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For Immediate Assistance

New York State Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1-888-364-3065


Questions?

Contact the Lehman College COVID-19 Task Force at:
covid19.taskforce@lehman.cuny.edu


Student Resources

Laptop/Tablet Loans | Remote Learning | Updated Academic Calendar | Health and Safety


We know that this could be a difficult period and are committed to student health and wellness. As such, please take advantage of the resources of Lehman’s Counseling Center, the Student Health Center as well as our Student Life Center. For specific questions, refer to our list of FAQs, which we update daily.

LAPTOP/TABLET LOANS

REQUEST A LAPTOP OR TABLET FOR REMOTE LEARNING: Lehman College is pleased to announce that CUNY Central is supplying the College with a quantity of iPads and Chromebooks to loan to students. FILL OUT THE LAPTOP OR TABLET REQUEST FORM. If you have general questions about the loaner program, email campus.life@lehman.cuny.edu.

Please note:

  • Loaner devices are the property of Lehman College and CUNY and are for educational use only.
  • Recipients must agree to be financially responsible for the replacement of lost or damaged equipment. Malfunctioning devices will be replaced, if possible.
  • The device must be returned in good working order at the end of the loan period.
  • Because of the limited number and types of devices, the College may be unable to meet all requests.
  • The College will take steps to ensure that devices are delivered to the intended recipient.

HOW TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF YOUR LAPTOP OR TABLET

Lehman College will ship devices, primarily via UPS, as a means to maximize safety and health and to eliminate the need for students to travel to the College.

Once we have secured a laptop or tablet for your use, you will receive an automated email to your Lehman email address informing you that a loaner device is being prepared for you for shipping. The email will contain a UPS tracking number and expected delivery date.

**You will need to sign for the UPS package upon receipt—UPS will not leave the package at your door nor try to leave it in a mailbox.

Inside the package, you will find: (1) the device; (2) instructions on how to confirm receipt of the device; (3) a “Quick Start Guide”; (4) a Loan Agreement; and (5) a self-addressed envelope, postage paid.

Follow These 6 Steps to Confirm Receipt of Your Device:

  1. Sign the Loan Agreement.
  2. Place your Lehman College picture ID near your signature on the Loan Agreement form and take a photo of the Loan Agreement (make sure you can see your photo ID in the photograph).
  3. Take a photo of the device.
  4. Email both photos as attachments to the Campus Life Office at campus.life@lehman.cuny.edu. You will then receive a reply email from campus.life@lehman.cuny.edu, confirming receipt.
  5. Insert the signed Loan Agreement into the self-addressed envelope and mail it.
  6. Turn on your device, and return to your studies!

Note: You must both email a photo of the Loan Agreement and send the signed copy of the agreement in the U.S. mail.

If you need technical support for your loaner device, email the Lehman College IT Help Desk at help.desk@lehman.cuny.edu.

REMOTE LEARNING

BLACKBOARD: CUNY's Student User Guides to Blackboard provide useful information on how to get the most out of Blackboard.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: A wide variety of library resources can be accessed remotely its website. Students can also hold an online chat with a reference librarian, 24x7.

Cloud File Storage & Collaboration


DROPBOX: The City University of New York is providing Dropbox and Dropbox Paper to all active CUNY students, faculty and administrative staff.  You can use these tools to store and access files from different devices, share files, and collaborate on content. 

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365: CUNY provides Microsoft Office 365 for Education to students at participating colleges via the Microsoft Office in Education program. The license remains active until you leave the University.

CONNECT CUNY WEBEX: CUNY has arranged for Cisco Webex to provide Webex Meeting and Teams licenses to all students, faculty and staff to help with distant learning and stay in touch.

GOOGLE DRIVE Create a free Google account for 15 GB of free storage and for access to Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms. These tools allow you to create collaborative documents and projects that get updated in real-time.

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD: Free to students until May 31, it is a collection of over 20 desktop and mobile apps for photography, design, video, web, UX and more including Photoshop and InDesign.

SLACK: Slack is a messaging and communications platform that can help classes, teams, and groups stay productive. Create a slack channel with your classmates or just a group of friends.

INTERNET ACCESS

Data Plans

SPRINT: Sprint will waive late fees, not terminate any service, and give current customers unlimited data and an additional 20 GB of hotspot services. They offer free calling to CDC level 3 countries.

T-MOBILE: T-Mobile is giving families access to unlimited data and providing an additional 20GB of hotspot services for current customers over the next 60 days.

VERIZON: Verizon is waiving late fees for all existing customers impacted by COVID-19 and will not terminate service for the next 60 days, and offers free international calling to CDC level 3 countries.

AT&T: AT&T is waiving data overage fees to all customers to ensure families have connectivity, and has promised not to terminate the service of any customer over the next 60 days.

WiFi

ALTICE USA: Altice is offering 60 days of free broadband to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have internet access at home. Call 866-200-9522 to enroll.

COMCAST: Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not already have a subscription. For access, call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

CHARTER/SPECTRUM: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a subscription. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll.

Other Resources
Lehman’s login page includes links to the most widely used Lehman and CUNY resources. Find additional CUNY digital resources available for faculty, students, and staff. Lehman’s new chatbot, while still a pilot, is a resource for answering many college-related questions, 24x7.

Should you require assistance regarding the use of these or other technologies, please contact the IT helpdesk at help.desk@lehman.cuny.edu.

Student notifications will be sent through CUNY Alert, via college-wide emails, a banner on the Lehman home page, and social media posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, along with notices on Lehman 360, the main college phone line, and the Lehman mobile app. Your instructors will contact you by email, so please review your Lehman email account on a regular basis.


UPDATED ACADEMIC CALENDAR

In light of the increasing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and impact it has on students' learning performance, CUNY's Office of the University Registrar has authorized the following adjustments to the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 Academic Calendar. The following changes are outlined below and take effect immediately.

  • Last Day to File for Pass/No Credit/Fail Option –For eligible students that meet the requirements of our “Pass/Fail/No Credit Option” policy, (See Policy Here), the University will move the deadline to Thursday, May 14, 2020. This is the published “Last Day of Classes,” and before final examination week, and also prior to the “End of the Spring Term.” *See note below on possible financial aid impact on students.
  • Course Withdrawal Period – Last Day to Drop with a Grade of “W.” The current deadline date listed on the calendar is Wednesday, April 1, 2020. We will move that date to Thursday, May 14, 2020. This is the published “Last Day of Classes,” and before final examination week and also prior to the “End of the Spring Term.”

  • Incomplete Grades – Students who receive an INC grades in the Spring 2020 term would generally be required to submit outstanding work, “according to a deadline established by individual colleges of the University but no later than the last day of the following semester.” The University will allow students to submit incomplete work to faculty for resolution of INC grades for courses taken in Spring 2020 through the Fall 2020 semester, and the new deadline for faculty to submit Incomplete to Grade forms to the Registrar’s Office for resolution will be Wednesday, December 23, 2020. This date coincides with the “Final Grade Submission Deadline” for Fall 2020 courses. (To view the updated Fall 2020 Academic Calendar Click Here).

*Note on Pass/No Credit/Fail Option: Students should consult with their academic and financial aid advisor to confirm if this option will still allow them to count the course towards their major/degree requirements, if credit is earned with a grade of "P."

In order to receive this grade, a student needs to continue participating in academic related activities, complete all assignments, and take the final exam/culminating experience.

If a passing letter grade is earned, the student will receive a grade of "P," credit for the course, and no impact on the GPA. If a failing grade is earned (F), the student will receive a grade of "NP" and no impact on the GPA.

Students must remain in compliance with Federal and State Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines.


HEALTH AND SAFETY

Prevention
  • STAY HOME.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to help stop the spread of germs and protect yourself against other infections.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing — do not use your hands.
  • Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

Symptoms

Symptoms of coronavirus infection range from mild to severe, and include:
  • fever
  • cough; and
  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.

The symptoms may appear as soon as two days, or as long as 14 days after exposure.

If You Are Under Self-Quarantine or Are Sick



Counseling Services

Although we are taking all necessary measures to ensure our community's safety, we understand this is a stressful situation. Contact the counseling center by email at counseling.center@lehman.cuny.edu or call 718-960-8761, and someone from the center will reach out to you.


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