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Campus Services and Activities

While the majority of in-person events and activities have been suspended this semester to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are still many ways to connect and engage in a dynamic student life experience while maintaining social distance.

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  • Swetman Gym is open for recreational activities including shoot around basketball, badminton, and pickleball. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. Participants are required to show that they are up to date via the COVID-19 testing verification app, have completed their daily health screening, and to show their college ID. Masks and social distancing are always required, no guests are permitted at this time. Visit the Campus Recreation site to learn more and make a reservation.
  • Beginning February 23 the Marano Campus Center Arena will be used as a temporary fitness center for students and employees. All students and employees who choose to use the fitness center will be required to get tested weekly and show verification that they have tested and received a "yes" badge. To learn more about the hours of operation, membership/reduced rates, new safety protocols and other services available, please visit the Fitness Center website.
  • SUNYAC will resume spring 2021 sports for men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and women’s tennis. These sports will follow the guidelines provided by NCAA, New York State and local departments of health, and the SUNY system. For more information read the SUNYAC Spring 2021 Sports Operational Plan.

Counseling Services

SUNY Oswego’s Counseling Center provides telecounseling and evaluates the appropriateness of in person sessions.

  • Daily crisis appointments are staffed by phone or Zoom
  • Students are permitted to attend face-to-face appointments after proper screening
  • Multiple group counseling options are available
  • Several wellness-focused programs will be held throughout the semester (and open to all students)

We understand that this is an exceptionally challenging time. SUNY has resources to help you get the support you need. Additional resources include:

Student Health Services

  • Student Health Services appointments are made online in the Patient Portal or by phone (315-312-4100).
  • Appointment times are staggered to assist with proper triaging and limiting the volume of students present in Health Services at one time.
  • Non-sick appointments are scheduled in the morning and sick visits are scheduled in the afternoon.
  • Telemedicine is offered and encouraged for non-urgent visits and for students who are exhibiting potential COVID symptoms.
  • PCR testing for COVID-19 is offered in the afternoon to symptomatic students and students that are contacts of a positive.
  • All students seeking general healthcare services from SUNY Oswego’s Health Services Center are screened prior to coming into the Student Health Center with a COVID-19 screening form online through the EHR (electronic health record).
  • Visit the Health Center website for more information on appointments and what to expect when you visit the Health Center for a scheduled appointment.

Events and Lectures

  • All guest speakers and lectures will be conducted virtually.
  • SAPB has made arrangements to move to a mostly virtual activities calendar that will include weekly engagement programs such as e-sports and trivia, and live online events including a spring concert, comedy show and speaker series.
  • Signature co-curricular programs such as the Diversity Speaker Series, Spring Involvement Fair, OzLeads, and Scholar Leader Workshops will continue to be hosted in a virtual format.
  • Commencement is currently planned for Saturday, May 15, 2021. The modality for Commencement will be considered in accordance with guidance from New York State.
  • Visit the campus event calendar to see upcoming events.

Student Clubs and Organizations

  • Registered student organizations will be allowed to host limited, in-person gatherings of 10 or fewer people, and pursuant to NYS guidance. Travel will be prohibited for the spring semester.
  • Internal campus organizations may resume limited in-person events, based on current NYS guidance. Internal campus entities are defined as 1)Recognized Student Organizations, 2) Campus Departments/Staff, 3) Academic Departments/Faculty.
  • Qualifying events would need to meet the following parameters:
    • Masks are required at all times, unless eating or drinking;
    • Social distancing is required;
    • Access to the event is limited to SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff;
    • Pre-registration for the event will be required to ensure attendees are members of the SUNY Oswego community;
    • Programs must qualify as low risk per NYS and CDC guidelines (non-contact functions, parties and dances prohibited, etc.);
    • Marketing for events must include a notice that masks and distancing are required.
  • Campus Life will provide para-professional staffing at each event, and organizers must agree that supervising staff would have the authority to suspend or cancel an event where the above parameters are not being met.

Recreational Activities and Fitness

  • Recreational activities will resume wherever possible in large indoor facilities or outdoors pursuant to NYS guidance on event capacity and duration.
  • Swetman Gym is open for recreational activities including shoot around basketball, badminton, and pickleball. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available. Participants are required to show that they are up to date via the COVID-19 testing verification app, have completed their daily health screening, and to show their college ID. Masks and social distancing are always required, no guests are permitted at this time. Visit the Campus Recreation site to learn more and make a reservation.
  • Beginning February 23 the Marano Campus Center Arena will be used as a temporary fitness center for students and employees. All students and employees who choose to use the fitness center will be required to get tested weekly and show verification that they have tested and received a "yes" badge. To learn more about the hours of operation, membership/reduced rates, new safety protocols and other services available, please visit the Fitness Center website.
  • High-touch or high-contact intramurals as defined by CDC and NYS guidelines will be replaced with socially distanced, individual activities focused on fitness and personal wellness for limited timeframes and by appointment only.
  • Virtual offerings, such as e-sports and wellness tutorials will be used to supplement the programmatic calendar.
  • Group instruction will also shift to online offerings, and extramural sports and travel will be prohibited in the fall semester.

 

Arts and Performances

  • Our performance programs (Music and Theatre) have planned for remote program and performance offerings, however they may consider other modalities if consistent with NYS health and safety guidelines.
  • ARTSwego will host virtual performances throughout the semester, visit their website for more information.

Intramural, Club Sports and Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Intramural and Club Sports are suspended for the spring semester.
  • Intercollegiate Athletics are suspended for the winter semester, however, spring semester athletics are TBD.
  • SUNYAC will resume spring 2021 sports for men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and women’s tennis. These sports will follow the guidelines provided by NCAA, New York State and local departments of health, and the SUNY system. For more information read the SUNYAC Spring 2021 Sports Operational Plan.

Oz Spots

Oz Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, for students to study, and eat with friends. Oz Spots are limited to no more than (6) six students at any one time, and available for no more than 90 minutes at one time.

Sign up for a space or head to one of the Oz-Spot locations on campus and scan the QR code posted at the entry to the space.