Please refer to syracuse.edu/staysafe and other recent communications regarding testing, move out and other end of semester guidance.
The use of Slocum Hall building facilities, including fabrication labs, plot room, King + King Architecture Library, and Bookstore will be restricted and new operating hours and limited services will be in effect.
Faculty and staff will continue to have full building access and will maintain normal schedules—with the exception of providing in-person teaching. Staff should consult their immediate supervisor with any questions regarding office operations or schedules and faculty should contact their studio coordinators or program chairs with any questions or clarifications.
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Distance learning resources for students, faculty and staff
The School of Architecture Distance Learning Resources page, including Blackboard, downloadable software, and RemoteLab, a service that offers access to lab computers in Slocum Hall from any location on or off campus via internet connection. It is recommended that students download available software on their own computers first, as it will provide a better user experience. Please use RemoteLab as a last resort.
Attendance during Synchronous Online Sessions
Although we have shifted to online instruction, expectations regarding attendance remain the same. Your professors will do their best to find times for classes to meet with the least possible disruption to students’ schedules. Despite these efforts, there could be times when you must get up early or stay up late in order to attend class. Be sure to maintain regular contact with your instructor and check your email and Blackboard often.
Visit answers.syr.edu/display/AC/Academic+Continuity+Resources for a list of resources to help you navigate the remainder of the spring semester.
We have begun to compile a list of frequently asked questions from students. Some of the most common questions include:
Does it matter what browser I use?
Yes, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox work best.
Why am I having difficulty logging in?
Check that you are using Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Next, ensure you are using your NetID and password to log in. If you still have trouble, contact the ITS Help Desk at 315.443.2677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why isn’t my NetID/password working?
At any time, you can visit the NetID self-service page to look up your NetID, confirm your password works or reset your password if needed. If you still can’t log in, contact the ITS Help Desk at 315.443.2677 or email@example.com.
How do I find my course information?
Once you log in to Blackboard, your course will be listed under My Courses on the landing page. Click on your course name to enter the course room and access material. If needed, you also will find access to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra by entering your course room for a virtual classroom.
You can find more FAQs related to Blackboard and Collaborate on Answers. We will share additional questions and answers based on student and faculty feedback.
It is suggested that you bookmark the School of Architecture Online Course Delivery Guide as a reference and share with your Teaching Assistants.
Working and Teaching Remotely
The Architecture RemoteLab service offers Architecture students access to lab computers in Slocum from any location on or off campus via an Internet connection. Learn about the new RemoteLab, as well as other student resources, on Answers. Architecture faculty that need to reach the G: drive from off campus can use the ARCH Virtual Cluster.
Online Course Delivery Guide
School of Architecture faculty who have questions about transitioning in-person instruction to online teaching are encouraged to consult the School of Architecture Online Course Delivery Guide that provides consolidated information and advice for faculty on the tools and techniques available to deliver teaching and learning.
Please find below a link to School of Architecture Working and Collaborating Remotely. The School of Architecture Working and Collaborating Remotely Guide includes links to online meetings, access to work computers and other useful links.
public health guidance
The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve in the United States and abroad, with new information and new cases confirmed daily. Syracuse University continues to vigorously monitor and respond to these developments, in close coordination with New York State officials, the New York State Department of Health and the Onondaga County Health Department. The University also continues to review public health and travel advisory guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. State Department. In the face of this rapidly developing global health emergency, our highest priority remains the health and welfare of our students, faculty and staff.
- The coronavirus is actually a family of viruses that affect the respiratory tract, sometimes as mild as a cold or as serious as pneumonia or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Some coronaviruses cause mild problems like a runny nose, cough and sore throat. But a more serious coronavirus was to blame for the SARS epidemic several years ago. The recent coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China is a new virus scientists have never seen before.
- This new coronavirus is essentially a viral pneumonia, with symptoms that include cough, fever and breathing difficulties. For most people, COVID-19 infection will cause mild illness however, it can make some people very ill and, in some people, it can be fatal. Older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease or diabetes) are at risk for severe disease.
- The virus is spread from person to person through saliva or airborne when someone coughs or sneezes. Basic hygiene and prevention measures are the best defense, including frequent handwashing, avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Your health care provider can order laboratory tests to determine if a coronavirus is causing symptoms.
- Like with any viral illness, treatment includes rest, drinking plenty of fluids, a room humidifier to ease the cough or sore throat, and over-the-counter pain or fever medications to relieve symptoms.
For more information on the coronavirus, visit the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) website and Syracuse University Libraries’ Research Guide on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Response to New York State Department of Health - Interim Guidance for Higher Education During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
- Syracuse University SAFE - A COVID-19 Public Health & Emergency Response Framework Supporting Reactivation of a Residential Campus
- Return to Campus Plan for Faculty and Staff (Office of Human Resources)
- Return to Campus Research
- Environmental Health and Safety
The most important step that can be taken by our campus community is to remain focused on prevention. You can take the following steps to protect yourself and others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a flexed elbow or paper tissue when coughing or sneezing and disposing immediately of the tissue and performing hand hygiene.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- The CDC recommends that people wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including the coronavirus. In fact, touching your face to put on and take off a mask can increase your risk of infection. Students with cold or flu symptoms who seek medical treatment at the Barnes Center at The Arch (the campus health clinic) will be asked to wear masks. We recommend that anyone experiencing symptoms that do not require medical attention stay home.
Extra COVID-19 Wellness Kits—which include three masks; an oral thermometer; hand sanitizer; a “no touch” tool; and an information card highlighting COVID-19 symptoms, actions to take if experiencing symptoms, the Stay Safe Pledge and more—in addition to free masks, are available seven days a week at the Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy.
Students exhibiting any of the coronavirus symptoms should call the Barnes Center at the Arch at 315.443.8000 and then follow the instructions health professionals there give you. Faculty and staff should contact their primary care physician immediately.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available.