COVID-19 (Coronavirus) INFORMATION

FALL 2021 UPDATE

 

Our students deserve a collegiate experience that pairs their academic passions with an engaging, exciting student environment. That’s why for the Fall 2021 semester, we’re returning many courses and activities to an in-person setting without losing our strong online offerings and our safety guidelines.

Listed below are brief safety guidelines for returning to campus and descriptions of our Fall course formats, along with images of how these course formats will appear on your schedule.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19

VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19

With the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on August 23, 2021, by the Food and Drug Administration, students who plan to access campus for any reason are required to be vaccinated againstCOVID-19.

Students who plan to access campus must receive a single-dose vaccine OR the second dose of a two-dose vaccine by September 27, 2021. You can find information about the vaccines on SUNY’ website.

Students are also required to submit their vaccination information to the College by September 27, 2021. Once this information is verified, you will receive a confirmation email from a College official. You can submit your vaccination information here.

Vaccinated individuals who have submitted their vaccination information to the College must participate in COVID-19 testing every other week.

Unvaccinated individuals, or those who have not submitted the vaccination information, are required to test weekly until completing these requirements.

If you would like to request information about an exemption, email COVID-19 Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at kchaykos@cayuga-cc.edu.

Individuals who have not completed the vaccination and submitted the information to the College by September 27, 2021, will be restricted from campus, removed from their courses and will be liable for outstanding fees and tuition charges.

RETURNING TO CAMPUS

The Fall 2021 semester begins Monday, August 30. All students who plan on accessing campus must be vaccinated and submit their vaccination information to the College by September 27, 2021.

Before that date, unvaccinated individuals and individuals who have not submitted their vaccination information to the College are required to begin weekly COVID-19 testing the week of August 23, 2021.

Vaccinated individuals who have submitted their vaccination information to the College will begin testing every other week starting the week of August 30, 2021.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, contact COVID-19 Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at kchaykos@cayuga-cc.edu.

FACIAL COVERINGS

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear facial coverings if they are indoors on College property or facilities.

COURSE FORMATS

We’re encouraging our students to pursue the learning environment that works best for them to have the successful, energetic semester they deserve. Whether you choose to take your courses or access services in-person or online, we’re here to support you.

This Fall, our courses are available in multiple environments: In-person, online, live online, or a hybrid combination of several settings. Our support services are also available in-person or online.

You can find all Fall course listings here and access your schedule at your myCayuga account. We encourage students who have questions about their schedule or their course formats to contact our Center for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement at 315-294-8532 or studenteng@cayuga-cc.edu.

Online

Example of a traditional online course

The “traditional” online option where you complete assignments, participate in discussions and communicate with instructors on a schedule that works for you. There are still set due dates for assignments and other required elements of the courses.

Live Online (REAL_TIME):

Example of a Hybrid course

Online Live courses will be offered in real-time, with online instructional sessions at specific days and times each week that you attend.

Hybrid

Example of a Hybrid course Example of a Hybrid course

Hybrid courses are a combination of on-campus sessions and either Online or Live Online (REAL_TIME) sessions. The days and times for your on-campus session will be noted with a room location. If your virtual session is Live Online, a specified time(s) will show on your schedule.

HyFlex

HyFlex courses are split, so some students meet on-campus while others simultaneously take the course online in real-time. Students register for either the on-campus section or the real-time online section.

On-Campus

Example of an On-Campus course

Traditional in-person courses following responsible social distancing measures, mandatory facial coverings and other safety precautions.

SAFETY MEASURES

The safety of our students and employees is always the top priority at Cayuga Community College. We have instituted several health procedures to best ensure a healthy campus community. These guidelines are listed below.

  • All individuals, regardless of their vaccination status, are required to wear a facial covering if they are indoors on College property or facilities.
  • Non-vaccinated individuals who access campus and individuals whose vaccination information has not been verified are required to participate in weekly COVID-19 on-campus testing. Find the nearest vaccination site.
  • Individuals who access campus and whose vaccination information has been certified by a College official will participate in COVID-19 testing every other week.
  • Masks are available at our Offices of Public Safety.
  • Practice responsible hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and social distancing.
  • If you feel ill, avoid accessing campus.

Questions about campus safety measures can be directed to COVID-19 Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at kchaykos@cayuga-cc.edu.