SUNY Jefferson
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Welcome Back!

We hope you are getting excited for the start of the new academic year. We are fully open and can’t wait to see our students in-person, back on campus!  Our number one priority is the health and safety of students, faculty and staff along with the greater College community, so this is the place for important reopening information.

Current COVID-related Protocols:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask or socially distance on campus. 
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals are responsible for wearing a mask and, where practical, observing social distancing in indoor settings.

If you are not feeling well, we kindly ask that you refrain from coming to campus. Rather, we will happily connect with you online or over the telephone.

Appointments and Visiting Campus:  We encourage prospective students and visitors to make appointments in advance of your visit. Walk-in service is permitted, however scheduled appointments will minimize your time waiting in line.  Most offices will continue to offer virtual appointments for your convenience and comfort.

Students and COVID Vaccines:  It is not mandatory as of yet, but New York State will require all SUNY college students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 after one or more of the vaccines receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  We anticipate it could happen before the start of fall semester. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

If you are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine now, there are many resources available to you. Find a vaccination site near you or check out Jefferson County’s vaccination clinic information. Learn more about the safety of the vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

COVID Testing: Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated students, faculty and staff who are present on campus on a regular basis must test weekly for COVID-I9. Fully vaccinated students can opt out of weekly testing by  providing vaccination documentation to Courtney Bauer in the Division of Student Affairs,

Please keep in mind that Jefferson’s plans are subject to change due to new information, guidance and/or direction from the NYS Department of Health, Jefferson County Control Room and Public Health Office, Centers for Disease Control and SUNY.  This page is your primary hub for current COVID guidance and updates to any procedures for accessing and visiting campus.

External Resources

Samaritan Medical Center Resource Line:  (315) 755-3100, 7 days per week, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
New York State Coronavirus Health Hotline: 1-888-364-3065