Marching Forward outlines Siena's comprehensive response to the virus as we prepare for the Spring 2021 semester. 

The safety of our students has been and always will be our #1 priority. Thanks to careful adherence to health and safety protocols – and our Student Pledge – Siena successfully maintained its on-campus experience from the start of our Fall 2020 semester in August, through final exams right before Thanksgiving. We remain wholeheartedly committed to making every accommodation to ensure Siena continues to provide The Education for a Lifetime.

College officials are currently reviewing all state and federal health regulations to plan for the safe delivery of its Spring 2021 program. Our goal is to provide students with an in-person academic and residential experience that is more robust than the Fall semester. Details about testing, return to campus, class sizes, residence life and more will be updated by mid-January 2021 and posted to Marching Forward.  

Classes for the Spring semester are scheduled to begin Monday, February 22, 2021. 

We expect that all community members will be asked to continue to follow mandatory masking protocols, physical distancing and good hygiene practices for the foreseeable future.

More information on COVID-19 can be found at



Student APP:  All students who visit campus for any reason during the Winter sessions must complete Siena’s COVID-19 daily health screening app (Campus Clear) and abide by the directions on the screen. Prior approval is required to come to campus, and residence halls and townhouses will remain closed. 

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

Visitors: Only officially sponsored guests will be permitted on campus and they must be accompanied at all times to ensure compliance with the stipulations in our campus pledge. 


Health & Safety

The health and safety of our Saints is our #1 priority. The updated processes and procedures we are deploying on campus to keep our students safe this Spring semester, along with personal safety guidelines for each student to follow, will be posted here.


Siena's person-centered approach to learning will always be our goal. Our Spring 2021 academic and class calendar changes, classroom density reduction plans and more are being finalized.

On-Campus Living

Living on campus is an important and transformative part of the Siena experience. Details about the availability of testing and tracing, adjustments to housing, and more will be posted soon.

Student Life & Athletics

From clubs and organizations to intramurals and our Division I sports, learn what life as a Saint will look like this Spring.


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.