Details for Fall 2020 Returning to Campus

Many questions can be answered by referring to the documents below.

Return to Campus Fast Facts Sheet >>>

Guide for Returning to Campus >>>

Fall 2020 COVID-19 Response Manual >>>

(as submitted to NYS on July 20, 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions 


Returning to Campus for Fall 2020


When do classes begin?

Classes begin on January 25, as scheduled, for undergraduate students.  Graduate students will begin, as scheduled, on January 16.


When do classes end?

The fall 2020 semester ends on December 18 for undergraduate students.  However, in-person classes will end on November 24 and all classes will transition to online instruction for the remainder of the semester.  More information on the graduate class schedule will be forthcoming.


Do I have to wear a mask on campus/in class?

Yes. All Hilbert College community members and guests will be required to wear a mask when on campus. A consideration of necessary exceptions will be reviewed over the summer with more guidance to follow from the Comeback Task Force.

How will I know the campus is safe?

Hilbert is committed to devoting the resources needed to identify and contain the virus in all settings, working in tandem with local and regional health agencies. We will set the highest bar in complying with all state and federal guidelines.  The common areas and classrooms will be cleaned regularly.  The Hilbert community is asked to follow all health precautions and campus signage to keep everyone on campus safe and healthy.

- Wear a mask on campus.

- Each community member will check-in online whenever they plan to return campus, re: their self-reported health and wellness. This will mean a daily check-in for most in our community. 

- Our residential students and student athletes will be required to complete special training focused on preserving health and safety in the residence halls and athletic facilities.

- Those who are especially vulnerable to the virus can discuss alternative arrangements.


Can I live on campus?

Residence Halls and apartments will be open.  Information on move-in for students will be provided as soon as it is available.

What is happening with the Spring 2021 Semester?

No changes have been made to the academic calendar for spring 2021 at this time.  The academic calendar is available here – Undergraduate | Graduate.