Evening Classes Will Take Place Tonight, March 4

This notice is to confirm that evening classes beginning at 6:00 p.m. or later tonight will take place on schedule.

The Mendik Library, offices, and other building facilities are open regular hours today. However, there are no dining services.

Tomorrow’s classes and programs are expected to occur as planned.

Important Winter Storm Announcements for Tomorrow

Due to the expected impacts of the impending winter storm, NYLS daytime classes are cancelled tomorrow, March 4. In addition, all special programs are cancelled and will be rescheduled. Dining services will be closed.

Evening classes starting at 6:00 p.m. or later are expected to take place on schedule. We will notify all students by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow if the schedule for evening classes is to be changed.

Staff are not expected to report to work tomorrow, but are asked to consult their supervisors and work from home. Faculty will receive separate updates on rescheduling meetings.

The Mendik Library, offices, and other building facilities will be open regular hours for use by students, faculty, and staff.

All classes and programs scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 are expected to occur as planned.

Please watch for emails, texts, and updates via NYLS’s social media channels and website for the latest information. Stay safe and warm.

NYLS Early Closure Today; Delayed Opening Tomorrow

Please be aware that today, tonight, and tomorrow morning, temperatures in the New York City area will be extremely low. Local authorities have advised that later this afternoon, bursts of snow and heavy winds are expected, with possible white-out conditions.

Wednesday, January 30: Classes beginning at 4:00 p.m. or later are cancelled and will be rescheduled. NYLS on-campus events scheduled for 4:00 p.m. or later are cancelled. Staff may leave campus beginning at 4:00 p.m. to allow additional travel time.

Thursday, January 31: There will be a delayed opening to allow for possible travel disruptions, particularly for those commuting from outside the city. There will be no classes before 11:00 a.m.; cancelled classes will be rescheduled. Classes beginning at 11:00 a.m. or later will take place as usual. Staff are asked to be in their offices by 10:30 a.m. Please contact your supervisor if you are unable to commute to the office. Everyone should plan for additional travel time.

The Library will continue operating according to its regular schedule.

Stay Safe in Cold Weather

When commuting to and from campus, dress warmly and minimize the amount of time you spend outside. Find tips for staying safe in cold weather here. Check local news reports and the MTA’s website for the latest weather and transit advisories.

Stay Connected

This is a good opportunity to make sure that your NotifyNYLS contact information is up-to-date so that you receive all weather-related notifications about access to campus. Instructions are below.

Please stay tuned to your email and phone for any further updates later today and/or tomorrow morning. Stay safe and warm.

Important Notice: Dec. 11 Morning Final Exams Start One Hour Late

Updated 2:00 p.m.

Dear NYLS Community,

I hope you are well. The individuals who may have been injured in this morning’s incident at the Port Authority terminal are in our thoughts.

I’m just writing to let you know that all remaining final exams will take place this evening as scheduled. The Port Authority and MTA Subways have resumed normal operations.‎ Best wishes on your remaining finals.

As always, please let us know if you would like to speak to me, Dean LaPiana, or Dean Sally Harding about the incident. We also have professional counselors for students and staff available, please let us know your needs.

All my best,
Dean Crowell

Dear Students,

We hope you are all safe. All morning final exams will be delayed by one hour. Due to significant police and emergency response at the Port Authority bus terminal, subway service is currently disrupted. Please do not go to Port Authority if you are commuting to school. Please make alternative arrangements to travel to NYLS. The subway disruptions are as follows:

  • 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W & 7 Trains are bypassing  (not stopping) Times Square in both directions
  • A, C & E trains are bypassing 42 St/Port Authority-Bus Terminal in both directions.
  • There is no S 42 St shuttle service in both directions.
  • There is no B train service between Bedford Park Blvd and Brighton Beach in both directions.
  • E trains are stopping along the F line between 36 St (QNS) and W 4 St-Washington Sq in both directions.
  • These service changes are because of an NYPD investigation at Times Sq-42 St.

For up-to-date information, please visit www.mta.info.

We will be back in touch as soon as possible with any updates. Again, please stay safe.

Dean Crowell

Campus Status and Emergency Information

NYLS is operating in NORMAL conditions at this time.

Please keep your NotifyNYLS contact information up-to-date. That way, we can notify you about School closings or delays.

 How to Update Your Information:

·        If you are a student, go to go.nyls.edu

·        If you are a faculty or staff member, go to https://notifynyls.bbcportal.com

If you need help registering for NotifyNYLS or updating your contact information, contact the Office of Information Technology Helpdesk at 212.431.2316 or helpdesk@nyls.edu


Blizzard Watch in NYC

New York City Emergency Management has issued a hazardous travel advisory for Saturday, January 23, 2016 through Sunday, January 24, 2016. The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for all of New York City from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon. Total snow accumulation is expected to be between 8 – 12″.  Use caution when driving and allow for additional travel time, as roads will be dangerous due to the weather conditions.

This storm is not expected to impact Monday’s operations at this time. However, please continue to monitor this page and your local news for the most up to date information.