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Welcome, students. Whether you are returning or new to Manhattan, you will experience the uniquely friendly, supportive and stimulating environment that drew you to our Riverdale campus. We have updated policies specifically to address the challenges of COVID-19 in order to keep everyone safe and able to fully enjoy the benefits of being back together on campus.

  • Residence hall staff and campus ambassadors will be on hand to explain and guide students in following social distancing, PPE and other safety protocols
  • New policies for recording online and live classes, as well as meetings with faculty and staff, will help protect privacy, confidentiality and intellectual property
  • Limits on and guidelines for non-essential and course-related travel—foreign and domestic—will safeguard the health of all Jaspers, as will guidelines for PPE and additional safety measures
  • Updated Title IX policies will reflect new Department of Education rules established in 2020 while addressing policy violations in a remote or hybrid learning environment
  • Enhanced data and privacy provisions will offer additional protection for student, employee and faculty information in a remote and hybrid campus environment

Living & Learning on Campus

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Health and Safety Guidance

Commuter Students

Traveling and access to facilities may be especially challenging for commuter students at this time. The College is taking additional steps to ensure an outstanding campus life experience for commuter students.

  • Identify and adapt additional spaces on campus to safely and comfortably meet the social and learning needs of commuter students
  • Ensure that changes to scheduling and facility use will have minimal or no adverse effect for commuter students.
  • Provide ample accommodations for potentially vulnerable populations, including commuters, first-generations students and those with disabilities
  • Cafeterias will enhance flexible payment options for commuter students dining on campus
  • Priority will be given to commuter students in on-campus mentoring spaces with reduced seating for social distancing