Important Information Regarding COVID-19 – CGCC

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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

Important Information Regarding COVID-19

To our C-GCC Community: We are working diligently to gather the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our College Community. If your question is not answered below, please e-mail us at

Updated January 5, 2022

What do classes look like?

Currently, on-campus courses adhere to CDC and DOH safety guidelines. Remote courses are via live webcast with instructors on the days and during the times specified. Online courses will not meet on any specific day or time but will allow students to access course materials at their discretion. Hybrid courses are online courses that include some on-campus meetings. The online components of hybrid courses do not meet at specified days or times. Finally, HyFlex courses provide students with the option to attend class on campus, remotely via live webcast, or as an online learner who may access course materials and lectures at their discretion. The Fall 2022 Class Schedule offers further details.

Are on-campus students being tested for COVID-19?

Surveillance testing is not required for fully vaccinated students. Students with religious or medical exemptions are required to submit a weekly test to the office of Health Services. At-home rapid antigen test results are accepted and should be submitted via email to Maria Ostrander, Director of Health Services, with the time and date of test and student photo I.D. attached. Arrangements can also be made through the health office for on-campus weekly testing. Email Maria Ostrander or call 518.697.6303 to schedule an appointment.

How do I apply to the College?

Students are encouraged to apply using the No-Fee Online Application! The Admissions Team is accepting and processing applications for the upcoming semester, and is available to answer questions via phone, email or in person. For more information, or if you wish to schedule an appointment to visit the campus, email the admissions office or call 518.697.6500.

Will there be advising appointments?

Yes! C-GCC is currently offering advising-by-phone. For more information or to schedule an appointment, e-mail, or call 518.697.6395.

How can I obtain copies of my official or unofficial transcripts?

Students may request unofficial or official transcripts be sent to themselves, current or potential employers, or to other colleges. A student must send a signed and dated written request to the Office of Records and Registration. Current students may submit a request directly through Banner Self-Service by logging in to their student profiles and clicking the “Request an Official Transcript” link. All other students must fill out our transcript request form that includes the student’s current name (and former name, if applicable), student ID number, current address, current telephone number, and complete address of where the transcript should be sent. Mailed requests should be addressed to:

Attn: Records & Registration – Transcript Dept.
Columbia-Greene Community College
4400 Route 23
Hudson, N.Y. 12534

Or, you may fax your request to 518.822.2015. Please be advised that we cannot send transcripts electronically at this time.

Where can I buy my textbooks?

The C-GCC bookstore has gone virtual! The new, virtual bookstore replaces C-GCC’s former brick and mortar store and will continue to offer all existing textbook services — buying and selling, returns and refunds, special orders, and more. For more information, please call 518.697.6335.

Can I still access Tutoring Services?

Yes! Students in need of tutoring services may contact us via our online form for more information.

What’s happening with C-GCC’s Athletic Program?

C-GCC is moving forward with participation in the NJCAA sports of Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s basketball, Baseball, and Softball, as well as eSports. Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available. For more information, e-mail Nicolas Dyer, director of Athletics.

Can I register for a credit course without entering a degree program?

Yes! Students who have not admitted to a degree or certificate program at C-GCC may register for a course as a non-matriculated student by using the non-matriculated registration form. Course registration is open now for the Spring 2022 semester.

Will I still receive my Financial Aid?

Yes! The Financial Aid Office is continually processing financial aid applications as students submit requirements. In addition, refund checks are being issued on a regular basis and upon issuance, will be mailed to the student’s address of record. For detailed information on your financial aid, log into the Banner student portal or e-mail the Financial Aid Office at

How can I pay my bill?

C-GCC offers convenient online payment options! Students can make a payment — or sign up for a payment plan — by logging into their Banner student portal, visiting the Student Accounts page, selecting View Charges and Pay, and using the Pay Now button. Students preferring to pay by check or those paying on a past-due account can mail payment to C-GCC, 4400 Route 23, Hudson, N.Y. 12534, Attn: Bursar’s Office. Please include Student Name or Student ID in the memo line. Those who prefer to pay over the phone with a credit or debit card can call the Bursar’s Office at 518.697.6300. Check your C-GCC email for updates.

What Library Services are available?

Students can access the C-GCC Library’s databases or search our catalog PRIMO for their research needs. An enclosed, steel book drop is located outside under the overhang at the Main Campus entrance. Current hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit the Library’s home page, e-mail, or call 518.697.6390.

How can I contact my instructors?

All students will be provided with course syllabi that include contact information and office hours for their instructors. Students may also visit the Faculty Directory at to contact their instructors.

How are on-campus events affected?

Based on recommendations from SUNY and the Columbia and Greene County Departments of Health, on-campus events at C-GCC are limited. All visitors to campus must adhere to CDC guidelines for mask-wearing and practice social distancing.

Can I still access counseling services through the College?

Yes! C-GCC partners with Talkspace to provide students convenient, personal, and professional online messaging therapy. Talkspace is a confidential, secure, and HIPPA-compliant platform.

Please continue to monitor this page, and check your Columbia-Greene email for updates. Thank you for your patience as C-GCC responds to this unprecedented situation.