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Fall 2020 at Fisher

Please refer to this website for the most up-to-date information.


Welcome Home, Cardinals!

This fall at Fisher will be unlike any other, and we have implemented new safety guidelines and protocols to help us all navigate our new norm together. As new information related to the pandemic and how it is impacting our campus community becomes available, you will find it here. And if you do your part, you will help us remain healthy, safe, and together on campus this fall. We've got this.

Mask Up for Fisher

Important Dates to Know

Academic Calendar Information

沙巴体育滚球Below are important dates to know for the fall 2020 semester:

Academic Calendar for Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

  • Last Day of Classes – Wednesday, November 25
  • Final Exams (will take place remotely) – Monday, November 30 and will end Friday, December 4
  • The semester break will begin immediately following finals

*Labor Day (Monday, September 7) and Recess Day (Friday, October 16) are both days of instruction

Academic Calendar for Wegmans School of Pharmacy

  • First Day of Classes – Monday, August 31
  • Online Instruction Period – Monday, November 30 - Friday, December 4
  • Final Exams – Monday, December 7 - Friday, December 11

Academic Calendar for Weekend College

  • Last Day of Classes – Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 (will be completed remotely)

Latest Campus Communication

COVID-19 Monitoring Team Update for Families: 9/29/20

September 29, 2020 - Update for Families

The COVID-19 Monitoring Team would like to remind you that the College will be hosting another family Campus Conversation at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 1, via Zoom. Please no later than 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. A Zoom link will be sent to you by 3 p.m. the day of the session.

The Monitoring Team has received several questions about campus life at Fisher. Many of Fisher's student groups have been actively planning virtual and small group events on camps - we encourage you (and your students) to visit the Campus Events Calendar, and read our weekly newsletters, and , to learn more about the events and activities happening on campus. Our student groups are also actively promoting their events on their individual Instagram pages - this is a great place for students to find ways to get involved on campus.

In addition, the College offers several dining options for students, including late night hours at Ward-Haffey Dining Hall and Cyber Cafe. You can view all of our hours and locations, as well as our weekly menus, on the Fisher Dining Services webpage.

沙巴体育滚球As well, the message below was sent to your students earlier today.


Dear Students,

沙巴体育滚球It’s Daily Pass Week! You may have been asked to share your green “GO” pass upon entering a building on campus, and we will be continuing to check throughout this week. Watch social media for reminders all week long, and please continue to be vigilant and prior to your arrival on campus.

Policy Updates

Residence Hall Visitor Policy

In our last update, we shared that the COVID-19 monitoring team is responsible for reviewing the residence hall visitor policy and discusses the policy during its daily meetings. As we also shared, the team considers two criteria specific to residence halls in its assessment – wastewater surveillance results and compliance with the Cardinal Health and Safety Pledge, as well as other criteria from across campus and in the larger community. Therefore, due to our continuing results from the wastewater surveillance, an increase in cases in New York state, and out of an abundance of caution as the flu season approaches, we have made the decision to not allow visitors in the residence halls for the remainder of the semester. As a reminder, the Residence Hall Visitor Policy continues to be: The residence halls are restricted to only the residents who live in each residence hall. Students from other residence halls, commuter students, and all non-students are prohibited from entering.  Resident students should continue to wear their student ID cards and residence hall lanyards.

沙巴体育滚球We recognize that this news will impact the experience for many, but the health and safety of the entire campus community is at the forefront of our decision.

Student Events and Activities

As announced at the beginning of the semester, phase 1 of campus programming policies were in place through Wednesday, Sept. 30. We are pleased to share that phase 2 begins on Thursday, Oct. 1, and includes the following updates:

  • The available times of club and organization in-person business meetings has been extended to 8 p.m.-10 p.m. during the week.
  • Clubs and organizations will be allowed to hold inter-organization “events” during their in-person business meetings times. 
  • Clubs and organizations may have one weekend event/meeting per month.
  • Tabling in the Campus Center will be allowed in a limited capacity in certain circumstances.

All in-person meetings and tabling requests must continue to be submitted on FisherSync and the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion will continue to oversee those requests and request reservations for campus spaces.

沙巴体育滚球Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, club and organization requests for outdoor event sponsored outdoor event for more than 50 attendees as long as the requested space permits social distancing for more than 50 and reflects compliance with NYS requirements. Additionally, beginning on Thursday, Oct. 1, we will begin taking reservations for tents when the request is outside of meal times.

Confidential Reporting System Reminder

As a reminder, we do have a COVID-19 Confidential Reporting mechanism in place for individuals who see others not following our policies and procedures or find themselves in a situation where they feel unsafe. The form can be found on the Fall 2020 at Fisher website, and in the portal. Our thanks to those who have used it to responsibly assist us in our community mitigation efforts.

Current Operational Level Status

We have updated our Impact page for this new 14-day period. Our last reported positive case was confirmed on Sept. 25 at the end of the last 14-day period. The is also updated.

Our operational level remains at 1/yellow (low).

The yellow circle indicates the the College is at a Operational Level 1; or low. This means cases are low and transmission is controlled.

Visit the Fall 2020 at Fisher website for more information about our Operational Levels.

We are closer to the mid-way point of our semester. Let’s commit to keeping up this community effort to ensure that we will remain together on campus through the end of the semester.
 
COVID-19 Monitoring Team

COVID-19 Monitoring Team Update for Students: 9/29/20

September 29, 2020 - Update for Students

沙巴体育滚球Dear Students,

It’s Daily Pass Week! You may have been asked to share your green “GO” pass upon entering a building on campus, and we will be continuing to check throughout this week. Watch social media for reminders all week long, and please continue to be vigilant and prior to your arrival on campus.

Policy Updates

Residence Hall Visitor Policy

In our last update, we shared that the COVID-19 monitoring team is responsible for reviewing the residence hall visitor policy and discusses the policy during its daily meetings. As we also shared, the team considers two criteria specific to residence halls in its assessment – wastewater surveillance results and compliance with the Cardinal Health and Safety Pledge, as well as other criteria from across campus and in the larger community. Therefore, due to our continuing results from the wastewater surveillance, an increase in cases in New York state, and out of an abundance of caution as the flu season approaches, we have made the decision to not allow visitors in the residence halls for the remainder of the semester. As a reminder, the Residence Hall Visitor Policy continues to be: The residence halls are restricted to only the residents who live in each residence hall. Students from other residence halls, commuter students, and all non-students are prohibited from entering.  Resident students should continue to wear their student ID cards and residence hall lanyards.

We recognize that this news will impact the experience for many, but the health and safety of the entire campus community is at the forefront of our decision.

Student Events and Activities

As announced at the beginning of the semester, phase 1 of campus programming policies were in place through Wednesday, Sept. 30. We are pleased to share that phase 2 begins on Thursday, Oct. 1, and includes the following updates:

  • The available times of club and organization in-person business meetings has been extended to 8 p.m.-10 p.m. during the week.
  • Clubs and organizations will be allowed to hold inter-organization “events” during their in-person business meetings times. 
  • Clubs and organizations may have one weekend event/meeting per month.
  • Tabling in the Campus Center will be allowed in a limited capacity in certain circumstances.

All in-person meetings and tabling requests must continue to be submitted on FisherSync and the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion will continue to oversee those requests and request reservations for campus spaces.

Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, club and organization requests for outdoor event sponsored outdoor event for more than 50 attendees as long as the requested space permits social distancing for more than 50 and reflects compliance with NYS requirements. Additionally, beginning on Thursday, Oct. 1, we will begin taking reservations for tents when the request is outside of meal times.

Confidential Reporting System Reminder

As a reminder, we do have a COVID-19 Confidential Reporting mechanism in place for individuals who see others not following our policies and procedures or find themselves in a situation where they feel unsafe. The form can be found on the Fall 2020 at Fisher website, and in the portal. Our thanks to those who have used it to responsibly assist us in our community mitigation efforts.

Current Operational Level Status

We have updated our Impact page for this new 14-day period. Our last reported positive case was confirmed on Sept. 25 at the end of the last 14-day period. The is also updated.

沙巴体育滚球 Our operational level remains at 1/yellow (low).

The yellow circle indicates the the College is at a Operational Level 1; or low. This means cases are low and transmission is controlled.

Visit the Fall 2020 at Fisher website for more information about our Operational Levels.

We are closer to the mid-way point of our semester. Let’s commit to keeping up this community effort to ensure that we will remain together on campus through the end of the semester.
 
COVID-19 Monitoring Team

COVID-19 Monitoring Team Update for Employees: 9/29/20

September 29, 2020 - Update for Employees

沙巴体育滚球Dear Colleagues,

It’s Daily Pass Week! You may have been asked to share your green “GO” pass upon entering a building on campus, and we will be continuing to check throughout this week. We have extended our daily email reminders through the month of October, and incorporated reminders on our social media all week long. Please continue to be vigilant and prior to your arrival on campus.

Feedback from students who regularly complete the pass tells us that they do so because their faculty members or staff at various campus locations (Ward-Haffey Dining Hall, Athletic Center, etc.) are asking them to show their pass before entering. Therefore, we are requesting that faculty and staff who are teaching or interacting with students ask to see their pass. It will help to reinforce the habit and the importance of this community mitigation tool.

Upcoming Campus Conversation

for our next Campus Conversation with President Rooney and the COVID-19 Monitoring Team at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 (please register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30). Once again, we are requesting that participants submit questions ahead of time so we can address as many as possible while we are together.

Confidential Reporting System Reminder

As a reminder, we do have a COVID-19 Confidential Reporting mechanism in place for individuals who see others not following our policies and procedures or find themselves in a situation where they feel unsafe. The form can be found on the Fall 2020 at Fisher website沙巴体育滚球, and in the . Our thanks to those who have used it to responsibly assist us in our community mitigation efforts.

Events and Activities

Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, approval for outdoor events with up to 50 attendees will be considered as long as the requested space permits social distancing for 50 and reflects compliance with NYS requirements. 

Additionally, starting Thursday, Oct. 1, we will begin taking reservations for tents when the request is outside of meal times. 

沙巴体育滚球Indoor events continue to be limited to 25 attendees.

沙巴体育滚球To aid in your event planning, please note that reservation requests are reviewed on Monday afternoons. 

Current Operational Level Status

We have updated our Impact page for this new 14-day period. Our last reported positive case was confirmed on Sept. 25 at the end of the last 14-day period. The is also updated.

沙巴体育滚球 Our operational level remains at 1/yellow (low).

The yellow circle indicates the the College is at a Operational Level 1; or low. This means cases are low and transmission is controlled.

Visit the Fall 2020 at Fisher website for more information about our Operational Levels.

We are closer to the mid-way point of our semester. Let’s commit to keeping up this community effort to ensure that we will remain together on campus through the end of the semester.
 
COVID-19 Monitoring Team

COVID-19 Monitoring Team Update for the Campus Community: 9/25/20

September 25, 2020 - Update for the Campus Community

Dear Members of the Campus Community,

On Monday, we enter our sixth full week of classes, putting us closer to the mid-way point of the fall semester. As a community, we have risen to the challenge, complied with protocols and policies, and the vast majority of our community is upholding its commitment to the Cardinal Health and Safety Pledge.

沙巴体育滚球The Daily Pass is an important tool in our community mitigation toolbox, and we need to see continued compliance from students and employees.

Why do I need to fill out the Daily Pass?

This is one of the valuable tools that helps us keep track of the overall health of our community and also helps with our contact tracing efforts.

How long does it take me to complete?

It takes less time than it takes you to leave your house or room, walk to your car or the exit of your residence hall, and be on your way to your destination. In short, it’s quick!

We cannot stress enough the responsibility we all share in our mitigation efforts. The COVID-19 Monitoring Team has declared the week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 “Daily Pass Week.” Members of the Monitoring Team, campus volunteers, and members of Safety and Security, will be spot checking passes throughout next week at building entrances and near parking lots. We ask, as we do each day, that you complete your daily pass prior to your arrival on campus and be prepared to show your pass if asked.

We are looking for volunteers to help us through “Daily Pass Week” to help spot check passes. If you are interested and available, .  Giveaways and other activities will take place throughout the week as well.

沙巴体育滚球It is crucial that all members of the campus community continue to wear a mask, socially distance, use good hand hygiene, and complete the seven days a week, whether or not you will be on campus. Thank you for your continued cooperation and attention.

COVID-19 Monitoring Team

COVID-19 Monitoring Team Update for the Campus Community: 9/23/20

September 23, 2020 - Update for the Campus Community

沙巴体育滚球Dear Members of the Campus Community,

Last evening, the College received new wastewater surveillance that detected SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Keough and Upper Quad residence halls. We communicated with students in the impacted area last evening, as well as their parents, and have begun the next step in our surveillance process. This process will take place over the next three days. Per the protocol, should any individuals require COVID-19 testing (nasopharyngeal swab), they will be notified by phone and required to isolate off-campus until they have their test results. We are also increasing cleaning in the impacted areas. As a reminder, faculty will receive an email via FisherLink if a student is required to isolate or quarantine and they are able to attend classes remotely. 

Correction

沙巴体育滚球In yesterday’s email, we had the wrong phone number for the NY State Emotional Support hotline – our apologies. Through NY Forward, mental health resources have been made available to any New Yorker who needs them. You can call NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline at (844) 863-9314 to get free emotional support, consultations, and referrals to a provider or visit  for free meditation and mindfulness resources. 

COVID-19 Monitoring Team


Additional Resources

To stay up-to-date on the most current information, visit:

  • New York State Department of Health Hotline: (888) 364-3065