- The Student Activities & Leadership Development (SALD) Office has rented a tent for the semester for outside programming to allow for social distancing.
- Plexiglass has been installed in high traffic areas in Sarazen Student Union, such as the Student Accounts Office. The Post Office has a new traffic pattern for their services.
- Commuter students are required to complete the College's Daily Health Form before entering campus each day.
- Casey's and Starbucks are open for orders, but seating is not allowed until at least Saturday, October 17 at 8AM. You are welcome to enjoy your food and beverages outside or in your room.
marcelle athletic complex use
The Marcelle Athletic Complex – which includes the fitness center and the Callanan Field House – is open for use by Siena students and employees ONLY. It operates in compliance with current state and county health guidelines.
Please note the aerobics room and general use locker rooms remain closed.
New York state’s policy requires all users to REGISTER BEFORE using the facility (MAC registration workout). Students and employees can reserve 45-minute blocks of time; the remaining 15 minutes of the hour is reserved for staff to clean the equipment.
All users MUST wear a face mask during workouts, clean equipment after use, and complete a symptoms check prior to use (students through their use of Campus Clear and employees through their use of the College’s Employee Daily Health Screening).
For more information, please reference the MAC Reopening Guide.
- The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has cancelled fall sports competition due to continuing health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. A decision on whether fall sport competition would be feasible in the spring will be determined by the participating college presidents at a later date.
- Athletics activities and training opportunities for enrolled student-athletes will be structured in accordance with institution procedures and state regulations.
- Athletics and Recreation have developed intramural programming that adheres to social distancing protocols, such as Kanjam, corn hole, 5 v 5 team competitions, and more. Only outdoor intramural activities are permitted during the fall semester.
- Student athletes are checked daily for COVID-19 symptoms before they are able to participate in any practice, training, etc.
- A health ambassador program was established by Athletics for each team to deploy.
- Plexiglass shields have been placed between each eSports station.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will there still be club activities this semester?
Yes! Clubs are continuing their missions and activities this semester. Meetings and events are scheduled by each organization, following the guidance of Student Activities. Clubs are encouraged to meet virtually.
What about club sports?
Club sports are encouraged to meet virtually, and may engage in individual training and practice as permitted under state guidelines for fitness. Siena continues to evaluate the safety of club sports practices and competitions, communicate with league officials, and monitor current conditions. Decisions regarding off-campus practice sites, travel, scrimmages and games will be forthcoming.
Will there still be a student activities fee?
Yes, this is essential for clubs to offer their programming. Siena also invested in a tent and new technology to ensure the student activity experience is as vibrant and engaging as possible for all. Staying connected and building relationships is more important than ever, especially for students studying remotely.