Preparations for Spring 2022 Semester

BMCC Community,

BMCC President Anthony E. Munroe
BMCC President Anthony E. Munroe

As we prepare for the start of the spring 2022 semester on January 28, I want to share details about our efforts to keep the BMCC community healthy and safe on our campus.

We all know that the in-person college experience at BMCC was greatly limited by COVID-19 throughout the 2020-21 academic year; but as we step into the new year, BMCC is going through a  revitalization of its campus to best accommodate and welcome students, faculty and staff to our classrooms and offices.

BMCC continues to offer access to vaccination and testing, vigilant safety protocols, as well as academic and support services to provide a safe learning and work environment, to assist students in their learning experience, and to support our faculty and staff. I want to assure you that as this fluid situation evolves, we continue to adapt and take steps to meet the challenges faced by our college community.

Why Vaccination Mandates are Beneficial
The City University of New York (CUNY) mandates all students taking in-person and hybrid classes get vaccinated and upload proof of vaccination in CUNYfirst. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine (and booster) is the single most important step students, faculty and staff can take to end this pandemic and foster the return to a safe, robust on-campus learning and working experience. In addition to the physical and mental health advantages offered by a highly vaccinated campus population, there are economic, academic, and social advantages – and BMCC is ready to bring back continuity in the academic and extracurricular experience for everyone!

Maximizing the Safety of our Learning and Working Environment
At BMCC, we continue to take extraordinary steps to provide many layers of protection for our campus facilities which include enhanced safety protocols and building operations (mandating masks, maximizing air circulation in shared spaces, keeping our campus spaces clean), monitoring and reporting positive cases, conducting random testing, and maximizing access to COVID vaccination and testing.

Vaccinations, Boosters and Testing Available

  • BMCC Lower Manhattan: The vaccination mobile van is offering FREE vaccinations, boosters and testing at Fiterman Hall on January 4-6 and January 11-13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. NO appointment necessary.
  • CUNY in The Heights: A mobile vaccination van will also be available at the CUNY in The Heights location in Inwood on January 10-13 and January 18-20, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering FREE vaccinations, boosters and testing. NO appointment necessary.
  • Royal Pharmacy (in Inwood): BMCC is partnering with Royal Pharmacy, located at 5030 Broadway, to offer the Moderna vaccines and Moderna boosters; Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, contact Royal Pharmacy at (212) 567-9800.

Remember, BMCC students, faculty and staff can also go to any of the 20 CUNY locations to get a FREE COVID-19 test with their CUNY Identification. The BMCC testing site is located at the Fiterman Hall Café, 245 Greenwich Street.

Let’s work together by getting vaccinated, getting the booster and wearing a mask properly, so we can recharge our campus in a healthy and mindful manner. Visit the Re-imagining BMCC website for updates, and continue to take care of each other with Panther Pride!


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Anthony E. Munroe
President, Borough of Manhattan Community College