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Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

An Update to Our Fall and Spring Plans

In light of new directives from SUNY and the State of New York, I want to communicate our plans and requirements for the balance of the fall semester and provide some preliminary information about the spring 2021 term.

FSC will adhere to its fall 2020 academic calendar which extends beyond Thanksgiving. Following the Thanksgiving break, classes and labs will resume in their current format— remote, online, hybrid or in-person—on Monday, November 30, and for the balance of the semester.

Both prior to and after the Thanksgiving break, all students with an on-campus class or presence will be required to participate in a mandatory COVID test, or provide the College with a negative test result. 

SUNY has also issued new guidance and requirements that will have an impact on our spring 2021 academic calendar. Unfortunately, this will require the cancellation of our spring break. Further details will be forthcoming shortly and will be communicated by email and posted to the COVID-19 Hub on the FSC website.

We will continue our schedule of COVID testing and mandatory wearing of face coverings and social distancing. Compliance with these and all other healthcare precautions is expected. 

As we approach the end of the semester, it is more important than ever that those who are on campus complete the COVID-19 screening tool. The tool takes only about one minute to complete and can be accessed here.

FSC students and staff have shown great care and good judgement in taking steps to protect our campus community. The pandemic environment continues to be challenging and I appreciate your cooperation in these difficult times.



Farmingdale State College looks forward to the start of the fall semester and our return to campus. Our top priority is the health and safety of our campus community. As we all strive to do our part to keep each other safe, please read and sign the Pre-arrival Agreement being sent to all students. Our goal is to protect your families, classmates, friends, faculty, and staff.

Please check your FSC email for your Pre-Arrival Agreement. We are all in this together!


SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker

As part of the reopening of SUNY campuses across New York State, SUNY schools are answering the call for transparency and public safety by providing statistics on the COVID-19 case count at each SUNY campus and community.

To view an up-to-date dashboard that provides data on the COVID-19 testing of this and other SUNY colleges and universities visit the SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker.


Last Modified 11/10/20