Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Updates

Check back here frequently for the latest updates about Fall 2022. Policies are subject to change based on New York State, SUNY, or St. Lawrence County Department of Health requirements.

Important Dates

  • New Student Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24 for in-person students and is also available virtually for our online/remote students. Please check out the Orientation Webpage for more information.
  • Residential Move In Days: 
    • Monday, August 22 for NEW students who have not lived on campus before, beginning at 8 a.m.
    • Wednesday, August 24 for RETURNING students, beginning at 8 a.m.
    • For more information or questions, please contact Residence Life at reslife@canton.edu or (315) 386-7513.
  • First Day of Classes: Thursday, August 25
  • Academic Calendar: The academic calendar through 2025 can be seen HERE. This has all the dates for college breaks and more!

COVID-Related Information

  • For any COVID-related or medical concerns or questions, please reach out to the Davis Health Center at healthcenter@canton.edu or 315-386-7333 and they would be glad to assist you!
  • COVID Vaccine is REQUIRED for all students with an in-person presence (living on campus, taking in-person classes, using in-person services/support on campus) and the vaccine series must be complete at least two weeks before the start of the fall semester.
    • Please note if you are seeking a medical or religious exemption the forms may be accessed and submitted through the Student Patient Portal.
    • Online students: You are exempt from the vaccine requirement if you do not come to the campus for any reason, but must fill out the exemption form in the linked above Student Patient Portal.
    • The committee reviews the submitted exemptions periodically, so please be patient while awaiting a response or feel free to give the Health Center a call to check on the status of your submitted exemption.

COVID Booster Vaccine:

  • While booster vaccines are not required, we strongly encourage students to remain up-to-date on all COVID booster doses as they offer protection against severe COVID infection!
  • Please note that if you are not up-to-date with your booster shot and you are deemed a close contact of a positive case, you will need to quarantine per our local public health and CDC guidance.

COVID Testing:

  • Weekly COVID testing will be mandatory for any students with an approved medical or religious exemption with an on-campus presence.

Quarantine and Isolation Protocol:

  • Students will be asked to return home to isolate or quarantine, as space on campus will be limited for this upcoming semester. Should this not be possible, we will discuss options with you about isolating on campus if space permits.


  • At this time, masks are not required on campus; however, we appreciate your cooperation if any member of the campus asks you to wear a mask in their office, classroom, or dorm room. It’s always a good idea to have a mask with you, just in case!

Office Contacts

If you’re looking for any specific information, we have a great Campus Offices Directory to help you get to the right office!