With caution, creativity and care, SUNY Oswego has developed a plan for an on-campus restart in late August. (Updated: July 1, 2020)View Approved Restart Plan
The Oswego Forward plan has been approved by SUNY and meets the New York State Department of Health’s “Reopening New York Higher Education Guidelines.”
The Oswego Forward plan will guide us as we restart on-campus operations and welcome our students and employees back to campus. The plan remains subject to change due to new information, guidance and/or direction received from the State of New York and the Governor’s Office.
SUNY Oswego students, faculty members and staff who will attend classes or work on campus will be asked to agree to the Oswego Forward Pledge, which will require all students and employees to:
We will continue to stress that all members of our campus community:
The residential student experience will remain rich, dynamic, student-centered and focused on nurturing the social-emotional needs of the residential population through the creation of “Pod” family-style living groups.
Additional information, including guidelines for student-athletes, will soon be shared in an email from Dr. Jerri Howland, the college’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
Operations will resume to serve all residential students and residential staff who will be assigned a dining time and a specific dining hall. They will have the option to:
SUNY Oswego will adhere to CDC and State guidelines related to cleaning, providing protective barriers, controlling foot traffic flows, and using elevators and stairwells.
Health and Safety
Safety is our top priority. SUNY Oswego will follow all federal, state and local health standards in our academic spaces, residential and dining halls and other facilities to reduce health risks to the best of the college’s ability. We are making plans for campus safety, including protocols for testing, sanitization, protective equipment, social distancing and other safety measures.
We are committed to delivering high quality academic experiences. This fall, we plan to deliver a blend of online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. Students will receive additional communication confirming the instruction format of the classes they will be taking. If necessary, we’ll be prepared to transition all courses to online delivery.
The Campus Experience
The Oswego experience is built on a model that encourages deep learning by surrounding students, faculty and staff with an environment that allows connections, exploration, discovery and understanding. Residential, dining and social experiences, and student support services will be available but delivery will be modified to ensure the health and safety of our campus community.
People from every corner of our college community have been focusing, planning and envisioning how to move “Oswego Forward.” Three groups, the COVID-19 Task Force, Academic Planning Committee, and the Health and Safety (Restart) Group were assembled to lead restart efforts. These groups consist of faculty governance leaders, faculty members, staff and administrators from all divisions of the college.
Several members of SUNY Oswego’s Health and Safety Group attend or convene weekly meetings with medical experts from local hospitals. Campus leaders and Health and Safety Group members also regularly consult with and share restart strategies with local higher education, medical, business and civic leaders.
Our Student Emergency Fund provides financial support to students facing unanticipated expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will meet immediate student needs. This fund is made possible by generous donations from the SUNY Oswego Community, we are #TogetherOZ.
These funds are available to any SUNY Oswego student who needs extra resources for a wide range of expenses or shortages that arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic . Email the Dean of Students to request funds.