COVID-19 (Coronavirus) INFORMATION

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

DO I HAVE TO BE VACCINATED TO ACCESS CAMPUS?

Students who plan to access campus for any reason must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 27, 2021. Students are also required to submit their vaccination information to the College by September 27, 2021.

Vaccinated individuals who have submitted their vaccination information will participate in COVID-19 testing every other week starting the week of August 30, 2021.

Starting the week of August 23, 2021, unvaccinated individuals and individuals who have not submitted their vaccination information will participate in weekly COVID-19 testing until completing these requirements.

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.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY VACCINATION INFORMATION?

Students who submit their vaccination information and receive an email verifying this information from a College official will not be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. Instead, these students will participate in testing every other week.

I’M NOT VACCINATED. CAN I ACCESS CAMPUS?

Students who access campus are required to be vaccinated and submit their vaccination information to the College by September 27, 2021.

Before that date, unvaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals who have not submitted their vaccination information must participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.

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.

ARE FACIAL COVERINGS REQUIRED?

Any individual, regardless of their vaccination status, must wear a facial covering if they are indoors on College property or facilities. Requests for a medical, religious, or other accommodation to this policy will be reviewed on an individual basis. If you need a facial covering, contact the Office of Public Safety at 315-246-4708 (Auburn) or 315-246-0116 (Fulton).

HOW WILL COURSES BE CONDUCTED DURING THE FALL 2021 SEMESTER?

Many of Cayuga’s Fall 2021 courses will be offered in-person on the Auburn and Fulton campuses. You can find a listing of Fall 2021 courses and details about course formats. If you have questions about course formats, you can contact your professors or the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement at studenteng@cayuga-cc.edu.

WHERE DO I SEE MY SCHEDULE AND THE FORMATS FOR MY COURSES?

You can see your schedule and course formats by logging into your myCayuga account.

ARE COLLEGE SERVICES AVAILABLE IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY?

College services are available in-person and virtually. You can find contact information for College offices here.

ARE BOTH CAYUGA CAMPUSES OPEN?

Cayuga’s campuses in Auburn and Fulton are open. Fall hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, starting Monday, August 23, 2021.

IS THE BOOKSTORE OPEN?

The Auburn Campus Bookstore is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Staff is available via email at sm8041@bncollege.com on Fridays. All book orders must be placed online, with shipping to home addresses. Book orders cannot be placed in the store, and students are encouraged to order books as soon as possible. The Fulton Campus Bookstore is closed. Questions can be directed to sm8041@bncollege.com or at 315-294-8686.

ALL OR SOME OF MY COURSES ARE ONLINE. DOES THAT IMPACT MY FINANCIAL AID?

Course format does not impact a student’s financial aid. Students are encouraged to direct questions about financial aid to the Office of Student Financial Services at 315-294-8470 or financialservices@cayuga-cc.edu.

WILL CAYUGA PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY FOR REMOTE LEARNING TO STUDENTS IN NEED?

Cayuga will work to support students who need technological assistance to complete their courses. Students who need assistance should complete this online form.

ARE COMPUTERS AVAILABLE FOR ME TO USE?

Computer labs are available on both campuses, and computers are also available in the library. We encourage students who are on-campus for a live-online course to use headphones if they are taking the class in a computer lab or the library.

I’M STARTING MY FIRST SEMESTER. IS THERE AN ORIENTATION I NEED TO COMPLETE?

First-year students are encouraged to view our online student orientation to help prepare them for college and to learn more about the available support services.

ARE ATHLETICS PROGRAMS OPERATING THIS SEMESTER?

Cayuga’s athletic programs are available this semester. Student-athletes are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate. Students can email liddell@cayuga-cc.edu with questions about athletics.

ARE ON-CAMPUS STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND PUBLIC EVENTS ALLOWED?

The College will evaluate requests to hold on-campus student activities and public events on a case-by-case basis. The health and safety of the campus community and potential visitors will be the primary factors in permitting an in-person event. Student activities may also be available in a virtual environment.

HOW DO I CONTACT PUBLIC SAFETY?

The Office of Public Safety can be contacted at 315-246-4708 (Auburn) or 315-246-0116 (Fulton).

ARE FOOD SERVICES AVAILABLE ON EITHER CAMPUS?

At this time, food services on both campuses are unavailable. Convenience food items are available on-campus and in the Auburn bookstore.

IS THE CHILDCARE CENTER OPEN?

The Cayuga Community College Child Care Center, located on 81 Wall Street in Auburn, is open.

ARE CAMPUS TOURS AVAILABLE?

The Admissions Office offers campus tours Monday-Friday on both campuses. Prospective students and their families are encouraged to review our virtual tour of both campuses, and to contact our Admissions Office at 315-294-8541 with questions about attending Cayuga and campus tours. An online application for admission can be found here.

WHAT COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES ARE IN PLACE?

Cayuga has instituted comprehensive safety and sanitation procedures to protect the campus community. All safety measures can be found here.

WILL I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN COVID-19 TESTING?

Weekly COVID-19 testing is mandated for unvaccinated individuals who access campus.

If you are vaccinated and plan on accessing campus but have not received a verification email after submitting your vaccination information, you are also required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. You can submit your vaccination information here.

If you have submitted your vaccination information and received a verification email, you must participate in COVID-19 testing every other week.

Testing is offered in The Cube on the Auburn Campus and in the Student Center in the Fulton Campus.

I’M VACCINATED. DO I STILL HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN COVID-19 TESTING?

Yes, vaccinated students who submitted their vaccination information to the College are required to participate in the College’s COVID-19 testing. These individuals begin testing the week of August 30, 2021, and are required to test every other week.

I DON’T WANT TO BE VACCINATED. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

SUNY and the College encourage students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to help protect themselves and the entire campus community.

Before the semester starts on August 30, 2021, students can try to update their schedule to online courses if they wish. We encourage students who wish to do so to contact the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement at studenteng@cayuga-cc.edu or 315-294-8523.

Unless they have received an exemption, any student who plans to access campus must be vaccinated and submit this information to the College by September 27, 2021. If you would like to apply for a medical or religious exemption, email Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at kchaykos@cayuga-cc.edu for more information.

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.

IS CAYUGA PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING?

Cayuga is practicing social distancing in all settings. Offices have been equipped with protective screens. Desks in classrooms have also been separated to distances of three feet.

IF I FEEL ILL, SHOULD I STILL COME TO CAMPUS?

Faculty and staff who are feeling ill are restricted from accessing campus and are encouraged to contact their physician. Students should contact their physician, and follow-up with faculty to let them know if they will be unable to complete assignments or attend class.

ARE THE FITNESS CENTERS OPEN?

At this time, the Fitness Centers are only open for organized, supervised student activities.