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Coronavirus Information

  • Latest Updates

    For information about the Fall 2020 schedule changes, visit: Understanding the Fall 2020 Schedule Changes

    Faculty and staff are available to help you register for fall classes. For more information, visit: Fall Advisement and Registration

    Enrollment Services are available Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm to help you with all your enrollment needs virtually. For details, visit: Enrollment Services

    July 8, 2020

    Contact information for the bookstores and dining (Kats Kash Meal Plan) has been updated below.
    Childcare is now accepting enrollments for Fall. For more information, see contact information below.

    July 2, 2020
    Our College Re-opening Plan has been approved by SUNY, which includes the modification of the fall semester schedule.  Lectures and most labs (e.g., natural sciences) will be conducted remotely. Only courses, consisting of critical labs (e.g., applied, professional skills-related (health, engineering & technology)) may be conducted face-to-face with social distancing accomplished by reducing section capacity. We are currently working on the course schedule for Fall 2020 and will provide an update when it is finalized. View the full re-opening plan.

    Cares Act:
    The CARES Act awards emergency grants to students to help them manage costs they took on as a result of SUNY Erie's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information, visit: www.ecc.edu/CARES-Act/


  • Campus Access

    In order to maintain the health and safety of the SUNY Erie college community, beginning the week of April 20, access to all campuses will be reduced to one day per week per campus through the end of the spring semester.

    Computer/Internet Access

    Students needing computer and/or internet access are welcome to use any of the designated campus spaces as follows (regardless of what campus you attend):
    Tuesday: City Campus Atrium Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Only
    Wednesday: North Campus Cafeteria Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Only
    Thursday: South Campus Cafeteria Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Only
    All other days: Closed

    Entering Campus

    In order to access the campuses on the days designated above, you must enter through the checkpoints previously noted. You must also present student ID and undergo the health screening to enter campus.

    Screening locations are as follows:
    South Campus: Drive through location on Community Drive, enter off Abbott Road
    North Campus: Drive through location on Arrow Drive near the YMCA, Use Tech Drive off either Main Street or Wehrle Drive
    City Campus: Walk up screening in the Post Office Building, Swan Street foyer


  • Classes

    SUNY Erie is planning for the following in the fall 2020 semester:

    Lectures and most labs (e.g., natural sciences) will be conducted remotely. Only Category 1 courses, consisting of critical labs (e.g., applied, professional skills-related (health, engineering & technology)) may be conducted face-to-face with social distancing accomplished by reducing section capacity.

    Depending on the severity of the pandemic, SUNY Erie will be prepared to move all instruction, (i.e., Lectures and labs) remotely. Critical labs may be re-sequenced in the semester-by-semester program plan, moving lecture-based courses, remotely delivered, to the Fall 2020 semester.

    Any onsite learning will be conducted with appropriate social distancing, increased disinfecting protocols, and appropriate PPE where necessary.

    For more information, view the re-opening plan.



  • Contact Information

    Office Contact Info Office Status
    Admissions 716-851-1456
    admissions@ecc.edu
    All transactions are moved online. Call for service Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM
    Advisement Counseling - City 716-851-1188 Closed to walk in service. Phone appointments, email and Webex are available. Call for service.
    Advisement Counseling - North 716-851-1488 Closed to walk in service. Phone appointments, email and Webex are available. Call for service.
    Advisement Counseling - South 716-851-1653 Closed to walk in service. Phone appointments, email and Webex are available. Call for service.
    Athletics 716-851-1294 Closed to walk in traffic. All gyms and fitness centers are closed until further notice.
    Bookstores City: 851-1051
    http://ecccity.bkstr.com

    North: 851-1264
    http://eccn.bkstr.com

    South: 851-1639
    http://eccs.bkstr.com

    Closed to walk in service. Visit websites or call for assistance.
    Bursar Closed to walk in service. Note: we are not currently accepting cash payments due to COVID-19
    Campus Shuttle Visit www.ecc.edu/parking-transportation/ for the latest schedule.
    Career Services 716-851-1683
    terry@ecc.edu
    Closed to walk in service. Call or email Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM, to set up a phone or Webex appointment.
    Child Care City: 851-1150
    feidt@ecc.edu

    North: 851-1437
    cepeda@ecc.edu

    South: 648-5219
    jasinski@ecc.edu
    The Childcare Centers on each campus will reopen on Sept. 8 for the Fall semester in accordance with State guidelines from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services. Subsidies for childcare tuition for students are available. Hours of operation will be dependent upon the students schedule but anticipated open hours will be Mon-Fri from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can enroll by contacting the Childcare Directors at the campus centers.
    Dean of Students - City Campus 716-851-1120
    deanofstudentsc@ecc.edu
    Call or email for assistance.
    Dean of Students - North Campus 716-851-1420
    perri@ecc.edu
    Call or email for assistance.
    Dean of Students - South Campus 716-851-1620
    yoder@ecc.edu
    Call or email for assistance.
    Dining: Kats Kash Meal Plan 851-1260 Call for assistance.
    Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 716-851-1936 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Fitness Centers and Gymnasiums Closed
    Financial Aid 716-851-1477
    financialaid@ecc.edu
    Closed to walk in service. Call for service Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM.
    Food Pantries 716-270-4450
    gramsec@ecc.edu
    Closed to walk in service. Call or email for assistance.
    Food Service Will reopen on Sept. 8 for the Fall semester.
    Health Center - City Campus 716-851-1199 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Health Center - North Campus 716-851-1499 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Health Center - South Campus 716-851-1699 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Independence Bound/Youth Engagement Services 716-851-1030 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    International Student Services 716-270-5190 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    ITS HelpDesk 716-851-1835
    helpdesk@ecc.edu
    For service, email or call 8AM-4PM, Monday-Friday.
    Libraries
    Closed to walk in service.
    Chat available Monday-Thursday: 9AM-8PM & Saturday, 10AM-2PM
    http://libanswers.ecc.edu/
    Men of Merit 716-270-6439 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Mental Health Clinic (Horizon Clinic) 716-831-1800 Phone appointments only.
    Middle Early College High School 716-851-1176 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Registrar 716-851-1467
    lamanna@ecc.edu
    Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. All transactions are moved online: https://www.ecc.edu/transcripts-records/
    Say Yes 716-270-4712 Closed to walk in service. Call for service.
    Student Access Center - City 716-851-1189 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Student Access Center - North 716-851-1487 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Student Access Center - South 716-851-1830 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Testing Services 716-270-4693
    placementtesting@ecc.edu
    All walk-in testing outside proctoring services are cancelled.
    Transportation 716-270-5630 Closed to walk in service. Call for service. Campus shuttle running on a revised schedule: visit www.ecc.edu/parking-transportation/.
    Tutoring Visit https://myecc.ecc.edu/tutoring/Pages/default.aspx for updated hours.
    Veterans Affairs - City 716-851-1124 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Veterans Affairs - North 716-851-1532 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Veterans Affairs - South 716-851-1654 Available via phone Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
  • FAQ

    What Happens to my Financial Aid if the College closes temporarily or classes are moved online
    Students continue to remain eligible for any financial aid they receive through the College. In addition, as a result of Coronavirus, the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Office released guidance that provides schools much greater flexibility in administering federal financial aid programs (Pell, SEOG, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Work-Study). If you have questions, please contact Financial Aid at: 
    City (716) 851-1177 
    North (716) 851-1477 
    South (716) 851-1677 

    Who should I contact if I do not have access to the internet, a laptop/tablet, and are unable to come to come to campus to access my online course?

    Please contact your campus Dean of Students for assistance with this.

    If I have the Coronavirus, will I suffer consequences if I miss classes?
    You will not be penalized if you missed classes due to Coronavirus. The College has communicated with all instructors to ensure that classes will be able to be moved online. Your professor will work with you and will provide alternate solutions if you are ill. Contact your instructors by email if you have additional questions.

    What happens if a faculty member is unable to continue teaching a class?
    We have standard protocols for faculty members if they become sick or incapacitated. If a faculty member is sick and unable to teach another faculty member will replace them.

    What resources are available for students experiencing financial emergencies due to Coronavirus?
    The College is committed to supporting students who are experiencing financial difficulty or incurring additional expenses as a result of Coronavirus. Students who are experiencing financial insecurity should contact the Dean of Students Office.

    I am feeling stressed what should I do?
    We recognize that some of you are feeling growing concerns about family or friends, or about your own health. Please contact our Advisement Counseling and Student Support Service Centers during weekday office hours, as well as Horizon Health Services.

    How can I avoid getting sick?
    Please visit the CDC website for current recommendations.
     
    What should I do if I become ill with fever, cough or shortness of breath?
    Please visit the CDC website for current recommendations.


  • Resources

    Learning and Working Remotely at SUNY Erie for Students, Faculty and Staff:

    Visit the ITS Learning and Working from Anywhere website for helpful tips and resources, including information on how to troubleshoot technical issues, special offers for students, and frequently asked questions:
    https://sunyecc.service-now.com/sp?id=learning_and_working_from_anywhere

    If you're considering purchasing a new computer, visit www.ecc.edu/Student-Laptop-Info/ for recommendations and frequently asked questions.

    Library Resource Center

    The SUNY Erie Library Resource Center has a number of ways to support you with online learning. Our library website is available 24/7 to bring you access to electronic books, articles, streaming video, and more. Visit our website at: www.ecc.edu/library/

    In addition to our resources, we have librarians available to assist you remotely via email, text, chat, phone, and WebEx. Our contact information and hours are available here: https://libanswers.ecc.edu/index.php

    We’ve also put together a Continuity of Library Services & Resources webpage: https://libguides.ecc.edu/spring2020. Here you will find information on library renewals, free access to electronic versions of textbooks (eTextbooks), video tutorials for using library databases, and more.
     

    Library research and instructional support for faculty and staff:
    This guide will help you locate library research and instructional support resources as SUNY Erie moves to online learning in response to COVID-19:
    https://libguides.ecc.edu/spring2020 

    Equity and Diversity

    As we begin a new semester, we are issuing a reminder that SUNY Erie places a high priority on maintaining academic programs free from sex/gender discrimination. Members of the SUNY Erie community should be aware of the following three important points:

    1. The Equity and Diversity/Title IX office remains open via remote operation at this time. Anyone impacted by sex/gender discrimination should contact Tracy Archie, Title IX Coordinator, at (716) 851-1118 or archie@ecc.edu to file a report. Investigations and interviews will be conducted remotely, and remedies provided, to assure that any sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, retaliation, or other sexually discriminatory behaviors are addressed promptly.

    2. College policies on sexual misconduct apply to behaviors that occur in person between members of the college community, but also apply to online and virtual misconduct ( review the Code of Student Conduct Policy here). Any behavior that is prohibited by policy is also likely prohibited in cyber-forms, including cyber-harassment, cyber-bullying that is sex-based, and cyber-stalking. Members of the community are expected to maintain a tone of civility and respect in online classes just as they would in face-to-face classes.

    3. Faculty and staff members, who are mandated reporters, are reminded that reporting of alleged sexual misconduct is expected when they become aware of incidents or allegations involving members of the campus community, regardless of how they learn of the potential misconduct, whether in person, in writing, or online.

    For more information, visit:

    Erie County’s Department of Health COVID-19 website:
    http://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus


    NYS Department of Health COVID-19 website:
    https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

    CDC’s COVID-19 website:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


    SUNY COVID-19 website:
    https://www.suny.edu/health-alert/?utm_source=home&utm_campaign=012020



  • Need Help?

    College Safety & Security

    Mark Pacholec
    City Campus
    Room 110
    P: 270-5233

    Dean of Students

    Amy Yoder
    South Campus
    Building 1, Room 5205B
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    P: (716) 851-1621