Reopening SUNY Delhi Fall 2020 FAQ
Reopening SUNY Delhi Fall 2020 FAQ
How do I know if my classes are in person, online, or hybrid this fall semester?
The academic departments are working diligently on updating the information in the student portal to reflect whether each class is in person, online, or hybrid. As soon as all the adjustments have been made, an message will be sent to every students SUNY Delhi email with instructions on how to view their schedule. The academic deans are also working on setting up remote meetings with their students in early August to answer any academic questions students may have.
- I am not sure when I am supposed to come back to campus and start classes. Who do I speak to?
- Students should email their academic school for assistance with all academic questions. Please refer to the contact list at the bottom of the reopening web page to direct your questions to the appropriate office. Information about moving in to your residence hall will be sent via your SUNY Delhi email. You may also email the Office of Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What if I do not know what my academic major or school is?
- Please see our list of academic schools and click to find majors in each school. You can also email the provost's office at email@example.com who can assist you with this question.
- My friend said they have to be on campus in early August to take classes, but my department told me I did not have to be there until August 31. Why are there differences?
- Some students will be returning to campus earlier if they have lab requirements from the Spring 2020 semester that they need to complete prior to starting the Fall 2020 semester on August 31. All students will begin Fall 2020 classes on August 31, either online or in person. Students will be asked to return to campus at different times this fall in order to reduce density. Students in different majors and different class years will have different schedules. Please make sure you are reading your SUNY Delhi email often for specific information about your schedule. Contact your academic school with any questions.
- Will student internships, clinicals, and practicums be allowed both on and off campus this fall semester?
- Our current plan includes internships, clinicals, and practicums both on and off campus. If health and safety concerns change, we may adjust our plan according to guidance from SUNY, the NYS Department of Education, and the Governor’s Office. Please check your email frequently for any updates.
- I don’t do well with online classes. How can I ensure my academic success?
- Many students do not initially think they will like or succeed in online classes. Most students, however, do very well. Our goal is to help you be successful regardless of how the course instruction is delivered. SUNY Delhi has created a self-paced, student online orientation designed to help students be successful in online courses and learn how to use Vancko Hall effectively. Please use this resource prior to starting your online courses this fall semester, and refer back to it as needed while you are taking your courses. If you ever need assistance in your courses, please reach out to your instructor or academic advisor for assistance. We are here to help!
- Will I be able to meet with my academic advisor?
- Academic advisors will be available to assist students starting on August 20. If you have questions before that date, please email your academic school.
- Will I have to wear a face covering in my classes?
- Yes. All students who are taking classes/labs in person must wear a face covering unless there is ample space to adhere to the six-foot social distancing guidelines.
- What will the spring semester look like?
- The college is focused on providing a healthy and safe Fall 2020 semester for our students. Given the constantly changing situation surrounding COVID-19, no plans have been set for the spring semester at this time. Our goal will be to have students on campus in the spring, modifying the schedule as needed to keep everyone safe. Details regarding the spring will be made available as early as possible.
- When can I move in to the residence halls?
- Information regarding residence hall move-in dates and times are available by logging in to the Housing Management System. Please find the link at the residence life web page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Will room and board fees reflect the duration of time that I reside on campus? If I leave mid-semester (after completing in-person classes), will I be reimbursed for room and board?
- The charges for room will be adjusted to reflect the amount of time students will reside on campus through November 20. Students who choose to leave campus early (before November 20) will not receive additional credits unless the college is required to close earlier than November 20. Information about the board charges will be sent with the fall semester bill. Students who wish to officially withdraw from the college will be required to follow the formal withdrawal process.
- If I choose to leave campus after my labs are done and my instruction moves online, will I be able to change my mind and return to live on campus?
- No. In order to reduce the risk of infection, once a student moves out of their residence hall, they will not be able to return for the remainder of the semester.
- I will be living on campus in the fall. Will I be able to leave campus to go downtown or Oneonta, or go home on the weekends?
- Students are strongly encouraged to minimize all travel off the SUNY Delhi campus to reduce the risk of exposure. Therefore, we are asking that all students remain on campus once they arrive and only leave campus for absolute necessities. If you leave campus, you agree to not return to campus if you have knowledge of exposure to COVID-19. You may not return to campus for at least 14 days from the date of exposure or the cessation of symptoms as cleared by a healthcare professional. You must report any exposures/symptoms to Health and Counseling Services immediately.
- Will my family or friends be able to visit me on campus?
- No. At this time, no visitors (family or friends) will be allowed on the SUNY Delhi campus or in campus buildings. This includes day and overnight visitors in the residence halls. To aid in identification, all SUNY Delhi students must visibly wear their valid student ID when on campus and in common spaces.
- Will everyone have their individual room or will students be sharing rooms?
- Residence hall rooms will be both single and double occupancy.
- Can I pay for a single room if I don't want a roommate?
- In most cases, no. Priority for single occupancy rooms is given to students with approved medical requests, including those who are most vulnerable to infection due to underlying medical conditions. Health and Counseling Services will utilize current medical record information to contact students who have self-reported immune-compromised conditions or comorbidities and will offer consultations regarding their options and needed accommodations. (If you need to report an underlying condition, please contact the office of Health and Counseling Services.) Requests for room changes or upgrades will be taken after the 10th day of the semester by contacting your building’s residence hall director.
- Will I have to wear a face covering in my residence hall?
- Face coverings will be required to be worn in all public or shared spaces and buildings, including residence halls (such as in the common areas, the hallways, and the bathrooms) and when traveling around buildings. Face coverings do not need to be worn while in your assigned residence hall room when alone or in the presence of your roommate.
- What if I don’t feel comfortable living on campus? Can I take all my courses online and stay at home?
- You should begin this conversation with the dean of your academic school to discuss your options to complete your coursework online. Please also contact Student Financial Services to determine what impact this decision will have on your financial aid. If the decision is made for you to study online from home, email the Office of Residence Life at email@example.com to discuss your next steps.
- Do off-campus students have to abide by the same rules when living in an apartment?
- Students living off campus should communicate with their landlord regarding any restrictions. As a reminder, all students must abide by the Student Code of Conduct and college policy regardless of their place of residence.
Financial Aid, Billing, And Student Employment FAQs
- Will federal work-study jobs be available this fall/school year?
- Federal work-study funds, as part of student financial aid packages, have not been awarded at this time. If we are able to use work-study for financial aid packages, information will be forthcoming about how to apply for available positions.
- Will student employment (non-work-study) be available this fall/school year?
- We anticipate having some campus employment available this academic year (such as jobs in residence life, computer information systems, the call center, the athletic department, CADI, tutoring center, etc.). If you are interested in campus employment, please see the Student Employment web page.
- If I attend SUNY Delhi full time and reside on campus, will I be paying the full amount for tuition and room charges?
- Tuition – yes. Room – no. Tuition is set by SUNY system administration and based on the cost of instruction, regardless of how the instruction is delivered. Although students will be completing all classes online after Thanksgiving break, students will still be receiving the full 15 weeks of quality instruction for the Fall 2020 academic semester and associated academic credit for the courses they take. The cost for room will be prorated for the last three weeks of instruction that will be completed at home. More information will be included in your fall semester bill.
- Will we be getting a refund/adjustment/reduction for tuition since the last three weeks of the semester will be online, and not in-person?
- No. Tuition is based on the cost of instruction to receive academic credit, regardless of how that instruction is delivered. Although students will be completing all classes online after Thanksgiving break, students will still be receiving a full 15 weeks of instruction for the Fall 2020 academic semester.
Health And Safety Questions FAQs
- Do I have to test negative for COVID-19 prior to returning to campus? What protocols are in place before a student returns to campus to study?
- You do not have to be tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to campus. However, all students must complete a mandatory pre-screening procedure no more than 14 days prior to arrival on campus. Once you are cleared by a member of our medical team, you may arrive on campus at your assigned time. Once on campus, ALL students must complete a daily health assessment prior to attending class or leaving their residence. Details regarding the mandatory pre-screening and daily screening process will be forthcoming in your SUNY Delhi email from Health and Counseling Services. For further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I have a pre-existing condition. What protocols are in place to protect my health?
- SUNY Delhi takes the health and safety of our campus community very seriously. Anyone with a pre-existing condition is asked to take extra precautions when in a public space, including wearing a face covering at all times, washing hands frequently, and maintaining a minimum distance of six feet from others. Please refer to the vulnerable population section of the reopening plan web page. It will ultimately be your decision to either stay on campus and attend classes or study remotely from home this fall.
- Will the campus provide face coverings for students?
- All on-campus students will be provided with two reusable face coverings. We recommend that all students bring an additional two or three washable face coverings to campus to avoid having to wash face coverings every night. Face coverings will also be available in the campus bookstore for purchase.
- What other safety protocols does SUNY Delhi have in place to keep me safe while I am studying and living on campus?
- SUNY Delhi is following the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC and the NYS Department of Health to help keep our campus community safe. It is everyone’s responsibility to comply with these guidelines and take the necessary actions to help keep themselves and those around them safe. Please refer to the Reopening Plan web page for details about the new health and safety protocols that have been established on the SUNY Delhi campus.
Student Life FAQs
- Will there be different expectations for students this year due to COVID-19?
- Yes! Please carefully read the expectations in the Student Code of Conduct Appendix 11 for all students. Any student who remains registered for the Fall 2020 semester agrees to abide by these guidelines.
- I am a commuter student. What will be different for me?
- Like all students, commuters must complete a mandatory pre-screening health questionnaire no more than 14 days prior to the first day of class, as well as daily health screenings before arriving for any on-campus classes, labs, meals, activities, or appointments (details regarding health screenings will be sent to your SUNY Delhi email). Along with the rest of the campus community, you will also be required to wear a face covering in public buildings and classrooms and adhere to social distancing rules.
- I am a student athlete. What is happening with athletics this fall?
Following a decision from the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) to suspend all conference contests and championship seasons for Fall 2020 while not limiting member institutions from individually conducting practices and athletic events, the SUNY Delhi athletics department has announced its plan for athletic activities for student-athletes this fall.
SUNY Delhi will conduct team practices, workouts, and strength and conditioning activities in Fall 2020 while adhering to institutional reopening safety guidelines that include social distancing, face coverings, and enhanced disinfecting procedures. Intercollegiate contests with other member institutions will be considered on a sport-by-sport basis later in the semester.
Please visit the athletics website for more information, or email email@example.com.
Student-athletes will be returning to campus based on their academic major and class year. Please monitor your emails for information about your return dates from your academic department.
- What do I do if I see or hear about people on campus who aren’t following social distancing protocols?
- New safety protocols and procedures have been added to the Student Code of Conduct in Appendix 11
- Will the bookstore be open?
- The bookstore is currently closed for in-person business, but is available to assist students online. Please visit the bookstore website for the most up-to-date information or use their customer service form for any questions.
- Will I be required to quarantine if my roommate or someone in one of my classes gets sick?
- SUNY Delhi is working closely with Delaware County Public Health who will perform tracing and identifying persons of concern. If you are a person of concern, they will reach out to you with instructions.
- Is Bluestone Pub & Restaurant open?
- Yes. Bluestone is open, serving lunch and dinner with a new seating format for the dining room and patio for the summer. Visit the Bluestone website for more information. The plan for Fall 2020 is still being developed.
- Is the College Golf Course at Delhi open?
- Yes, the College Golf Course at Delhi is open for business seven days a week with new social distancing and safety rules in place. For hours and details about the changes, please visit the College Golf Course at Delhi website.
- Are campus facilities such as the library, athletic facilities, and other common areas open to the public?
- No. At this time, the campus and its facilities are closed to the public.