Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

Living On Campus Guide

The Residence Life and Housing Office has established detailed plans to welcome residents back to our residence halls with added precautions to ensure success. By working together and doing your part, we can ensure this year be a safe, healthy, and successful one.

Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information

All students living in residence halls are required to be vaccinated. Limited exceptions will be made only for approved medical and religious reasons. In addition, we may limit certain programs and services to students who are not yet vaccinated.

Residents who have started the vaccination process and received at least an initial dose will be allowed to move into their residence hallA grace period will be offered until Saturday, Sept. 11, for residential students to become fully vaccinated. Students will be required to wear face coverings, physically distance and test weekly until they are considered fully vaccinated.

Visit the Fall 2021 Guidance webpage more information about SUNY Cortland's COVID guidelines.

Residence Life and Housing Updates

Room Types

There will be no mandated triple room assignments in any of our residence halls. All rooms will be singles, double, or designed triple rooms.

Guests and Visitors

Residential students will not be permitted to have any daytime or overnight guests (including but not limited to: non-SUNY Cortland students, off-campus students, siblings, family members, etc.) in the residence halls.

Residential students will be permitted to visit other residence halls. Visiting residents cannot stay overnight and are expected to depart the building by 2 a.m.

All residents hosting other residents are responsible for the actions of their visitors. Residents are expected to take reasonable action to prevent their visitors from violating College policies.

Face Covering Requirements

Students will be required to wear face coverings in all common areas in the residence halls (hallways, bathrooms, laundry rooms, lounges, kitchenettes, mail pick-up areas, study rooms, and any other shared space), regardless of their vaccination status. Students who share the same residence (i.e. double room, quad, suite, or apartment including the Leadership House) will be considered members of the same household and will not be required to wear a mask within their hall assignment. When a guest or visitor is present in the residence, all members of the hall assignment must wear a face covering.

Quarantine and Isolation Spaces

A portion of our West Campus Apartments have been set aside as dedicated quarantine and/or isolation space reserved for the needs of on-campus residents during the academic year.