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Important Paperwork

Certificate of Residence

Students registering for credit courses are required to document their county of residence. This documentation is to be submitted to the Student Business Office. For further information, visit the Student Business Office in Elston Hall, Room 219, or call 518-381-1346.

Immunization

New York State Public Health Law (PHL-2165) requires proof of immunization for those students taking six or more credits on the SUNY Schenectady campus within a semester. The law applies to students born on or after January 1, 1957. The proof of immunization must be submitted to the Student Affairs Office by the first day of class. Students in the Early Childhood program are required to submit additional immunization information. For further information about immunization requirements, visit the Student Affairs Office in Elston 222 or call 518-381-1344.

Campus Safety

The Director of Campus Safety's Office is located in Elston Hall, Room 512. Phone: 518-381-1445.

The Security Operations Center (SOC) is located in Elston Hall, Room 341.
Security can be reached at 518-381-1308; if calling from a campus phone, dial 5555.

  • Lost and Found - located in Elston Hall, Room 341.
  • Parking - Students, faculty, and staff who park their cars on campus are required to obtain and display in their car a parking hang tag. Hang tags can be obtained in Elston Hall, Room 341.
  • Incident Report Forms - can be obtained and submitted in Elston Hall, Room 341.

Tutoring and Academic Resources

Academic Computer Lab

Elston Hall, Rooms 529/530
Lab monitors are available to assist students with questions about Blackboard, computer problems, email, printing, wireless network on campus, and software. Computers are available for homework, internet access, and email.

Accounting and CIS Lab

Elston Hall, Room 330
The Accounting and CIS Lab offers short-term, drop-in assistance in accounting and computer-related courses. No appointments are necessary. For further information, call 518-381-1041.

Learning Center/Writing Center

Elston Hall, Room 523
The Learning Center/Writing Lab offers: (1) academic assistance in reading and study skills, (2) walk-in tutoring in a limited number of subjects, and (3) consultations on research papers and other written assignments. For further information, call 518-381-1249 or email raguccml@sunysccc.edu.

Math Lab

Elston Hall, Room 518
The Math Lab offers individualized tutoring in most math courses on a drop-in basis. Computer software tutorials are available.

Tutoring Services

Elston Hall, Room 522
The Tutor Services Office offers free tutoring services for full-time and part-time students. Arrangements can be made through Upswing. For further information, please call 518-381-1461, email tutorservices@sunysccc.edu.

Programs with Eligibility Requirements

ADA Transition Services

Student Affairs Office, Elston Hall, Room 222
The
ADA Transition Services Office works with students who have disabilities to document appropriate accommodations and to provide information about resources/services. For further information, call 518-381-1344 or 518-381-1345.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Student Affairs Office, Elston Hall, Room 222
EOP provides academic resources and modest financial aid to eligible students. Individuals must be full-time students who are attending college for the first time. For further information about the program and its eligibility criteria, call 518-381-1279.

TRIO

Elston Hall, Room 328
TRIO provides resources and services to assist students in achieving college success. TRIO is a federal program aimed a serving low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities. For further information, call 518-381-1463 or visit the TRIO Office.

General Campus Resource Information

Admissions

Stockade Building, Room 120
The Office of Admissions is the starting point for all new degree and certificate-seeking students. College applications are processed through this Office. For more information, call 518-381-1366 or email admissions@sunysccc.edu.

Advisement Center

Elston Hall, Room 222
Advisors assist students in academic program planning, course scheduling, and adding/dropping/withdrawing from courses. They work with students to monitor academic progress and assist in navigating concerns about academic probation and readmission. They also provide information about transfer opportunities. For further information, call 518- 381-1277 or email academicadvisement@sunysccc.edu.

Athletics

Stockade Building, Room 120
Athletics at SUNY Schenectady includes varsity teams in: (1) basketball (men), (2) basketball (women), (3) baseball (men), (4/5) bowling (men and women), and (6) crew (women). For more information, call 518-381-1356.

Career Services

Elston Hall, Room 221-I (Opportunity Zone)
Career Services provides career and employment services. For further information, call 518-836-2807 or email cts@sunysccc.edu. To review internship, job, and volunteer opportunities, go to: www.collegecentral.com/sunysccc

Computer Help Desk

The Computer Help Desk can be reached by phone at 518-381-1487; dial 1111 if calling from a campus phone. If you are having IT difficulties, a ticket describing the problem can be submitted by clicking on the IT Helpdesk, also found as a link at the bottom of the SUNY Schenectady homepage.

Financial Aid

Elston Hall, Room 221 (enter through the main Student Affairs Office, Elston 222)
The Office of Financial Aid provides general financial aid advisement, assistance with financial aid and loan applications, tuition deferrals, and emergency loans. Online instructions for completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form can be found at https://fafsa.ed.gov/

NOTE: (1) Financial aid is tied to class attendance. Missing classes puts you at risk of failing classes and losing financial aid. (2) Check with the Financial Aid office prior to withdrawing from any classes to ensure financial aid eligibility is not negatively impacted. For further information, visit the Financial Aid office, call 518-381-1468, or email fa@sunysccc.edu.

Food Pantry

Elston Hall, Room 220E
The Food Pantry is open to currently registered students. Bring Student ID for access.

IDEAL (Interactional Diversity Engagement And Leadership) Program

For information about this peer-to-peer leadership program, contact Dr. Ellen Wertlieb at wertliec@sunysccc.edu or 518-381-1282.

Lockers

Lockers are available to rent. Please go to the Student Affairs Office (Elston 222) for further information.

Mentoring Program

The Student Mentoring Program connects students with professional role models. For more information, contact Dr. Babette Faehmel at faehmeb@sunysccc.edu.

Registrar

Elston Hall, Room 212
The Registrar's Office handles transcripts, registration (adds/drops/withdrawals), enrollment verification, transcript evaluation, and cross registration. For further information, call 518 381-1348 or email questions to registrar@sunysccc.edu.

Student Activities

Elston Hall, Room 222
Oversees Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, and student clubs. For more information, email Deryle McCann, Student Activities Advisor, at mccannda@sunysccc.edu.

Student Success Center

Elston Hall, Room 017
The Student Success Center offers one-on-one coaching. For more information, call 518-381-1434 or email studentsuccess@sunysccc.edu.

Student Business Office

Elston Hall, Room 219
The Student Business Office processes payment for student tuition, fees, parking fines and transcript requests. The Certificate of Residence form is also to be submitted to the Student Business Office. Completion of this form is required for all students registering for credit courses at the College in order to verify in-state tuition.

Testing Center

Elston Hall, Room 427
The Testing Center provides proctoring for: (1) make-up tests when arranged by professor, (2) tests administered with accommodations for students registered with ADA Transition Services, and (3) college placement tests. For further information about procedures, call 518-381-1293 or email TestingCenter@sunysccc.edu.

Title IX Office

Elston Hall, Room 322
The Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator manages the College’s response to reports of sexual discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation. To report a complaint or get more information, call 518-381-1440 (office) or 518-416-3287 (mobile).

Veterans Resources

Veterans’ Resource Office—Elson 220H (near Elston’s 2nd floor Student Affairs Office)
For information, contact Dr. Ellen Wertlieb, 518-381-1282 or wertliec@sunysccc.edu.

Veterans Certifying Official, Anna Westerman—Elston 222 (Student Affairs Office).
Phone: 518-381-1200, extension 1185. Processes Federal VA educational benefits. Paperwork must be submitted each semester that VA benefits are used.

Wellness Counseling

Elston Hall, Room 222
The College does not have individuals on staff who provide long-term personal therapy. However, a staff member is available for wellness counseling where students can discuss some of the stresses that they face. For appointments or additional information, call 518-381-1344.

Work Spaces/Quiet Spaces

Library

Elston Hall, Room 132
Holds a collection of books and other materials that support the College’s academic programs. Librarians offer assistance in using online databases and finding articles/books when researching topics of study. For more information, call 518-381-1235.

Computer Lab

Elston Hall, Room 529/530
A space to work independently on the computer. Lab assistants are on duty to provide assistance when questions or difficulties arise with the College’s computer software and hardware.

Fifth Floor Lounge

Near Elston Hall, Room 523
A space to study, read, and relax.

Music Lounge

Music Building, Ground Floor
A quiet place to sit, relax, read, or study.

Student Affairs Study Space

Elston Hall, 2nd Floor, directly outside Elston 222
A place to sit around a table to study, read, or simply relax.

Student Lounge

Elston Hall, Ground Floor
A place to sit, read, study, and enjoy the company of others.

Veterans’ Resource Office

Elston Hall, Room 220H
A place where Veterans and family members can learn about resources. For more information, call 518-381-1276 or email Dr. Ellen Wertlieb at wertliec@sunysccc.edu.

Wellness Lounge

Elston Hall, 4th Floor (near Room 423)
A quiet space to sit, relax, meditate, read, or quietly do homework.

Places To Eat On Campus

Cafeteria

Elston Hall, Ground Floor

Starbucks Café

Elston Hall, Ground Floor
Eat in the Café or outside on the patio.

Casola Dining Room

Elston Hall, Culinary Wing, First Floor
Food in the Casola Dining Room is prepared and served by students in the College’s culinary program. Reservations are required. 

Stores On Campus

College Store

Elston Hall, First Floor (above the cafeteria)
Can purchase books and other items in the store and online. The College Store is the location to get Student Identification Cards. Visit the College Store website or call 518-377-1606 for more information.

Canal Side Convenience Store

Ground Floor of Elston Hall
Has a variety of items, including food, first aid, some small electronics, etc. Benefits from the SNAP Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) can be used to purchase SNAP-approved food items.

Community Collaborations

Child Care

  • YWCA Children’s Center, Gateway Building
    An on-campus Child Care Center operated by the YWCA; available for children of students, faculty and staff. Open to children between six weeks and five years of age. Space is limited. For more information, call 518-381-1375.

Transportation

SUNY Schenectady students who have a valid Student Identification Card and are enrolled in credit-bearing classes are eligible to ride all CDTA buses without paying an additional fee. The SUNY Schenectady Student Identification Card is to be swiped on the bus upon boarding. The ID Card is not transferable to other people. Please note that there is a fee to replace a lost Identification Card.

YMCA Membership

All students who have paid the Student Activity Fee and have a valid SUNY Schenectady Student ID card have the benefit of membership in the Schenectady YMCA. The YMCA is located at 433 State Street in Center City, across from Proctors.

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