Hunter College Schools
Every year, Hunter College admits individuals and organizations onto its campuses with license agreements for Retail and Space Rentals. Hunter has two rental clients who intend to continue operations as well as a long-term license agreement with Calvary Baptist Church, who host religious services. The college will continue to make space available in a safe way for long and short-term space rentals.
Moving forward, Hunter College will follow the General Safety Guidelines of the College and NYS Forward for industry-specific guidelines in order to resume retail and space rentals that provide safe on-campus experiences. We will work closely with our licensees to ensure these safety practices are followed.
Hunter currently houses two retail spaces: Grishko, a ballet retailer, and Ampak, a newsstand. These vendors will submit safety reopening plans in accordance with State regulations for retail spaces. All plans will be reviewed by the Director for Public Safety and reopening is contingent upon Safety Plan approval.
Hunter College offers third party renters the ability to book space at each of our properties. Rentals will be managed to meet the capacity levels targeted by the college during different stages of the plan. When possible, rental populations will be provided with separate entry and exit or scheduled during an off-peak time.
To accommodate physical distancing, there are a number of large spaces on our campuses that can be made available on a limited basis for rentals. These include large outdoor spaces such as the Terraces on Main Campus as well as auditoria, the Kaye Playhouse, and performance and rehearsal studios throughout the North Building and Thomas Hunter Hall.
Any rentals at the Hunter College Campus Schools or Silberman will be done in close coordination with HCCS. There will be no rentals during school hours. After-hours activities will be coordinated closely so that sufficient time is given for required cleaning and disinfecting.
Hunter will follow the NYS Forward Industry-Specific Guidance for rentals on campus. Potential uses for rental spaces appear below.
Stage 2: NY Forward Approved Industries
Stage 3: Indoor Recreation and Assembly Spaces at Modified Capacities, TBD
Hunter College will consider reopening these spaces to long-term rental clients when safe to do so in accordance with the NYS Forward guidance.
All rentals shall follow the guidance provided in the CUNY “Protocol for Approval of Licensed Use of Campus Facilities by Third Party Vendors,” sent by Hector Batista, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, on July 15, 2020.
For each third-party rental opportunity, we will do the following: