Before coming to campus, be sure to be vaccinated or be tested.
Hunter College Schools
Our on-campus Residence Halls at East 25th St (Brookdale) and 79th St. will house Hunter/CUNY students. Of utmost importance is offering and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for residents. The Brookdale dorm has a number of features that have allowed Hunter to open and manage this facility safely, specifically it has a capacity of 650 beds in single occupancy rooms and there are both outside spaces and large indoor spaces. The 79th St residence offers units that have the space to accommodate students in double occupancy. The only inside communal space at 79th St is the laundry room which has a capacity limit. The outdoor patio at 79th St. is open to residents with capacity restrictions.
Hunter College may also offer students off-campus housing located at the 92Y and the 97th St Residence depending upon demand.
The following broad community mitigation strategies are essential for limiting the risk of spread of COVID-19:
Promote Behaviors that Reduce Spread
Maintain a Healthy Environment
Maintain Healthy Operations
When a Student Becomes Sick
Hunter College is taking extensive measures to ensure that students who move into rooms in our residence halls remain healthy and safe – and that those with whom they interact are equally protected. The requirements cover every aspect of the process.
Hunter will be offering 650 single beds at Brookdale and about 28 units at 79th St. Each space will have a window, wi-fi, and study space. Students will be restricted to not have visitors in their rooms.
Self-identified students who qualify for reasonable accommodation due to being immunocompromised or have underlying health conditions can be assigned to the ADA single-use bathroom and nearby room. Such bathrooms are located on each floor of the North Building (11 in total).
Vaccination and Testing
Students moving into all on-campus and off-campus properties will be required to be vaccinated.
Students will be required to agree to:
Common areas will require wearing PPE, and increased cleaning frequency in high-touch areas. See the General Guidelines for more detail.
Floor Lounges (Brookdale)
79th Street Outdoor Patio
Residence Life staff will coordinate existing and supplemental student services (such as routine medications/supplies, referral to mental health counseling, academic advising, etc.) for students who quarantine on site.
Students at 79th St who require quarantine/isolation will be transferred to the Columbia Heights dorm in Brooklyn, which would offer all COVID quarantine/isolation services.
Students will be required to identify to where they will move in the event that evacuation from the residence is required. Information regarding emergency preparation in the case of a campus closure will be shared with students via routine informational emails. Where possible, students will be given sufficient notice such that they have the opportunity to plan departure and pack. Students will receive notice via email.
Hunter College will also offer off-campus housing to students located at the 92Y and 97th St Residences, both of which are managed by third parties.
Both sites maintain COVID-associated policies and regulations with regard to face coverings, capacity limits in common areas (kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, study spaces, etc.), physical distancing, and cleaning protocols. Hunter College will collaborate with our 92Y and 97th St. contacts to both communicate CUNY-mandated policies and protocols and reinforce student adherence. Sites will be required to meet the stricter of the standards for CUNY students in residence.