March 5, 2021
To the Campus Community:
Farmingdale State College regularly receives questions about its plans for the fall
2021 term. We are pleased to report that FSC anticipates that at least three-quarters
of its courses will have a face-to-face component in fall 2021. This will permit nearly
all of our students to have a substantial on-campus academic experience in classes
and labs. The College will do this while meeting or exceeding SUNY and NYS public
health requirements. Farmingdale also expects to significantly increase its residence
hall occupancy with priority given to students who live 50 miles from campus, or are
enrolled in specific academic programs that are delivered largely or exclusively on
campus. Our current plan is to accommodate approximately 400 residential students
in the fall term. The College reserves the right to withdraw offers for housing based
on the need to respond to COVID healthcare protocols.
To date, Farmingdale has had one of SUNY's most successful plans for addressing the
COVID emergency. We are confident in our capacity to safely return to a high level
of on-campus instruction in the fall, complete with health and safety protocols.