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From the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Monday, March 15, 2021

Reminder: Important Academic Policies, Deadlines

I want to remind faculty, staff, and students of the following important pieces of information related to the academic calendar, academic policy, and modes of instruction for spring 2021, summer 2021, and fall 2021.

  • For spring 2021, the college is following standard academic policies and all-college registration deadlines for the semester, with the exception of the continued modification of the policy for mandatory advisement PINs. Mandatory advisement PINs for summer and fall 2021 registration are now on the accounts of first-year, undeclared, and probationary undergraduate students.
  • Spring 2021 deadlines:

       ? March 15 - Midterm Grades Open

       ? March 22–27 - Spring Recess Canceled

       ? March 26 - Midterm Grading Window (closes at 9:00 p.m.)

       ? April 7 - Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2021

       ? April 9 – Course Withdrawal and Pass/Fail Application Deadline (closes at 11:59 p.m.)

       ? April 9 - Removal of Incomplete Deadline

       ? May 7 - Withdrawal from College Deadline (closes at 11:59 p.m.)

       ? May 7 - Final Day of Regular Instruction

       ? May 10–13 - Critique and Evaluation Period

       ? May 13 - Final Day of Spring Semester

       ? May 10–19 - Final Grading Window (closes at 9:00 p.m.)

  • All summer 2021 instruction will be offered remotely. Standard college policies and academic calendar will apply.
  • The fall 2021 semester is being planned for traditional face-to-face instruction barring any new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York State Department of Health, or SUNY Central. Standard college policies and academic calendar will apply.

Faculty members and advisers are encouraged to share this information with their students to assist them in making decisions that support their continued academic success at Buffalo State College. Please consider using multiple methods—such as syllabi statements with links to the academic calendar, appointments that discuss this information, and e-mails that link to college policy and important dates—to help ensure that students receive this information.

Thank you, once again, for your resilience during these challenging times and dedication to our students in support of our college’s mission.