A Commitment to Health & Safety
UAlbany is committed to providing an excellent education for every student in an environment that maintains the health, safety and well-being of our entire campus community.
Our knowledge of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, so our protocols and plans will be updated as more information becomes available. Please check this website often.
Health Screenings & Test Results
All faculty, staff and students must complete a health screening within one hour of coming to campus.
If you or someone you know is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or has received a positive diagnostic test result, please visit our Health & Safety page for instructions for notifying the University and other next steps.
UAlbany's COVID-19 Hotline
If you have questions about our COVID-19 resources and services, please call our COVID-19 hotline (518-442-2683) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. (Note: The hotline will be suspended on Friday, November 27.)
Students should call the University Police Department (518-442-3131) on evenings and weekends.
Area residents interested in scheduling a testing appointment at the New York State drive-thru test site located on the UAlbany campus should call 1-888-364-3065.
All students should review these pages:
Campus Life (Housing, Dining & Student Life)
All employees should review these pages:
UAlbany's plans are aligned with local, state and federal guidance and rooted in the safety of our students, employees and the public with which we interact. Our primary goal is to protect public health and continue our vital missions of education and research.
Fall 2020 Quick Facts
The academic calendar has been shortened to minimize the risk of travel-related infection. Courses are being delivered as either in-person, hybrid or fully online classes. On-campus research activities has resumed in phases, ensuring a gradual and safe return to operations.
Guided by public health experts, we have established a screening, testing and contact-tracing program for students and employees, and launched a comprehensive pooled surveillance testing program. We stand ready to support our community’s mental and physical health.
Our strict safety requirements and procedures require face coverings, physical distancing, and hand hygiene. We are also providing enhanced cleaning, upgraded HVAC systems and wastewater testing.
Density has been reduced in all public spaces, including classrooms, the Campus Center, University libraries and residence halls. Many employees continue to telecommute, maintaining excellent service and operations while reducing campus density.
Fall 2020 Division I sports competition has been postponed until Spring 2021.
The University is working with local, state and federal officials to continually reassess conditions. If or when needed, we are prepared to pivot back to a fully remote model.
The State Quad parking lot is currently serving as a drive-through testing site. The site is a restricted area, secured by University and State Police. Vehicles are guided through the site and then off campus. Call the state's COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to request an appointment.