The following email was sent to the Law School community on March 16, 2020.
Dear Law School Community:
As you have likely seen, President Hamilton today announced that the University is closing undergraduate student residence halls. The Law School will not be closing its residence halls. We encourage those who can go home to do so and will provide a refund for any student who chooses to move out of Law School housing. However, we also understand that some of our students, particularly international students, may not have another clear choice for housing. Thus, we are giving each of our student residents the power to decide what is best for them.
For those of you who decide to move out, we want to make this as easy as possible. Rather than using the contacts in the university-wide message, please send any questions about moving out of Law School student housing to our designated email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also will provide packing materials and shipping services if you cannot take all of your belongings with you. Packing boxes and shipping labels will be available in the lobbies of Hayden and D’Agostino beginning on Wednesday.
You will receive a refund for the period between the date you move out and the end of your housing license. Refunds will be processed through the bursar. Please check Albert to make sure your mailing address is current, if you are not set up for direct deposit.
For the same reasons President Hamilton articulated, we will be extending remote classes through the end of the semester. I have been impressed with how everyone has adapted to this new arrangement. As much as we all miss the dynamism of in-person engagement, I have confidence we can continue to support our key mission of teaching and learning in the coming days. In this difficult time, I am confident that the NYU Law community, made up of all of you, will continue to meet the challenges at hand.
We will be updating the Law School’s coronavirus information page shortly, and additional guidance will be forthcoming as we develop more specific plans for the rest of the semester. Please continue to send urgent questions to email@example.com.
I look forward to the day when we can reconvene in person.
Be safe, be kind, and be well.
Trevor W. Morrison
Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law
New York University School of Law