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

President shares update on testing, possible study-in-place

Sept. 18, 2020
President Bitterbaum updates the number of COVID cases on campus and discusses the implication of further positive tests.

Campus COVID testing explained, clarified

Sept. 16, 2020
SUNY Cortland clarifies issues that came up during the university's first day of surveillance testing.

SUNY Chancellor endorses expanded COVID testing

Sept. 14, 2020
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras Sunday endorsed SUNY Cortland's plan to test 1,000 students a week and increase restrictions on in-person activities.

University addresses rising COVID-19 numbers

Sept. 11, 2020
SUNY Cortland community works to stem rising COVID-19 case numbers.