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Campus Expectations 

To help ensure the health and safety of our entire community, all students are required to adhere to the rules and regulations outlined on this website while on campus and, where applicable, off campus.

Students who are alleged to be noncompliant with COVID-19 related rules and regulations will be subject to a student conduct referral, as outlined in our student code of conduct, Community Rights & Responsibilities.  

If you need to report a violation, please visit our Report a Problem page. 



On-campus Housing 

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask or face covering whenever they leave their suite or apartment. Residents can remove their masks inside communal bathrooms but must wear a mask in the hallway.   

Students living in on-campus housing must adhere to the University Residence Halls & Apartments License for 2021-2022

Please visit our Plans for the Fall 2021 Semester, Health & Safety and Quarantine & Isolation Instructions for Residential Students pages for more detailed information on the expectations and protocols for students who live on campus. 

Rules for Hosting Guests in On-campus Housing

A student host is defined as any residential occupant assigned to an on-campus bedroom, suite or apartment. Individuals who helped organize, promote or advertise an event are also considered a host.  

A guest is defined as any individual who is not currently assigned to the on-campus bedroom, suite or apartment.  

Host Responsibility 

Hosts assume responsibility for the behavior and activities or their guests. Guests are subject to the same rules, regulations and expectations as their host, and hosts must inform guests of those rules, regulations and expectations in advance.  

The University reserves the right to take disciplinary action against the host where violations of University regulations have occurred and to require the immediate departure of any guest at any time.   

Residents are not allowed to host parties or events in their bedroom, suite or apartment at any time. Gatherings of any size that are disruptive to the community or are a health hazard will be dispersed.  

Hosts who violate these rules may be referred through the student conduct process and may receive sanctions up to and including removal from residence, campus restrictions, disciplinary suspension or disciplinary dismissal.  

Guest Rules

Only two guests per residential occupant are allowed in any bedroom, suite or apartment. For example, an apartment with four residents may have a maximum of eight guests, totaling no more than 12 people (including guests and residents), in the apartment at any time. 

Additionally, the student host must tell their fellow residents about any guests before the guest(s) arrive. 

Overnight guests are not permitted. Overnight hours are defined as midnight to 6 a.m. daily. 

Guests are not transferrable between hosts. For example, in an apartment with four residents, Resident A can only host two guests and cannot use the host privileges of the three other residents to host additional guests.  

  • A host must remain with their guest.

  • When guests are present, all guests, hosts and other residential students must wear a face mask that fully covers their nose and mouth, and must maintain at least six feet of physical distancing, at all times. 

  • Guests who observe that a bedroom, suite or apartment is over the limit must leave immediately. 

  • To ensure compliance with the guest limit, a guest must be explicitly invited by a host. This means a guest cannot bring additional guests with them.

Health Screenings 

Health screenings are no longer required for UAlbany students and employees. It is recommended to monitor your health, and, if you have symptoms, to seek medical care.  

Off-campus Housing

Off-Campus Student Services is working closely with various landlords and property management companies to highlight issues concerning COVID-19 off campus and stress safety measures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of transmission. 

Staff members are also working with various neighborhood associations, business owners and city agencies, including the Albany Police Department, to address pandemic-related issues that occur in the community.

Students are required to follow all mask mandates, physical distancing guidelines and other directives from the University pertaining to COVID-19 while they are both on and off campus.

If you receive a positive diagnostic test result, you must immediately isolate and notify the University.

Please visit our Plans for the Fall 2021 Semester and Health & Safety pages for more detailed information on the expectations and protocols for students who live off campus.

If you have questions or concerns related to off-campus housing, please contact Off-Campus Student Services at 518-442-5501 or [email protected]



Campus Access

Uptown Campus

Buildings on the Uptown Campus do not require swipe access during normal business hours.

The Uptown Campus tunnels remain off limits to prevent crowding and to encourage people to stay outdoors in the fresh air. Only those with job duties that require tunnel use are allowed to use them.

Downtown Campus

Buildings on the Downtown Campus do not require swipe access during normal business hours.

Health Sciences Campus

The main door of the George Education Center, home to the School of Public Health, requires swipe access with a Health Sciences Campus ID.  

The east entrance door is locked and available only as an exit.

Public Transportation & Parking

CDTA and UAlbany buses continue to be available to transport students and staff between campuses. 

Masks are required on all public transportation, regardless of vaccination status. 

We encourage anyone with a parking management transaction to use the online Parking Services portal

University Libraries

All University Libraries are open for campus community members to use. Please check the library’s website for updated hours of operation.