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As you already know, The College of Saint Rose has been carefully monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation since news of the virus was first shared. There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 among our students or employees. As of this message, there have also not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County. Due to public concern and out of care for our College community, Saint Rose is taking the following actions:

  • All classes are canceled Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13. College offices are open, including dining services. Canceling classes will enable faculty to focus on moving courses to virtual learning and online delivery formats.
  • Students are asked to move all belongings and check out of the residence halls by Sunday, March 15, at noon. We will assess the situation, and if there is a need to return, we will work with students to transition back to campus.
  • All classes will move to online delivery on Monday, March 16, using Canvas and other tools that are already often utilized by faculty and students for their courses. We will continue to deliver classes this way through Friday, March 27, and will assess the situation beyond that as we learn more information.
  • All campus events, including athletics events, in the month of March are canceled immediately. This includes the on-campus CITE courses (a weekend program for educators) and Accepted Student Day on March 21 (virtual visit options will be created). (In the event that the lacrosse doubleheader scheduled at Christian Plumeri Sports Complex on March 14 is held, it will be played without spectators.)

Students living in residence halls who may be considered for exemption and will be advised on a case-by-case basis are:

  • International students
  • Student-veterans
  • Any student who is doing a practicum, student teaching, or a required internship. This only applies if placements have not been canceled.

These students and any other students seeking a hardship exemption or delay, or who have concerns and questions, should contact

Families with questions should contact Student Development at 518.454.5170.

Students will hear from their faculty through their Saint Rose email with the details of their coursework by Friday, March 13.

Again, we stress that academic operations and support services will continue in an online format. We know that this is a significant disruption for our community, but we want to exercise an abundance of caution, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we implement these changes in this rapidly evolving situation.