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RESTART FALL 2020:   See FIT’s plans and guidelines for fall campus operations, teaching, and learning.

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Information for Students

Academic Services

Most student academic support services have moved to remote environments. Please refer to the "Student Resources" list in the left-hand column to see their current operations and hours.


All classes for fall 2020 (with the exception of some classes in the School of Graduate Studies) are being held online and use the learning management system Blackboard. Online classes take place at the same time as regularly scheduled in-person classes, based on Eastern Daylight Time.

Blackboard for Students 
IT Fall 2020 Restart Guide for Students
Adobe CC for Eligible Students 
Microsoft Office 365 for Students 

COVID-19 Testing for Students 

In accordance with a SUNY mandate, FIT is conducting mandatory biweekly coronavirus testing of all on-campus students. "On-campus students" typically fall into three categories: residential students, students utilizing labs/studios on campus, and graduate students taking classes at FIT for fall 2020. There are approximately 500 students who fit this category.

As of Sept. 25, the college, in partnership with Quest Diagnostics, began testing 50% of its on-campus community members each week; the following week the other 50% is tested. These two groups alternate testing every other week. 

  • This is a PCR test that is self-administered by the participant by means of a nasal swab.  
  • Testing will take place weekly in the John E. Reeves Great Hall on campus.
  • Appointments are required. Details with appointment times will be sent directly to those needing to test. 

Details can be found on the On-Campus Testing page.

Questions? Contact EMSS via the Student Success Solution Center. 

CARES Act Grants

FIT has distributed $3,436,250 to 2,320 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as of Sept. 21. The college determined 2,381 students were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act. Eligible students were contacted by email. Find out more here.