SUNY Empire State College is taking proactive measures to protect the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff while closely monitoring the development of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The college is in close contact with SUNY System Administration and the New York State Department of Health and will share updates and new guidance quickly with the SUNY Empire community.

Fall 2020 Onsite Restart Plan

SUNY Empire State College has released its plan for a return to limited face-to-face instruction and onsite services for the fall semester. The plan has been approved by the State University of New York.

Read the plan

SUNY Empire COVID-19 Emergency Educational Grant

Our Emergency Educational Grant program has helped more than 900 SUNY Empire students continue their academic pursuits despite new financial challenges imposed by the pandemic. While funds for the fall term have been awarded, we are still accepting gifts.

Students, please continue to check back for updates on the availability for new awards

Support the Effort

Important Resources

The SUNY Empire State College community is volunteering, organizing, and donating their time and services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read about the good work being done across the state.

Contact Us with Questions or Concerns

Students: Contact the Student Information Center at or 1-800-847-3000, ext. 2285.

Employees: Contact Director of Operations Antonio Bazzoffi at

Media: Contact Director of Communications Jamie Tario at

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