De-densifying in Student Programming
Fordham will reimagine flexible student engagement experiences, gatherings, operations, and events to ensure a vibrant and healthy student experience on campus that responds to the ever-changing landscape during the current health emergency. As always, Fordham will remain student-centered, and ensure equal participation for all students throughout the fall semester and the academic year.
Large -scale on-campus student programming, including New Student Orientation, will be modified:
- Traditional New Student Orientation events will be reimagined as virtual or hybrid events to allow students various ways to participate. Detailed information about Opening Day and orientation procedures, protocols, and schedules will be communicated with students and families in August.
- Upon check in to New Student Orientation, students will receive a personal face covering and related materials pertaining to health and safety protocols.
- Student Clubs and University Departments will reimagine events and meetings using physical distancing and virtual options will be provided for larger groups and/or students who are unable to participate in person.
- Concerts, performances, and lectures will have attendance limitations, with a priority on student audiences.
Student engagement off-campus will be modified:
- Many internships are being offered as remote opportunities, reducing the barrier of physical location in selecting an internship. Handshake (through Career Services) will continue to serve as the main hub for these opportunities and updates.
- Community Engagement both on and off-campus will continue to occur in the NYC area while following Fordham’s guidelines and with consideration for any guidelines set forth by the community partners.
Travel limitations are as follows:
- All students, faculty, and staff are expected to travel only in the NYC area during the fall semester. Only necessary and essential travel will be authorized.
- All essential travel must be registered with the appropriate supervisor/advisor and must include a safety plan.
- Individuals and groups must not travel to any international location deemed as a risk by the U.S. State Department or the Centers for Disease Control.
- Accessibility related to face coverings, face shields, and other potential accommodations will be handled accordingly.
- Spaces on campus will be designated for commuter student access to technology.
- Places of Worship will be identified and designated for interfaith needs.
- Fordham will continue to inform the community about Campus Ministry services that remain available if classes are in person, online and hybrid, and with staff working remotely.
- Accommodations will be made for religious communal spaces including prayer rooms.
- Student(s) who are in isolation or quarantine and will be connected to Counseling and Psychological Services and/or Campus Ministry through virtual or phone in compliance with HIPAA regulations.