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Campus Reopening Updates

Please refer to this website for the most up-to-date information.


Mask Up for Fisher

Important Dates to Know

First day of classes, move-in, and more

365体育下注网站Below are important dates to know for the fall 2020 semester:

Orientation

  • First-Year Student Virtual Orientation – Wednesday, August 19
  • First-Year Student In-Person Orientation – Friday, August 21 - Sunday, August 23
  • Transfer Student In-Person Orientation – Sunday, August 23

Residence Hall Drop-Off Days

  • Saturday, August 1 and through August 19 (by appointment)

Welcome Days for Residential Students

  • First-Year Student Welcome Day – Friday, August 21
  • Upper-Class Student Welcome Day – Sunday, August 23

Academic Calendar for Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

  • First Day of Classes – Monday, August 24
  • Last Day of Classes – Wednesday, November 25
  • Final Exams (will take place remotely) – Monday, November 30 and will end Friday, December 4
  • The semester break will begin immediately following finals

*Labor Day (Monday, September 7) and Recess Day (Friday, October 16) are both days of instruction

Academic Calendar for Wegmans School of Pharmacy

  • Orientation – Week of Monday, August 24
  • First Day of Classes – Monday, August 31
  • Online Instruction Period – Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4
  • Final Exams – Monday, December 7 - Friday, December 11

Academic Calendar for Weekend College

  • First Day of Classes – Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29
  • Last Day of Classes – Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 (will be completed remotely)

Latest Campus Communication

Final Campus Reopening and Operations Plan

August 6, 2020

Final Campus Reopening and Operations Plan

Our Final Campus Reopening and Operations Plan [pdf]  addresses four required areas: Reopening, Monitoring, Containment, and Shutdown and has been submitted to the New York State Department of Health.

Campus Reopening Task Force Student COVID-19 Screening Form: 8/6/20

August 6, 2020

Dear Students,

We hope you have had a safe and healthy summer. We are excited for your return to campus!

Prior to your return, you are required to complete a short questionnaire about COVID-19, your health, potential exposures, and recent travel. Please plan to complete the questionnaire no later than Monday, August 10 – it will take no more than five minutes.

The questionnaire can be accessed through your . Once you click on the link to sign in, please go to the forms tab, look for "Health and Wellness Center forms," and locate the "SJFC COVID-19 Questionnaire."

If you need assistance completing the health screening, please call (585) 385-8280 during normal business hours or email healthcenter@blondheart.com

As we move closer to your return date, it is important that you minimize any possibilities of exposure, especially 14 days prior to joining the Fisher community. Being a part of the Fisher community means that we all work together to maintain a safe living and learning environment. This year, that is more important than ever. Ways that we will work together will include:

  • Practicing personal hygiene by washing hands thoroughly and frequently.
  • Wearing our mask to protect the community and ourselves.
  • Ensuring physical distancing by maintaining at least a 6-foot distance between others.

We have a shared responsibility to keep each other healthy and together on campus, and if we work with one another, we are confident we will keep our community safe!
 
Sincerely,
Your Health & Wellness Team

Campus Reopening Task Force Update for Students and Families: 8/4/20

August 4, 2020

We are just three weeks away from the start of the semester, and we cannot wait to welcome you and your student to campus.

Our Residence Hall Drop-Off Days are in progress, and have gone smoothly so far. As a reminder, now through Wednesday, Aug. 19, resident students can make an appointment to drop off their belongings. The available time slots per day are limited in order to allow for social distancing. Each student may bring up to two (2) other people to help them, and all must be free of COVID-19 symptoms and must wear a face mask that covers their noses and mouths while on campus. You can still register online for an appointment.

This week, students will receive an email from our Health and Wellness Center with a link to a required online screening. The form will include questions related to COVID-19, your health, and recent travel. The screening will take five minutes to complete and must be submitted to the Health and Wellness Center no later than Monday, Aug. 10.

365体育下注网站We have several other updates and reminders below that we hope are helpful to you. Thank you, as always, for your continuing patience and cooperation as we work toward a successful reopening.

Matha Thornton, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Christine Boev, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Campus Reopening Task Force Co-Chairs

Updates

Campus Conversation

Please join us for our final Campus Conversation for students and families at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The session will be hosted by President Rooney, and he will be joined once again by members of our Campus Reopening Task Force. Registration is now open. A Zoom link will be sent to you at noon on the day of the session.

Air Quality Testing

365体育下注网站Bergmann, a national architecture, engineering, and planning firm, is partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to perform Energy Efficient Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) audits for the College. Bergmann’s work is underway, and they are conducting building surveys and audits of mechanical equipment to evaluate the existing conditions of HVAC systems within several of our campus buildings, with the goal of identifying ways to improve air quality without increasing utility costs.

Throughout the process, Bergmann will continuously provide the College with updates and short-term guidance, and upon completion of the study, they will provide a comprehensive report.

Wear Your Fisher ID

365体育下注网站All employees and students will be asked to wear their Fisher IDs when on campus. If you do not have an ID card currently, you can send a picture via email to the Office of Safety and Security before arriving to campus.

Email your headshot photo to ID@blondheart.com and use “last name, first name” as the subject line. In order for photo to be used as your ID, it must have a neutral background and not include items that would obstruct your face (e.g. hats, sunglasses, masks, etc.).

If you have any questions about ID photos, please email Officer Brock Glann at bglann@blondheart.com.

Student Life

The Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion has been revamping policies and procedures to ensure a safe – but familiar – vibrant campus life. Last week, students received an email with more detailed information, but below are some of the biggest changes.

Organization Safety Plans

365体育下注网站All active organizations will be required to complete an Organization Safety Plan to remain active for the 2020-2021 academic year. These forms are now live on FisherSync, and plans are due no later than Wednesday, Aug. 12 at midnight. Groups that do not complete one will be considered inactive for the entire academic year. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion.

Meetings and Events

Campus programming will be executed in phases this semester. Phase 1, which runs through Wednesday, Sept. 30, will allow each club and organization to hold two in-person club business meetings (not events) per month. All other meetings (including e-board meetings) and events must be held virtually.

365体育下注网站In-person club meetings will only be held from 9 to 10 p.m. and rooms and meeting days will be assigned to you due to the reorganization of campus spaces to accommodate dining and academic schedule changes, as well as cleaning procedures.

All in-person meeting and virtual event requests will be submitted on FisherSync on a monthly basis. Event calendars for Phase 1 (first day of classes through Wednesday, Sept. 30th) are due on FisherSync on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Event request forms are also now available on FisherSync. We have a process developed to do our best to accommodate what you need, keep things fair, and rotate time/place around throughout the semester for everyone! When Phase 2 begins, we will introduce a few more options for in-person programming.

Finances

365体育下注网站Clubs and organizations will receive the same amount of funding from SGA that they received last year. When making purchases, students must follow the new finance guidelines introduced last spring when clubs and organizations submitted their budgets. If your organization was not funded, we will be in touch with you about your budget for this year. Special Case will still be available.

Involvement Fest

Involvement Fest will take place virtually this year. Each club and organization will be required to create and submit an informational video about your organization (mission, what you do, when and how you meet, fun facts) to the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion. More details will be coming soon!

Reminders

Website FAQs

365体育下注网站We wanted to remind you of the recent changes to the Campus Reopening website, which includes a more structured FAQ page with updated FAQs and additional dates to the "Important Dates to Know" section on the main page. We have added many FAQs to health and safety, academics, and student life.

NYS Travel Advisory Impact on Out-of-State Students and International Resident Students

365体育下注网站Effective immediately and for as long as the New York state travel advisory is in place, any students or employees traveling to/from any  - defined as those with a significant current community spread of COVID-19 - are required to self-quarantine in New York for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College.

365体育下注网站Additionally, per the most recent , any students or employees traveling internationally are required to self-quarantine in New York for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College.

Expectations of out-of-state and international students:

365体育下注网站Students from  or from outside the United States will be expected to self-quarantine for 14 days in New York State before returning to campus for any reason.

We strongly encourage students who are required to self-quarantine to return to New York two weeks before they are expected to be on campus.

  • New first-year students should plan to be in New York no later than this Thursday, Aug. 6 so they can participate in Orientation which begins on campus on Friday, Aug. 21.
  • Transfer students should plan to be in New York no later than this Saturday, Aug. 8 so they can attend orientation on Sunday, Aug. 23.
  • Returning students, and P1 Pharmacy students, should plan to be in New York no later than this Sunday, Aug. 9, so they can be on campus Monday, Aug. 24 for classes or, for our Pharmacy students, Orientation.

Residential students will not be allowed to self-quarantine on campus. Those students who have need assistance with a location to self-quarantine should contact the Office of Residential Life at (585) 385-8281 or reslife@blondheart.com.

If you are a student who has moved since you enrolled at the College, please contact registrar@blondheart.com with your name, student ID, and updated address.

Important Dates

Club and Organizations Due Dates
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Club and Organization Campus Safety Plans
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Club and Organization in-person meeting requests for Phase 1 (through Sept. 30)
Welcome Days and Orientations
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Orientation Virtual Session for First-Year Students
  • Friday, Aug. 21 – First-Year Student Welcome Day
  • Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23 – In-Person Sessions for First-Year Students
  • Sunday, Aug. 23 – Upper-Class Student Welcome Day
  • Sunday, Aug. 23 – In-Person Transfer Student Orientation (also includes an option for virtual participation)
  • Week of Aug. 24 – Wegmans School of Pharmacy Orientation
Academic Calendar
  • Monday, Aug. 24 – First Day of Classes for Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Monday, Aug. 31 – First Day of Classes for Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Mask Up for Fisher

365体育下注网站When you get to campus, we will need you to do one thing: mask up.

Campus Reopening Task Force Update for Faculty and Staff: 8/4/20

August 4, 2020

It is officially August which means we are just weeks away from our reopening. We would like to thank our colleagues on the Task Force, and the many members of the campus community, who have helped with our planning efforts. We are nearing the end of our planning work and are now focused on implementing the final pieces to be ready for our community’s return.

365体育下注网站We trust that you and your family are staying healthy and safe. Thank you, as always, for your continuing patience and cooperation as we work together for a successful reopening.

Matha Thornton, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Christine Boev, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Campus Reopening Task Force Co-Chairs

Updates

Campus Conversation

Please join us for our final Campus Conversation for employees at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The session will be hosted by President Rooney, and he will be joined once again by members of our Campus Reopening Task Force. Registration is now open. A Zoom link will be sent to you at noon on the day of the session..

Air Quality Testing

Bergmann, a national architecture, engineering, and planning firm, is partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to perform Energy Efficient Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) audits for the College. Bergmann’s work is underway, and they are conducting building surveys and audits of mechanical equipment to evaluate the existing conditions of HVAC systems within several of our campus buildings, with the goal of identifying ways to improve air quality without increasing utility costs.

365体育下注网站Throughout the process, Bergmann will continuously provide the College with updates and short-term guidance, and upon completion of the study, they will provide a comprehensive report.

Wear Your Fisher ID

365体育下注网站All employees and students will be asked to wear their Fisher IDs when on campus. If you do not have an ID card currently, you can send a picture via email to the Office of Safety and Security before arriving to campus.

Email your headshot photo to ID@blondheart.com and use “last name, first name” as the subject line. In order for photo to be used as your ID, it must have a neutral background and not include items that would obstruct your face (e.g. hats, sunglasses, masks, etc.).

If you have any questions about ID photos, please email Officer Brock Glann at bglann@blondheart.com.

Student Life

365体育下注网站The Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion has been revamping policies and procedures to ensure a safe – but familiar – vibrant campus life. Last week, students received an email with more detailed information, but below are some of the biggest changes.

Organization Safety Plans

All active organizations will be required to complete an Organization Safety Plan to remain active for the 2020-2021 academic year. These forms are now live on FisherSync, and plans are due no later than Wednesday, Aug. 12 at midnight. Groups that do not complete one will be considered inactive for the entire academic year.

Meetings and Events

365体育下注网站Campus programming will be executed in phases this semester. Phase 1, which runs through Wednesday, Sept. 30, will allow each club and organization to hold two in-person club business meetings (not events) per month. All other meetings (including e-board meetings) and events must be held virtually.

In-person club meetings will be held from 9 to 10 p.m. and meeting days and rooms will be assigned by the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion due to the reorganization of campus spaces to accommodate dining and academic schedule changes, as well as cleaning procedures.

Involvement Fest

365体育下注网站Involvement Fest will take place virtually this year. Students will be able to explore all of our campus organizations online via videos produced by the clubs and organizations. More details will be made available soon.

Reminders

Website FAQs

We wanted to remind you of the recent changes to the Campus Reopening website, which includes a more structured FAQ page with updated FAQs and additional dates to the "Important Dates to Know" section on the main page. We have added many FAQs to health and safety, academics, and student life.

NYS Travel Advisory Impact on Out-of-State Students and International Resident Students

Effective immediately and for as long as the New York state travel advisory is in place, any students or employees traveling to/from any  - defined as those with a significant current community spread of COVID-19 - are required to self-quarantine in New York for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College.

365体育下注网站Additionally, per the most recent , any students or employees traveling internationally are required to self-quarantine in New York for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College.

Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty

Faculty interested in experimenting in one of the classrooms can work with their chairs/deans and Safety and Security to schedule a time. Please notify Safety and Security when and how long you will be on campus. Please note: movers will be on campus for the next couple of weeks removing, rearranging, and storing furniture. Cleaning supplies are not yet distributed to all classrooms. Therefore, please use Basil 207, WSON 100, or the COP room in the Campus Center.

365体育下注网站In addition, here are several upcoming webinars (past webinars have been recorded and are available as well):

Zoom Advanced Features
Presenter: Robin Schmid
2 - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5
Join session:  
365体育下注网站 Meeting ID: 970 3744 1558

This webinar will discuss the Zoom app, Zoom.us and using Zoom within your Blackboard course and what you can do within each and how they differ. It will also explore the whiteboard and annotation tools within a Zoom meeting.

iClicker Cloud
Presenter: Robin Schmid
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7
Join session:
Meeting ID: 933 1996 8073

365体育下注网站iClicker Cloud is a polling software allowing instructors to create and poll, keeping students engaged. Students can connect via their own personal devices. Instructors can create accounts without cost, students join by purchasing a license.

VoiceThread
Presenter: Katie Sabourin
1 - 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10
Join session:
365体育下注网站 Meeting ID: 933 1184 5251

VoiceThread is a great tool to facilitate a number of activities asynchronously. VoiceThread can be used to create pre-recorded mini-lectures, to create engaging online discussions with audio/video, to facilitate class presentations, and to host group work. This webinar will explore how to set up a VoiceThread within your Blackboard course and the many ways it might be used.

Google Sharing and Collaborative Work
Presenter: Robin Schmid
2 - 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11
Join session:
Meeting ID: 940 8034 1643

365体育下注网站Working in real time, sharing and collaborating are some of the many features Google Docs provides students and faculty. This webinar will cover: creating folders and documents, as well as sharing and working in a real time collaboration environment.

Zoom Polling
Presenter: Robin Schmid
2 - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12
Join session:
Meeting ID: 956 3574 7778

The polling feature for meetings allows you to create single choice or multiple choice polling questions for your meetings. You will be able to launch the poll during your meeting and gather the responses from your attendees. You also have the ability to download a report of polling after the meeting.

Important Dates

Phased Return to Campus

Employees have been steadily returning to campus, but the majority of employees will return:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Club and Organization Campus Safety Plans
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12 – Club and Organization in-person meeting requests for Phase 1 (through Sept. 30)
Welcome Days and Orientations
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Orientation Virtual Session for First-Year Students
  • Friday, Aug. 21 – First-Year Student Welcome Day
  • Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23 – In-Person Sessions for First-Year Students
  • Sunday, Aug. 23 – Upper-Class Student Welcome Day
  • Sunday, Aug. 23 – In-Person Transfer Student Orientation (also includes an option for virtual participation)
  • Week of Aug. 24 – Wegmans School of Pharmacy Orientation
Academic Calendar
  • Monday, Aug. 24 – First Day of Classes for Undergraduate, Graduate
  • Monday, Aug. 31 – First Day of Classes for Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Mask Up for Fisher

When you get to campus, we will need you to do one thing: mask up.

Campus Reopening Task Force Update for Students and Families: 7/28/20

July 28, 2020

We trust that you are staying healthy and safe and we appreciate your continued questions and input.

Please save the date for our next Campus Conversation for students and families on Wednesday, August 12, at 5:30 p.m. In next week's Task Force update, we will include details and registration information.

365体育下注网站We wanted to alert you to our recent changes to the Campus Reopening website, which include a more structured FAQ page with updated FAQs and additional dates to the "Important Dates to Know" section on the main page. We continue to make changes and add information to this site in an effort to bring you the most current information. Again, we encourage you to ask questions using the Submit A Question option on the website and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

365体育下注网站Thank you, as always, for your continuing patience and collaboration as we work toward our reopening.

Matha Thornton, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Christine Boev, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Campus Reopening Task Force Co-Chairs

Technology Assessment

In order to better prepare our face-to-face learning environments, we request that you share information about what technology you may have access to for in-class learning purposes. Responses may be shared with partners in your learning network including faculty and appropriate staff. Please take a few moments to provide your input. It will be invaluable and will help us better prepare for fall.

Reminder: NYS Travel Advisory/Self-Quarantine

Effective immediately and for as long as the New York state travel advisory is in place, any students or employees traveling to/from any - defined as those with a significant current community spread of COVID-19 - are required to self-quarantine in New York State for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College. Additionally, per the most recent , any students or employees traveling internationally are required to self-quarantine in New York State for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College.

Expectations of Out-of-State and International Students

or from outside the United States will be expected to self-quarantine for 14 days in New York state before returning to campus for any reason.

We strongly encourage students who are required to self-quarantine to return to New York two weeks before they are expected to be on campus. New first-year students should plan to be in New York no later than August 6 so they can participate in Orientation which begins on campus on August 21. Transfer students should plan to be in New York no later than August 8 so they can attend orientation on August 23. Returning students should plan to be in New York no later than August 9 so they can be on campus August 24 for classes or, for our P1 Pharmacy students, orientation.

Residential students will not be allowed to self-quarantine on campus. Those students who have need assistance with a location to self-quarantine should contact the Office of Residential Life at (585) 385-8281 or reslife@blondheart.com.

If you are a student who has moved since you enrolled at the College, please contact with your name, student ID, and updated address.

Policy Update

Please note that the Face Covering Policy has been updated and the updates are reflected on the Campus Reopening website. As a reminder, the following policies365体育下注网站 have all been approved by the College and posted to the Campus Reopening website:

  • Face Covering Policy
  • Classroom Protocol Policy
  • Campus Access and Visitor Policy
  • Communal Food Policy
  • Travel Policy
  • College-Sponsored and Supported Travel

Orientation

On Wednesday, August 19, all new students will have the opportunity to participate in our first Orientation program virtually. Students will be given the option to participate in one of two sessions: 2 - 3:30 p.m. or 6- 7:30 p.m. Students can register for a session via the Orientation website.

Incoming First-Year Student Orientation
Friday, August 21-Sunday, August 23

Incoming first-year students will participate in Orientation in person from Friday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23. Residential students should follow the move-in instructions they receive from the Office of Residential Life. Commuters should plan to be on campus at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 21.

During this time, students will be assigned to an Orientation group of 10 students or less led by an Orientation Leader. In this group you will meet other new first year students, learn about campus life, academic and behavioral expectations, campus support services, and all that Fisher has to offer. More information on times and locations will be sent to students as we get closer to Orientation.

Transfer Student Orientation
Sunday, August 23

Transfer students will have the option to participate in a virtual or in person Orientation on Sunday, August 23. Transfer students should check their emails the first week of August to choose which option they would like to participate in.

Residence Hall Drop-Off Days for All Students

Students are now able to schedule a three hour drop-off appointment between August 1 and August 19. Although students may move belongings into their room in advance, students may not stay in their residence hall room until their scheduled welcome day.

To sign up for an appointment, you will need your Fisher network credentials and password (your network credentials are the letters and numbers before @blondheart.com in your email address):

Student Welcome Days

First-Year Students: We will welcome all new first-year students to campus and kick-off First-Year Orientation on Friday, August 21. In early August, students will receive an email with their specific time to arrive on campus on Welcome Day (August 21). This is to manage traffic flow. Once the student and family arrive, they will be directed to their residence hall or to the commuter student welcome. This is where your student will start their Fisher journey. In the interest of social distancing, all campus buildings will be restricted to students. Families should plan to be in one vehicle and to drop-off only.

Upperclass Students: We will welcome upperclass returning and transfer students to the residence halls on Sunday, August 23. In early August, students will receive an email with their specific time to arrive on campus in order to manage traffic flow. When making plans to be dropped off, please remember that, due to social distancing guidelines, all campus buildings will be restricted to students only.

Residence Halls

We received several questions from many families looking for additional information about our residence hall rooms. A detailed list of buildings and amenities can be found on our Residential Life website. We have also updated our What to Bring List.

For additional information including move-in details, room set up, how to get your keys, and more, please visit the Residential Life website.

Campus Reopening Task Force Update for Faculty and Staff: 7/28/20

July 28, 2020

365体育下注网站Thanks again to all who attended our Campus Conversation for employees last Thursday. As always, we appreciate your insight, feedback, and questions. We will have one more Campus Conversation related to our reopening on Wednesday, August 12, at 3:30 p.m. An invitation and registration information will be shared by the Office of the President next week.

365体育下注网站We wanted to alert you to our recent changes to the Campus Reopening website, which include a more structured FAQ page with updated FAQs and additional dates to the "Important Dates to Know" section on the main page. We continue to make changes and add information to this site in an effort to bring you the most current information. Again, we encourage you to ask questions using the Submit A Question option on the website and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

365体育下注网站In addition, please note that the Division of Student Affairs team is developing instructional materials for students related to our new policies and procedures, and there will be processes in place to address issues of non-compliance. Finally, the Student Code of Conduct and the Employee Handbook are also being adjusted to reflect these processes.

We trust that you and your family are staying healthy and safe. Thank you, as always, for your continuing patience and collaboration as we work toward our reopening.

Matha Thornton, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Christine Boev, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Campus Reopening Task Force Co-Chairs

Policy Reminders and Update

NYS Travel Advisory/Self-Quarantine

Effective immediately and for as long as the New York state travel advisory is in place, any students or employees traveling to/from any - defined as those with a significant current community spread of COVID-19 - are required to self-quarantine in New York state for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College. Additionally, per the most recent , any students or employees traveling internationally are required to self-quarantine in New York state for two weeks before returning to St. John Fisher College.

As a reminder, the following policies have been approved by the College and posted to the Campus Reopening website:

  • Classroom Protocol Policy
  • Campus Access and Visitor Policy
  • Breakroom Guidance
  • Communal Food Policy
  • Travel Policy
  • Face Covering Policy*

*Please note that the Face Covering Policy has recently been updated and those updates are reflected on the website.

Reminders

Socially Distant Teaching On-Campus Professional Development Sessions – REMAINING SESSIONS

This series of sessions allows faculty members to sign up to attend one of many available half-day sessions, being exposed to three different rooms, small, medium and large capacity, that all have been transitioned into a social distancing layout. Faculty will rotate between rooms for hour long sessions on the following topics: infection protection, socially distant teaching strategies, and classroom technology training. Individualized hands-on time with the classroom technology can be arranged for those interested in either the alternating morning or afternoon by appointment.

365体育下注网站Remaining Sessions

  • Wednesday, July 29 - Morning Session -
  • Tuesday, August 4 - Afternoon Session -
  • Wednesday, August 5 - Morning Session -
Workshops Focus on Educational Technologies

A slate of new workshops and events focused on educational technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate, ePortfolios, Turnitin, and VoiceThread, as well as workshops targeted for faculty teaching online and/or hybrid courses have been added to our schedule of training opportunities. Special topic sessions will also be offered periodically:

Workshop Listing


Campus Reopening Task Force

President Rooney convened a Campus Reopening Task Force to plan and coordinate the campus reopening in response to COVID-19. Guided by the College’s mission and commitment to inclusive excellence, the Task Force Steering Committee will provide direction, coordination, and project management to four planning teams: Teaching and Learning, Student Engagement and Success, Campus Operations, and College Relations.

The Committee will synthesize the recommendations of the teams and develop a comprehensive plan for reopening campus and ongoing operations by July 1 for cabinet consideration and approval. This plan will be informed by the CICU Creating Safe and Resilient Campuses: Suggestions for Reopening and Reimagining Colleges and Universities in New York365体育下注网站 and will meet state and county directives.

Committee and Team Membership Listings

Campus Reopening Task Force Steering Committee

Campus Reopening Task Force Steering Committee

365体育下注网站The Task Force Steering Committee will provide direction, coordination, and project management to four planning teams: Teaching and Learning, Student Engagement and Success, Campus Operations, and College Relations.

  • Matha Thornton, co-chair, Student Affairs Division
  • Christine Boev, co-chair, Wegmans School of Nursing
  • Christine Birnie, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
  • Kathy Broikou, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
  • Al Camp, Student Affairs Division
  • Melissa Goodwin, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Stacy Ledermann, Enrollment Management Division
  • Eileen Lynd-Balta, Academic Affairs Division
  • Diane Martz, Financial Affairs Division
  • Stacy Slocum, Financial Affairs Division
  • Clair Smith, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Kate Torok, President’s Division
  • Terri Travaglini, Student Affairs Division
  • Sara Vinch, Institutional Advancement Division
  • Omar Watts, School of Business
  • Derick Wigle, Student Affairs Division
Teaching and Learning Planning Team

Teaching and Learning Planning Team

Working collaboratively with academic departments, the Teaching and Learning Planning Team will consider the academic calendar, classroom and learning space capacity, course schedules, teaching modalities, pedagogies, accommodations, professional development needs, and workforce considerations to effectively prepare for the upcoming academic year and ensure that quality academic instruction continues uninterrupted.

  • Eileen Lynd-Balta, co-chair, Academic Affairs
  • Melissa Goodwin, co-chair, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
  • Christine Birnie, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
  • Mia Breitkopf, Lavery Library
  • Marilyn Dollinger, Wegmans School of Nursing
  • Colleen Donegan, Wegmans School of Nursing
  • Ann Marie Fallon, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Chad Goulette, Office of Information Technology
  • Hugh Lambert, School of Business
  • Joellen Maples, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
  • Whitney Rapp, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
  • Jesse Redlo, Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing
  • Katie Sabourin, Academic Affairs
  • Clair Smith, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Deborah Uman, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Omar Watts, School of Business
  • Jason Welch, Registrar’s Office
  • Theresa Westbay, School of Arts and Sciences
Student Engagement and Success Planning Team

Student Engagement and Success Planning Team

The Student Engagement and Success Planning Team will develop flexible plans for returning to campus in fall 2020 addressing student housing, enrollment, athletics, support/wellbeing, engagement, academic support, and related policies with health and safety as the first priority.

  • Stacy Ledermann, co-chair, Office of Freshman Admissions
  • Derick Wigle, co-chair, Office of Residential Life
  • Erin Barry, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
  • Kathy Broikou, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
  • Michelle Erklenz-Watts, Center for Career and Academic Planning
  • Becky Kieffer, Health and Wellness Center
  • Jill McCabe, Athletics
  • Amanda Metzger, Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion
  • Clarence Norman, Higher Education Opportunities Program
  • Todd Sodano, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Yantee Slobert, Multicultural Affairs
Campus Operations Planning Team

Campus Operations Planning Team

365体育下注网站The Campus Operations Planning Team will develop operational plans for a safe return to campus for students and employees. Following the guidance from the CICU and state and county directives, the team will generate policies and procedures for implementation. Focus areas of their work include classrooms, residence halls, dining facilities, offices, and other public spaces. In addition, this team’s work will focus on developing the plan for the resumption of broader campus-based activities, including access to campus for visitors.

  • Al Camp, co-chair, Office of Safety and Security
  • Terri Travaglini, co-chair, Student Affairs
  • Christine Boev, Wegmans School of Nursing
  • Mike Boller, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Karl Williams, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
  • Dave DiCaro, Office of Safety and Security
  • Cherie Evans, Registrar’s Office
  • Melissa Jadlos, Lavery Library
  • Dan Kinsman, OIT
  • Diane Martz, Financial Affairs
  • Angela Obuhanych, Office of Human Resources
  • Jeff Ross, Facilities Department
  • Stacy Slocum, OIT
  • George Stooks, Facilities Department
  • Ken Widanka, Facilities Department
  • Susan Wisniewski, Financial Affairs
College Relations Planning Team

College Relations Planning Team

365体育下注网站The College Relations Planning Team will gather bi-directional and interactive constituent engagement and communication strategies and refine or adjust based upon the current and evolving pandemic and economic situations within the timeframe outlined by the Task Force Steering Committee. The team will also make communication recommendations and lead the coordination of Task Force campus updates to all campus constituents.

  • Kate Torok, co-chair, Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Sara Vinch, co-chair, Office of Institutional Advancement
  • Melissa Greco Lopes, Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Todd Harrison, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Julia Overton-Healy, Center for Career and Academic Planning
  • Dave Roberts, Office of Freshman Admissions
  • Maya Temperley, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Teah Terrance, Institutional Advancement–Alumni Relations
  • Carolyn Vacca, School of Arts and Sciences

Additional Resources

To stay up-to-date on the most current information, visit:

  • New York State Department of Health Hotline: (888) 364-3065