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Thanksgiving Break Message - Fall 2020

October, 6 2020

Dear Students,

It is hard to believe that we are officially in our fifth week of classes and the start of Thanksgiving break (Nov. 25) is only 7 weeks away!

We have received many questions regarding Thanksgiving break from students wanting to spend this time with their families and loved ones.

As of today, New York State has a COVID-19 Travel Advisory in effect for more than 30 U.S. states and territories. This means that anyone traveling back to New York from those places after Thanksgiving would need to self-quarantine for 14 days -- and could not attend in person for the final two weeks of classes.

We want everyone in our community to be able to spend their Thanksgiving break where they choose, with minimal interruption to their studies once classes resume. In recognition of this and in support of the LIM community, the College has decided the following:

  1. All Hybrid In-Person courses will transition to a Hybrid Virtual format starting Monday, Nov.  23 through the end of the Fall 2020 semester (Dec. 18). This gives you the opportunity to travel prior to Thanksgiving. All face-to-face coursework will be delivered via Zoom and the rest of your coursework via Canvas beginning Nov. 23.
  2. Campus buildings and services, including the library, computer labs, and more, WILL remain open and available for use Nov. 23 and 24 and Nov. 30 - Dec. 18.
  3. We will announce plans for available course delivery methods for the Spring 2021 semester no later than Oct. 30, 2020.

In the meantime, keep wearing your masks, washing your hands, maintaining a safe social distance, and following health and safety protocols. It may not always be easy, but it is vitally important.

I am so proud of everything you have done so far to allow us to have a productive semester. Thank you!

May you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.

Warm regards,
Elizabeth S. Marcuse