Dear Students, Families, Faculty and Staff: Recently the Onondaga County Health Department has reported a notable decline in new COVID infections and hospitalizations across the Central New York region. This positive trend, combined with significantly reduced population density on our…
Important Update about Retrieval of Students’ Belongings from Syracuse University
Dear Parents and Families:
I recognize many of you, and your students, are anxious to return to campus to retrieve belongings from residence halls. And although phase one of the reopening of New York state is now underway, at this time, our campus remains closed to all individuals (including the vast majority of our faculty and staff), with the exception of essential employees.
Phase one of the reopening does not include higher education, and as such, I respectfully ask that you please refrain from coming to campus until public health officials deem it safe to do so. Once we receive guidance from public health experts that it’s safe for you to return to campus to gather your students’ items, we will notify you immediately.
This continues to be a difficult time for all of us, and I realize you want nothing more than to help your student regain some semblance of normalcy. But for your safety, the safety of your student and the well-being of our entire campus and Central New York communities, please help us in our continued efforts to follow social distancing guidelines and travel restrictions. We appreciate your support.
If you have questions or concerns about your specific circumstances, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to assist or connect you with the appropriate person.
Director, Parent and Family Services