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 spring 2021 (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.
Adjusted Grading Policy
Recognizing the impact caused by the coronavirus on students’ academic journey, the college has approved a revised extension to spring 2020's adjusted grading policy. As a result, students will be able to select up to six credits of coursework taken during fall 2020 and spring 2021 semester for which a grade of “S” can be assigned in lieu of a normal letter grade. Learn more here.
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 spring 2021. There are approximately 500 students who fit this category.
The college, in partnership with Quest Diagnostics, tests 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.
Sanctions for Student Violations of COVID-19 Safety Protocols
On Oct. 1, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras instituted a policy that applies to every SUNY campus, including FIT, establishing minimum sanctions for students who violate COVID-19 safety protocols, which include potential suspension from campus housing for at least one year, suspension from classes for at least one year, or dismissal from the college. Because FIT has a small on-campus population this semester, administrators do not anticipate having to impose these sanctions. Read the chancellor's full policy here.
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.