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

Required pre-arrival screening for students starts Aug. 7

Aug. 7, 2020
The screening should be completed 14 days before planned arrival on campus.

CARES Act update released

Aug. 6, 2020
SUNY Cortland has distributed more than $3.1 million in emergency federal grants to students impacted by the pandemic.

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.

COVID-19 FAQs and Restart Information

COVID-19 FAQs

Fall 2020 Campus Restart Guide

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