October Student Update

October 7, 2020

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Dear Students,

We’re under seven weeks to go until we collectively disperse for Thanksgiving and flip to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester. We can make it — but we’re going to continue to need your help. Below are some key things to remember as we continue to Protect the Nest:

  • We strongly advise against any unnecessary travel. While the numbers of COVID-19 cases in New York State overall remain relatively low, there are some “hot spots” that are beginning to develop — including Binghamton, Brooklyn, Queens and Rockland and Orange Counties. Please avoid these areas, in particular. We also ask that you refrain from visiting other colleges as some schools have seen an increase in cases.
  • In the spirit of reducing travel, we have decided to cancel spring break next semester. We know this is a special time for many of you and regret having to take this action. However, we believe it is in the best interest of the health and safety of our college community. More information about the spring academic calendar will be shared as it becomes available.
  • In accordance with the SUNY Uniform Sanctions, the office of Student Conduct is publishing the following information to assist students with making informed decisions about hosting guests at their residence hall room, student townhome and/or off campus residence. To reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, elevated sanctions will be applied to students who have more than one guest per legal occupant in any residence or dwelling. For example, if four people reside at your suite or apartment, there may be a maximum of four guests, totaling no more than eight people at any time. This applies to indoor and outdoor spaces; face coverings must be worn and social distancing must occur. Please be reminded that residence halls and student townhomes cannot have outside guests; only residents visiting each other within their same residence hall is permitted.
  • Many departments and student organizations are working on offering small, in-person events so you can safely engage with one another. Approved in-person and virtual events and activities will be posted here. Residential Life/Learning Communities will communicate specific building programs via email later this week, and post them in myBrockport.

The vast majority of you have done an outstanding job adhering to our COVID-19 policies. Thank you. Together we can Protect the Nest.

Last Updated 10/27/20

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