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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Classes and employee work moved to online and remote environments through remainder of semester.   Read more details at fitnyc.edu/coronavirus

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Information for Students

Academic Services

All student academic support services have moved to remote environments. Please refer to the "Student Resources" list in the left-hand column to see their current operations and hours.

Classes

Classes have moved online for the remainder of the spring semester using the learning management system Blackboard. Online classes take place at the same time as regularly scheduled in-person classes, based on Eastern Daylight Time.

Blackboard for Students 
IT Student Toolkit for Remote Learning
Adobe CC for Eligible Students 
Microsoft Office 365 for Students 

Adjusted Grading Policy

FIT has adopted an adjusted grading policy for spring 2020. This provides students with options for how a grade is noted on their transcript during this challenging semester. While courses will be graded according to the grading mode originally set up, students will have the option of selecting an "S" grade to appear on the transcript instead of an A–D letter grade. Students will need to choose this option between May 26 and June 10. Prior to finalizing a requested grade change, the dIrector of Registration and Records and the director of Financial Aid will review the change to ensure there are no negative impacts on financial aid, F-1 visits, athletic status, or other issues, and will contact students for discussion if there is a potential issue. For more details, see the adjusted grading policy

Internships

In accordance with Governor Cuomo's stay-at-home executive order, FIT on-site credit-bearing internships ended on March 23. If an internship sponsor and student agree to continue the credit-bearing internship remotely, FIT will support such decisions. For students to receive credit for spring 2020 internships, internship students must continue and successfully complete the online internship course. For additional information, email [email protected].

Residence Halls

Except for those students who have approved extensions, students have now moved out of all residence halls. Visit the Residential Life webpage for futher details.

Please contact Residential Life at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Campus Buildings

Campus buildings are open with limited hours each day to allow the community to access lockers and retrieve personal belongings. All classrooms, studios, and laboratories remain closed.

Dubinsky; Business and Liberal Arts; Feldman; Pomerantz; Goodman:
Monday–Saturday, 10 am–6 pm

Note: Enter through the Feldman Lobby for access to the Business and Liberal Arts, Pomerantz, and Feldman centers. 

Student residence hall access is limited to the few resident students with approved extensions and only with the appropriate FIT identification cards.

Travel

All spring and summer 2020 study abroad programs have been cancelled.   

International students are advised not to travel abroad. If they must travel, they should check with their departments to confirm they can complete their terms online if they plan to leave the U.S. International students should contact International Student Services if they have additional questions.

Health, Safety, and Prevention

If you become ill or have concerns about medical conditions that place you at risk, please contact FIT’s Health Services at (212) 217-4190 or via live chat on their website here

Find details on how to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) on the New York City Department of Health's website and review the CDC's Guidance on Exposure.

UG2 personnel (FIT’s Buildings and Grounds contractor) have met with the FIT Health Services team and is using the company’s established protocols for cleaning areas that may be exposed to infectious agents.

People wear masks for many reasons, including those who choose them as fashion accessories as well as those with compromised immune systems and other health concerns. Members of the FIT community may wear masks on campus.

Student Clubs and Activities

Clubs and organizations will no longer hold meetings on campus in the spring semester. Further, club and organization travel is considered FIT-sponsored travel and is not allowed. This includes travel within the five boroughs until further notice. If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

Events

All on-campus events—both those sponsored by FIT and those held by third parties renting FIT facilities—have been cancelled for the rest of the spring semester. Decisions about June events will be made at a later date.

Commencement

The 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed. For more information, read President Brown's message.

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