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Aug. 10, 2020 Update Fordham Forward, the plan to resume in-person teaching and learning on Aug. 26, is available below, along with extensive resources for students, parents, faculty, and staff. Full Details

The Year Ahead

Fordham Forward

Fordham University has developed a comprehensive plan, Fordham Forward, for successfully restarting operations on our New York campuses and welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus.

Fordham Forward Bullet Lower Density and Social Distancing

Operate at a lower density and institute social distancing standards in all facilities

Fordham Forward Bullet Enhanced Cleaning Measures

Undertake enhanced cleaning measures

Fordham Forward Bullet Personal Protective Equipment

Require the use of appropriate personal protective equipment

Fordham Forward Bullet Mandatory Universal Testing and Daily Health Screening

Employ mandatory universal testing and daily health screening to monitor, trace, and isolate potential infections

Fordham Forward Bullet Flexible Hybrid Teaching and Learning

Adopt hybrid methods of teaching to enable students to work on their own time, as well as allow the University to pivot between in-class and remote instruction as needed

Fordham Forward Bullet Education

Educate around behaviors that ensure the health and safety of students, employees, and our local community

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New York Forward

The restart of Fordham University conforms with the governor’s plan to restart New York. As outlined in New York Forward, the state will reopen on a regional basis as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health.

New York City is in Phase Four as of July 20.

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Guiding Principles

  • The health and safety of the community are paramount. Our actions should not put ourselves or anyone in the community at undue risk during the pandemic.
  • Teaching and learning are at the heart of our mission. Within the Flexible Hybrid model adopted for 2020-2021, the faculty are responsible, as they always have been, for deciding in each of their courses how to create a rich and effective learning environment within the context of their discipline and the learning goals of their course.
  • Fordham offers a distinctive, transformative Jesuit education for all of its students. We must not compromise the personalized and relational aspects of the student experience; the connections that students seek with their instructors and one another; and the powerful sense of community that is derived from residential education, albeit with the modifications necessary for public health