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TC3 announces fall reopening plans

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Tompkins Cortland Community College has announced plans for the Fall 2020 Semester, which will be offered through both online and in-person classes.

In preparation for the upcoming semester, the college has worked with the Tompkins County Health Department, the SUNY Administration, and other higher educational institutions in the region.

Classes are set to begin on August 31, with no adjustments being made to the previously approved Fall 2020 Academic Calendar.

Both the Main Campus in Dryden and Extension Center located in Ithaca and Cortland will open for in-person programming and support services.

Masks will be provided for students, and must be worn in all buildings and classrooms. Key Support Services such as their food pantry, mental health, tutoring, and student programming will be open with virtual options available when possible.

Fully remote options will also be available for students who wish to do so. Plans for Fall Athletics are also being made to ensure safe competitions.


Along with the reopening of in-person classes in the Fall, the College intends to also provide on-campus living options, however, adjustments have been made to create safer environment.

One change mentioned is reducing the number of residents in each apartment. In partnership with Cayuga Health System, students living on campus will need to be tested and be required to provide daily symptoms check and ongoing surveillance testing.

The Childcare Center will reopen on July 6 with reduced capacity, and will be following all guidelines from Reopening New York and the Department of Health.

Updates regarding the College’s reopening can be found on their COVID-19 page.

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