TRI-B and TRI-C / COVID-19 Guidance and Update

TRI-B and TRI-C / COVID-19 Guidance and Update

All Tri-B and Tri-C classes will be held remotely due to COVID-19

This decision is made in the interest of the community’s safety as the United States faces a strong surge of the coronavirus, and the New York City metropolitan region sees a steady increase in cases and hospitalizations.

Dear GCNYC Community,

All Trimester B classes will be conducted remotely for the entirety of the term, which begins January 19, 2021. 

This decision is made in the interest of the community’s safety as the United States faces a strong surge of the coronavirus, and the New York City metropolitan region sees a steady increase in cases and hospitalizations.

We all look forward to the time when we can be together at 64 Wooster St., and we are hopeful that that day will come before the close of 2021. The circumstances we find ourselves in are increasingly trying, but I have been inspired by the activity of our whole community in the virtual home we have created since March.  We can continue to look forward to being together on Zoom during classes and at our many virtual events that include the speaker series Resilience and Reconstruction, which will continue through March; January Induction; and groups such as the Student Association and the newly launched Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group. And GCNYC will continue to work on strengthening online learning and communication through the use of Blackboard in addition to Zoom.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Guidance and Information page.

In addition, our community has made the decision that we will continue teaching and learning virtually through Trimester C to ensure the continued safety of the students, staff, and faculty. Thesis Townhalls in April and July, and the July Commencement, will be held virtually.
We have good reason to believe we are in the home stretch of this virus, and we are making plans to offer flexible learning choices starting in September, as safety allows. We hope in the fall to welcome those who would like to attend classes in person while also offering the choice to participate in classes remotely.
Our staff and faculty continue to be ready to support students during this difficult time. Please feel free to reach out to me, Kerri Quinn, Michael Cohen, an instructor, or your academic advisor should you have any questions, concerns, or special needs. Kerri Quinn can be reached at kerri.quinn@gcu.ac.uk. Michael Cohen can be reached at michael.cohen@gcu.ac.uk.
As we forge ahead through the last weeks of this difficult winter season, my heart goes out to the citizens of Texas and other states that are experiencing frigid temperatures, power outages, and unsafe water, I heard the musical duo Black Violin on NPR this week. They played the song they wrote for the times we are living in. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did; you can listen here.
For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Guidance and Information page.

All the best,

Jacqueline LeBlanc, Ph.D.

Vice President and Provost