I write to follow up on President Beilock’s email yesterday about the College’s decision to transition to virtual classes for the remainder of the semester. Thank you so much for the many words of encouragement and support for the College’s communications and decisions. I know this is a trying time and I so appreciate the kindness you are showing towards each other and for the greater Barnard community. Please see below for some important updates.
Barnard Residence Halls and Leaving Campus
As President Beilock said, we encourage those of you who can leave campus to do so. The residence halls remain open only for students who have extreme and extenuating personal circumstances that prevent them from leaving. Your personal preference or desire to stay in NYC is not a reason to remain on campus.
In order to facilitate the move out process (and for those whose personal circumstances necessitate they stay on campus), we are now asking EVERY student to finalize their plans using the Housing Response Form. Move out processes and refund policy details are outlined below.
Move-Out Process & Refund Policy
Students who will be moving out of the residence halls must move all of their items from their room AND return their keys (pursuant to Residential Life check-out process) by March 30, 2020.
Keys must be handed in or mailed/shipped to Residential Life with a postmark or shipping date of no later than March 30, 2020.
If students move their things out AND return their keys by March 30, they will get a prorated refund for room and meal plan fees, adjusted for any previously issued financial aid awards, from the end of spring break, March 23, 2020, through May 14, 2020.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, students are permitted to have third parties (friends, family, moving companies, etc.) pack belongings in their absence. Further information about coordinating this will be posted on the FAQ page, as well as the Residential Life website early next week.
If you have not already done so, students on need-based Financial Aid who are concerned about the cost of leaving campus should complete this form. We are here to assist you in your departure. This form can also be used for students on need-based Financial Aid who are concerned about the cost of removing their items from their room by March 30, 2020 due to extenuating financial circumstances.
Please note there will be community safety inspections on all occupied rooms (whether by people or their belongings) conducted throughout the remainder of the spring term.
Campus Services and Visitor Policy
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, with the exception of move-out assistance, students are not permitted to have any visitors (short-term daytime or overnight) in the residence halls.
Please note that there will be limited services available on campus throughout the spring semester.
Hewitt Dining will be closed for the remainder of the semester. Information about available dining options can be found on the Semester Completion FAQs.
The Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning will have reduced hours. The Library webpage will be updated with more information.
The 119 gates and the Quad gate will be closed beginning the evening of March 14, 2020. The main gate will remain open. Students may exit onto Claremont from Milstein Lower Level and swipe into Milstein (during open hours) from Claremont Ave.
As President Beilock mentioned in her message yesterday, this is not what any of us expected as we wind down the spring semester. I have been so impressed by the tremendous resilience, maturity, and patience you all have demonstrated over the past weeks. Thank you for your continued cooperation. We are a strong campus community and will persevere through this together.
Leslie N. Grinage
Dean of the College
- 从2020年3月18日星期三开始，如果学生本人无法现人地把个人物品搬出，学生可以邀请第三方（朋友、家人、搬家公司等）来携带她的行李和其他个人物品。 有关协调的更多信息将会在下周初发布在“常见问题”以及“宿舍生活”网站上。
- 休伊特餐厅（Hewitt Dining）在本学期的其余期间内将会关闭。有关可用用餐选择的信息，请上“学期完成常见问题”网页。
- 米尔斯坦教学中心（The Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning）将会减少工作时间。 图书馆网页将会有关于更多信息的更新。
- 从2020年3月14日晚上起，119街的闸门和通进宿舍的Quad闸们将会关闭。主闸门/前门将会保持打开状态。学生可以从米尔斯坦中心下层（Milstein Lower Level）驶入克莱蒙特街（Claremont Ave.），也可以从克莱蒙特街（Claremont Ave.）进入米尔斯坦中心（Milstein Center)。