be held virtually, postponed or canceled. The College will continue monitoring the situation and working with the State government and health agencies prior to determining the postponement or cancellation of any other campus events. Please understand that we know this is not ideal, but under the circumstances, and in the best interest of the community, we are taking the necessary precautions to protect all students. We will continue to provide updates, as they are available regarding future LIM gatherings/events, including but not limited to Commencement.
LIM College will remain fully operational. Should you have questions or need any assistance, you can continue to reach out to all faculty and staff at the College via email or phone. As always, please continue to check your LIM College email for updates. Additionally, for updates regarding COVID-19, you can also visit the dedicated website.
I understand that this is may be a difficult time for you, but if we all band together and continue supporting each other, we will most certainly successfully get through it, as a community – the LIM community.
Dean of Student Affairs