Updates for the Fall Semester

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Updates for the Fall Semester

Learn more about the upcoming 2020 fall semester including our plan for courses, dining options, athletics, and more.

Course Updates and How to Pursue Changes

To resume face-to-face instruction safely in fall 2020, the College will alter some of its usual pre-COVID-19 instructional practices. The fall schedule, finalized within the week, will include in-person, hybrid and online courses.

· If you need to request changes in your schedule for non-medical accommodations, please contact the Academic Success Center (ASC) at asc@brockport.edu where they will do their best to help you make a plan working with your academic department. The College cannot guarantee that we will be able to make adjustments to every student’s schedule that will perfectly meet their wishes, but we will do our best to work with faculty and academic departments to support students and the Brockport Community.

· If you need an accessibility related accommodation due to a disability, requests should be referred to the Student Accessibility Services Office at sasoffice@brockport.edu.

The commitment of faculty to provide high-quality instruction remains firm and every effort will be made to ensure the success of our students while maintaining as safe an environment as possible.

Dining Services

Information on fall 2020 dining plans will be available early next week.

Residential Life/Learning Communities Updates

Residential students are required to sign up for a move-in date and time and complete a 7 day self-quarantine period before arrival. We ask students and families to visit the Frequently Asked Questions page as well as the Move-In Check List page for important updates and resources. First-year and transfer residential students will receive an email regarding their housing assignment to their Brockport email by August 1st. Returning students can view their assignment in the Online Housing Portal starting August 1st.

Students will be required to move out of on-campus housing by Thanksgiving and will be able to return when the Spring semester starts. With the updated schedule of when students can live on campus for the fall 2020 semester, room rates for the fall are reduced by $400 per student. The updated refund schedule and policy can be found here.

There will be non-instructional days provided to give the students time to move out, with the last day of move out being Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Students do not need to move all of their items out, however, their ID card access will be shut off. Students with extraordinary circumstances may apply to remain on campus after Thanksgiving via an application process that will be sent to students after September 1, 2020.

Athletics, Events, and Activities

• All intercollegiate sports (SUNYAC and Empire 8 conferences) have been postponed for the fall semester.

• No fine arts performances will be open to the public during the semester.

• We anticipate that nearly all student organizations will need to conduct their recurring organization meetings virtually.

• Because of established social distancing guidelines, room capacities have been adjusted and capacities are approximately 10-20% of the typical number. Furthermore, because most classrooms on campus will not be large enough to meet the needs of face-to-face course enrollments, many of these classes will be moved into larger campus facilities not typically used for academic purposes. This include theatre space and Student Union space. For the limited events that will occur, there will be attendance capacities for outdoor venues, as well, and these will be guided by the current guidelines established by the state. The current capacity limit for indoor events is 25 and outdoor events will be limited to a maximum of 50 persons.

• As of now, New York State has not permitted the re-opening of fitness centers, so the SERC fitness center will not be open for use at this time.

Health and Safety Reminders

• Please review the pre-arrival requirements that were communicated to you on July 9, which includes a mandatory 7 day self-quarantine at home for in-state, 14 days for out of state as well as new campus policies.

• All students will be provided with two re-usable face coverings, co-sponsored by BSG. Please bring additional face coverings to ensure you are able to comply with the college’s face covering and social distancing policy. If you refuse to wear a face covering in accordance with the policy, you will be asked to leave and reported to Student Conduct.

For detailed information on our plan for the 2020 fall semester, view our Bringing Brockport Back website linked below.



Dave Mihalyov: (585) 395-2577

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