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

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.

President urges students to finish strong

May 7, 2020
President Erik J. Bitterbaum releases a video message of encouragement

Virtual BFA thesis exhibition planned to open May 11

May 5, 2020
Art, as well as life, goes on with planned bachelor’s thesis art exhibition.

SUNY Cortland plans 3-part approach to Commencement

May 5, 2020
There will be a virtual celebration this spring, a mailing in the fall and a rescheduled ceremony in 2021.

Support message to faculty

April 30, 2020
Information about helping students succeed during the pandemic was sent to faculty

COVID-19 FAQs and Restart Information


Fall 2020 Campus Restart Guide