Information for Students & Parents

Credit & Refunds on Spring 2020 Semester Costs

The College is providing you guidance on the credits and refunds to be provided for the spring 2020 semester. We appreciate your patience as we work to implement this SUNY-wide plan. Credits and refund approaches will be finalized as soon as possible. Learn more about the credits and refunds to be provided for the spring 2020 semester.

Farmingdale State College currently has access to many services that can assist you in transitioning your learning to a distance-learning format. This website is a starting point for information and resources available to students and parents to assist with the process.

Registration

Registration for Fall 2020 will open on March 30 as planned.

  • To view your specific registration appointment date, please access the email that was sent to you on March 3.
  • Review your degree audit before you registered to make sure you are fulfilling your course requirements. Use DegreeWorks to do this.
  • Contact your advisor or chairperson of your program with any questions regarding course requirements.
  • If you have any questions, email the Registrar’s Office at regoffice@farmingdale.edu.

Laboratory, Clinical, & Flight Classes

For students enrolled in laboratory, clinical and flight courses, your instructors will be informing you as to how those classes will be managed.  Many of these classes have been converted to a distance learning format for the remainder of the semester. If possible, others will continue to be offered in a face-to-face format using social distancing once campus operations resume. Some due to the nature of the discipline will have to be postponed until further notice.

Technology Needs

  • Easy Access through myFSC
    • The myFSC Dashboard is located in the top right-hand side of the Farmingdale State College website. This dashboard is curated for Students, Faculty and Staff and has the latest information about what is going on around campus. It also provides direct access to many important resources, including Banner, SUNY Time and Attendance, email, Blackboard, Degree Works, CRM Advise, etc. These resources are located on the left navigation menu, once you are signed into myFSC.
  • Technology Needs
    • We understand the transition to distance learning will be unfamiliar to students who have not previously studied online. Students should be reassured that the College is working as quickly as possible to address your technology needs. 
    • For questions from students needing access to technology, contact us.
  • Free Internet
    • The FCC recently announced a Keep Americans Connected Pledge. In response, a number of Internet Service Providers have announced programs to provide free home Internet Access to students. Many are also opening up their WiFi hotspots to all users.
  • A Note About Cybercrimes
    • During times of crisis cyber criminals will attempt to exploit you. The coronavirus is no exception. There are emails circulating about COVID-19 information luring you click on a fraudulent links or give up sensitive information. Stay vigilante and be cautious. If you are unsure send the email to the helpdesk, so we can check its validity.
  • Still Need Help?
    • For any other questions about college supported email and software services, email helpdesk@farmingdale.edu or call 934-420-2754

Distance Learning

  • Blackboard
    • Logging Into Blackboard - This Video: "Logging into Blackboard" is a tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to log into Farmingdale State College's Blackboard LMS
    • For blackboard-related and other distance learning related questions contact the Distance Learning department at distancelearning@farmingdale.edu. This email will be answered between Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM.
    • For after-hours service, contact Open SUNY Helpdesk; available Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 12 AM; Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM; Sundays 1 PM to 9 PM: 1-844-673-6786 or helpdesk@opensuny.suny.edu.
  • Live, Drop-in Sessions to help with the basics of distance-learning instructions.

Advisement

  • Students requiring advisement should contact their faculty or staff advisor.
  • Advising sessions can be held remotely.
  • Students who are unsure who their advisor is, should contact their academic department for this information.
  • Students who are advised by the Academic Advisement Information Center (AAIC)should contact them directly to discuss advising sessions.

Student Support Services

Please be mindful that student services during this COVID-19 environment will be, in some instances, noticeably different in availability and scope. Many services are available online and from a distance. Visit each of the departments website to see how they are responding and ready to assist.

Library, Bookstore, & Textbook Resources

  • Greenley Library staff are available 7 days a week to provide assistance on using library resources or finding access to online textbooks. Please email reference@farmingdale.edu with any questions.
  • VitalSource helps is a program designed to support students who may have lost access to course materials due to a campus moving to distance-learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Barnes & Noble is offering free digital access to textbooks for students who may need it.
  • The Barnes & Noble College Bookstorewould like to reassure all of their rental customers that they are here to support you. If you've rented your textbooks, they can be shipped back to the store at the end of the semester using the prepaid shipping label available on their site.

Previous Full Messages

Dear Students:

We continue to address technology and other needs you may have as we move to a distance learning environment, wherever possible, when classes resume Monday, March 30. Please review the following information.

Classes will resume on March 30. Please be prepared to receive instruction via a distance learning format. Faculty will be in contact with their students with specific information about the mode of delivery and how to find their course content. If you have not heard from your instructor by March 27 please contact the academic department chair or school dean.

  • For blackboard-related and other distance learning related questions contact distancelearning@farmingdale.edu. This email will be answered between Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM.
  • For after-hours service, contact Open SUNY Helpdesk; available Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 12 AM; Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM; Sundays 1 PM to 9 PM: 1-844-673-6786 or helpdesk@opensuny.suny.edu.
  • For questions from students needing access to technology, contact us.
  • For questions about other technology-related matters, contact helpdesk@farmingdale.edu

How to find and log into Blackboard LMS: · Go to www.farmingdale.edu

  • Click on myFSC at the top right corner
  • Login with FSC credentials · Click on Blackboard from the left navigation menu on the next page
  • From there, you will click on Courses and see your course site(s) This Video: "Logging into Blackboard" a video tutorial is available with step-by-step instructions on how to log into Farmingdale State College's Blackboard LMS.

The FCC recently announced a Keep Americans Connected Pledge. In response, a number of Internet Service Providers have announced programs to provide free home Internet Access to students. Many are also opening up their WiFi hotspots to all users

Greenley Library is closed at this time, but Library staff are on-call 86 hours a week to provide assistance. Go to www.farmingdale.edu/library for more info and to access online library resources.

Barnes & Noble is partnering with VitalSource.com, which is providing free online access to most textbooks until May 25. Create an account and search for your textbooks to add up to seven texts to your free bookshelf.  For instructions, go to https://www.farmingdale.edu/health-wellness-center/coronavirus/pdf/vital-source.pdf.

If your textbook is not in VitalSource, email the reference@farmingdale.edu with the Book Title and Course Number and Library staff will get back to you with access options.

Farmingdale State College cares deeply about the health, safety, and well-being of our campus community. The College wants to keep you up-to-date on developments in the Academic area as we prepare for the resumption of classes.

Registration

Registration for Fall 2020 will open on March 30 as planned. To view your specific registration appointment date, please access the email that was sent to you on March 3. If you have any questions, email the Registrar’s Office at regoffice@farmingdale.edu.

It is imperative that you review your degree audit before, after and whenever you make schedule changes to ensure that all courses you register for are fulfilling course requirements. To check your degree audit, log on to DegreeWorks.

If you should have any questions regarding course requirements, please contact your advisor or the chairperson of your program. Advisement contact information is available in the registration appointment email that was sent to you on March 3.

All Classes

Classes will resume on March 30. Please be prepared to receive instruction via a distance learning format. Faculty will be in contact with their students with specific information about the mode of delivery and how to find their course content. If you have not heard from your instructor by March 27 please contact the academic department chair or school dean

Laboratory, Clinical, & Flight Classes

For students enrolled in laboratory, clinical and flight courses, your instructors will be informing you as to how those classes will be managed.  Many of these classes have been converted to a distance learning format for the remainder of the semester. If possible, others will continue to be offered in a face-to-face format using social distancing once campus operations resume. Some due to the nature of the discipline will have to be postponed until further notice.

Technology Needs

We understand the transition to distance learning will be unfamiliar to students who have not previously studied online. Students should be reassured that the College is working as quickly as possible to address your technology needs. 

  • For blackboard-related and other distance learning related questions contact distancelearning@farmingdale.edu. This email will be answered between Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM.
    • For after-hours service, contact Open SUNY Helpdesk; available Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 12 AM; Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM; Sundays 1 PM to 9 PM: 1-844-673-6786 or helpdesk@opensuny.suny.edu.
  • For questions from students needing access to technology, contact us.
  • For questions about other technology-related matters, contact helpdesk@farmingdale.edu

Please continue to check the students tab on the coronavirus website for the most up-to-date information and resources. www.farmingdale.edu/coronavirus