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Information for Students

REMINDER: Masks to be worn at all times in buildings and outside across the academic and residential areas of campus

Return to campus checklist

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Important dates Campus Activities Student life information
Living on campus Dining on campus Academics
Academic support Technology support Reed Library
Fitness Center Study Abroad International students
Daily health screenings Surveillance testing information Antigen testing
Compliance of policies Available spaces Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols
Student Emergency Relief Fund Using transportation  

Important dates

  • January 27-28: out-of-state (precautionary quarantine) students move-in 
  • January 30 - February 2: residential students move-in
  • February 3: classes begin
  • May 7: final day of classes
  • May 10-14: final exams

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Campus activities

Several events and activities are available for students starting January 30, both online and in person.  Details about events and fitness center hours can be found online at events.fredonia.edu.

Will campus events be held in the spring of 2021?

Virtual and in-person events will be held in the spring.  Events should be held virtually whenever possible.  In-person student activities must be approved and will be offered on or after February 8, 2021. In-person events will be limited and must conform to all guidelines appropriate for the event or activity proposed. 

What is the process to plan in-person events?

Only virtual activities will be allowed before February 8, 2021 . Clubs that wish to hold an in-person event(s) after February 8, must submit a Return to In-Person Club Activities form, which is available on FREDconnect located under the forms tab.  The proposed in-person student activities will need to include the following information.  

  • How will the club ensure the health and safety of attendees/members?
  • Why does this event need to be held in-person rather than virtually?

The approval or denial of events may change due to NYS, SUNY and national guidelines. Please be patient, as we learn more each day regarding data and the impact of COVID-19 on campus and communities.

How will my group hold general body and eboard meetings?  

All regular and routine business that clubs conduct should be done virtually. The University has procured a license for Zoom or you can use Google Meets.  Clubs must conduct all meetings virtually. 

What rules are there for holding in-person student activities?

  • Any in-person activity must FIRST BE FORMALLY approved. 
  • Events should be no longer than 90 minutes in length (from arrival to departure).
  • Personal face masks must be required for entry into all events. 
  • Social distancing requirements must always be maintained.
  • Groups structured around physical exercise, performance and musical rehearsal/practices will be limited to virtual student activities.
  • Event marketing should remind participants to follow public health guidelines such as wearing a mask, social distancing, and staying home if not feeling well etc. 
  • Student events will be restricted to Fredonia students only with campus ID checked at the door.

What about club sports?

All club sports sanctioned events are on pause until March 2021. Club sports will be reevaluated in March of 2021.  Club sport members may train/exercise virtually or informally. 

What about dance groups?

All dance groups should practice and perform virtually. There will be no public performances in Theatre and Dance.  The department of theatre and dance has set guidelines for classrooms where professors can effectively manage and supervise the class. 

What about intramural sports?

In-person Intramural sports are on-pause for the first two weeks of the spring 2021 semester. It is anticipated that Intramurals will be able to resume safe and low contact/approved activities with appropriate management and supervision from the Intramural staff. 

What about singing/acapella/bands and music groups?

All music groups should practice and perform virtually. 

What about large events?

Any large event (over 50 people) will need to be planned virtually for spring of 2021. The Office of Campus Life can discuss virtual options with your group! Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of all students. 

Will off-campus events be able to occur?

Off campus events will not be permitted for the spring of 2021 semester. In addition, all student organization out-of-state travel will be prohibited this spring.

Can I host a speaker at my event?

All guest artists, speakers, lectures and workshops will be conducted virtually. Off-campus guest artists or speakers are not permitted on campus at events. Groups should implement live streaming (Facebook live or Instagram live) for any in-person program that does not conflict with copyright law or contractual agreements. 

Can groups have catering/food at approved events?

All food must be prepared or approved by FSA or store-bought, individual, pre-packaged non-perishable foods.  

Can outside groups visit campus for club programs?

Student groups may not host outside guests including, but not limited to, other college teams or clubs, speakers, outside instructors, High School/College Prep programs, parents and family, alumni and friends. 

How will my club hold their elections?

Club elections should be facilitated virtually.  The Student Association Office and Office of Campus Life recommends that student groups use online platforms like Zoom (Zoom Information Here), which allows for voting, Google Forms and other free online voting platforms. 

How will the Williams Center (Student Union) operate in spring of 2021?

Gathering spaces, conference rooms and Tim Horton’s/SPOT will have modified seating layouts to promote social distancing. Cleaning will be increased for high touch surfaces. No outside clients will be allowed to hold events.  In addition, commuter students will continue to have a comfortable space to study, eat and relax between courses. A FREDwell lounge is opening in spring of 2021 in S221 of the Williams Center that will offer many resources for mental, physical and social well being. Please look for more details about the FREDwell lounge in early February!

What are the hours of the Williams Center (Student Union) for spring of 2021?

The first and second floors of the Williams Center will be open from 7 am to 9 pm on Mondays through Fridays. Saturday hours are 9 am to 10 pm and Sunday hours are 9 am to 9 pm. Campus Life staffing begins at 1 pm on the weekends for assistance with room reservations, unlocking space, technology and AV.

Will Campus Connections programs (daytime) and WHOA programs (evening/weekend) still take place?

Yes! The Office of Campus Life will hold events for both of these traditional programs. We will use a hybrid model of both virtual and in-person activities. Our assessment from Campus Connections, which was a new initiative last year, shows that students really enjoyed a break during the week. We know that social and emotional wellbeing is enhanced through campus engagement with other students, faculty and staff. 

Can my club still table?

Yes, after February 8, 2021. Please call/email or visit the Campus Life Office to reserve a table. The tabling locations are located in the Williams Center and in McEwen Hall. Only one table is allowed in the Williams Center and two tables are allowed in the McEwen “corners” area. Tables should not be moved under any circumstance. Tabling hours occur from 8 am to 4 pm on Monday through Friday.

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Spring 2021 Student Life FAQs

How will I meet other people during the first week?

Welcome Week Activities are being planned for the first two weeks of classes.  These will be virtual gatherings the first week, and in person activities the second week that are sponsored by the University and Student Association. Please keep an eye out for email correspondence on how to get connected!

Will campus events be held in the spring of 2021?

Virtual and in-person events will be held in the spring.  Events should be held virtually whenever possible.  In-person student activities must be approved and will be offered on or after February 8, 2021. In-person events will be limited and must conform to all guidelines appropriate for the event or activity proposed. 

What is the process to plan in-person events?

Only virtual activities will be allowed before February 8, 2021 . Clubs that wish to hold an in-person event(s) after February 8, must submit a Return to In-Person Club Activities form, which is available on FREDconnect located under the forms tab.  The proposed in-person student activities will need to include the following information.  

  • How will the club ensure the health and safety of attendees/members?
  • Why does this event need to be held in-person rather than virtually?

The approval or denial of events may change due to NYS, SUNY and national guidelines. Please be patient, as we learn more each day regarding data and the impact of COVID-19 on campus and communities.

How will my group hold general body and eboard meetings?  

All regular and routine business that clubs conduct should be done virtually. The University has procured a license for Zoom or you can use Google Meets.  Clubs must conduct all meetings virtually. 

What rules are there for holding in-person student activities?

  • Any in-person activity must FIRST BE FORMALLY approved. 
  • Events should be no longer than 90 minutes in length (from arrival to departure).
  • Personal face masks must be required for entry into all events. 
  • Social distancing requirements must always be maintained.
  • Groups structured around physical exercise, performance and musical rehearsal/practices will be limited to virtual student activities.
  • Event marketing should remind participants to follow public health guidelines such as wearing a mask, social distancing, and staying home if not feeling well etc. 
  • Student events will be restricted to Fredonia students only with campus ID checked at the door.

What about Intramurals and club sports?

Club Sports now have the opportunity to apply to host a co-sponsored in-person event with Intramurals. Here is a link to the Intramurals website, to get an idea of the types of events they had and will host this semester. Co-sponsored events will be supervised by Intramural staff and designed to engage the campus community and cannot be limited to the student group members only. 

  • Student groups need to complete the Intramural Co-Sponsorship Application Form to apply for a co-sponsorship opportunity, ideally two weeks prior to their anticipated event date. 
    • Do not hesitate to apply if you’re considering an event that intramurals doesn’t typically host. They will work with you as much as possible and are open to sport/recreational activities that may not have occurred in the past (and align with safety standards.) 
    • You do not need to complete the FredConnect activity form.
  • Clubs are strongly encouraged to consider outdoor events, whenever possible. Indoor events may be considered. However, there is limited space and that limitation may reduce the maximum number of participants.
  • High-risk events will not be approved. Sport and recreation risk levels, established by the “Reopening New York: Sports & Recreation Guideline,” will be used to determine activity risk levels.  This document also provides guidance on safety measures to abide by. 
    • Please note that any sport or activity that is normally outdoors and is held indoors, will go up one risk level. (i.e. If rock climbing, a low-risk activity, is brought indoors it becomes a moderate risk.)

What about dance groups?

The Multipurpose room can now be used for dance groups that wish to hold events (Facebook or Youtube livestream dance class, performances with virtual audiences for family/friends), etc. All practices and rehearsals should be conducted virtually. Groups may be limited to using the MPR depending on the number of requests received. Dance groups should submit the Return to Club Life Activity form found on FREDconnect.

Dance group expectations: 

  • Dancers must remain at least 8 feet apart at all times and stay in an area/box that is marked on the floor. A map will also be provided by Campus Life. 

  • Masks must be worn at all times

  • No touching during dancing

  • 90-minute time limit per approved event

  • A maximum of 12 dancers per MPR event 

  • Follow CDC guidelines (wear a mask, social distance, avoid close contact)

Campus Life will have student staff at the Welcome Center to assist with any questions, provide sign-in sheets, and support dance groups’ audio/visual needs. Failure to comply with group expectations will result in the loss of MPR space for the spring 2021 semester.

What about singing/acapella/bands and music groups?

All music groups should practice and perform virtually. 

What about large events?

Any large event (over 50 people) will need to be planned virtually for spring of 2021. The Office of Campus Life can discuss virtual options with your group! Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of all students. 

Will off-campus events be able to occur?

Off campus events will not be permitted for the spring of 2021 semester. In addition, all student organization out-of-state travel will be prohibited this spring.

Can I host a speaker at my event?

All guest artists, speakers, lectures and workshops will be conducted virtually. Off-campus guest artists or speakers are not permitted on campus at events. Groups should implement live streaming (Facebook live or Instagram live) for any in-person program that does not conflict with copyright law or contractual agreements. 

Can groups have catering/food at approved events?

All food must be prepared or approved by FSA or store-bought, individual, pre-packaged non-perishable foods.  

Can outside groups visit campus for club programs?

Student groups may not host outside guests including, but not limited to, other college teams or clubs, speakers, outside instructors, High School/College Prep programs, parents and family, alumni and friends. 

How will my club hold their elections?

Club elections should be facilitated virtually.  The Student Association Office and Office of Campus Life recommends that student groups use online platforms like Zoom (Zoom Information Here), which allows for voting, Google Forms and other free online voting platforms. 

How will the Williams Center (Student Union) operate in spring of 2021?

Gathering spaces, conference rooms and Tim Horton’s/SPOT will have modified seating layouts to promote social distancing. Cleaning will be increased for high touch surfaces. No outside clients will be allowed to hold events.  In addition, commuter students will continue to have a comfortable space to study, eat and relax between courses. A FREDwell lounge is opening in spring of 2021 in S221 of the Williams Center that will offer many resources for mental, physical and social well being. Please look for more details about the FREDwell lounge in early February!

What are the hours of the Williams Center (Student Union) for spring of 2021?

The first and second floors of the Williams Center will be open from 7 am to 9 pm on Mondays through Fridays. Saturday hours are 9 am to 10 pm and Sunday hours are 1 pm to 10 pm. Campus Life staffing begins at 1 pm on the weekends for assistance with room reservations, unlocking space, technology and AV.

Will Campus Connections programs (daytime) and WHOA programs (evening/weekend) still take place?

Yes! The Office of Campus Life will hold events for both of these traditional programs. We will use a hybrid model of both virtual and in-person activities. Our assessment from Campus Connections, which was a new initiative last year, shows that students really enjoyed a break during the week. We know that social and emotional wellbeing is enhanced through campus engagement with other students, faculty and staff. 

Can my club still table?

Yes, clubs are able to table (Monday - Friday) during regular business hours (8 am to 4:30 pm). Clubs may reserve a table in the Williams Center or McEwen by contacting Campus Life (PH: 716.673.3143, E: Campus.Life@fredonia.edu) or by visiting the office.  Upon reserving a table, the club will be given instructions on ways to track attendance via a spreadsheet or card reader and how to submit an event proposal through FREDconnect. Clubs may sign out card readers from Campus Life. No more than 2 guests should be standing in front of a table during any given time. Signage will be posted near the tables to assist student groups with instructions to manage visitors in the tabling areas.  Reservable tables have been reduced by 50% to ensure social distancing for the spring 2021 semester. Student volunteers that are staffing the table must not work longer than 90 minutes and must sanitize space when new volunteers arrive to work the space. Tables should not be moved under any circumtance.

 

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Living on campus

Due to the availability of residence hall pool testing we are loosening up visitation restrictions in each residence hall. Our hope is that you find that these changes allow for ease of socialization while maintaining the health and safety that is necessary.
 
Same-Hall Visitation:
  • We will allow same-hall visitation
  • Each resident will be allowed to have one guest (from same-hall) in their bedroom at any given time
  • Each roommate must sign an agreement indicating that they agree with allowing guests (from same-hall) in their bedroom
  • Suite rooms can have a max of 8 students at any one time (from same-hall). All students will be masked.

Masks will need to be worn by residence hall students  anytime they are outside of their bedroom.


Dining on campus

Faculty Student Association (FSA), which oversees dining facilities on the Fredonia campus, has made adjustments to dining operations in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, and the New York State and Chautauqua County Department of Health to insure the safety of customers and staff.

Seating capacity at all dining locations on campus will be at 50%. Spring 2021 campus dining options offered by the FSA include:

  • Cranston Marche, an "all you care to eat" dining hall;
  • Willy C's, a grab and go food court;
  • Mason Hall Cafe;
  • Starbucks;
  • Tim Hortons;
  • Convenience Store. 

The Marche, Willy C's, Starbucks and Tim Hortons offer to-go and dine-in with tables appropriately distanced and capacity reduced. Mason Cafe and the Convenience Store are grab and go locations. 

Customers of dining services will be asked to enter through one entrance, and exit out the other; the doors will be marked appropriately. All social distancing guidelines will need to be adhered to. There will be dots on the floor appropriately spaced to help with social distancing. An FSA staff member will be at the door to monitor occupancy. Because of the occupancy limitations, take-out will be available and encouraged. All customers will be required to wear facial coverings until seated.

Hours of operation available on the FSA website.

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Academics

Approximately 72% of the courses in Fredonia’s Spring 2021 course schedule have some face-to-face component (i.e., fully face-to-face, hybrid, or A/B), and 28% of courses are remote or online. For information on the teaching modality of specific courses, students can search individual courses on YourConnection

Density in classrooms will be reduced by limiting essentially all classrooms to 50 or fewer in-person students, fully utilizing all instructional slots from throughout the day, and assigning classes to classrooms normally utilized for larger classes. Classroom spaces across campus have been "taped" to clarify physical distancing and "instructor zones." Classes will be separated by 20 minutes rather than the usual 10 minutes to decrease congestion in hallways, accommodate teaching and room assignments, and give faculty time to set up classroom technology.

Modality Definitions

  • Face-to-Face: Students will meet in a classroom as scheduled for every class meeting, as advertised in YourConnection. OnCourse may be used for digital interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required.
     
  • Remote: Students will join remotely (no in-person meetings) at the times identified in the course schedule, as advertised in YourConnection.  OnCourse is the home base for all interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required.
  • A/B or A/B/C Model: Students will be assigned cohorts, by the instructor, and cohorts will meet on an alternating schedule. While one cohort meets in-person, during the scheduled time, as advertised in YourConnection, the other cohort(s) will meet remotely or complete assigned tasks. OnCourse is the home base for all digital interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required.
  • Hybrid: Students will meet, with the entire class, in-person a minimum of 50% of the scheduled course dates and times, as advertised in YourConnection. The instructor will identify, in advance, the in-person meeting dates. On days the class does not meet face-to-face, course work (not remote meetings) will be planned. OnCourse is the home base for all digital interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required.
  • Online: Students will not have any required face-to-face or remote meeting times. Online courses will use OnCourse as the home base for all interactions and any digitally provided materials. Physical materials, including textbooks, may still be required. The instructor will set deadlines for completing course material. 

 

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Academic support

Academic Advising Services

Academic Advising Services will be available to meet with students remotely by appointment and will offer Chat with an Advisor Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Google Chat. For questions, please email advising@fredonia.edu or call 716-673-3188.

Disabilities Support Services

The DSS testing room, for Students with Disabilities, will be at a reduced capacity (25%) and have reduced hours in order to meet social distancing guidelines. Students can make an appointment for testing by emailing disability.services@fredonia.edu. The Coordinator of Disability will be available virtually and by appointment only, or through email: disability.services@fredonia.edu

Tutoring Services

All tutoring will be online and available on a drop-in basis via Zoom. For a complete schedule and instructions on how to access tutoring through Zoom, please visit our website at www.fredonia.edu/tutoring. Please direct any questions to tutoring@fredonia.edu.

Full Opportunity Program

Academic advising, success coaching/support and individual tutoring services will be available for all FOP students. Meetings and appointments will be through Google Hangouts or Zoom. Students can schedule an appointment by emailing kimberly.mead-colegrove@fredonia.edu. Virtual “drop in” office hours will be available to students on a daily basis Monday-Friday. 

Registrar’s Office

The office will be open to assist in-person activity, but we will only be able to assist one person at a time and a social distance queue will be available outside the office. The office will also be hosting a drop in Zoom room from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for assisting people in a remote environment. When this room is available, communication will go out to the campus community. Information about all the transactions and processes supported by the office will be available on the Registrar's website or you can call the office at (716) 673-3171.

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Technology support

ITS will continue to provide and expand as needed, the following technology resources for faculty and students for remote learning:

  • Students have free access to Office 365 and other licensed software so assist them with remote learning. For more information: What Software is Available to Students, Faculty, and Staff?
  • Students can use the EduRoam wireless access service for seamless connectivity across SUNY campuses. Essentially, students can remotely access Wi-Fi at any participating SUNY campus to remotely learn at Fredonia.

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Reed Library

Reed Library is offering more options than ever to get assistance. Reference/Research assistance is available 24/7, accessible from Reed Library's homepage or through our text messaging service at (716) 407-7698. Reed librarians will staff this service during designated hours throughout the semester. Fredonia students, faculty, and staff can also make an Individual Research Appointment with a Reed librarian conducted through Zoom. Questions are also welcome via email at reedref@fredonia.edu.

Reed Library is accepting Interlibrary Loan Requests for physical items (books, CDs, DVDs, scores, etc.). Requests may be submitted online at https://fredonia.illiad.oclc. org/illiad/logon.html. A notification will be sent via email when the item(s) arrive. Items can also be mailed to patrons upon request.

While some of the tables and chairs have been removed to reduce density in the library, a number of spaces will be available for you to use in the library. Study rooms will also be available for reservation. The Tower Lounge will remain closed due to COVID-19.

Until further notice, visits to the reading room are by appointment only. Only one researcher at a time will be permitted. Limited 1-hour appointment per day. Virtual tours, meetings, instruction options will be available. 

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Fitness Center availability


Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Students can use the Fitness Center if they attended pool testing.

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Daily health screenings

All students (residential, commuter, or off-campus) who come onto campus for any reason are expected to complete a daily health screening. Student data from the daily screenings is collected and monitored by the Student Health Center. If students have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, chills, body aches, etc.), they are instructed to stay at their residence hall or off-campus location and to call the Student Health Center at (716) 673-3131 to enable a medical professional to give the best advice on how to proceed.

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Antigen tests

The Student Health Center has been approved to charge $35 for the COVID antigen test for the purpose of the following:

  • For those students who wish to test out of precautionary quarantine on Day #4
  • For those students who need documentation of a  test for an internship, job or flight.
  • For those students who just want to know if they are negative, and do not have symptoms and are not a direct contact.

The student must contact the student health center at (716) 673-3131 for an appointment. The charge will be to the student's FredCard when they are seen in the Student Health Center.


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Compliance of policies

When the campus learns of a violation of the rules associated with COVID-19 safety, students may lose access to campus facilities and/or campus housing. Other disciplinary actions may be taken by the Student Conduct and/or Human Resources Offices. Student conduct is governed by the campus Student Rights and Responsibilities Code of Conduct. Minimum sanctions are outlined in the Uniform Sanctioning in Response to COVID-19 Student Violations. Consistent with SUNY policy, students who are partially or completely removed from the institution due to a violation are not eligible for refunds.

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Available open spaces

The changes on campus may create a challenge for some to find a place to take a break, grab a bite to eat, have a small group meeting, or set up for a remote class. These charts below show some areas that are available for students to use.  Please abide by the capacity limits for each location, wear a mask, and wipe down the area once you are done using it.

Williams Center

  • General Building Hours for Lounge Areas: Mon. - Fri. 8 am. to 10 pm, Saturday 9 am to 10 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 10 pm.
  • Staffed hours for approved events, classes, conference rooms/AV support etc.  Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 9 pm, Sat. & Sun. 1 pm to 10 pm
Space Eating space?

Activities/ meetings?

Studying/ remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Patio yes need to reserve for activity yes 50 all hours when warm weather arrives Kimberly.Fancher@fredonia.edu
Tim Hortons yes yes yes 24 7:30 am to 4 pm M-F (closed on Sat/Sun)  
Intercultural Lounge S226 yes yes yes 5 8am - 4:30pm M-F  
FREDwell Lounge S221 no yes yes 15 Available all staffed hours Lisa.Noody@fredonia.edu
2nd Floor  yes yes yes 2 chairs per table Available all open hours  
MPR no need to reserve for activity yes 50 Available all open hours Lisa.Noody@fredonia.edu

Thompson Hall

  • Mon-Thurs 7:30am - 9:30pm; Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm
Space Eating space?

Activities/ meetings?

Studying/ remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Business Conference Room (W301) no yes yes 7 Available when there are no meetings tracy.stokes@fredonia.edu
Psychology Room no yes yes 6 Available all open hours Donna.Lee@fredonia.edu
History no yes yes 7 Available all open hours Donna.Lee@fredonia.edu
Hallway Alcoves yes yes yes 25% of seats Available all open hours  
End-of-hall spaces yes yes yes 25% of seats Available all open hours  
Tim Horton Express yes no yes 5 Available all open hours  
E125 ISS - Tranquility Room no no  no 2 people at a time Available weekdays, 8am - 4:30pm and by appointment after hours and weekends Click to make reservation

Fenton Hall

  • Mon-Thurs 7:30am - 9:30pm; Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm; Sat/Sun CLOSED
Space Eating space?

Activities/ meetings?

Studying/ remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
127 (English Reading Room) yes yes yes 17 Open when no meeting kimberly.hollman@fredonia.edu to reserve for a meeting
LOUNGE - 1st floor - near closed cafe/ middle of Fenton yes yes  yes 25% of capacity Available all open hours  

Mason Hall

  • 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week
Space Eating space?

Activities/ meetings?

Studying/ remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Mason Student Lounge yes yes yes 12 Available all open hours  
New Mason Open Lounges on 2nd and 3rd Floor yes yes yes 4 Available all open hours  
Old Mason Open Lounge on 2nd Floor yes yes yes 4 Available all open hours  
Mason Courtyard (picnic tables) yes yes yes 8 Available all open hours  

Rockefeller Arts Center

  • 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week
Space Eating space?

Activities/ meetings?

Studying/ remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
RAC Atrium yes yes yes 12 Available all open hours  

Science Center

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 10pm; Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm; Sat/Sun closed except for special events
Space Eating space?

Activities/ meetings?

Studying/ remote learning? Capacities Hours available Reservation contact (if necessary)
Office Alcoves no no yes 1-2 students Available all open hours  
End-of-hall spaces yes  yes yes 1-2 students Available all open hours  
First floor computer room no no yes   Available all open hours  
T-Rex Cafe/ Science Center study area yes yes yes   Available all open hours  

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Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols

Custodial staff are assigned to provide additional cleaning services when possible.  High touch areas continue to be a primary focus along with routine daily cleaning for restrooms, student residence hall bathrooms, common areas, lounges, classrooms, computer labs, meeting rooms, elevators, stairwell railings, etc.  

Disinfection of Frequently Touched Surfaces 

Frequently touched surfaces in common use areas of occupied buildings are cleaned and disinfected daily by the custodial department using products found on the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) list of products registered in New York State and identified by the EPA as effective against COVID-19. When such products are temporarily not available, disinfectants labeled for effectiveness against Human Coronaviruses must be used. 

Examples of frequently touched surfaces include:

  • Restrooms

  • Student bathrooms and lounge spaces

  • Break rooms

  • Kitchen areas

  • Door handles, push plates and push bars

  • Stair handrails

  • Light switches

  • Handles on equipment 

  • Buttons on vending machines and elevators

  • Water fountains and hydration stations

  • Public seating

  • Classroom furniture

  • Theatre seating

Building occupants should use disinfectant wipes or spray provided by Custodial Services to frequently disinfect high touch surfaces in their own work space or shared spaces such as:

  • Shared telephones

  • Shared desktops

  • Shared computer keyboards and mice

  • Service counters

  • Light switches

  • Break area refrigerator and microwave handles

  • Vending machine buttons

  • Door handles and push bars

  • Copy machine controls (verify with manufacturer)

  • Shared tools and equipment 

Academic Spaces

Instructors and students should use disinfecting supplies provided in all learning spaces to disinfect their own learning spaces and high touch surfaces in the room before and after using the space:

  • Desks

  • Chairs

  • Instructor console

  • Computer keyboards and mice

  • Light switches

  • Door knobs and handles

  • Shared tools and equipment 

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Student Emergency Relief Fund

Fredonia's faculty and staff have come together to assist students during this turbulent time in their lives. A Student Emergency Relief Fund has been established at the Fredonia College Foundation to financially assist students who face unexpected expenses related to the pandemic and to alleviate hardship related to moving to a digital education format. Click for more: Student Emergency Relief Fund

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