SCHENECTADY — Students at SUNY Schenectady won’t return to campus this summer as college officials on Wednesday announced plans to extend virtual instruction through the summer session, which is set to begin May 26 and run through Aug. 14.
The college said the extension of remote instruction was a “precautionary measure intended to protect the safety and well-being of of students, faculty and staff.” The college, which shifted to remote instruction on March 30, promised to provide standard student services like advising, technology support and academic coaching to students during the summer.
The college this week also announced its commencement ceremony scheduled for next month would be postponed to sometime later this year without setting a specific date.
“While we plan to bring back in-class instruction as soon as we can, the health of our campus community remains our highest priority,” President Steady Moono said in a prepared statement. “I am deeply humbled by the resilience and flexibility our students and staff have demonstrated over the past month and I look forward to the day when we can once again embrace the energy and excitement of campus life.”