Q: DO STUDENTS COME BACK TO CAMPUS THIS SEMESTER?
A: No. Lesley University will NOT be holding classes on campus through the end of the semester.
Q: ARE COURSES THAT WERE ALREADY ONLINE STARTING LATE AS WELL?
A: No. Courses that were already delivered online will start the week of March 16 as scheduled.
Q: SO, DO STUDENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS TO MOVE BACK INTO THE RESIDENCE HALLS ON MARCH 22, THEN?
A: No. Lesley University has moved all classes ONLINE through the end of the semester.
Q: I DIDN’T LEAVE THE RESIDENCE HALL FOR SPRING BREAK. CAN I STAY?
A. No. We are asking students to leave the residence halls. We recognize that not all students have off-campus housing options. Dean Nathaniel Mays will work with students who have special circumstances to explore possible solutions.
Q: CAN I RETURN TO MY RESIDENCE HALL AND STAY IN MY ROOM WHILE TAKING CLASSES ONLINE?
A: No. Anyone who is off-campus during Spring Break is advised to stay off-campus at home until further notice. Students who are on campus are advised to go home, if possible. As noted above, we recognize that not all students have off-campus housing options. Dean Nathaniel Mays will work with students who have special circumstances to explore possible solutions.
Q: ARE STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR A ROOM AND BOARD REFUND?
A: We anticipate providing students with the option to select a refund or a credit for the pro-rata portion of room and board payments, accounting for the time the student is away from campus. There are a number of governmental regulations and guidelines that must be taken into consideration to make sure we structure these refunds or credits properly for you so we appreciate your patience as we await guidance from the Federal government.
Q: CAN STUDENTS RETRIEVE BELONGINGS FROM RESIDENCE HALLS?
A: Dean of Students Nathaniel Mays is coordinating access for students who need to return to campus to retrieve items.
Q: SHOULD I MOVE OUT COMPLETELY?
A: Yes. Dean of Students Nathaniel Mays will follow up with additional guidance about the process for doing so. Please do not return to campus until you hear from him, and be sure to read his message closely about days and times to move out, so that we can continue to protect the health and safety of our community.
Q: WHAT ABOUT STUDENT EXCHANGE AND STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS?
A: Our students typically participate in a variety of programs. Over the course of the semester, a number of programs have either canceled or recently moved online including all Lesley Exchange Partner programs. We have been in contact with all of our study abroad students regarding their individual circumstances to support their transition. International faculty-led travel courses for Spring 2020 that had not commenced prior to Spring Break were canceled. We are carefully considering courses planned beyond the spring semester.
Q. WHAT ABOUT MY INTERNSHIP OR FIELD PLACEMENT?
A. Lesley has come to the difficult decision that any field placements and internships that have not been cancelled will remain remote/online participation experiences until future notice through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. We came to this decision after our faculty and field offices contacted students, faculty, sites, and the licensing boards to determine how to best move forward. During this time, please be in contact, virtually, with your practicum/internship supervisor and/or your school's field training/internship office.
For students in licensure programs, you will (or will have) received communication from your school's field offices that remain in contact with external regulatory bodies. For specific guidance, please refer to those correspondences.
Our Field Placement Offices remain your partners in experiential learning throughout this situation and will guide you through this transition. Field experience and internships are key parts of a Lesley education and we recognize how difficult it is to imagine long-term on-line engagement as a replacement for face-to-face contact. As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, we will review the circumstances again when the state and national declarations of emergency are lifted and we will be guided by ongoing consideration of state and health agency recommendations.
Q. WHAT ABOUT SUMMER RESIDENCIES?
A. Right now summer residencies are scheduled as planned, but we continue to monitor the situation and will update accordingly.
Q. I’M AN ACCEPTED STUDENT, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A. Our admission decisions won't change because of the current pandemic. Please proceed as follows:
If you are an accepted undergraduate, please contact Deb Kocar, Director of Undergraduate Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org; 617.349.8800.
If you are an accepted graduate student, please contact Barbara Selmo, Associate Vice President of Graduate Admissions: email@example.com; 617.349.8300.
Q. IS LESLEY STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS?
A. Yes. And we have a very flexible approach and can work with you if you've experienced disruption due to the global pandemic. Additionally, we've extended our commitment deadline from May 1st to June 1st.
If you are applying as an undergraduate and have any questions, please contact Deb Kocar, Director of Undergraduate Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org; 617.349.8800.
If you are applying as a graduate student and have any questions, please contact Barbara Selmo, Associate Vice President of Graduate Admissions: email@example.com; 617.349.8267
Q. I’M A STUDENT (OR PARENT): TO WHOM SHOULD I DIRECT QUESTIONS?
A. Nathaniel Mays, Dean of Students