Frequently Asked Questions – Procedures for Returning to Campus
Prior to Your Return
- A welcome letter will be sent to all students/families outlining the process for daily self-screening, accessing Health or Counseling Services on campus (no walk-in appointments), and quarantine/isolation. All students will be urged to bring masks/face coverings, hand sanitizer, disinfecting products, and personal thermometer with them to campus. Alternatively, the college will provide a limited supply of reusable masks to all students and employees, with some disposable masks available as needed for guests.
- All residential students will be screened prior to being allowed back to campus, and also screened upon arrival:
- Pre-arrival screen: All individuals will submit screening questionnaire 14 days before return to campus/move-in date. Student questionnaires are reviewed by health services and students are approved to arrive to campus.
- Arrival screen: All residential students will be asked screening questions by health services staff and have temperature taken upon arrival. Any positive screen will go directly to quarantine/isolation at home/on campus.
- Testing: Health Services plans to collect testing specimens on campus on symptomatic students. The specimens will be sent to a reference lab off campus. Additionally, with NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recent expansion of testing availability to all residents of New York, the college will work with area officials and providers to develop a process to accommodate voluntary student and employee testing.
When is move-in?
Residential move-in days will be staggered over the week prior to classes beginning, Monday through Friday, Aug. 17-21, with a maximum of 200 students per day. The Office of Residence Life will assign you a move-in date, and you must move in on that day.
Students will be required to submit a symptom questionnaire for review by Health Services 14 days prior to their move-in date. Upon arrival to campus, all students will have symptom screening and have temperature taken by Health Services staff.
What procedures must be followed in my hall?
- Wear a mask or face covering in all common areas and hallways.
- Remain at least six feet apart at all times when possible.
What will room capacity be?
Traditional housing options of single- and double-rooms will be offered. If you are interested in a specific kind of housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life. For any questions or needs concerning accessibility, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services.
What do I do if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?
If you develop symptoms of possible COVID-19, PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR ROOM or YOUR HOME and adhere to the following steps:
- Immediately notify each of their professors that you will not be attending class, and also notify your head coach that you will not be attending any team activities.
- Contact the SUNY Morrisville Student Health Center at 315.684.6078, or your local health care provider.
- Follow guidance provided to you through Step 2 and closely monitor your symptoms. If you develop any of the following symptoms: trouble breathing; persistent pain or pressure in your chest; inability to stay awake; new confusion; or bluish lips or face; seek emergency care by CALLING 911 or CALL AHEAD TO YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM.