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STUDENT VACCINATION REQUIREMENT FOR FALL 2022 SEMESTER

In alignment with SUNY’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all students coming to campus for classes or who have a regular campus presence, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Vaccines are available throughout Suffolk County. Please refer to this link: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine

Starting October 17, 2022 students with only one dose of the vaccine will receive a reminder that they must complete the vaccine series in order to maintain their on-campus presence.  The letter will be sent from central student affairs in the same manner that MMR and Meningitis reminders are sent.  Those students who have not complied by November 9, 2022 will have a hold placed on their account for registration for on-campus classes. 

Brief Summary of COVID-19 Student Requirements for Fall 2022

A big part of achieving your academic goals means staying healthy throughout the semester. Below, we’ve summarized student on-campus expectations for the fall. The summary information below is further explained in greater detail through this website.

1) Please Choose an Online Schedule If You Choose Not to Be Vaccinated

We are pleased to offer many courses completely online. Students who do not plan to be vaccinated are encouraged to build a schedule using one of our online options.

2) We Believe That You Belong at SUNY Suffolk!

By working together, we can make this upcoming semester successful for everybody.

If you have any questions, please see one of our counselors or advisors before completing your schedule.

3) Masking is Optional on Campus

Masks are not required on campus, in classrooms, inside college buildings, labs, offices, common spaces, or in crowded outdoor settings and venues. Masking on campus is optional for all members of our community. It is anticipated that many employees and students alike may desire to continue using masks in indoor settings. Members of the Suffolk community have many different reasons to continue or discontinue masking. Individual needs and differences should be respected and mutually supported.

Faculty, staff, and students who are unvaccinated, or care for family members with a heightened risk for illness, are encouraged to continue to wear a mask.


SUNY Suffolk is welcoming students back this fall with more on-campus classes

For the fall 2022 semester, SUNY Suffolk is offering classes in a variety of instructional delivery methods to meet student needs. Here is a brief explanation of how each modality works:

Face-to-face classes—the traditional classroom experience, with instruction provided by the professor in a classroom with other students. Many face-to-face classes will be offered at all three campuses in Brentwood, Selden and Riverhead and at the College’s two downtown satellite centers in Sayville and Riverhead.  

Combined Online—50% Online and 50% Real-Time Online meeting times with your instructor.

Blended—partly on campus and partly Online or Real-Time Online, used mostly for labs and performance courses.

Online—instruction is provided by the professor through Blackboard, the College’s online learning management system. Students interact with faculty and complete assignments working on their own time, while adhering to course deadlines.

Real-Time Online—recreates a classroom experience with your instructor and other class members coming together for live virtual instruction at regularly scheduled days and times.

You are encouraged to continue to monitor this website for updates.

TIMELY STUDENT INFORMATION FOR FALL '22