e s f home link - e s f college of environmental science and forestry
e s f home link - e s f college of environmental science and forestry
Fall 2020 Restart / COVID-19 Updates

Fall 2020 Restart / COVID-19 Updates

The ESF Fall 2020 Restart Plan was approved by SUNY and meets the New York State Department of Health's "Reopening New York Higher Education Guidelines."

The Restart plan will guide us as we welcome the Fall 2020 semester with on-campus operations, including a variety of approaches to academic learning. The plan remains subject to change due to new information, guidance and/or direction received from the State of New York and the Governor's Office.

ESF Campus Restart Plan (Updated 8/5/20)

Town Hall Schedule

Important Dates

  • Classes begin: August 24, Monday
  • Last day to add a class: August 31, Monday
  • Labor Day - classes in session: September 7, Monday
  • Last day to drop a class: September 18, Friday
  • Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W: October 23, Friday
  • Advising for Spring 2021: October 26-November 3, Monday-Tuesday
  • Registration for Spring 2021: November 4-December 9, Wednesday-Wednesday
  • Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W or WF: November 20, Friday
  • Last day of classes on campus: November 24, Tuesday
  • Thanksgiving recess: November 25-29, Wednesday-Sunday
  • Reading days (remote): November 30-December 2, Monday-Wednesday
  • Final Exams (remote): December 3-4, Thursday-Friday
  • Reading day (remote): December 5-6, Saturday-Sunday
  • Final Exams (remote): December 7-9, Monday-Wednesday
  • December Commencement: December 11, Friday
  • Grades due: December 24, Thursday

Latest Updates

Reminder: Wear Masks

Governor Cuomo's executive order requiring the wearing of face coverings in public areas remains in effect. Any employee who is present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear a mask or face-covering when in direct contact with customers or members of the public, or when unable to maintain social distance. A person shall be considered as maintaining social distancing when keeping at least six feet distance between themselves and any other persons.

It is important to note, if you are the only person in an office or vehicle or performing maintenance or contracting work alone, you do not need a face covering.

Read More


Additional Information

ESF Town Hall Meetings