Revised 2020 Academic Calendar

Friday, March 20th, 2020 12:00 PM

Hello Gnomon Community,

Due to the two-week postponement of the Spring Term, our academic calendar has changed. This calendar adjustment ensures students and faculty will have two weeks of break between each term, including a Week 11 for make-up courses and a Week 12 in which campus is closed. All students slated to graduate in 2020 will keep their projected graduation dates without interruption.

2020 Academic Calendar

TermDatesBreak
2020 Spring TermMonday, April 20th - Sunday, June 28thMonday, June 29th – Sunday, July 12th
2020 Summer TermMonday, July 13th - Sunday, September 20thMonday, September 21st – Sunday, Oct 4th
2020 Fall TermMonday, October 5th - Sunday, December 13thMonday, December 14th – Sunday, January 10th

Please note that while we will make every effort to maintain this term schedule, the situation with COVID-19 may force adjustments in the future. We will contact you promptly in the event of any changes.

Gnomon Campus Closed

Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:40 PM

Hello Gnomon Students.

This evening, both the county of Los Angeles and the state of California announced “stay at home” measures, shutting down nonessential retail businesses due to the coronavirus.

The orders are also calling for all businesses, other than those that are exempt, to close as a protective measure against COVID-19, and Gnomon will certainly follow this mandate.

As of 11:59 Thursday, 3/19/2020, Gnomon’s physical campus is closed. All students are to remain off-campus and practice social distancing among the many other safety measures the CDC has announced. Gnomon believes that this is the only ethical action under the circumstances, and our commitment to keep our students, staff and faculty safe remains of utmost importance.

Gnomon is in the process of closing the campus and will conduct a final facilities walk-through on Friday, March 20th ensuring a secure closure. Files stored on the student server (Z:\drive) will be backed up and held for you until campus reopens. For more information on the above, or on collecting these files or any other assets, please contact the Education Office at education@gnomon.edu

As always, Gnomon will communicate openly with our entire community as the situation evolves.

Thank you,

Gnomon

Spring Term Campus Preparedness

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:47 PM

Hello Gnomon Students.

In consideration of the safety and wellbeing of our community, Gnomon is taking the extra precaution of postponing the start date of Spring Term by two weeks to Monday, April 20th 2020. Additionally, Gnomon is moving all Spring Term programs and courses to our established and robust distance education platform from the first day, April 20th 2020, until it is safe for students, faculty and staff to return to campus.

Gnomon’s distance education is delivered via live, virtual classes that are designed to closely parallel the learning environment of our on-campus, physical courses. The college is currently strategizing how we can best support each student to make this process as comfortable as possible. Gnomon will communicate with you prior to term start to ensure a successful transition and academic experience. In addition, Gnomon is preparing a FAQ page that will cover a wide range of considerations and planning. Further information and instructions will be made available to you shortly.

We are hopeful that these measures will prove to be of minimal disruption to your academic experience and that the eventual return to campus will be expedient.

Gnomon believes that this is the only responsible action under the circumstances. As stated in multiple communications, Gnomon is without any cases of coronavirus, and while we cannot foretell the future, we can promise you that we are considering every possible way the school can support our community now and into the future. If Gnomon becomes aware of an active case in our community, we will contact you immediately with the necessary information and instructions, as well as local health department guidelines and best practices issued by CDC.

Thank you,

Gnomon

Campus Safety Update

Sunday, March 15 3:06 PM

In an effort to keep all Gnomon’s community as up to date as possible, we want to inform you on our preparedness for the increasingly serious spread of COVID-19. Gnomon is taking the extra precaution of moving all Week 11 (make-up) courses to a remote paradigm. Students may come to campus this week, 3/16/2020-3/22/2020, at their prerogative, to collect any assets, or other term-conclusion items, unless otherwise instructed.

For those of you who wish to remain off campus, be assured that your working files (Z:\drive) will be backed up and held until you return to campus next term.

Your instructors will communicate with you directly and may utilize any possible remote learning paradigms that are appropriate to their course. The Education Office is available to answer any questions and assist you should you need it. You may reach Gnomon’s Education Office by emailing education@gnomon.edu (general) or max.dayan@gnomon.edu or bruce.ford@gnomon.edu, as needed.

We are aware that many of you are concerned with the upcoming Spring Term. Information regarding Spring Term will be communicated to you no later than next week. Gnomon is prepared to adopt several measures as needed to ensure a successful academic experience.

Gnomon believes that this is the only responsible action under the circumstances, and our commitment to keep our staff, faculty and students’ safe remains of utmost importance. As previously stated, Gnomon is without any cases of coronavirus, and while we cannot foretell the future, we can promise you that we are considering every possible way the school can support our community now and into the future.

Lastly, if Gnomon becomes aware of an active case in our community, we will contact you immediately with the necessary information and any instructions, as well as local health department guidelines and best practices issued by CDC.

Thank you,

Gnomon