Summer/Fall 2023 COVID-19 Plan

Updated: 05/17/23 at 1:10 PM

Please find important information below so that you can plan accordingly to comply with SUNY Poly’s Summer/Fall 2023 semester COVID-19 requirements.



SUNY Announces End of the Emergency COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: 

  • Beginning Summer of 2023, all SUNY Poly students with an on-campus presence are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to SUNY’s guidance. 
    • COVID vaccination will no longer be mandatory for attendance. 
    • Additionally, religious and medical exemptions no longer apply. 
  • SUNY will continue to monitor campus-specific vaccination rates for use during potential outbreaks.
  • Newly enrolled students from outside New York State, including International students, will be asked to self-complete the SUNY Vaccination Verification Application by visiting (as vaccination information from outside New York would not be included in the State Immunization Registry). Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  
    • Please note that students from out of state who do not complete the Vaccination Verification Application will be recorded as unvaccinated.  


  • If available from New York State, Rapid test kits will be made available to Utica students through the Wellness Center–Campus Center Office and to Utica employees through Human Resources–Kunsela Hall Office. Albany campus students and employees may obtain available test kits from NYS/SUNY in the Presidential suite on the 4th floor of NanoFab East; students may also pick up test kits in the NFS 3rd floor Student Services Suite. 
  • Regular surveillance testing is not planned at this time during the Summer/Fall 2023 semester but may be scheduled if conditions warrant it.


  • The wearing of masks is optional unless notified otherwise.
    • The Wellness Center only requires masking for those with COVID symptoms or symptoms of other communicable diseases or illnesses.
  • Individuals returning to campus activities following release from isolation will be expected to follow CDC recommendations for mask-wearing.  (
  • All individuals are expected to be considerate of others’ masking preferences as members of our caring community.

SUNY Poly-University at Albany Partnership

As a result of the SUNY Poly-University at Albany Partnership, SUNY Poly Albany campus residential students will also be required to follow the University at Albany’s requirements. Please find more information here:

International Travel:

We are excited to get the Summer/Fall semester underway and continue our combined efforts to support your health and educational success; we will provide any updates on this webpage.

As federal, state, local, and SUNY health guidance changes due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, SUNY Poly’s rules will also evolve as the institution receives new guidance and/or regulations are promulgated. SUNY Poly reserves the right to change its policy in regards to these matters and will provide updates as needed on the SUNY Poly website.



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