Fall 2021 Return to Campus Plans: Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty and Staff

Please find below information for faculty and staff to prepare for the Fall 2021 semester. Additional updates for the semester and the 2021-22 academic year will be provided soon.

Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty and Staff

When will students return to campus?

The official start date for the Fall 2021 semester is Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

When do I need to return to my office and work on campus?

Per recent guidance from the NYS Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER), the current telecommuting program will expire on Friday, July 2. Employees who require the ability to telecommute for reasons of eldercare or childcare for a transitional period concluding by or before Sept. 7 will need approval from their supervisor to do so. Employees with a medical accommodation who require the ability to telecommute for a longer term should contact the Office of Human Resources as soon as possible.

By Monday, Aug. 9, all offices should be open and appropriately staffed to provide service to students arriving on campus.

For additional details, please see the full SUNY Morrisville announcement of return to campus.

Can I still work from home?

Please refer to the information in the answer above, as well as the full SUNY Morrisville announcement of return to campus.

Do I need to participate in testing? 

Please refer to the Testing Requirements section.

When and where should a mask or face covering be worn on campus?

Please refer to the Health & Safety Guidelines section