SUNY New Paltz Plans to Reopen for Fall Semester

SUNY New Paltz shared, via Facebook, plans for re-opening for the Fall Semester.

Here are a few things they are planning to do:

Here is a summary of topics with further detail below.

  • Classes will begin Monday, August 24, per our existing schedule, and instruction will cease on Wednesday, November 25. The final exam period will be on-line after Thanksgiving.
  • We will offer a mix of remote, online and face-to-face courses and employ strategies to appropriately support lecture and seminar-style courses, research activities, as well as lab-based and other face-to-face courses under strict social distancing, personal protective equipment and cleaning protocols from guidance provided by the Governor, New York State and Ulster County Health Department and SUNY.
  • Residence hall capacity will be reduced. Students will be required to quarantine for a period before the start of seated classes, per the Governor’s recent directive. International students must quarantine for two weeks upon arrival; those living on campus should arrive by August 5. New students will move in August 16-17 and quarantine on campus for 7 days; returning students will move in August 20 - 23 and will quarantine at home for seven days prior to arriving on campus.
  • All students, faculty and staff will be required to wear masks or other face coverings in classrooms, restrooms, elevators, lecture halls, common spaces, studios and labs whenever they are occupied by more than one person.
  • All students will be required to complete a daily health screening (self-screening) and self-report. This screening will be required for two weeks prior to arrival on campus and for each day they will be on campus. Student Health Service will offer some COVID-19 testing. They will also be able to write prescriptions to allow students to get tested at community sites.
  • Employees will also complete a daily health screening.
  • A process to request ADA accommodations for faculty, staff and students who may have health issues that raise particular concerns related to COVID-19 is available. The college will also support, to the extent possible, employees with non-ADA, work-life balance concerns or general concerns about returning to campus.

To see more on the plan to reopen click HERE

SUNY New Paltz is also a Facebook LIVE conversation with key student affairs, finance and academic affairs staff 4pm today!