May 12 Update


CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding for Students (HEERF)

SUNY Schenectady has received $2,266,692 from the U.S Department of Education through the CARES Act. A minimum of 50% of this funding, or $1,113,346, shall be distributed to eligible students who experienced a financial hardship due to the disruption of campus operations for qualifying expenses. Below is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund application and instructions. Please read the instructions and application carefully before applying. An application priority deadline has been set as Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Applications will be accepted beyond this date if funding remains available.

HEERF Instructions (PDF)

HEERF Application (PDF)

HEERF Facts & Data (PDF)


May 5 Update

Chancellor Kristina Johnson has provided the following letter with information about what SUNY is currently doing and how they are planning to move forward to resume face-to-face, on campus instruction, research and scholarship. Read the Chancellor's letter. (PDF)


Economic Stimulus Payments

On March 30, 2020 the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments (aka Stimulus Checks) will begin within the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some taxpayers who typically do not file, such as low-income individuals, students, retirees, veterans, those who are unemployed and people with disabilities, will need to file a 2019 simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment. Learn more from the IRS Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments page and this IRS informational page, Economic impact payments: What you need to know.

Student Laptop Pickup

Laptop computers are available for loan in the Student Affairs Office, located in Elston Hall, Room 222. Please schedule an appointment to pick up in the Student Affairs Office by calling Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs Sabrina McGinty at 518-381-1344. Pick up is available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please email or in the event you have any questions. A staff member will respond to each message received.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommendations

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.