COVID-19 Preparations

Following New York City’s lead, Bank Street College will be closing its building and programs on 112th Street through at least April 20. During this time, classes and conference groups will be held online. Resources for students, including online learning tools and information about contacting student services, is below.

Our primary concern is making sure that everyone in our community is safe, healthy, and supported to the extent that we possibly can. We ask that you contact Gretchen Adams at gadams@bankstreet.edu or 212-875-4461 if you think you may have been exposed to, or test positive for, COVID-19.

If you find yourself feeling anxious or in need of additional support, you can reach out to Peggy McNamara, mam@bankstreet.edu, who can help refer you to counseling services.

  • Online Learning Tools

    To self enroll in an online course, please click on this link.

    Bank Street will use two main tools to communicate with you: Canvas (Learning Management System) and Zoom (video conferencing platform). More information about these tools is below.

    Accessing Canvas

    Participate in Class Meetings Via Zoom

  • Student Services Information

    Below is some information about what to expect around services for graduate students during this closure.

    Graduate Suite
    You can continue to email Graduate School Leadership and Support Staff in the Graduate Suite including graduateschool@bankstreet.edu with any questions. If you need to speak to someone, you can call the Graduate School phone, 212-875-4467, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

    Registrar’s Office
    Email is the best way to reach the Registrar’s Office staff including registrar@bankstreet.edu. Transcript requests will only be done once a week. At this time, all transcript request forms should be sent via email to the above email address. The staff will continue to work on degree audits for any students graduating this term. All other requests will be handled by email.

    Financial Aid Office
    The Financial Aid Office will continue to function and process financial aid and we don’t anticipate any delays. Email is the best way to contact them including finaid@bankstreet.edu.

    Bursar’s Office
    The Bursar’s Office is available by email at bursar@bankstreet.edu. If you need to speak with someone, you can call the office at 212-961-3369 and leave a voicemail. Someone from the office will return your call.

    Certification Office
    All certification requests will be processed remotely. You can email any questions to certification@bankstreet.edu.

    Office of Graduate Admissions (for graduate students applying for another program)
    There will be a delay in the processing of official transcripts and other paper documents received by mail during this time. If possible, please upload materials into your admissions portal or forward digital copies of all materials to gradadmissions@bankstreet.edu. The Admissions staff can be reached by email at gseenrollment@bankstreet.edu or by phone at 212-652-8722.

    For any of the above offices, you can also request a virtual meeting if you need to meet with someone. And as always, faculty are available via email.

  • Guidelines to Stay Healthy

    We ask that you continue to follow the basic measures below as the best defense against COVID-19, the flu, and other communicable diseases.

    Additionally, experts have recommended “social distancing” as the key to slowing the spread of COVID-19, enabling our health care system to adequately prepare for this illness, care for those who need it, and save lives.

    • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds or more with soapy water.
    • Avoid sharing anything that has come in contact with saliva, whether in your living or social environments.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Cough and sneeze into a tissue if at all possible and discard immediately. Cough or sneeze into your elbow if a tissue is not available.
    • Get your flu shot.
    • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.

    If you are planning any upcoming travel, stay informed of State Department recommendations. If you travel to any of the CDC-identified restricted areas, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine beginning the day after your last day in any of the countries listed above.

  • Helpful Resources on COVID-19
  • Communications to Students