Welcome to SUNY Ulster for the 2022-2023 academic year. Here are FAQs highlights for safe protocols on campus as we support the learning efforts of our students and community.
All SUNY Ulster students attending in person classes on the Stone Ridge, or Kingston Center campus of SUNY Ulster are required to provide proof of vaccination, or obtain a medical or religious exemption from such a requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with COVID-19 booster recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SUNY Ulster students taking coursework offsite must follow the guidelines and requirements of the host site.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are not willing to be vaccinated, you will not be able to register for on-campus classes as now that SUNY Ulster’s vaccination requirement has been implemented and should you be administratively withdrawn, you will not be able to get a refund after SUNY Ulster’s approved 2022-2023 Tuition and Refund period has passed.
In November 2021, the SUNY Ulster Board of Trustees approved policy 4.20 - SUNY Ulster Coronavirus Vaccination Policy. This policy mandates that all employees are vaccinated by December 23, 2021, or receive a medical or religious exemption from such policy.
We look forward to continuing our commitment to providing a safe learning environment for our students, faculty, staff, and community.
What is SUNY Ulster doing to protect the community from COVID-19?
Students and employees with approved medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate will no longer be required to participate in weekly surveillance testing. Testing will still be offered for students and employees who would like to participate on a voluntary basis. On-campus testing remains available for all SUNY Ulster students and employees who are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19.
Where is SUNY Ulster's 2022-2023 Academic Year Campus Operations Plan?
SUNY Ulster's 2022-2023 Academic Year Campus Plan is located on the College's website.
Proof of vaccination and where do I provide it?
All SUNY Ulster students attending in person classes on the Stone Ridge, or Kingston Center campus of SUNY Ulster are required to provide proof of vaccination, or obtain a medical or religious exemption from such a requirement. (Exemptions will only be valid for a single semester. Students must reapply every semester.) Students are strongly encouraged to keep up to date with COVID-19 booster recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SUNY requires all students to submit vaccination records through the SUNY Student Vaccination Pass.
Reporting boosters: When you sign into the COVID-19 pool testing app onsite, you will be prompted to report your booster date.
Do I need to participate in weekly testing?
SUNY recently announced updated Fall 2022 COVID-19 guidance (9.6.22), and SUNY Ulster will move forward with implementation for 22-23 as outlined below:
COVID-19 testing: Pre-register for testing and download the Clarifi app.
Should I attend class/work if I was exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms?
Do not come to campus if you have any COVID- like symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, were exposed to someone who has tested positive or are quarantined. Employees and students who test positive for COVID-19 must notify SUNY Ulster Health Services email@example.com and report this information to the Ulster County Department of Health.
What protocols do I need to follow when I arrive on campus?
Daily Health Screenings: All visitors are required to complete a daily health screening that is accessed through the SUNY Ulster Portal.
Additionally, visitors must report to the Stone Ridge Campus: the Public Safety Office in the HAS building, or the Public Safety Office at the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster) to obtain a wristband upon completion of the check-in process.