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University Releases Message on Changes to Summer Sessions

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Minghua Zhang, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, has issued a message to students regarding changes to Summer Session. The message reads as follows:

Coronavirus UpdateAs we finalize our preparations for the rest of this semester, we are beginning plans for the coming academic terms. As we make these decisions, we continue to hold your health and well-being, and that of the entire University community, as our top priority.

You have just received an email with information about Summer and Fall registration. As a follow-up to this communication, I write to confirm that almost all undergraduate classes during Summer Sessions I and II will be offered online only. Exceptions may be made in very rare cases; any courses offered on campus will be identified in the summer course listings. All faculty are being asked to prioritize moving online any courses that are required for graduation to ensure that you can continue progressing toward your degree in a timely manner.

To prioritize the safety of our community by minimizing on-campus density, we are suspending all in-person undergraduate research projects. Undergraduate students may conduct their research virtually if the option is available, but cannot come to campus for research-related activities.

The University Administration is continuing to examine our operations and procedures to ensure everyone’s health and safety. We are coordinating closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Governor’s Office, SUNY, and other key stakeholders. Please expect similar announcements in the weeks and months ahead.

We all deeply appreciate your understanding and your willingness to adapt to these changing circumstances. 

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