Spring Semester Information

November 10, 2020

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Dear Students,

By now I hope you’ve all seen my message from yesterday about the conclusion to our fall semester. I want to thank you, once again, for all the efforts that vast majority have made to Protect the Nest this semester.

While we are optimistic that a vaccine is on the horizon, the reality is that we must be prepared to exist in our “new normal” for the foreseeable future. Preparations for the spring 2021 semester are well underway and I wanted to share with you some important details.

  • The spring 2021 semester will start remotely on Jan. 21. In-person classes will start on Feb. 3.
  • All students will be required to complete a mandatory seven day precautionary quarantine prior to returning to the Brockport area.
  • All students will be required to participate in the pool testing program upon arrival.
  • Residential student return dates will be on Jan. 30-31. The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities will contact you to schedule your return date and time.

Academic Affairs is working diligently to meet your academic needs. Currently, there are more than 1,800 courses offered for the spring semester: 50% are face-to-face, 44% are offered completely online, and 5% are offered in a hybrid format. For large face-to-face classes, we will maximize our efforts to assign rooms to accommodate as many students as possible to attend classes intact, but some courses may have A/B or A/B/C schedule to ensure social distancing. We will send an update on course formats in a January message to students.

If you haven’t registered for classes yet make sure to register ASAP. You can find additional information on the Registration and Records homepage.

More details about the spring semester can be found on our Bringing Brockport Back website. Please check the website frequently, as we will continue to post more information about the spring semester as it becomes available.

Finally, but most importantly, please take care of yourselves — not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, as well. We are living, learning, and working in the midst of a pandemic. It hasn’t been easy. If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just need someone to have a conversation with, I hope you take advantage of the following resources:

I wish you a safe and successful conclusion to the face-to-face portion of our fall semester and am already eager to welcome you back in the spring.


President Macpherson

Last Updated 2/15/21