Important Guidelines for All Students

Mask Guidance for All Students

As we begin the fall 2021 semester, masks will be required in campus buildings regardless of vaccination status. This requirement applies to all academic and administrative spaces including conference rooms and common areas such as hallways, lobbies, and elevators.

You must keep your mask on in the classroom, chapel, library, and at events that are held on campus. 

Health Monitoring Form

All students who plan to attend class in person or who spend the day at 2 Washington Street are required to fill out the Health Monitoring Form prior to coming to campus. You are  also required to use the temperature check kiosk before entering the building.  Scanning your student ID allows you to pass through the turnstile.

Vaccination and Testing Guidelines

RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS VACCINATION AND TESTING GUIDELINES

FOR VACCINATED RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS

Residential vaccinated students are required to follow the procedures mentioned here. The following are additional guidelines. 

  • It is mandatory that your mask be worn while on campus and in the residence hall.
  • Vaccinated students will be granted clearance to eat meals in The Eatery.
  • Vaccinated students will not be required to test on a weekly basis. 
  • Vaccinated residential students will need to send a copy of their vaccination card to residencelife@nyack.edu.

FOR UNVACCINATED RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS

Residential students who are not vaccinated will be required to follow the procedures mentioned here. The following are additional guidelines.

  • It is mandatory that your mask be worn while on campus and in the residence hall.
  • Residential students who are not vaccinated may not eat meals in The Eatery, but may pick up a “to go” meal that can be eaten in your assigned unit.
  • Students who are not vaccinated are required to test on a weekly basis at a local testing facility and submit your results to residencelife@nyack.edu.  
  • Students who do not comply with weekly testing will lose housing privileges and will be asked to move out of the residence hall for the semester.
  • Students who do not comply with testing will need to move to taking classes online or by live stream and will not be permitted in the building. 

Vaccinations are encouraged and a location near your home or the Residence Hall can be found at the following: 

https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/ 

https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/test-and-trace/testing/

https://labq.com/covid/

NON-RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS VACCINATION AND TESTING GUIDELINES

FOR VACCINATED NON-RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS

Students who are vaccinated will be required to follow the procedures mentioned here. The following are additional guidelines.

  • It is mandatory that your mask be worn while on campus. 
  • Vaccinated students will not be required to test on a weekly basis. 
  • Vaccinated commuter students need to send a copy of their vaccination card to healthservices@nyack.edu.

FOR UNVACCINATED NON-RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS

  • Unvaccinated students are required to test by Tuesday of each week and submit a negative PCR test to studentdevelopment@nyack.edu.
  • Students who do not comply with testing will need to move to taking classes online or by live stream and will not be permitted in the building.
  • Surveillance testing may be implemented during the semester.

Residence Hall

ENTRY/EXIT OF BUILDING

You will need to have your temperature checked at the kiosk prior to scanning your ID to enter the building.

  • Once you have taken your temperature, scan your ID card on the wall unit to the right of the temperature kiosk.  You will be granted access to open the door.
  • Scan your ID at the desk where the lobby staff is seated.
  • When you exit the building, please use the main entrance.
  • Do not use your ID to scan in other residents.  Each resident is responsible to scan in for themselves. 

THE EATERY

  • The Eatery is located on the 4th floor. 
  • The Eatery operating hours are: 
    • Breakfast (closed weekend) 7:00 am – 9:00 am
    • Lunch 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Dinner 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Please clean up after yourself once you have finished your meal.  The trash must be thrown away in the trash can and not left on the tables. 

OTHER RESIDENCE HALL PROCEDURES

  • We strongly discourage overnight stays outside of the residence hall. If you must leave overnight, it is your responsibility to send an email to residencelife@nyack.edu stating the day you are leaving, where you are going and when you are returning to campus. Failure to comply with this policy will result in a fine. 
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.
  • The study rooms are open until 11:00 pm. The maximum number of students in the study room is six. Please remember to wear a mask when you are using this space.
  • You are responsible for discarding your personal trash. A trash room is located across from the laundry room on each floor. There are blue bins in the room for disposing of your trash. If you have cardboard boxes to dispose of, you will need to break down the boxes and leave them on the floor on the left side of the trash room.
  • There is a laundry room on each floor and it is open 24/7. Please be mindful to clean up after you have completed use of the laundry room. All of your items must be taken to your units. Any clothing found in the laundry room will be discarded. Please take advantage of the app you can download on your smartphone to assist you with how to use the appliances. It is also important to remove lint from the dryers after each use as indicated on the machines.
  • There will be room inspections twice a month as a way of maintaining cleanliness in these beautiful new living accommodations. You are responsible for cleaning your bathroom and kitchenette spaces, as well as maintaining cleanliness in your unit. The residence life staff will post inspection dates. The rooms will be inspected for cleanliness and any fire violations.
  • Fitness Center hours are posted on the door. Please remember to adhere to the policies when using the facility.

Student Athletes

Student athletes are required to comply with the guidelines issued by the athletic department and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Unvaccinated student athletes must submit a negative PCR test to the athletic office weekly.  These tests need to be scheduled by the student athlete and should be done on Tuesdays.  Failure to submit a negative PCR to the athletic office on a weekly basis will result in non-participation in practice and/or games until a negative test result is turned in for that week.