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Active Learning Awaits – Updates on Fall 2020

Every day, members of the SUNY Cobleskill community are preparing our campus to once again host our students. Since the beginning of this pandemic situation, and through the spring, our goal has been to have a vibrant campus in full swing for the fall.

Using the insights brought forward by members of our COVID Task Force, and with guidance from the Offices of the Governor and Chancellor, our plan adheres to all safety guidelines, and we have submitted it to SUNY and our local State-designated Control Room for review and approval.

Below, we have included information about a modified in-person instruction approach that would allow us to return to campus for the Fall 2020 Semester.  Our plan calls for a mix of in-person AND online instruction. All in-person instruction will follow strict social-distancing and public health guidelines. This approach ensures Coby maintains the full extent of its place-based, hands-on educational values, while providing us with the necessary flexibility to support all members of the campus community.

No matter how we start the year, our community will ensure an applied and interactive program that connects you to your campus, enhances your learning opportunities, and ensures your engagement. We will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves and our re-start plan adjusts.

A unique hallmark of SUNY Cobleskill is that we take on any difficult circumstance with determination, innovation, and creativity. That is: we take charge and shape the new normal.


Modified In-Person Instruction at SUNY Cobleskill – Fall 2020


We will be pursuing a modification to the academic calendar to include instruction on Student Life 


Campus Health and Safety


Screening, Testing and Tracing Protocol


All determinations about the Fall 2020 Semester and a phased return of employees will align with the Governor’s Executive Orders – including the Mohawk Valley’s progress pursuant to the state’s Phase 1-4 regional benchmarks. 

We thank the many faculty, staff, and students who have contributed to keeping SUNY Cobleskill whole in this immensely challenging and unpredictable time. It is thanks to your planning efforts and adaptability that we will be able to advance our mission.


Marion A. Terenzio
President, SUNY Cobleskill