Pace to go fully remote as of Thursday November 19



With the announcement of fully moving to remote learning, only Grubhub and grab-and-go options will be available in Kessel.

Katie Walsh, Managing Editor

In an email sent to students, staff and faculty on Wednesday evening, the university stated that all campus; New York City, White Plains and Pleasantville will be moved to remote learning. Initially, the university was scheduled to make the shift to remote learning on November 23,  prior to Thanksgiving break. The Fall 2020 academic calendar that was revised over the summer was created to avoid extensive holiday travel and contact. Finals week was planned to be conducted virtually.

Any planned in-person events will also be moved to virtual learning. However, the email states that campus will remain open through Tuesday of next week like planned. Thus, allows all faculty, staff and students to collect materials for the winter break.

In addition, dining services on the campuses will be limited with only Grubhub services and grab-and-go options available.

This decision comes after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the return to remote learning for NYC schools. In addition, the positive rate around the country and in local communities continues to rise.

Within the past week the Pleasantville Campus has reported 17 new cases, and the New York City Campus has reported 2 new cases. All 3 campuses on the COVID-19 dashboard have changed from green to yellow.

The Provost and President stated the this decision was made to ” minimize the risks of exposure for all our students, faculty, and staff.”