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Summer and Fall 2021

Fredonia is actively planning for Summer and Fall 2021. Check back frequently for updates.

Information on this page reflects the current plans for fall, not the final plans! Check back often for updates.


Summer, 2021 information for employees


Fall, 2021 information 

What will course instruction in the fall look like?

The campus is planning for a return to normal course scheduling in the fall. Students will be able to choose from the standard modalities offered by the college. In a typical semester, the majority of the campus courses are face-to-face, with some hybrid and some online courses. Students can check the attribute codes in YourConnection to determine the modality of a course.

Can students choose to take remote classes?

Students should consult with their advisor regarding fall registration. Since we are returning to our normal schedules and class modalities, there will be a limited number of online classes available. Fredonia is not planning to offer remote synchronous classes in the fall. 

What is the status of study abroad?

Study abroad information

What should international students know?

International students information

Will there be any restrictions in the residence halls?

At this time, no restrictions to students living in the residence hall are anticipated. Final decisions will be made prior to students returning for fall term in alignment with SUNY guidance and expectations. 

Move-in dates and times

What in-person events and activities will be offered?

At this time, we are planning to allow in-person activities for clubs and organizations. When we have specific guidance, we will share it with you so that you can find the right clubs and organizations that you are passionate about.

Will the dining halls allow dine in?

Yes, FSA is planning to allow a mix of dine-in and takeout services. Cranston Marche will be dine-in only all-you-care to eat and the Williams Center will be dine-in or takeout. Seating in each location will depend on capacity guidelines in effect at the start of the semester.

Will students be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Governor Cuomo recently announced SUNY and CUNY would require vaccinations for all students attending in-person classes this fall. The mandate is contingent upon the vaccines receiving full FDA approval, as well as SUNY Board action. Right now, vaccines are approved through the FDA's emergency use authorization process. More information will be forthcoming.

Will students and employees be required to wear masks?

Pursuant to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask or socially distance on campus. Nothing, however, prohibits fully vaccinated individuals from continuing the use of masks if they choose. 

Individuals who are not vaccinated or fully vaccinated are responsible for continuing to wear masks on campus and should, where practicable, continue to observe social distancing in indoor settings, such as instructional space (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, studios).