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Posted on: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM

We created this daily newsletter to keep students, faculty and staff informed about campus news and resources for distance learning, while also reducing the volume of emails we're all receiving. Read more here.


  • A message from President Christian on the eve of the restart of classes
  • For faculty: A recommended to-do list as remote learning launches
  • For students: Free online tutoring available through the Center for Student Success
  • News from around campus: Including 3D-printed face shields at the HVAMC
  • Updates from government and media
  • Frequently Asked Question of the day

Message from President Christian


"I thank everyone for your patience, tenacity and grace ...
We’ll get through this together."


Resources for remote teaching and learning

Faculty Checklist for the Remote Learning Launch
The two most important things to help students succeed: Communicate regularly, and respond quickly

Students can get free online tutoring through the Center for Student Success
STAR-NY program connects SUNY students with trained tutors in a variety of subjects


News from around campus

3D printing face shields to support local response to COVID-19
HVAMC producing much-needed gear for those on the front lines of the pandemic

Provost Lyman’s letter to faculty on the eve of remote teaching launch
"You inspire me with your intentions to make the best of unimagined educational challenges "

Action required from federal work study supervisors
College leadership is committed to keeping students employed and paid; supervisors are asked to inform the Payroll Office which work study employees will be working remotely

List of computer labs open effective March 30
As the College continues to serve students unable to leave their on-campus residences, an update about academic facilities that remain operational


Updates from government and media


Frequently Asked Question of the Day

Are resources available to students who have limited access to textbooks?
Yes. The campus bookstore is now able to offer free ebooks thanks to a partnership between Follett and RedShelf.
Students must use their “.edu” email address to access this program, and there is a limit of seven ebook units that can be borrowed per student.
To learn more about this program and borrow the free ebooks, visit www.sunynewpaltzshop.com.
Have more questions? We're updating our Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions webpage daily.

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