Residence Life and Housing has established detailed plans to welcome students to our residence halls with added precautions to set you up for success. By working together and doing our part, we can ensure the Spring 2021 semester will be a safe, healthy, and successful one. Residents are required to select their arrival date/time with our office prior to move in. Lastly, all residential students must comply with the pre-arrival and arrival directives listed in the College's Spring 2021 Campus Guide.
There will be no mandated triple room assignments in any of our residence halls. All rooms will be singles, double, or designed triple rooms.
Touch points in community spaces will be minimized and physical distancing promoted by reducing seating. Occupancy limits will be posted outside of common spaces in the residence halls.
Spaces have been set aside for 14-day isolation of residents if a student tests positive for COVID-19.
Rigorous sanitizing procedures will follow CDC, New York State, and SUNY guidelines. Cleaners and custodians will clean all bathrooms at least 1-2 times per day.
Students will be required to wear a mask in all common spaces (hallways, bathrooms, laundry rooms, lounges, kitchenettes, mail pick-up areas, study rooms, and any other shared space) in the residence halls. Students will be provided at least one reusable mask to use when accessing common spaces. 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.
Residential students will not be permitted to have guests (non-SUNY Cortland students, non-residential students, siblings, family members, etc.) or visitors (residential students from another hall) in the residence halls. All special requests will require the approval from the Residence Life and Housing Office.
Community programming will be redesigned to offer socially distanced, online, and passive programs. Masks must be worn at all in-person programs, informal activities, and intentional interactions.
Any violations of COVID-related policies will be considered a violation of SUNY Cortland’s Student Code of Conduct. Enforcement of the policies is aimed at protecting the health of the Cortland community. The SUNY-wide sanctions include strict disciplinary actions that could include loss of campus access, suspension or even permanent dismissal.
There are some actions that every member of our campus community must take to keep ourselves and each other safe and healthy:
Public restrooms and high touch-point areas such as elevator buttons, door handles, and handrails will be cleaned at an increased frequency.
Yes. Residence Halls will have designated sanitation areas and staff will be equipped with extra cleaning supplies
Students may submit a form if all their scheduled classes are being held remotely and the student will be living at home for spring semester. To access the form follow the steps below: