Unvaccinated Students

Farmingdale State College has been remarkably successful in dealing with the ongoing public health crisis. Your cooperation will allow us to safely move to a much more normal and extensive campus experience.

The State University of New York (SUNY) is continuing its policy that requires all students engaged in in-person learning or having any on-campus presence to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. If you are already vaccinated, please Upload Your Proof of Vaccination.

Update Your Information

The most important thing to being an FSC student is to always be in the know. Ensure your contact information is up-to-date and check to make sure you are signed up to receive text message notifications from the College to receive important need-to-know information, including weather emergencies, important deadlines, and other essential items.

Vaccine Mandate

All SUNY students who plan to have an on-campus presence, including any use of campus facilities, must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Such students may receive any of the three vaccines available in the United States (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson).

The College has the discretion to create additional health and safety restrictions as it deems appropriate and has elected to require masks, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public settings.

Students participating in applied learning experiences will be required to comply with the vaccination policies of their host site. This includes all levels of clinical and allied health training and educator preparation.

Winter 2022 Semester

Students must be full vaccinated and submit proof of complete vaccination. To be considered fully vaccinated by the first day of the winter intersession, you must receive the first dose of your vaccine by November 23 if choosing Moderna, November 30 if choosing Pfizer, or December 21 if choosing Johnson and Johnson to allow for sufficient time for both a possible second dose and a 14-day period after the last vaccination in the series.

Vaccine First Vaccine No Later Than Second Vaccine No Later Than
Moderna November 23, 2021 December 21, 2021
Pfizer November 30, 2021 December 21, 2021
Johnson and Johnson December 21, 2021  

Students who fail to comply with the vaccine mandate and are not given a medical or religious exemption by January 4, 2022 will be disenrolled from in-person classes subject to the refund policy.

Spring 2022 Semester

Students must be full vaccinated and submit proof of complete vaccination. To be considered fully vaccinated by the first day of the Spring semester, you must receive the first dose of your vaccine by December 20 if choosing Moderna, December 27 if choosing Pfizer or January 17 if choosing Johnson and Johnson to allow for sufficient time for both a possible second dose and a 14-day period after the last vaccination in the series.

Vaccine First Vaccine No Later Than Second Vaccine No Later Than
Moderna December 20, 2021 January 17, 2022
Pfizer December 27 2021 January 17, 2022
Johnson and Johnson January 17, 2022  

Students who fail to comply with the vaccine mandate and are not given a medical or religious exemption by January 31, 2022 will be disenrolled from in-person classes subject to the refund policy.

Vaccine Verification & Waiver

Medical or religious exemptions may be requested by qualifying students. In order to have an exemption request considered, students must submit such requests by December 1, 2021. Students with approved medical or religious exemptions should be aware that they may be excluded from all in-person classes and activities at the College’s discretion should a COVID-19 outbreak occur at the campus. If you have questions please email covidexemption@farmingdale.edu. 

  • Medical Exemption: Medical Exemptions must come from a licensed healthcare provider (MD, DO, NP, PA).
  • Religious Exemption: Students who hold genuine religious beliefs that are contrary to COVID-19 vaccination fill out a religious waiver. The student must explain how receiving the COVID-19 vaccination conflicts with the student’s deeply held religious belief or practice. 

Masking

The College is requiring that all students, faculty, and staff wear face coverings at all times within indoor settings when on campus. Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Face coverings include but are not limited to, cloth (e.g. homemade sewn, quick cut, bandana), surgical masks, N-95 respirators, and face shields used in conjunction with an acceptable face covering that covers both the nose and mouth – standard face shields should NOT be used alone.

Testing

All students with an on-campus presence who are not fully vaccinated are required to be tested weekly for possible COVID infection.

The Health and Wellness Center is offering free testing in the Campus Center Student Lounge:

  • Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you cannot make it to the on-campus pooled testing, you are required to obtain a test and submit the results to the Health & Wellness Center through the COVID 19 test results link.

If you had a Positive COVID test within 90 days you will be excused from testing for 90 days from the date you had the positive COVID test performed. You will need to upload the positive COVID test result to the Student Testing Upload Form.  

Daily COVID Screening Form

Unvaccinated students members are required to complete the Daily COVID Screening Form on those days they are present on campus.

Distancing

Unvaccinated individuals are required to practice social distancing at all times on campus when feasible.

COVID Positive

Please complete the self-reporting form and upload your positive COVID result to to Student Testing Upload Form.

The Health and Wellness Center will contact students for information and guidance after receiving the self-reporting form.

The College will conduct contact tracing and notify individuals who have been identified as potentially being exposed. Due to federal HIPPA laws, the identity of those who are diagnosed with COVID-19 cannot be disclosed and the College is limited in the amount of information it can make public in such situations.

A/B Schedule

The College has collapsed the A/B week schedule; these classes will now meet on campus and in-person every week. The A/B course schedule will remain in place for registration purposes and will resume, if a resurgence of the virus occurs. The A/B schedule allows for students to attend in-person instruction every other week alternating with livestream virtual attendance.

Precautionary Quarantine

Unvaccinated individuals are required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19.  Should an individual begin to experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they should remain home and contact their primary healthcare provider for guidance. Students should also fill out the self-reporting form.

Student COVID Sanctions

Farmingdale State College (FSC) remains committed to ensuring a healthy campus environment for all members of its community. Pursuant to guidance issued by the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Office, the Office of the Dean of Students intends to address COVID-19 related behaviors that threaten or endanger the health and safety of others. FSC has developed modified disciplinary guidance for all students.

Mental Health

Campus Mental Health Services (CMHS) remains committed to providing clinical services to the Farmingdale State College student community as we continue to adjust to the challenges posed by this pandemic. 

Resources & Forms

Bulleted List included here of resources and forms for unvaccinated students

Last Modified 11/16/21