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Arrival testing information for residential students

01/14/2022 

Dear students,

As you prepare to return to campus, I wanted to share SUNY Cortland’s arrival testing plan for campus residents before the new semester begins. Please be aware that arrival testing will take place for students living on campus in addition to the pre-arrival testing you complete at home.

All campus residents will take a provided rapid test when arriving to campus and they must test negative before moving into their residence hall. Details are outlined below.

Please also note that campus residents who test positive upon their arrival will be instructed to return home. Getting an accurate test at home as close to your departure date as possible is the best way to avoid this.

As a reminder, all students living on campus are required to register for a move-in appointment in the housing portal in myRedDragon by Wednesday, Jan. 19. Please plan to arrive on campus within your specified 90-minute window.

 

Students arriving by car

  • You must arrive onto campus using the campus entrance on Route 281.
  • You will follow signage to the Park Center northwest lot. This lot, located near Alumni Arena at the corner of Lankler Dr. and Pashley Dr., is marked as “S-66” on the campus map.
  • A staff member will give you a rapid antigen test, with instructions on how to take the test.
  • You will be the be directed to an available parking space to park your vehicle and administer the rapid test. You will receive your result in 15 minutes.
  • If you test negative, you will receive a wristband and will be allowed to move into your residence hall.
  • If you test positive, you will be instructed to return home. You will receive a handout with instructions on how to contact your associate dean to inform them of your absence and how to follow isolation guidelines from your home county health department. You will also receive instructions on how to reschedule your return to your residence hall.

 

Students arriving by any other mode of transportation

  • You will report to the 3-Court Gymnasium in the Student Life Center (SLC). You will follow outdoor signage to the appropriate entrance. Please do not use the main entrance to the SLC.
  • A staff member will give you a rapid antigen test and instruct you on how to take the test. You will receive your results in 15 minutes.
  • If you test negative, you will receive a wristband and will be allowed to move into your residence hall.
  • If you test positive, you will be instructed to return home. If that is not possible, you will be escorted to isolate at West Campus Apartments. You will receive a handout with instructions on how to contact your associate dean to inform them of your absence and how to follow isolation guidelines from the Cortland County Health Department.

 

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 26, 2021

  • You will report to the 3-Court Gymnasium in the Student Life Center (SLC). You will follow outdoor signage to the appropriate entrance. Please do not use the main entrance to the SLC. Parking will be available in the lot adjacent to the outdoor basketball courts, which is marked as “S-54” on the campus map.
  • A staff member will verify your name on the list of students with recent positive cases. You will receive a wristband and be allowed to move into your residence hall.
  • Students must submit proof of a recent positive test through myRedDragon to be included on this list. Please bring a physical copy or proof of your positive test in case additional verification is needed.

 

As a reminder, you must submit a pre-arrival test before you leave home. Information on that policy was emailed to you on Jan. 11 and is available online. Please consider scheduling a pre-arrival test now.

If you have any questions, please contact the Residence Life and Housing Office at 607-753-4724.

 

Thank you and stay safe,

 

Erik J. BitterbaumPresident


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