Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

The health and safety of all members of the SUNY Cortland community is the institution’s top priority. The university is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and contingencies for various scenarios. SUNY Cortland will continue to work closely with local and state health departments, and implementing all recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), SUNY and the New York state and Cortland County health departments, but the situation is fluid and changing rapidly.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and its spread, please refer to the situation pages available through the CDC and the New York State Department of Health:      

Emergency Student Fund

To help address the needs of students who have experienced economic hardships, the Cortland College Foundation has established a Student Emergency Fund.

The donor-supported fund offers emergency grants of up to $500 to eligible students with a documented need.

Emergency Student Fund



Latest Coronavirus News

Federal CARES Act funds available

June 11, 2020
SUNY Cortland has received more than $3.1 million in federal CARES Act funds to help students with expenses related to COVID-19.

University submits plan to restart on campus for Fall 2020

June 9, 2020
President Erik J. Bitterbaum tells students and families that SUNY Cortland hopes to restart on campus in late August.

SUNY Cortland aims to preserve COVID-19 history

May 19, 2020
The College Archives seeks campus community artifacts on the pandemic.

Video urges students: “Don’t Stop Believin’”

May 19, 2020
Faculty and staff created a lip-sync video to the classic Journey song to show support for students.

Refunds for unused campus services sent May 18

May 19, 2020
Refund checks for unused rent, meal plans and fees were sent to students May 18

Commencement 2020 celebration launches with president's message

May 15, 2020
The video's release marked the start of a virtual celebration that will run through May 29.