Fall 2020


Masks required, wash hands, remain six feet apart

Some offices, bookstore open on limited basis; all others accepting virtual appointments.

Beginning Aug. 10, the enrollment services offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Success (advising) and Student Accounts (Bursar),
and the Barnes & Noble Bookstore will be open for in-person visits on a limited basis from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All offices and services remain available remotely,
and books can be ordered online and shipped free of charge. This limited opening will allow students to drop off required paperwork, including Financial Aid-requested documents, Immunization Records and Certificates of Residency, and/or to make tuition payments. There will be a limited number of in-person appointments available
for the offices of Admissions (admission@sunyacc.edu), Financial Aid (finaid@sunyacc.edu), Student Success (advising@sunyacc.edu), Accessibility Services (access@sunyacc.edu), Continuing Education/Non-Credit Classes (conted@sunyacc.edu) and Saratoga Campus (wilton@sunyacc.edu), and they must be scheduled before visiting campus.    

Visitors must adhere to social distancing and safety protocols, including wearing a mask, at all times.

Call our communications hub for help at 866-977-1445.

Daily Health Screening Form for Employees



SUNY Adirondack is excited to share its updated schedule of courses for the Fall 2020 semester. See the full list of courses for the fall semester.


The Fall 2020 schedule contains the following options:

Typical course offerings:

  • Traditional (TR)  – Coursework meeting 100 percent on campus
  • Hybrid (HY) – Coursework meeting 50 percent (min) on campus; remaining asynchronous
  • Online (ON) – Coursework 100 percent asynchronous


New course offerings:

  • Remote Synchronous (RS) – Coursework meeting 100% percent via Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate (BBCO) or WebEx
  • Remote Online (RO) – Coursework meeting 50 percent (min) via Zoom, BBCO or WebEx; remaining asynchronous


To support students' understanding of these new course offerings, a virtual campus type has been added. The virtual campus encompasses the RS and RO course options and indicates to a student that no campus access is required but there is a day and time commitment.

When searching for a campus in Banner, one will see:

  • Queensbury – Traditional and hybrid courses offered everywhere except Saratoga
  • Saratoga – Traditional and hybrid courses only offered in Saratoga
  • Online – 100 percent asynchronous courses (for all sections of a course)
  • Virtual – Remote synchronous and  remote online courses

See a sample here:

Eddy Rondack and a few of his friends wanted to show you what to expect on campus this fall. 


We understand that you might have questions. Please submit your questions about the fall semester. Our advisors will contact you as soon as possible with a response.

SUNY Adirondack will begin its Fall 2020 semester on Sept. 9, offering classes both remotely and in person, with dual goals of helping students achieve their academic goals on time and protecting the health of students, faculty, staff and the broader community.

The semester format takes into account the latest health and safety information from state and federal public health officials, recognizing the college’s diverse and primarily commuter student population. College officials incorporated lessons learned and academic outcomes witnessed during the Spring 2020 semester, during which classes transitioned from on-campus to remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have a special responsibility: To protect our students, faculty and staff, including the many who commute to campus and live with and take care of other family members, and to provide our students with the high-quality learning experience that will help them achieve their academic goals on time,” said SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy. “Therefore, we will leverage our years of experience delivering instruction in alternative modes to provide a mix of remote learning offerings that include traditional online, live remote, and small, in-person classes to support our students’ academic momentum and growth.’’

SUNY Adirondack has the full schedule of Fall 2020 classes available here

The Fall 2020 plan was developed by the college’s COVID-19 Task Force in consultation with faculty and staff, the Warren County department of health services and was certified by the State University of New York. READ THE REOPENING PLAN.

*NOTE: All plans are subject to change based on guidelines provided by New York state, State University of New York, and regional public health experts. 


How will classes be conducted during the Fall semester?

SUNY Adirondack will offer courses on campus and remotely. Fall courses that include hands-on laboratory or studio instruction, such as art, music, culinary, science and technology, where practicable, will include face-to-face instruction in a modified format (reducing density to 50 percent of each laboratory space capacity).


How will the Nursing program be conducted?

Nursing classes that involve hands-on lab work will provide face-to-face instruction in a modified format, with classes adhering to the 50 percent capacity guidelines. For all clinical assignments, the Nursing program will follow host site health guidelines.


When will classes begin and end?

The fall semester will begin Sept. 9 and the last day of finals is expected to be Dec. 23. Note: The college is prepared to revert to all remote in the event of a significant outbreak, if health officials recommend such an action.


Will the library and open computing lab be available to students?

Yes, both will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff will monitor volume to ensure less than 50 percent capacity at any given time. Hours will be monitored and adjusted as needed, but are scheduled as follows: 

  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday (IT Help Desk opens at 7:30 a.m.)
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday (IT Help Desk opens at 7:30 a.m.)
  • Closed Saturday
  • 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday 

Note: Days and times are subject to change as needed. 


*NOTE: All plans are subject to change based on guidelines provided by New York state, State University of New York and regional public health experts. 

Will athletics be offered this fall?

To protect the health and safety of the college’s student athletes, staff and faculty, the college is postponing all fall athletic competition. The college plans to resume competitive play in January; however, decisions around winter and spring sports will be influenced by emerging health and safety guidelines in coming months.


Will on-campus student activities be allowed?

Yes. Remote and in-person activities will be scheduled to allow all students to participate in a remote, safe manner. For students living on campus, small in-person activities are being considered. Students will be expected to wear facial coverings at campus events at which social distancing cannot be maintained. These protocols may be modified, based on guidance from the state.


Will public (non-student) events be held on campus?

No large public gatherings on campus are being scheduled at this time, but that may change as health officials advise. When visitors are permitted to enter campus, building entrances will be limited, screening at entry points will be in place, as much as practicable, and include a series of questions for visitors to disclose potential exposure or symptoms that could prohibit entry. Until further notice, masks will be expected to be worn on campus whenever social distancing cannot be achieved and this will also apply to the general public. 


*NOTE: All plans are subject to change based on guidelines provided by New York state, State University of New York and regional public health experts. 

Is the on-campus Barnes & Noble Bookstore open? 

The Bookstore is opened limited hours, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Aug. 10. However, to keep in-person visits to a limit, the Bookstore is offering FREE SHIPPING of book orders to your home for the Fall 2020 semester. We strongly encourage students to order their books online to help limit contact and facilitate safety protocols.


To do so, log into the Student Portal, then follow this step-by-step visual guide.



Is the Office of Continuing Education open?

The Office of Continuing Education is currently phasing back to an on-campus presence after several months of working remotely. Walk-in traffic will be permitted  Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Aug. 11. Please continue to check our webpage for the most up-to-date information about office hours and availability.


Will non-credit Continuing Education courses be held this fall?

Yes. Most of the courses for fall will take place online, but some programs will be offered in person.* The College is implementing a variety of practices and protocols to help keep students, faculty and staff safe and healthy. Face masks will be required on campus, indoors and when social distancing is not possible. If you are attending a class on campus, read the signs posted and follow the information relayed to you by your instructor. Please check our Fall 2020 course catalog.


Does Continuing Education offer any non-credit online courses?

Yes. For more information, please visit Continuing Education’s Online Offerings page.


*NOTE: All plans are subject to change based on guidelines provided by New York state, State University of New York and regional public health experts. 

Will college facilities be open and available for rent and use by external groups this Fall?

College facilities are already open and available for rent and use by external groups. We are following the rule of 50 percent capacity for any given space, plus 6 feet of social distancing. We are able to accommodate a range of capacities across our different spaces. We are also following state and local guidelines for enhanced cleaning and safety protocols. Our Events Coordinator is available to discuss your specific needs. Please email events@sunyacc.edu or call 518-743-2296. For additional information about space rentals, please visit our Events Services webpage


How will SUNY Adirondack ensure a clean, safe and healthy environment for gatherings?

SUNY Adirondack is:

  • Requiring all employees to complete a health questionnaire daily.
  • Following state and local guidelines.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing all facilities, including shared spaces and restrooms, according to required protocols using supplies that meet new standards.
  • Providing hand-sanitizing stations for personal use.
  • Posting procedural signage.
  • Arranging meeting and event setups with careful attention to 6-foot social distancing guidelines.
  • Implementing one-way entry and exiting whenever possible to reduce social density.
  • Requiring mask or face covering use.
  • Maintaining seating charts for potential contract tracing.
  • Providing individualized catering services with limited contact delivery.
  • Offering technology and equipment for remote access via Zoom to in-person meetings and events for a hybrid format if desired.


What actions will be required of guests while on campus for meetings and events?

All guests to SUNY Adirondack's campuses will be required to:

  • Complete our health questionnaire upon arrival.
  • Wear a mask or face covering at all times, except when eating or drinking.
  • Maintain 6-foot social distancing whenever possible, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Use their assigned seat for the duration of the event.
  • Wash hands frequently and use hand-sanitizing stations.
  • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Adhere to no more than two individuals in the restrooms at any one time.
  • Notify the Events Coordinator of any questions or concerns they have.  

Will on-campus housing be available?

The college’s Residence Hall will open at less than 50 percent capacity (fewer than 200 students) to support students in need of housing and allow them direct access to campus resources. Each resident will have a private bedroom and bathroom. Details are in progress and will be announced as soon as possible.


*NOTE: All plans are subject to change based on guidelines provided by New York state, State University of New York and regional public health experts. 

Will the dining hall be open for students with classes on campus?

The college’s dining services provider, Chartwells, plans to provide modified dining options. Chartwells has developed a tiered approach for reopening. All employees and diners will be required to wear masks except while seated at a table. Self-serve options will be limited, and seating capacity will be reduced to 50 percent. Most items will be available to students for takeout, if they prefer.


Will the SUNY Adirondack child care center be open?

The college contracts with Warren County Head Start to provide on-campus child care and such services will be available with smaller class sizes to ensure the health and safety of children. For more information, contact Shari Marci at director@wchsny.org.


Will the college provide technology for remote learning to students in need?

Yes. The college has a significant number of laptops, Chromebooks and other technology to support students in a remote learning environment. Students seeking assistance should email advising@sunyacc.edu


What is the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund?

SUNY Adirondack is dispersing CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds for students registered in an academic program for Fall 2020. Please check your SUNY Adirondack email for details on how to apply or go to https://www.sunyacc.edu/CARES-Act. If you have questions, please email CARESAct@sunyacc.edu.


Will students be required to wear masks while on campus and in classrooms?

Yes. Facial coverings will be required for employees, students and visitors indoors, except in private offices or single-use spaces. They are also required outside if social distancing of at least six feet cannot be achieved. All students will be provided with two reusable face coverings as part of a welcome packet. Offices that will be open to the public will be provided with disposable masks to distribute to visitors if they arrive on campus without a face covering.


Will there be mandatory temperature checks (or testing) when students arrive on campus?

A daily screening process will be conducted for all students and employees. The final details are forthcoming and will be shared as soon as available. 


How will the college monitor faculty and staff for COVID-19?

Employees whose jobs require them to be on campus will be required to complete an online COVID-19 safety training for employees before coming back to work on campus. Employees will be required to submit a daily, online self-screening attestation. If an employee has tested positive, has been exposed or has symptoms, they will go home (or stay home) and report to HR immediately. 


Will the protocols for the Queensbury campus apply to SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary Arts Center in Glens Falls and its Saratoga campus?

All the college’s buildings and locations will follow the same protocols.


When will the Saratoga campus be open?

Beginning Aug. 10, the Saratoga campus will be open limited hours, from 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, closed Friday. To limit contact and help maintain social distancing, it is still recommended to conduct all transactions possibly online and to make appointments before arriving in person.


Will the protocols for the Queensbury campus apply to SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary Arts Center in Glens Falls and its Saratoga campus?

All the college’s buildings and locations will follow the same protocols.

Will the college’s restaurant, Seasoned, be open for dining this fall?

Seasoned is scheduled to open Oct. 7 for dining, following the state protocols in place for restaurants. Lunch service is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with dinner planned from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The bake shop will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.