Fall 2020 Campus Guide

The COVID-19 pandemic means Fall 2020 will be a semester like no other. The information linked below outlines the “new normal” on campus, the university’s measures to keep you safe and what you need to know to do your part.

Please check back regularly; plans are subject to change as new information becomes available.

Top Topics

Red Dragon Safe

Required health and safety behaviors, including face coverings and physical distancing, and what SUNY Cortland is doing to decrease the spread of COVID-19

Learn more about health and safety behaviors

Monitoring and containment

Protocols for daily screenings, contact tracing, communication, isolation and/or quarantine

Learn more about monitoring and containment

Classes and academics

Updates on the academic calendar, course delivery, student support services and classroom/laboratory spaces

Learn more about classes and academics

Campus operations

Details on processes for mail and delivery services, meetings, technical support and ordering signage

Learn more about campus operations

University life

Information on buses, restrooms, elevators, dining, residence halls, the Student Life Center and events

Learn more about university life

SUNY Cortland Restart Plan

The university’s proposal required and approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Learn more about SUNY Cortland Restart Plan

Key contact information




Restart News

New restart, Red Dragon Safe webpages launched

July 31, 2020
The new webpages will make it easier for students, faculty and staff to find important information about the fall 2020 campus restart.

New protocols released for student clubs, organizations

July 28, 2020
Student clubs and organizations this fall will be required to follow strict new guidelines needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Back-to-work portal now live; core campus hours set

July 27, 2020
Online activities that all employees must complete before returning to campus are now available.

Pre-arrival screening, quarantine policies announced

July 23, 2020
All students are required to undergo COVID-19 screening and quarantine before starting classes on campus.