“Let us take one day only in hands, at a time, merely making a resolve for tomorrow, thus we may hope to get on taking short, careful steps, not great strides.” -Catherine McAuley, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy
These are unprecedented times, but here at Maria College we are committed to doing all we can to minimize the disruption to your education that can occur given the ever-changing circumstances we are facing. Ensuring a safe reopening and return to campus will involve all of us!
Our reopening plans have focused on the safe return to campus and providing students with flexibility and options designed to meet their specific needs. We will communicate any changes to campus operations to our community via email (your mariacollege.edu account) and this website.
Click here for full listing of Maria College’s Covid Communications from Spring & Summer 2020 semester
First Day of Classes: The first day of weekend classes is August 29. The first day of classes for day/evening classes is August 31.
Health Screening: All faculty, staff, students and visitors must fill out the daily health screening form from ShareMy.Health before entering a building on campus.
Face Coverings: Facial coverings for the nose and mouth are required to be worn by all community members in public spaces on campus.
Social Distancing: Social distancing is to be practiced in classrooms, public spaces, and laboratories (where feasible). Please observe all posted signage.
Hand Washing & Hygiene: Adequate hand washing is the preferred method of hand hygiene. Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be available for use in all common areas when handwashing stations or sinks are not available.
Class Instruction: This fall class instruction for courses may be scheduled in a hybrid manner, with in-person instruction at the discretion of the faculty member. All materials to successfully complete courses will be available for remote or online delivery. Certain classes, such as skills labs and science labs, will have to utilize in-person instruction.
Communication: Your college email account and the Blackboard (Bb) page will be the primary methods of communication on the college operations and individual courses. Be sure to check both frequently.
Student Support: All functions of the Frank E. O’Brien, Jr. Student Support Center are here to support you! Please reach out to them first if you have questions or need assistance: email@example.com or find a staff listing at https://mariacollege.edu/student-support
Final Exams: Weekend course final exams will be held on December 6. Day/Evening course final exams will be held from December 14-18.
All policies and procedures will comply with best practice guidance from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, and the latest direction on higher education activities from the Governor’s Office and the NYS Education Department.