COVID-19 (Coronavirus) INFORMATION

2022-2023 UPDATES


Our students enjoy a dynamic collegiate experience that prioritizes their academic journey and an energetic environment. This semester we’re continuing to return more classes to an in-person environment without losing our vast online offerings.

Listed below are brief safety guidelines and descriptions of our course formats, along with images of how these course formats will appear on your schedule.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19


Students with in-person courses, participating in athletics or work-study, using the Fitness Center or otherwise regularly accessing campus must receive a single-dose vaccine OR the second dose of a two-dose vaccine no later than two weeks before the start of the semester. You can submit your vaccination information at this link.

Students who would like to request an exemption must do so no later than one month before the start of the semester by emailing COVID-19 Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at

Students who register for a class with in-person components after the start of the semester must submit their COVID-19 vaccination information immediately upon registering using the SUNY Vaccination Verification Application.

COVID-19 boosters are encouraged but not required.

Students planning on regularly accessing campus who fail to adhere to the vaccination requirement will be restricted from campus, removed from their courses, and will be liable for outstanding fees and tuition charges.

If you received a vaccination exemption from the College, are taking all classes online, or are accessing the campus for less than two hours per week, you are not required to be vaccinated. You will need to sign an attestation understanding you understand these guidelines.


Students who received a vaccination exemption will participate in monthly testing, which can be completed on- or off-campus. Off-campus test results should be emailed to COVID-19 Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at Currently, no testing is required for vaccinated students.

If you are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 you should test off-campus before accessing campus. If you are directly exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19, test off-campus at least five days after exposure, regardless of symptoms.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, contact Kathleen Chaykosky at


Anyone wishing to wear a facial covering is encouraged to do so. Facial coverings are only required if:

  • You are in days 6-10 after isolating for testing positive for COVID-19; OR
  • In the previous 10 days you were directly exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.


We’re encouraging our students to pursue the learning environment that works best for them to have the successful, energetic semester they deserve. Whether you choose to take your courses or access services in-person or online, we’re here to support you.

Our courses are available in multiple environments: In-person, online, live online, or a hybrid combination of several settings. Our support services are also available in-person or online.

You can find all course listings here and access your schedule at your myCayuga account. We encourage students who have questions about their schedule or course formats to contact our Center for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement at 315-294-8532 or


Example of a traditional online course

The “traditional” online option where you complete assignments, participate in discussions and communicate with instructors on a schedule that works for you. There are still set due dates for assignments and other required elements of the courses.

Live Online (REAL_TIME):

Example of a Hybrid course

Online Live courses will be offered in real-time, with online instructional sessions at specific days and times each week that you attend.


Example of a Hybrid course Example of a Hybrid course

Hybrid courses are a combination of on-campus sessions and either Online or Live Online (REAL_TIME) sessions. The days and times for your on-campus session will be noted with a room location. If your virtual session is Live Online, a specified time(s) will show on your schedule.


HyFlex courses are split, so some students meet on-campus while others simultaneously take the course online in real-time. Students register for either the on-campus section or the real-time online section.


Example of an On-Campus course

Traditional in-person courses following responsible social distancing measures, facial covering guidelines (optional for vaccinated, required for unvaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals who haven’t submitted their vaccination information) and other safety precautions.


The safety of our students and employees is always the top priority at Cayuga Community College. We have instituted several health procedures to best ensure a healthy campus community. These guidelines are listed below.

  • Students who regularly access campus must be vaccinated or must have been granted an exemption by the College.
  • Facial coverings are optional unless:
    • You are in days 6-10 after isolating for testing positive for COVID-19; OR
    • In the previous 10 days you were directly exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Students granted a medical or religious exemption are required to participate in monthly COVID-19 testing. This can be completed on- or off-campus.
  • Masks are available at our Offices of Public Safety.
  • Practice responsible hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and social distancing.
  • If you feel ill, avoid accessing campus.

Questions about campus safety measures can be directed to COVID-19 Administrator Kathleen Chaykosky at