Dr. Penny Haynes

Dear Students,

We look forward to welcoming you back to SUNY Broome for the spring semester. If you are new to SUNY Broome, we are excited to have you join us for Spring 2021. Our semester officially begins with the first day of classes on Monday, January 25, although the first week will be almost exclusively remote. If your class will meet on campus during the week of January 25, it will be listed in the Spring 2021 In-Person Class List.

Beginning on Monday, February 1, your classes will be held as they were listed on the schedule. Most classes, approximately 70% will be held in a remote format, either synchronously (classes will meet at scheduled times) or asynchronously (classes will not have scheduled meeting times). Your remote classes can be accessed through Blackboard. All of our student support services remain open and available to you. For your safety, they will be offered with remote delivery options. New to SUNY Broome will be an app, CircleIn, that you can use to connect with your classmates to discuss your coursework and to support each other. You will not only have the ability to work with each other, but also have the opportunity to earn points and gift cards. More information about the app and how to use it will follow as we get closer to the start of the semester.

We had a successful Fall 2020 semester and are very proud to have very few positive COVID cases reported. We continue to focus on your safety and ask that you, too, continue to practice the safety protocols that we have developed for social distancing, masks at all times, and frequent testing. In addition, SUNY Broome has a daily self-screening process for all employees and students to complete before coming to campus. Per SUNY mandate, all employees and students are required to complete a daily self-screening for two weeks prior to returning to campus. The College will continue to use CampusClear for daily self-screenings. The CampusClear app will send a reminder to complete the screening every morning. If you do not already have CampusClear, please visit our CampusClear Screening Instructions Website.

We are looking forward to a great semester. Our faculty have been preparing their courses and have developed some exceptional experiences for you. Take advantage of all that we have to offer and get one step closer to your degree. Looking forward to “seeing” you on January 25th!


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Penny Haynes
Vice President for Academic Affairs