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iSchool Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve quickly in the United States and abroad, with new information and new cases confirmed daily. Syracuse University continues to vigorously monitor and respond to these developments, in close coordination with New York State officials, the New York State Department of Health and the Onondaga County Health Department. The University also continues to review public health and travel advisory guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. State Department. In the face of this rapidly developing global health emergency, our highest priority remains the health and welfare of our students, faculty and staff.

This web page was created to provide resources and keep the Syracuse University iSchool community informed.  This is the official source of information on COVID-19 for the iSchool.  The page will be updated daily, so please check back frequently for the most updated information available. 

Online course delivery through remainder of spring semester

Following extensive consultation with local health officials, medical professionals, faculty experts and community leaders, effective the end of the academic day on Friday, March 13, Syracuse University has suspended residential academic programs and transitioned to online course delivery for the remainder of the spring semester.

iSchool building status

  • Hinds Hall is closed until further notice. Swipe access is still available to those who have it, but we encourage all faculty, staff, and students to refrain from coming to campus unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Only essential staff will be working on campus. All other staff will be working full-time remotely. For more information about who to contact and how during this time, visit our career services, student services, and admitted/visiting student COVID-19 update pages. 

Course delivery information

  • All classes will be delivered in an online format for the remainder of the spring semester.
  • Students are responsible for class meetings, assignments, etc.  All course and university deadlines are the same, unless you are told otherwise by your faculty member. 
  • We encourage students to reach out early and often with concerns or questions to iSchool faculty and staff. If you are unsure about anything related to your studies, coursework, internship, please get in touch with us. Our academic program directors are ready and willing to work with students under these unique circumstances and make individualized adjustments as necessary. 

Student advising and career services

  • Our staff is working full-time remotely. For more information about how to get in touch to schedule meetings, advising sessions, and more, visit Academic Advising and Student Services or Career Services.  For all other departments, please use the contact information listed in the directory or on our website. 

Campus visits

  • We have suspended all campus visits, student-led tours, and in-person admissions programming, including Orange Preview, through May 1 and have replaced many of them with virtual tours, open houses, one-on-one video calls, and other opportunities to connect with our admissions team, as well as faculty and current students. Please visit our admissions page for more information. 

Official Updates from Syracuse University

The University is maintaining a comprehensive guide to policy and operational changes as we work through this situation. For the most up-to-date information and official updates, please visit the Syracuse University Coronavirus page.

Contact and Questions

To contact us for additional information or questions, please email us at ischoolalert@syr.edu
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