Covid 19 Update: May 4, 2020

Dear Touro College New York Students,

I hope this finds you and your loved ones well. I write to provide an update regarding the last weeks of the spring semester, decisions and plans for the upcoming summer semester as well as when you can expect further updates regarding Fall 2020. As always, our plans are adjustable based on the ever-evolving pandemic dynamics.

Congratulations to The Class of 2020

Before we provide updates for our continuing students – on behalf of all of us in Touro let me take this opportunity to wish congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2020. You have all worked so hard to arrive at this milestone in your lives. We wish you every success in your future endeavors, and always know that- you are forever a cherished member of the Touro family.

Spring 2020 Semester – Resilience, Gratitude and Feedback Request

We are so proud and inspired by your collective resilience and determination as we pivoted midsemester from face-to-face instruction to remote delivery of all coursework in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Together, we didn’t skip a beat. Now, as the spring semester draws to a close, we urge you to participate in the online course evaluations. Your responses and input are essential to us as we move forward. Please take a few moments to respond.

Summer 2020 Semester

For all continuing students, registration for Summer 2020 classes has begun with the full complement of courses which will enable you to progress with your academic plan. We can confirm to you that all summer didactic (lecture only) courses in our undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools will proceed and will continue to be delivered remotely through Zoom and distance education. In the hopes that sheltering at home directives will gradually be eased in the next few weeks, we are also examining the possibilities of accommodating on-campus labs.

Please note that the status of professional rotations and clerkships for the summer semester will be communicated directly by each program based on the policies and procedures of specific clinical/clerkship sites.

Fall 2020 Semester

We anticipate that by mid-July we will be able to update you on academic plans for the Fall 2020 semester. Be assured that all schools and programs are planning full course offerings for the Fall. Scheduling and manner of instruction will depend on government and health expert policy and direction.

We hope this information will help you make informed decisions regarding scheduling, registration and housing.

We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact your Dean or evptouro@touro.edu. Stay well and healthy.

Sincerely yours,

Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka
Executive Vice President