Important Information Regarding COVID-19 – CGCC

**Visit the COVID-19 FAQ page for more information regarding Registration, Financial Aid, and more. To reach Admissions, call 518.828.4181, ext. 3427, or e-mail admissions@sunycgcc.edu.**

Important Information Regarding COVID-19

Important Information Regarding COVID-19

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

Updated September 1, 2020

Does C-GCC have a Campus Reopening Plan for Fall 2020?

Yes! The College’s Campus Reopening Plan, CoGreene Forward, has been released. The Fall semester will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and will include online, remote, and face-to-face instruction. In-person classes will be limited to courses requiring hands-on instruction such as nursing clinicals, art studios, and selected science, automotive technology, and construction technology labs. The plan also outlines social-distancing requirements, disinfecting procedures, and scheduling protocols now in place.

What will Fall semester classes look like?

The Fall 2020 semester at C-GCC begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Classes will be delivered in one of three formats: on-campus, remote (instruction via live video), or online. Online courses will not meet on any specific day or time but will allow students to access course materials at their discretion. Assignments will have deadlines within stated periods of time. Remote courses will be via live webcast with instructors on the days and during the times the course would have otherwise met in person. On-campus courses will meet in socially distanced settings, with classrooms reconfigured to allow six feet between desks and common spaces. All in attendance will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow the College’s social-distancing protocols.

How do I apply to the College?

Students are encouraged to apply using our No-Fee Online Application! The Admissions Team is accepting and processing applications for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters and beyond via email and phone. For more information, or to set up a phone appointment with an Admissions Counselor, please e-mail admissions@sunycgcc.edu.

Will there be advising appointments for the Fall semester?

Yes! C-GCC is currently offering advising-by-phone. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please e-mail your advisor. If you are unsure who your advisor is, contact advising@sunycgcc.edu.

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. This request should include the student’s current name (and former name, if applicable), student ID number, current address, current telephone number, complete address of where the transcript should be sent, and a check or money order for $5 per request (official transcripts only). Download an official transcript request form here. Download an unofficial transcript request form here. Mailed requests should be addressed to:

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

Or, fax to 518.822.2015, and provide credit card information (official transcripts only). Please be advised that staff is working remotely, and these requests may take longer to process. We cannot send transcripts electronically at this time.

Where can I buy my textbooks?

As of Fall 2020, the C-GCC bookstore has gone virtual at https://bncvirtual.com/sunycgcc. The 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 518.828.4181, ext. 3385.

Can I still access Tutoring Services?

Yes! Tutors are available at assigned times to conduct sessions via Blackboard Collaborate in one-hour increments. C-GCC students may access Blackboard Collaborate by following these instructions. Students who do not have internet access may contact Barbara Wurtz, tutor coordinator, at 518.828.4181, extension 3429 to receive instructions on how to participate by phone. Students who require writing assistance or academic coaching may contact Eileen Ordu, ESL instructor and professional tutor, at eileen.ordu@sunycgcc.edu, or 518.828.4181, extension 3172. Additional information is available on the C-GCC Tutoring Page.

Has C-GCC’s Athletic Program been affected?

Columbia-Greene Community College places a high priority on the health and safety of its students. To that end, with the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemicC-GCC will be suspending its competitive sports program for the Fall 2020 semester The Fall Women’s Soccer season has been canceled, and the Baseball and Softball teams will not hold Fall practices or games. We hope to prepare for the Spring 2021 Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball and Softball seasons; additional information will be posted here as it becomes available. For more information, please email Nicolas Dyer, director of Athletics, at nicolas.dyer@sunycgcc.edu.  

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 Summer and Fall 2020 semesters.

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 please visit your Campus Connect account or email the Financial Aid Office at finaid@sunycgcc.edu.

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, clicking on Student Accounts, and clicking 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, NY 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 518.828.4181 extension 3338. Please check your C-GCC email for updates.

Are Library Services still available?

Yes! Students can still access the C-GCC Library’s databases for their research needs. For more information, click here, or e-mail reference@sunycgcc.edu. Students should make an appointment with the Library before visiting, by e-mailing reference@sunycgcc.edu or calling 518.828.4181, ext.3286. We also offer virtual assistance, including Zoom or Collaborate conferences with our librarians. Fall hours are Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday – remote resources and services only, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed weekends.

How can I contact my instructors?

The majority of our instructors share syllabi that include contact information and office hours. Students may also visit the Faculty Directory at sunycgcc.edu/academics/facultydirectory/ to contact their professors.

How are on-campus events affected?

Based on recommendations from SUNY and the Columbia and Greene County Departments of Health, all events at C-GCC have been canceled or indefinitely postponed.

Can I still access counseling services through the College?

Yes! C-GCC partners with the Columbia County Department of Health Services. Until further notice, the CCDHS will be offering its services via telephone, including 24-7 on-call service at 518.828.9446.

Please continue to monitor this page, email, and/or Blackboard for updates.

Thank you for your patience as C-GCC responds to this unprecedented and tumultuous situation.