To ensure a safe and healthy conclusion to the fall semester, the university requires all undergraduate, graduate and professional students — whether remote or living in the Ithaca area — to complete the post-Thanksgiving checklist by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. Students must specify where they intend to reside following Thanksgiving break, as well as whether they plan to return to Ithaca for the spring 2021 semester.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do all students need to complete the post-Thanksgiving checklist?
Yes. All undergraduate, graduate and professional students in Ithaca-based programs are required to complete the end-of-semester checklist. This apples to students who are currently in the Ithaca area, as well as those learning remotely.
What happens if I don’t complete the form?
Students who do not complete the checklist by the deadline will not be permitted access to campus facilities (except for surveillance testing sites), effective November 14, nor will they be able to pre-enroll for the spring semester.
What if my plans change after Nov. 13?
If they do, students may sign back into the checklist and update their records accordingly. This form will be open to edit until November 29. After that, please submit a ticket for assistance.
What if I need to leave the Ithaca area before semifinal exams?
All courses will be online-only after the Thanksgiving break, allowing students to leave Ithaca and return to their permanent residence for the remainder of the fall semester. Students who plan to leave the Ithaca area are expected to complete all in-person academic obligations – including classes and semifinal exams – prior to departure. Students with extenuating circumstances who need to leave earlier should contact their college's advising office.
Will campus remain open to students after Thanksgiving?
All classes – even those that previously met in person – will move online after Thanksgiving. Access to many academic spaces, such as libraries, studios, labs and study rooms, will continue after Thanksgiving break. However, these spaces will only be available to undergraduate, graduate or professional students who have confirmed via the checklist that they are still in the area, have followed all travel restrictions outlined above, have completed the Daily Check health assessment, and continue to participate in surveillance testing. The same requirements apply to students who wish to access campus gyms or other recreational spaces after the break. In-person activities related to student organizations will not be permitted.