There is nothing we look forward to more than welcoming all of our Saints back to campus — safely. 

The safety of our students has been and always will be our #1 priority. When our Saints march back on campus for the start of this academic year, things will be different, there is no doubt about that. Nevertheless, the entire community is making every accommodation to ensure Siena continues to provide the Education for a Lifetime.

Our Marching Forward website outlines many of the changes you can expect when returning to campus in August. Information will be added and updated throughout the summer as the pandemic evolves and new guidance is received. Click here to view the College's complete Reopening Plan.



Move in: International students will move in August 3 and 4. First-year students will move in August 19 and 20. Returning students (unless otherwise identified below) will begin a staggered move in process starting August 21. Students will be receiving more information about the exact move-in time in early August.

Quarantine requirements: All international students (including Canadians) and students returning from states with high rates on infection will have to quarantine for 14 days on campus as per NYS regulations. Even if a test shows no infection, the 14 day requirement is still in place. 

Testing and Screening: We strongly encourage all students to obtain a PCR test at home no more than 7-10 days prior to arriving on campus to assess their own health and exposure to COVID-19. (more details) Testing is available to any New Yorker who wants a test and is free at any state-run facility. Find a testing site near you here

Face Coverings: Acceptable facial coverings for the nose and mouth are required to be worn by all community members  (more details).

Visitors: Students may not host off-campus visitors or guests, including family members (more details).

Leaving Campus: Students may leave campus but are encouraged to limit doing so as much as possible. They are expected to abide by CDC guidelines while off campus.

First Day of Classes: The first day of classes will be August 24.

Last Day of Classes: The last day of classes will be November 19.

Finals: Finals will be held November 21-25.


Health & Safety

The health and safety of our Saints is our #1 priority. Please see the new processes and procedures we are deploying on campus in order to keep our students safe, along with personal safety guidelines for each student to follow.


Siena's person-centered approach to learning will always be our goal — even though it will look a little different this fall. Read more about our academic and class calendar changes, enhanced cleaning schedules, and classroom density reduction plans.

On-Campus Living

Living on campus is an important and transformative part of the Siena College experience. Read more about our new move-in procedures, availability of testing, adjustments to housing, and more.

Student Life & Athletics

From clubs and organizations to intramurals and our Division I sports, learn what life as a Saint will look like under our “new normal.”


Siena Fresh is committed to the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff and will continue to modify its operations to safely serve its guests.