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COVID-19 Vaccine for Students

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With the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID vaccine on Aug. 23, 2021, the State mandated all students to be vaccinated. This is now in place for all SUNY campuses. Students have the option to submit a COVID-19 Medical Exemption or COVID-19 Religious Exemption for review. If this applies to you, please email the Student Affairs Office at or call the Interim Dean of Student Affairs at 518-381-1378.

Students must submit proof of their vaccination. To submit, please log into the SUNY Vaccination Verification Application using your student log in credentials and enter your vaccination information as prompted. If you are unable to use the online application, bring a copy of your vaccination card or NYS Excelsior Pass to the Office of Student Affairs located in Elston Hall, Room 222 or email a clear, easily viewable image of your completed vaccination card or NYS Excelsior Pass, as an attachment or within the body of the email to You can sign up online for the free NYS Excelsior Pass.

COVID-19 Testing for Students

Pool-Testing for Fall 2021 Semester

Students will receive a link from Calendly, a software scheduling system used by academic advisement. Every week students will choose their appointment time spanning a 15-minute interval up to maximum of 15 students. Once the cap has been reached, their desired 15-minute interval will no longer be available forcing them to choose another time. The invite will include instruction on pool testing along with a rescheduling feature. The invites will be received in a special email address which will be used to verify that pool-testing requirements have been met.

Students who have questions may contact the Office of Student Affairs at 518-381-1365 or via email at  

This will be enforced by the Interim Dean of Student Affairs. Students who do not comply with pool-testing or mask-wearing will be subject to the provisions of the College’s Code of Conduct.


Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (CARES, CRRSAA, ARP)

SUNY Schenectady has received $16,970,830 from the U.S. Department of Education through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and American Rescue Plan (ARP).  A minimum of $7,049,258 shall be distributed to eligible students through the form of emergency grants.   

For detailed information on the emergency grants to students click on the HEERF Student Aid Facts & Data link below. 

HEERF Student Aid Facts and Data

ARP (HEERF III) Student Aid Funding Application

HEERF Institutional Portion Expenditure Report, Ending Quarter 6/30/2021
HEERF Institutional Portion Expenditure Report, Ending Quarter 3/31/2021 - Updated
HEERF Institutional Portion Expenditure Report, Ending Quarter 12/31/2020
HEERF Institutional Portion Expenditure Report, Ending Quarter 9/30/2020

Important Phone Numbers

New York State Coronavirus Health Hotline

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) Communicable Disease Department
518-386-2824, option 4
After Hours 518-437-7878