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5-Day Work Week Resumes

The College resumes its five-day work week effective Monday, Aug. 3

SUNY Orange Announces Fall 2020 Plans

SUNY Orange’s Fall semester will include a blend of in-person and remote academic offerings for students, along with mostly online support services and a phased plan for repopulating the Middletown and Newburgh campuses with employees.

The College, on Tuesday, received official certification of its plan from the State University of New York, greenlighting SUNY Orange and President Dr. Kristine Young to move forward with implementation in advance of the College’s Aug. 24 start date for the Fall semester.

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“We are taking a very measured and thoughtful approach to the Fall semester. We are prioritizing the return to campus of those students in programs and courses who require access to specialized equipment for hands-on learning, in order to provide a safe in-person teaching and learning environment for them, as well as the faculty and staff needed in support of them,” Young said.

“For those classes where learning will be conducted remotely for the Fall, students can expect a high-quality learning experience thanks to the hard work of faculty and staff this summer. “Throughout the pandemic, we have made decisions with two goals in mind: preserving the health and safety of our entire College community, and offering academics with integrity,” Young added. “As we begin to implement our recently approved plan, those two concepts will remain at the heart of what we do.”

Dr. Kristine Young, SUNY Orange President
July 7, 2020

Campuses Closed to General Public Even as Mid-Hudson Enters Phase IV

The Mid-Hudson Region entered Phase IV of its reopening on July 7, which includes higher education. However, SUNY Orange's Middletown and Newburgh campuses and facilities will remain closed to the general public. The College's services and operations continue to function remotely. Anyone wishing to conduct business with SUNY Orange for the foreseeable future is asked to do so electronically or via telephone. Public events or gatherings, or use of on-campus facilities, will be prohibited until the College is comfortably able to assure the safety and health of all who enter our teaching, learning and social environments.


In this section, you will find SUNY Orange-related resources and communications pertaining to COVID-19. Links to past Coronavirus Updates provided to the College community are at left. In the event that the College needs to develop special policies, procedures, instructions or guidance related to COVID-19, those items will be shared here also.

We urge you to continue using the preventive measures recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Also practice social distancing to the best extent that you can and wear a mask in public.

We also remind you that, if you feel sick and have symptoms of a virus, you should contact your doctor or healthcare provider. Do not go to your doctor or urgent care without calling first. They can direct you on the proper way to visit their office or how best to address your symptoms at home if they are mild.

Resources Available by Telephone

New York State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 
(staffed during normal working hours, after-hours messages will be returned the next day)

Orange County Department of Health: (845) 291-2330

SUNY Orange Wellness Center: (845) 341-4870