The health and safety of our entire campus community is the first and most important consideration as we formulate and enact these plans.
Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Students, Parents, and Families: January 21, 2020
Delivering on the Purchase Promise
Our second priority is to ensure the college is able to continue to deliver the instruction, programming, and services necessary for new and returning students to graduate on time and within the eight-semester plans.
On Campus Community Commitment
By agreeing to be part of our on campus community, you have made a commitment. This commitment is to help keep each other safe by adhering to all public health policies set forth by the college. These policies are part of the college’s commitment to the public health of our community. Without these health and safety policies in place, SUNY would not have allowed us to reopen or to remain open.
We do not take this commitment lightly. There are serious consequences to non-compliance. Not only could you be faced with sanctions that could disrupt your semester, but your actions can affect those around you and have a wider ripple effect, possibly infecting many others.
We ask you to make responsible choices to protect those around us.
Using a combination of email, texts, website, and signage, the college is committed to communicating effectively and efficiently as often as necessary to ensure the safety of the campus community.
Data about test results is updated daily on the SUNY COVID case tracker.
Should an individual on campus have a positive test result, or if a pool test has a positive result, the college will communicate with affected individuals directly to conduct contact tracing and enact quarantine protocols in order to help safeguard the entire campus community.
Campus communications are bound by both HIPPA and FERPA regulations, laws that protect individual’s privacy.
As demonstrated last spring as the coronavirus unfolded, the college will communicate as often as necessary to keep the entire community safe and informed.
Spring 2021 Plan
Please note our plans remain subject to change due to new information, guidance and/or direction from the State of New York and the Governor’s Office.
- 72% remote course offerings
- 28% hybrid remote/in-person
Move-in Process Summary
All residential students will be required to:
- Complete a seven-day precautionary quarantine prior to returning to campus and submit a form attesting they completed it.
- Have proof of a negative test result within 7 days prior to moving into housing.
- Quarantine for 4 days until a second test is conducted.
- If the test is negative, students will be released from quarantine.
- Follow specific directions based on whether students are traveling from NY State and contiguous states, out of state, or international locations. Information about restrictions on activities is forthcoming.
- Take extra protocols for cleaning and distancing if another student is in the apartment during the quarantine period.
International students will also be required to:
- Adhere to New York State’s restrictions for any traveler entering New York from a Level 2 or Level 3 country, as determined by the CDC. These guidelines are the same as those for students coming from out of state.
For Commuter Students
Commuter students attending in person classes and those who come to campus regularly to study, work, or use the labs must complete a 7 day quarantine and submit a negative test result to Health Services no more than 7 days prior to coming to campus. Read more information for commuter students.
- Friday, January 29: first half of residential students move in
- Saturday, January 30: second half of residential students move in
- Monday, February 1: spring classes begin remote delivery
- Tuesday, February 2: pool testing for students who moved in on January 29
- Wednesday, February 3: pool testing for students who moved in on January 30
- Monday, February 8: spring classes may begin face-to-face delivery
Visit the spring 2021 academic calendar for more information.
Please note that as per SUNY policy, colleges are not permitted to have a traditional spring break this year due to the risks of travel during the pandemic. In its place, three non-consecutive dates are set aside for wellness and catching up.
We hope that these adjustments and protocols will help lay the foundation for a healthy, productive semester that prioritizes safety while offering a robust and exciting education experience for all our students.