general information

SARAZEN STUDENT UNION

  • 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. Prior to the start of the semester, Student Activities will provide commuter students with a guide to places on campus specifically designated for them to eat and study. The Commuter Student Association will correspond with commuters during the semester about their events and programs. Follow them on their various social media accounts. See the commuter student spaces here. 
  • Casey's and Starbucks are open for orders. Limited seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. You may also enjoy your food and beverages outside (weather permitting) or in your room. 

UHY CENTER

The Athletics Department has published a resocialization guide and resource guide.

The UHY Center – 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 symptom check prior to use (students through the Campus Clear app and employees through the College’s Employee Daily Health Screening). 

For more information, please reference the Reopening Guide.

student athletes

  • The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has moved all fall athletic competition to the spring season. All fall and spring sports are expected to begin competition in early March.
  • 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. More information regarding intramurals during the spring semester will be available soon.
  • 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.
  • Plexiglas shields have been placed between each eSports station.

  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will there still be club activities? 

Yes! Clubs are continuing their missions and activities. Meetings and events are scheduled by each organization, following the guidance of Student Activities. Clubs will be permitted to host in-person meetings capped at 10 attendees or fewer in spaces with available capacity in compliance with social distancing guidelines. Clubs are encouraged to plan events virtually for the time being. As guidance changes throughout the semester, we will update clubs on their ability to host in-person events for the campus community.

What about club sports? 

Club sports are encouraged to meet and train in small groups (10 students or fewer) as long as they are compliant with mask and social distancing guidelines. Large team activities, including team bonding and strategic discussions, are encouraged to take place virtually. Students 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. 

What about Sienafest and Senior Week?

Student Activities is committed to offering our traditional end-of-year celebrations for students. These events will need to be facilitated differently than in prior years, so your flexibility is appreciated. However, we are planning for the Concert, Sienafest, and Class of 2021 activities will still occur in-person to some extent based on the capacity allowed by state and federal guidance. More information about these events will be forthcoming. For a detailed list of Class of 2021 events (which will be taking place throughout the spring semester), visit www.siena.edu/seniorclass.

What changes will we see to athletics?

Siena’s Division I athletics, including men’s and women’s basketball, are being played in adherence with state, federal, NCAA and MAAC guidelines, and with reduced schedules and travel. The Saints appreciate your support by following games on broadcasts and online! 

Where are the commuter student spaces on campus?

Reservable spaces:

Open first come, first served areas:

  • Massry/Snyder lobby
  • Roger Bacon**
  • Rosetti lounge spaces**
  • SSU atrium**, Del Grasso hallway, Casey's, Paddock, and Nigro Family Plaza
  • Foy lobby**

**denotes locations where you are not able to consume food, as dining spaces require additional sanitizing protocols