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May 7, 2021

SUNY Niagara has announced its academic and extracurricular plans for the fall 2021 semester, with intentions to increase its face-to-face capacity in both areas. Many classes will return to a traditional in-person format, yet the option for a flexible class schedule will remain for students who prefer virtual learning options. This includes completely virtual classes as well as hybrid courses, which alternate between online learning and face-to-face instruction. At least 20 classrooms will be outfitted with new technology to support the array of teaching styles that SUNY Niagara has adopted into its degree programs.

Outside of the classroom, SUNY Niagara athletics will resume for the 2021-2022 year. The College will follow guidelines from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) as well as New York State. Theatre, music, and dance productions are planned to return to the stage and all theatre-related guidelines designated by the State will be followed as well. The Henrietta G. Lewis Library, along with the Academic Center for Excellence will continue to offer both face-to-face and online services. Student Housing will operate as close to full capacity as possible, leaving some rooms available to accommodate quarantine and isolation as needed. SUNY Niagara will continue to follow safety recommendations set forth by Niagara County, SUNY, New York State, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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About SUNY Niagara:

SUNY Niagara is one of 30 community colleges within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The College provides more than 50 academic programs and features two locations in Western New York. The Sanborn campus is centrally located minutes from Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY, and offers a traditional college experience with world-class academics, knowledgeable faculty members, state-of-the-art classrooms, NJCAA athletics, and on-campus housing. The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is located in the heart of one of North America’s biggest tourist destinations and is home to Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality programs. Both of our locations offer a unique environment and provide a career-focused, success-oriented education at an affordable price. For more information visit

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