Marching Forward outlines Siena’s ongoing response to COVID.

All classrooms, residence halls, dining areas, and athletic facilities are operating at normal capacity, and all extracurricular activities, including student club functions and sports, are scheduled without restrictions. Our removal of most COVID-related protocols has been achieved because of our status as a fully vaccinated community. The FAQ below and the tabs above should address most COVID-related queries. All other questions may be directed to the College’s COVID Ops Center at



Are Siena community members required to be vaccinated? 

All students and employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID unless they’ve been granted a College-approved religious or medical exemption. Community members are strongly encouraged to stay up-to-date in their vaccination status and receive booster shots upon eligibility. 

Are masks currently required on the Siena campus? 

Anyone who would prefer to wear a mask in any setting is welcome to do so. Community members should evaluate their personal comfort level based on individual circumstances. For optimal defense, consider a filtering facepiece respirator, such as a N95 disposable mask designed for personal use. Respirators have better filtration and can provide a higher level of protection than cloth masks.  

Students, employees, and visitors are required to mask when visiting Health Services as well as common areas at the Counseling Center and the Office of Accessibility. Inside individual spaces/offices within the Counseling Center and the Office of Accessibility, continued masking will be discussed between the provider and the student/visitor.   

Faculty members, at their own discretion, may require masking in classrooms, laboratories, or other instructional settings. 

Is testing being done on campus?

Health Services will offer diagnostic testing for all students who present symptoms. Students are encouraged to have their own supply of home tests with them on campus. Tests can be ordered at no charge HERE

What should I do if I develop symptoms consistent with COVID?

Guests should refrain from visiting campus if symptomatic, and any employee who develops symptoms consistent with COVID should stay at home, contact their supervisor, and get tested. Students who are experiencing symptoms should not attend class, immediately notify their professors, and contact health services to get tested. If the test result is positive, isolate and contact Siena College Health Services at 518-783-2554 or Public Safety at 518-783-2376 if it is after business hours. It is expected that faculty will be understanding and accommodating of students who are on medical leave (tested positive) and students who are sick. Symptoms of COVID can be found on the CDC website HERE.  

If you have any questions you can reach the Ops Center at or 518-782-5600.