COVID-19 FAQs

Updated June 3, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is creating challenges and concerns for universities across the United States and around the world.

Through consultation with public health officials, faculty, staff and senior administrators, Binghamton University has developed markers to determine when to implement certain aspects of its online learning formats to respond to the coronavirus, COVID-19, in a manner that serves our educational mission and protects the well-being of students, faculty and staff. You can read about the markers and up-to-date information on the rapidly evolving situation on our Coronavirus-19 website.

Key dates and deadlines (Subject to change; check back for updates)

  • Commencement: TBD
  • Grade option change deadline: Friday,  June 5, 3:30 p.m.  Read Binghamton's undergraduate pass/fail policy .
    • Please note: If you have submitted a Spring Grade Option Change petition prior to the June 5th deadline, your request will be processed in the order in which it was received. You will receive an email notification when your request has been completed by the Student Records office. Due to the high volume of requests, please allow for additional processing time.  Our goal is to have all requests processed by June 12. Thank you for your patience.  
  • Course withdrawal deadline: Friday, June 5, 11:59 p.m.
  • Official University withdrawal deadline: Friday, June 5, 3:30 p.m.

FAQs 

Will classes be moved to an online format?

All classes went online Thursday, March 19.

If classes are offered online will my final exam be canceled?

If necessary, your instructor will notify you of any changes to the final exam.

Am I still responsible for class assignments, exams or materials due as stated on the syllabus?

If courses are offered in an online format, students remain responsible for fulfilling course requirements. Your instructor will contact you directly should the format of your course change. For classes that will continue via online remote delivery, instructors will provide guidance on how to participate and stay current with content, course assignments and exams.

My instructor says that my class is going to become a 100% remote-delivery option and that I will still need to attend and take an online final exam (if scheduled). Will I still be graded the same?

Faculty will be reviewing syllabi and provide you with specific instruction per your course if there are changes from the original syllabi.  

Will online affect my graduation?
No. Grades are submitted electronically and degrees will be conferred as usual. 

Does this change to an online environment have an impact on my academic standing, calculation of honors or financial aid eligibility?

No. Academic standing, honors and aid eligibility will be calculated after grade submission at the end of the semester. 

Is it possible for me to drop this semester and next semester without a financial penalty?

At this time the University is not changing policies and procedures around dropping courses or withdrawing from the University. Review the instructions on withdrawing from the University:

Undergraduate >

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I have specific questions about my re-enrollment and/or registration as it relates to this situation. Who can I speak to?
Students with specific questions relating to registration for this semester or the fall semester may contact Student Records at 607-777-6088 or email registrar@binghamton.edu.