As a result of the announcement from the Governor of the State of New York with a mandate to cease all non-essential functions and reduce workforce by 100%, we are now required to ask all residents to leave the residence halls. While essential services including food service and housekeeping will continue for the time being, the College will not be able to guarantee long-term adequate services and support to safely keep the residence halls open because we depend on outside providers who may or may not continue to be able to operate under the current circumstances.
We are painfully aware that this may put significant hardships on some of you. Please understand that we are taking this action based on an order from the Governor of New York State. If you do not have a home to go to off campus, or do not have the means to travel, please notify the Residence Life office immediately and we will discuss alternatives.
The New York State mandate goes into effect Sunday, March 22 at 8:00pm. All residents are encouraged, but not required, to vacate their rooms by Sunday at 8:00pm.
If you are unable to remove your belongings at this time, simply notify residence life staff at 914-323-5217 to make alternate arrangements.
If you are moving belongings out at this time, only one person may enter the residence hall with you to assist. This will help keep numbers of people congregating in the halls to a minimum.
If you opt to stay in the residence halls beyond tomorrow night, we cannot guarantee that the health department will not impose a mandatory quarantine and/or isolation if fellow residents test positive for COVID-19.
All residents who opt to remain in the residence halls must notify Residence Life staff and sign a waiver that they will provide.
If you are not currently on campus but still have belongings in the residence halls, we request that you not come to campus at this time in light of the social distancing directives for the safety of all. We will announce move-out times when feasible.
All offices will also now be closed for in-person assistance and staff and faculty will be unable to access campus for any reason until further notice. Remote learning will continue through the end of the semester and all students have the opportunity to complete coursework and accumulate credits. There are resources available from external internet service providers for those who do not have internet access. Information on both will be available at https://www.mville.edu/covid-19-planning-information. The following hotels in the area are offering discounts to college students at this time:
The Hyatt House in White Plains
Cambria Hotel in downtown White Plains
Renaissance Hotel (10% off for Manhattanville students who book online)
We understand that changes caused by this unprecedented time in the world are increasing stress and anxiety. We hope that our campus community remains safe and healthy through this challenging time. Our goal is to resume normal campus operations as soon as possible, but unfortunately that will not be before the end of the semester. Questions should be directed to Residence Life at 914-323-5217 or via email at COVIDemail@example.com.