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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM

This newsletter is a daily source of campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the NPForward text notification system.


  • Coronavirus update: A resident student tested positive at an off-campus facility
  • On-campus pool testing resumes today at Awosting Hall
  • Protect New Paltz during Halloween
  • Winter and spring schedules of classes are now available - Tips and resources for students, faculty and advisors to get ready
  • Students: Save the date for an Oct. 29 Check-In Town Hall with campus leaders
  • Starfish Student Demo Series: Student Profile
  • Invitation to the work-life balance forum on Oct. 26
  • From our community: The Alumni Reunion Fun Run!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media

Coronavirus updates

Oct. 22 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
A resident student tested positive at an off-campus facility

On-campus COVID-19 pool testing schedule (updated Oct. 19)
Pool testing resumes today and is open to all students and employees on a walk-in basis
Please be sure to set up your account before arriving

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours


News of the day

Protect New Paltz during Halloween
A big thank you to students for your efforts thus far, and a reminder to avoid unnecessary risks with just about one in-person month left in the semester

Winter and spring schedules of classes are now available
Registration begins Nov. 9 for matriculated graduate students, Nov. 16 for matriculated undergrads

Tips for students to get ready for course registration
Set up meetings with advisors and spend some time with My Schedule Planner

Course registration guidance for faculty and advisors
Useful information for holding efficient meetings and supporting advisees

Starfish Student Demo Series: Student Profile
The last in this video series to help you get the most out of the student success platform

There's plenty going on this year to get you into the spirit of the Halloween season! Students can check ENGAGE for a list of upcoming events, including our official campus Halloween celebration, and faculty and staff can participate too
Thanks to the Field Hockey team (@newpaltzfieldhockey) for the Hawk-o'-lantern design!

COVID-19 testing information

Volunteers needed: Help make on-campus pool testing a success
Seeking greeters and attendants to assist with on-campus testing
Training and personal protective equipment will be provided

Employee COVID-19 testing: Your questions, answered
How mandatory employee testing works on our campus


Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.: Forum on work-life balance for faculty and staff
Now with new details about the program and a link to the Zoom meeting

Oct. 28: Help shape the future of General Education at SUNY New Paltz
The GE Board invites faculty to their fall forum to discuss the ongoing implementation of a new assessment model

Mark your calendar: The Hudson Valley Future Summit returns, Oct. 30
This year's virtual program features local leaders addressing innovation during pandemic

Flex Spending Account open enrollment period begins Nov. 2
Program lets employees save money by paying for certain expenses with pre-tax dollars

Call for new members: Join the Employee Assistance Program
Faculty and staff interested in supporting community health and wellness can learn more about this valuable resource at our next committee meeting, Nov. 2


The latest from media

Bard College closes campus to public, aiming to keep COVID-19 at bay
Bard has conducted more than 4,400 tests with no individual testing positive
Daily Freeman, 10/20/20


From Our Community

So great to hear from all the Hawks who got out and joined the Alumni Reunion 5k Fun Run/Walk last weekend! See more @newpaltzalumni.

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