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Remote Learning Period Rules and Regulations Fall 2020

While you reside on campus, please be reminded that you are expected to abide by all federal and New York State Laws, College policies, the Student Code of Conduct, and Residence Life policies.  Guests and visitors are strictly prohibited at all times. Alcohol and illegal drugs, or other illicit substances, including vaping are also prohibited as are social gatherings of any kind.  The result of any violation may be removal from the residence halls.  

You are being granted the opportunity to reside on campus because one or more of the following applies:

  • you have life safety concerns - food or home insecurity.
  • you are an international student.
  • you have limited or no access to technology.

If you have any key issues, please contact your Area Coordinator or Residence Director.  Also, since your RA may not return, this is a good time to reach out and connect with them - thank them for the experience so far and wish them well. 


You will notice that Residence Life and custodial services will be altered. Please be very thoughtful and attentive to hygiene and sanitation while you reside here - again only if we work together can we stop the spread of COVID-19.  

Most of the RA staff has departed for their own wellbeing.  In person RA programming will not take place, but we will create ways to engage with you.  Our professional Residence Life staff is here, but will also be limiting their in person interaction.  Their contact information is posted in your Residence Hall.

The Dean of Students, food service, and health services will be available. 

Student Conduct and Community Standards

Any Student(s) found to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and/or the guidelines imposed during the remote learning period will be subject to student conduct sanctions and may be required to leave the residence hall for the duration of the semester.  Please see The Code of Conduct online. 

  • You may not host overnight guests unless they are other students approved to stay during the remote learning period within your own residence hall.  Visitors are not approved in the Residence Halls during Remote Learning Period.  Only approved residents are able to be in the Residence Halls.
  • You may not allow other residents (including roommate/suitemate) access to move or remove belongings from any residence hall. 
  • You may not move furniture out your room and/or from other rooms.
  • You may not take part in or host social gatherings of more than 10 residents.
  • Cooking is permitted only in designated areas and clean up is required after each use.
  • Use of facilities in the Residence Halls (such as laundry machines) are meant only for students permitted to stay in the hall.
  • You are required to participate in weekly pool testing for COVID-19.
  • You must follow all NYS DOH guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19. 
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you must isolate on campus in Jones Hall or safely at home.
  • If you are a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine on campus in Jones Hall or safely at home.
  • If you are found in violation of the code of conduct or any of the rules and regulations listed above, you will be removed from on-campus housing. 

Other Items to Consider

  • During the Remote Learning Period your student ID card will only allow you access to your assigned residence hall.
  • During the Remote Learning Period, you will see a reduction in Dining Services. You can see what locations are open by visiting the CAS website.  
  • During the Remote Learning Period, most, if not all, on-campus events and activities will be held virtually due to health and safety considerations.  

Stay Healthy! 

Practice physical distancing, wash your hands, and if you do not feel well, stay in bed and seek medical attention if appropriate. Be considerate of others.

  • What can you do to stay well? Get sleep, wash your hands - a lot, limit your interactions with others, practice social distancing, go for a walk in nature, eat healthy foods.
  • What if you don't feel well? Stay in your room and call the Student Health Center. (585-245-5736

Social Gatherings

Please be reminded for your and our health and wellbeing, social gatherings are limited.  This includes student clubs and organizations as well. 

  • So how can you stay connected? Group Me, Google Meet, Whatsapp, Facetime, etc. Zoom is free through your Geneseo email account.
  • Check and read your email throughout the day everyday.

Important Contact Information

University Police (Emergency): 585-245-5222

University Police (Non-Emergency): 585-245-5651

Residence Life Main: 585-245-5726 

Lauderdale Health Center: 585-245-5736

Dean of Students: 585-245-5706

Livingston County Department of Health: 585-243-7270

Jones Hall Quarantine Coordinator: 585-491-0983

Thanksgiving Break RA on Duty: 585-447-3656

Remote Learning Period RA on Duty: 

  • Erie, Genesee, Ontario, Seneca: 585-491-1895
  • Allegany, Putnam, Wyoming: 585-491-0800
  • Livingston, Monroe, Steuben: 585-491-1509
  • Onondaga, Nassau, Suffolk, Wayne: 585-491-1802
  • Saratoga Terrace: 585-447-3656