SJCNY Fall 2020 - Student Life

SJCNY Fall 2020 - Student Life

Ready. Set. Reopen

Updated: 9/16/2020

Regardless of modality or learning platform, SJC believes that a robust, supportive and inclusive student life/co-curricular experience is an integral part of a SJC education. Please see below for information regarding how student life activities will be conducted this fall.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Please check back in the coming weeks.

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Will there be an orientation fee this year?

The orientation fee normally charged to students will be waived for the fall 2020 semester. However, our incoming students will receive the same programming, information sessions and giveaways that their predecessors have received. 

Do students need to wear a face mask/covering?

Wearing a mask or face covering offers a measure of protection for yourself and others. When on campus, students must wear masks in classrooms, public areas and common spaces. Please note that masks or face coverings may not include demeaning or derogatory logos, profanity, racist or sexist wording or designs, offensive script, promotion of wrongful drug abuse or offensive imagery. The mask should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face and must be worn covering the nose and mouth. The mask should allow for breathing without restriction.

Will dining services be available?

For information related to dining services please see our dining section.

Will students have access to counseling and wellness services?

Counseling and Wellness services will continue to be provided to students remotely for the fall semester. Please visit the pages for our Long Island or Brooklyn office for information regarding counseling and wellness services.

Will students still have access to career and internship opportunities?

The Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development will continue to offer services without requiring students to come to campus. Visit our SJC Brooklyn page or SJC Long Island page for more information on our services.

Will visitors be allowed on campus?

Appointments must be made with a person/office before a visitor will be allowed onto campus. Before coming to campus, visitors will need to complete a visitor heath questionnaire and when arriving on campus, they will have their temperature checked. Campus visitors must adhere to all health and safety measures in place throughout the College and its affiliate locations. Visitors caught violating these measures will be asked to depart campus immediately.

Where can I locate the Health Questionnaire?

The Health Questionnaire can be found on the Health Questionnaires page, on the MySJC Portal and through the SJCNY App.

How can I download the SJCNY app?

Visit the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and search for SJCNY. 

I’m a member of a student club/organization. Will we still be able to meet?

Yes, student-run clubs and organizations will still be able to host meetings. However, they will need to be done remotely. The Office of Student Involvement, Leadership and Intercultural Engagement is ready to assist all student organizations in setting up meetings via Google Hangouts and Zoom. 

Are there going to be any activities for students on campus?

Plenty! The Student Life team is busy planning for the many ways that programs and activities can still be offered on-campus and in a remote capacity. When on-ground and in-person, group activities will be planned to ensure for proper social distancing, and face coverings will be mandatory. Students can even prepare to enjoy some outdoor campus spaces that they never knew existed. Remote offerings can be cool as well, as we look to collaborate across both campuses to offer bigger and better programs. 

NEW Will SJC Long Island's Danzi Athletic Center be open?

The Danzi Athletic Center will reopen on Wednesday, September 23. View our hours and rules.

I have free time in between my classes. Where can I go?

While the College’s course schedule has been designed to limit a student’s time on campus, we recognize that there may be times when a student has a break in between classes. Students are encouraged to utilize outdoor space on campus.

SJC Brooklyn’s indoor lounge spaces that will remain open include, Tuohy Hall’s Bear Cave and the McEntegart Hall Cafeteria, and the outdoor courtyard of St. Angela Hall will also remain open. At SJC Long Island, the cafeteria and Student Life Lounge will be open. 

Students visiting these spaces should remember that social distancing protocols are in effect and that they must adhere to the posted signage of masks being worn at all times. Students in violation of these policies will be subject to disciplinary action under the College’s conduct policy. 

Will I be able to park on campus?

Yes, students will be able to park on campus. Parking passes in Brooklyn are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there will not be a parking fee for the fall 2020 semester. For more information and to learn about application availability, visit our parking page.