Before coming to campus, be sure to be vaccinated or be tested.
Instructional Restart Guide
Hunter College is offering regularly scheduled classes for Spring 2023. Over the last year, our campus has moved deliberately—and expeditiously—to adjust the delivery of our courses to be consistent with CUNY guidance. For Spring 2023, we continue to follow CUNY’s guidelines, which have called for a greater return to in-person instruction. We have worked closely with the deans, chairs, program heads and other academic leaders to determine the appropriate mix of fully in-person, hybrid and remote classes. For this upcoming semester, we are planning to have over 90% of our courses delivered in in-person or hybrid format, with the remainder fully online. Technologies will be in place to enable hybrid and fully online.
At this time, Hunter will not require face masks during the spring semester.
Faculty, staff and students who are still not vaccinated are urged to continue to wear a mask.
Those who choose to wear a mask should continue to follow CDC guidance on acceptable face coverings.
Note, campuses may still require employees to wear protective PPE masks due to the nature of their work. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards.
Hunter College Facilities will clean non-laboratory instructional spaces daily. Laboratory spaces will be cleaned by trained personnel.
Every instructional space will be supplied with hand sanitizer and either sanitizing wipes or disinfectant spray and paper towels. These may be used for wiping down surfaces and shared equipment. It is recommended that shared surfaces and equipment be wiped down by the user both before and after use.
Instructional spaces shall be supplied with ventilation systems in accordance with the General Safety Guidelines.
Signage shall be posted in instructional spaces indicating the source of outside air and particulate filtering.
Meals should not be eaten in class and should be taken in designated eating areas on the campus.
Shared food and beverage among students and faculty (e.g. self-serve meals and beverages) is prohibited.
Signage shall be posted in instructional spaces reminding employees about hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting; face coverings and other safety guidelines applicable to the instructional space.
Many Hunter students participate in internships and external placements, either as requirements of their academic program or as optional experiences. In these cases, Hunter intends to follow the internship guidance from Update #18 CUNY COVID-19 Guidance on Academic Continuity. Each department should inform students of these guidelines and obtain agreements for each student that participates in an internship. All agreements should be forwarded to their respective dean’s office.
Faculty interested in providing optional in-person meetings with their students may do so in accordance with the guidelines for instructional activities and subject to space availability. These meetings will have a clear educational purpose, they will enhance the academic experience, and they will be occasional. The optional nature of these meetings will be clearly emphasized to all participants. All participants will follow the safety guidelines presented elsewhere in the document. Faculty can submit proposals seven days prior to the scheduled meeting: Application for Optional Instructional or Experiential Learning Meetings.
The Study Abroad Office will be open and assisting students in making study plans. Study Abroad will follow all CUNY policies and guidance.
Hunter will offer Continuing Education classes in available classrooms. Students taking continuing education will follow the general guidelines for visitors.