Important Updates | St. Lawrence University Always Forward: Returning to St. Lawrence

Important Updates

When decisions are made and additional information is added to parts of the Always Forward website, this page will be updated with pertinent details.

Please note that buildings and offices are closed to visitors. Offices should be contacted by email or phone; please consult the University Directory or website for contact information.

April 13

April 12

April 9

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students with an update about COVID-19 in the local community.
    • Students are strongly discouraged from visiting Potsdam at this time.
    • Seniors are encouraged to do all that they can so that they can safely attend their in-person Commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 18. 

April 5

  • A new page containing Vaccine Information and Resources was added to the Health and Wellness portion of the Always Forward website and includes answers to common questions being asked.

March 31

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to Summer Semester students with updates about what to expect this summer and a reminder to order an Everlywell test by Thursday, April 1.

March 19

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update about new guidance regarding campus gatherings, the Spring 2021 campus departure process, and in-person, remote, and off-campus internships and activities for Spring and Summer 2021 semesters.

March 9

March 8

March 5

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to all students and employees with an update about moving to Phase 3 Residential Visitation Status (cross-residence visitation).

March 4

March 1

February 27

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley sent a message to students about the need for Commons College and Kappa Kappa Gamma to begin an immediate quarantine due to a possible COVID-19 exposure.

February 26

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update about Phase 2 Residential Visitation.

February 25

February 18

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update about reverting Back to Phase 1 Residential Visitation status.
    • Every student on campus is required to be tested the week of Feb. 22-24.
    • The University will reevaluate the Residential Visitation status once all results from the Feb. 22-24 clinics are received and will share any decision made on or before Monday, March 1.
    • In-person classes and activities will proceed as scheduled. Students are still able to safely participate in outdoor recreation and enjoy the company of their extended family unit. Dining facilities, the libraries, the Fitness Center, the Sullivan Student Center, the Brewer Bookstore, and other popular venues remain open at this time.

February 8

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update about Phase 2 Residential Visitation and updates to summer off-campus programs. 

February 2

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update about the communications process when a community member receives a positive COVID-19 test result.

January 24

  • The Academic Dean's office and the Campus Safety Monitoring Committee sent a message to employees with an update regarding in-person class meetings and quarantine information.

January 14

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update about the campus' operating status and information about pre-arrival and arrival testing results, as well as reminders about the transition from Phase 0 to Phase 1 for students.

January 8

  • Assistant Dean of Student Life John O'Connor sent a message to students with updates about accessing Thelmo Storage as part of moving in for Phase 0.

January 6

  • Director of Dining and Conference Services Marijo Haggett sent a message to students with more updates and detailed information about how dining and meals will work during Phase 0.
  • Additional information for students who request a late arrival and are assigned to arrive after the previously advertised January 17 late arrival date was added to the Arrivals and Departures page.

January 5

  • Textbook information from the Brewer Bookstore for the Spring 2021 semester was added to the Academics and Classrooms page.
    • Students should purchase books in advance and if they are arriving on campus for the Spring 2021 semester, select "Curbside Pick-up." 
      • Note: On-campus pick-up must be curbside before students report for testing and enter quarantine. Park in the Brewer Bookstore parking lot upon returning to campus, call 315-229-5460, and Bookstore staff will bring course materials to the vehicle. Then proceed to the testing clinic and after your test, go directly to your residence hall. Students will need to order their books 24 hours ahead of their anticipated curbside pick-up.

January 4

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update about arriving on campus for the Spring 2021 semester.

January 2

  • Director of Dining and Conference Services Marijo Haggett sent a message to students about how dining and meals will work during Phase 0.

December 29

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update about the Spring 2021 semester, including:
    • a reminder about classes beginning remotely for all students enrolled in the spring semester on Monday, Jan. 4;
    • pre-arrival testing reminders;
    • the campus arrival process; and
    • the final Town Hall for students and families scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 30, 5 p.m. ET: https://stlawu.zoom.us/j/99353817119

December 17

December 10

December 4 

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to on-campus students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update regarding the University's Operating Status, which remains at Yellow (Moderate Risk).

December 3

  • Vice President and Dean of Student Life Hagi Bradley and Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs Karl Schonberg sent a message to students, parents/families, and employees with a COVID-19 update regarding the University's Spring 2021 arrival plan, and reminders for the start of the Spring 2021 semester.
  • Tsewang Lama, the coordinator of International Student Services, sent a message to international students with additional information about the Spring 2021 semester arrival plan.

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