Have you noticed the new bird nest boxes around campus? The Environmental Studies department is using these boxes to monitor and conserve bird species in our area.
Summer Session Registration is Open
Check out the courses offered this summer in sessions beginning June 7 or July 5. Many meet Core and Gen Ed requirements across disciplines as well as upper-level electives in natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities. Stay on track or get ahead.keep readingstudent announcements >>
Summer 2021 information:
Testing for all unvaccinated employees:
- Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Red Room, Student Services Building
- Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30pm, Red Room, Student Services Building
- Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Red Room, Student Services Building
All employees must be registered with SUNY Upstate Laboratory to participate in the pooled testing.
If you have not participated in testing you must go to www.suny-covid-test.com to register before coming to the testing site. You will need to enter your demographics and your health insurance information.
Any updates to the testing requirements will be shared via campus broadcast.
Thank you again for your cooperation in helping to provide and maintain a healthy and safe campus environment.
How to Upload Your Vaccination Card
As previously mentioned in an HR broadcast email sent out on 5/27/2021 (Updated COVID-19 Pool Testing Procedures), HR was working with CTS to create a way to upload vaccination cards into HRETS (Human Resources Employee Tracking System). HRETS has been updated and employees are now able to upload their vaccination cards. Within HRETS, the vaccination card can be uploaded to your Employee Data Sheet (EDS).
To upload your vaccination card, first scan and upload your vaccination card to your computer. If you already provided your vaccine information, you do not need to upload it into HRETS. To access HRETS and the EDS, please follow these steps:
To access HRETS, please visit the Faculty And Staff website:
- Click on the Personnel and Employment Tab
- Click the HRETS Link
- Enter your PC user name and password to access HRETS.
Once you access HRETS:
- Click on the Employee Datasheet link listed under the Personnel ETS Options (bottom left). Your own Employee Datasheet will open.
- Review all of your personal data listed under each tab to ensure that it’s correct and up-to-date (especially Demographics, Degree and Emergency Information). Please make sure to save your edits.
- Click the COVID Vaccine Document Tab
- Click Choose File and upload your vaccination card
- Please enter a file description
- Click Save File
Don’t forget that once you provide proof, you are no longer required to participate in weekly surveillance testing during the summer. You also have the option to bring your vaccination card to the test site or show the Excelsior pass. The Excelsior pass is free to download.
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to test weekly. All employees who are not fully vaccinated and report to campus at least once a week are required to participate in testing as they have been.
The Daily COVID Screening is still required to be completed on workdays/obligation days.
Thank you for adhering to our health and safety requirements.keep readingstudent announcements >>
SUNY Pride Month
Pride month is almost here - get ready for a month of celebration, connections and conversations!
We are excited to reveal our SUNY Pride 2021 theme: Pride in Bloom
It’s been a long winter, and it’s time to bloom – bloom into who you are, who you want to be, who you’ve always been but couldn’t say. It’s time for us to bloom together, to embrace growth and change and celebrate life in all its colors. It’s time to rededicate ourselves to equity and justice for all, to commit to supporting each other no matter who we are or how we love. This is the season to let our pride bloom. This is SUNY Pride 2021.
Announcing the 1st of two SUNY Pride Networking Nights during Pride Month
Join us for “Career Chat”, Thursday, June 3rd, 5-6:30pm
Are you thinking about internships, job interviews, and navigating the professional world as a member of the LGBTQ+ community? Do you have questions for considerations when applying and want to hear about real life experiences from SUNY alumni and career development professionals? Or as an ally, what can you learn in order to support an inclusive workspace in the future? Join us to network with our SUNY community and hear from SUNY alumni and related professionals who will share their knowledge, tell their stories and lend career advice. Register today!
SUNY Pride 2021 Video - We want to hear from you!
To participate, please send a 30-60 second video by June 1st, answering the question: What does SUNY Pride in Bloom mean to me? It means…
These video clips will be shared across SUNY social media channels, and in events, throughout the entire month of June as we celebrate SUNY Pride in Bloom.
Please follow the instructions below:
- Record video in landscape mode using highest resolution possible
- Video should be no longer than 60 seconds
- Do not add music
- Please record in area with great lighting. We want to see your faces!
- For cohesion, please start your videos with one of these phrases
- “SUNY Pride in Bloom means…”
- “What does Pride in Bloom mean to me? It means…”
- BE YOU! Feel empowered to show us your most authentic self in your video.
For more information on SUNY Pride virtual programing and events check out: https://www.suny.edu/pride/keep readingstudent announcements >>
Virtual Office Hours
Student support offices are working to meet the needs of in-person and remote students. Virtual Office Hours List including hours, contact information, and phone numbers.keep readingstudent announcements >>
Food Pantry Spring Appointments
The Purchase College Food Pantry is now open and is committed to ensuring that the pantry remains available to food insecure students who are on campus, but in a way that preserves the safety of both students and staff. To this end, the food pantry will now be accessible by appointment only.keep readingstudent announcements >>
Health & Wellness
Counseling Center Services
The Counseling Center is open and responding to both email COU.firstname.lastname@example.org and phone messages. Please call us at (914) 251-6390 if you would like to speak with a therapist about remote services. Check out our Counseling home page info, links, referrals for self-help and more coping resources during COVID response times. We offer Therapy Assisted Online for all students at no cost. TAO offers web-based, interactive self-help sessions for a therapy break you can use anytime, anywhere.Keep reading announcement»
All the new social distancing requirements that have been implemented on campus this year mean many of us who are attending in person classes have probably found ourselves in some non-traditional classrooms. Last fall, the Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts took over the Neuberger Museum’s massive South Gallery for some of its courses. The new location led to an unexpected opportunity for collaboration.
The move is part of the college’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and social justice.
Take advantage of the the assortment of free resources or “Freesources” available to you as a member of the Purchase community.
Each Freesource featured on this page is designed to improve your experience at Purchase and guide you to long-term success.
Check out this week’s Freesources on “Study Group Tips.”