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

Message to students returning to off-campus housing

March 23, 2020
Students who do not follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines could face suspension

Update on student move-out from campus

March 22, 2020
SUNY Cortland is aggressively implementing measures to protect students, staff and the community.

Important update on retrieving student belongings

March 20, 2020
Students wishing to avoid travel can arrange to pick up belongings later in the semester.

SUNY Chancellor's COVID-19 message to students

March 19, 2020
SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson addresses student concerns related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Message to faculty about distance education

March 19, 2020
Provost Mark Prus sent this message to all instructional faculty regarding distance education through the end of the semester.

Distance Education to extend through end of spring semester

March 18, 2020
President Erik J. Bitterbaum today announced students will not return to take classes on campus.

COVID-19 FAQs and Restart Information


Fall 2020 Campus Restart Guide