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Expansion of Availability of CUNY Covid Testing Sites

CUNY is expanding the availability of testing at CUNY COVID testing sites effective December 28.  In an effort to address the shortage of testing options and the long wait times, the use of CUNY testing sites will be available to all CUNY Faculty, Staff and Students who have a valid CUNY ID card, with no-appointment necessary. If you do not have a CSI Dolphin Card ID, please follow the instructions provided here Getting Your Dolphin Card | Dolphin Card | CSI CUNY Website. This expanded service will be provided at all CUNY testing sites throughout the city.  Regular and holiday hours for all testing sites can be found here. Additionally, the CSI site will open on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30am to accommodate staff on overnight shifts. Currently, the testing site is located in the 1P 116E.


 

Student Guide to Uploading Vaccination Verification Documents to CUNYfirst

  • Sign in to your CUNYfirst account.
  • In the CUNYfirst menu box, click on the Vaccination Verification link.
  • On the Vaccination Verification page, you will see three options.
    • Vaccinated
    • Medical Exemption
    • Religious Exception


 

Vaccinated
You are required to provide details on all vaccine doses you have received.

  • Click the Vaccinated radio option in the Vaccine Information Options section.
  • Vaccination Type – select your first vaccination.
  • Vaccination Date – select the date of the vaccine type.
  • Vaccination Country, State & Vaccination Location – Select options from the dropdown.
  • Use the Add a Row (+) button to include additional vaccines.
  • NYS Excelsior Pass Information – (FOR NEW YORK STATE EXCELSIOR PASS HOLDERS ONLY).  If you received your vaccination in New York State and have a valid NYS Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus, click the checkmark box and fill out your information details exactly as you provided them to the Excelsior App.  Please note, this information is optional and will not be used to update any information in CUNYfirst.
  • Supporting Documents – Select a document type from the dropdown menu and click the Upload button to upload a document from your computer.  Select a vaccination document type to upload. 
    • File types allowed: BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PAGES, PDF, and PNG.  
    • Max size: 5MB
    • Please be sure your document is legible and includes all relevant information.
  • If you have clicked the checkmark in the NYS Excelsior Pass Attestation, click the Add a Row (+) button to upload your NYS Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus.
  • Once your documents are uploaded, you can click the View link to review your uploaded files before submission.
  • Attestation - review and check that you have read and agree to the University vaccination policy.  If you are under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian must complete the Attestation section.
  • Click the Submit button to submit your information.
  • Click OK in the confirmation pop-up window.
  • Once submitted, you will see a pop-up message that your information has been successfully submitted.  You will also see the Approval and Excelsior status fields appear at the top of the page.  You may return to this page to view your approval status at any time.  NOTE:  Approval is not automatic so please check the status daily.

Medical Exemption
Note: Medical exemption requests must be accompanied by a CUNY Medical Exemption Form completed by a medical professional.

  • Click the Medical Exemption radio option in the Vaccine Information Options section.
  • Medical Reason Comment – Provide your medical exemption reason in the text box.
  • Upload your supporting medical exemption documentation (including the CUNY Medical Exemption Form) in the Supporting Documents section by clicking the Upload link and selecting a file from your computer.
    • File types allowed: BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PAGES, PDF, and PNG.  
    • Max size: 5MB
    • Please be sure your document is legible and includes all relevant information.
  • Attestation – read and check that you certify that all details and documentation you have provided are accurate and valid.  If you are under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian must complete the Attestation section.
  • Click the Submit button to submit your information.
  • Click OK in the confirmation pop-up window.
  • Once submitted, you will see a pop-up message that your information has been successfully submitted.  The Approval status field will appear at the top of the page.  You may return to this page to view your approval status at any time.  NOTE:  Approval is not automatic so please check the status daily.

Religious Exception

  • Click the Religious Exception radio option in the Vaccine Information Options section.
  • Religious Reason Comment – Provide your religious exemption reason in the text box.
  • Upload your supporting religious exception documentation in the Supporting Documents section by clicking the Upload link and selecting a file from your computer.
    • File types allowed: BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PAGES, PDF, and PNG.  
    • Max size: 5MB
    • Please be sure your document is legible and includes all relevant information.
  • Attestation – read and check that you certify that all details and documentation you have provided are accurate and valid.  If you are under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian must complete the Attestation section.
  • Click the Submit button to submit your information.
  • Click OK in the confirmation pop-up window.
  • Once submitted, you will see a pop-up message that your information has been successfully submitted.  The Approval status field will appear at the top of the page.  You may return to this page to view your approval status at any time. NOTE:  Approval is not automatic so please check the status daily.

Random Testing

  • Per the University-wide email from EVCs Batista and Lemons dated November 17, 2021, CUNY’s random COVID-19 testing program for vaccinated employees and students is underway. If you are selected for random testing in any given week, you will receive an email from no-reply@cleared4work.com with instructions to complete your registration and will have to test at a CUNY test site by the specified date (no appointment necessary).  If you already completed your Cleared4 registration in the past, please just confirm that all your personal information is complete and up to date in your Cleared4 profile (date of birth, address, phone number, email, etc).
  • The test must be conducted at a CUNY testing site.  Please do not submit tests taken from external locations for these purposes, they will not satisfy the requirement for random testing. 
  • If you do not test by the date specified in the email, you will lose your access pass.  In order to reactivate your pass, please go to a CUNY Testing Site during their operating hours (no appointment necessary) and take a test.  If you receive a negative test, your pass will be reinstated.
  • As a reminder, being tested when you are notified is not optional and is necessary in order to obtain campus-wide results each week and thus help keep everyone safe.
  • For questions concerning CUNY's random COVID-19 testing program, please contact the appropriate department below:
  • For Questions regarding the CSI Testing Center, hours and general information please contact: campusplanningandfacilitiesmanagement@csi.cuny.edu
  • If you have questions concerning Cleared4, issues with locating test results, appointments or issues with your account, please contact SafeCircle Help Desk 

Isolation and Quarantine:
CUNY continues to follow the latest CDC guidance on isolation and quarantine. Any students, staff or faculty who test positive with COVID-19 or are exposed to someone with COVID-19 must follow these guidelines, as outlined below, prior to returning to campus.
If you are required to isolate or quarantine, you must receive a negative test or doctor’s certification prior to returning to campus.

Test results will be accepted from CUNY testing sites or other licensed test providers.


What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

If you are experiencing symptoms and/or have a confirmed positive test, please do not come to campus. In the event of a positive test, please contact the appropriate office below to begin contact tracing procedures:

Everyone, regardless of vaccination, must follow the below isolation requirements when they test positive:

  • Stay home for 5 days (day 0 is your first day of symptoms, or the day of your first positive test if you do not develop symptoms).
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • In order to return to CUNY after isolation, you must receive a negative PCR or Antigen test (we strongly recommend an Antigen test, if available). 
    • ​​Collect the test sample only if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved.
    • If your test result is positive, you should continue to isolate until day 10. Following day 10 you must receive a negative PCR or Antigen test before returning to CUNY
      • ​In lieu of a negative test, individuals may provide a doctor’s certification that they have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days; if you cannot wear a mask, continue to isolate for 5 days.
  • If you have a fever, continue isolation until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  • If you were severely ill with COVID-19 you should isolate for at least 10 days. Consult your doctor before ending isolation.

What to do if you are in close contact of a positive COVID-19 case

  • ​​Follow the CDC guidelines and chart below for quarantine protocols, including who does not need to quarantine, who should quarantine, and when to end quarantine.
  • If contacted and advised that you are a close contact of a positive case, please keep in touch with the appropriate office below for guidance and appropriate clearance for return to campus: 

                                        IF YOU WERE EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH COVID 19

Population What to Do 
  • If you have received a booster, OR 
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer vaccine within the last 5 months or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months, OR 
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months, OR 
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 with a viral test within the previous 90 days and subsequently recovered and remain without COVID-19 symptoms 

 

  • You do not need to quarantine. 
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days. 
  • Get tested at least 5 days after your close contact (the date of your exposure is considered day 0); if you test positive, stay home and isolate per guidelines above. 
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test, stay home and follow the isolation guidelines above.
  • For those who have completed the primary series of Pfizer vaccine over 5 months ago or Moderna vaccine over 5months ago and are not boosted, OR 
  • Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted, OR 
  • Are unvaccinated 
  • You must quarantine. 
  • Stay home for 5 days and get tested at least 5 days after your close contact (the date of your exposure is considered day 0); if you test positive, stay home and isolate per guidelines above. 
  • In order to return to CUNY, you must receive a negative PCR test at least 5 days after your exposure. 
  • After that, continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others for 5 additional days. If you cannot wear a mask for the additional 5 days, continue to quarantine for those 5 days. 
  • If you are unable to stay at home you must wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days. 
  • If you develop symptoms get a test, stay home and follow the isolation guidelines above. 
  • Do not travel during your quarantine period. 

 


​Do I need to quarantine upon returning from domestic or international travel?

The use of the Cleared4 vaccination and test-verification system is required of all guests and visitors to the College of Staten Island.  Cleared4 is designed to keep our community and all CUNY facilities as safe as possible from the spread of COVID19. (CUNY’s COVID19 visitor policy can be found here.)

To register, please send your full name and preferred email address to your contact at the College and indicate the reason for your visit.  Your campus contact will forward the information to the appropriate campus personnel. You will then receive a link via email to get started from no reply@cleared4work.com (please check your spam folders if you don’t find it in your inbox). Once registered, you may follow the instructions here for completing the verification and obtaining a Cleared4 Pass to access the campus.  Please bear in mind that both vaccination and negative test verification may take two to three business days to complete prior to your receiving your pass. You can find the email address for your associated college contact or department here in the CSI Directory

Please note the following:

  • Vaccination information only needs to be uploaded once to be validated. Negative test results are valid for seven days after the test is performed and should be uploaded two to three days before your visit.
  • Do not travel to CUNY until you receive your Cleared4 access pass notification. You will not be permitted to access a CUNY location if your COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR test result submission is pending verification.  
  • The Cleared4 pass is required in addition to any other requirements specified by your program or activity.
  • Once approved, the Cleared4 Pass can be used at any CUNY facility. 
  • There is only one exception to the Cleared4 requirement and that is for those who will be on campus for less than 30 minutes, who are fundamentally drivers and delivery personnel who will not enter our buildings; please remember that masks must be worn.
  • For Visitors who do not have a smartphone to display your pass, please print out a copy of your pass prior to coming to the college.
  • CUNY expects all students, faculty, staff and visitors to follow the New York City Board of Health guidelines on COVID-19.   

Additional information 
For general information about CUNY policies and guidelines about visiting CUNY colleges and buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit CUNY Visitor Policy and the latest health and safety guidelines on the CUNY website.   To learn more about the Cleared4 verification system, visit this link

We hope that this information will be helpful in supporting your safe visit to the College of Staten Island.

Vaccination Verification
To provide a safe working and learning environment, no one will be allowed entry to campus unless they show a Cleared4 Access Pass.  

Students must upload proof of vaccination into CUNYfirst Vaccine Verification.  Please use Student Vaccine Verification Instructions to assist in uploading proof.

For employees who would like to share their vaccination status voluntarily, please use the Faculty and Staff Guide to Vaccination Verification to assist in uploading proof of your COVID vaccination to CUNYfirst. A helpful Acrobat PDF version of the Vaccination Verification User Guide for CUNY Employees containing graphics can be found on CUNY's website.

Lost COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or need verification?
If you are fully vaccinated but lost your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or need verification of your vaccine status, you can request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record. You cannot get a replacement COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card at this time, but you can get an official record noting you have been vaccinated. Go here for more Covid information .  This only applies to those who received vaccination in NYC. 

Cleared4 Access Pass 

The Cleared4 Guide for Vaccinated Students, Faculty, and Staff provides information on how to obtain your access pass AFTER you have an APPROVED Vaccine Status in CUNYfirst. 
Employees who are either unvaccinated or do not wish to share their vaccination status via CUNYFirst should follow the Cleared4 Testing User Guide for CUNY Students, Faculty, and Staff  to obtain an access pass.

*Please note:  You will need to refresh your Cleared4 Pass by clicking "Show Access Pass" each day you enter campus.  This will produce a valid pass with the current date displayed. 

If you do not find the Cleared4 email and link, students should contact covid19@csi.cuny.edu and employees should contact Humanresources@csi.cuny.edu

BEFORE YOU ENTER CAMPUS MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VALID CLEARED4 PASS READY


 

As we welcome back our campus community, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of the process that will take place regarding campus entry.

We will have both the main gate and D-gate (Forest Hill Road) open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  During peak hours vehicles accessing the campus via Victory Boulevard will be directed to continue passed the main gate booth to the 3-way intersection to present their clearance pass to access the campus. Pedestrians walking on to the campus will present their pass to the officer at the walkway entrance. During off-peak hours this process will take place at the main gate booth.  The D-gate will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30am – 11:00pm, individuals entering from this gate must present their clearance pass to the officer prior to entry. The D-Gate will not be open on weekends.

During the testing sites’ hours of operation, those who require a test will be directed to the site location in the 1P building, room 116E, short-term parking for testing is available in front of the building.

The Ferry Shuttle will continue its route from the Ferry Terminal to the campus.  It will proceed directly to the front of the 1P building, where the verification of the clearance pass, testing appointments, and walk-in testing of individuals who are disembarking the bus will take place.  The Loop Bus will pick-up just inside the main gate at the bus shelter.  This bus will also proceed directly to the 1P building where all passengers will disembark and present their clearance pass.

At the Saint George site, the clearance pass verification will take place at the reception desk.  If COVID testing is required, individuals will need to complete the testing process at the 1P testing site (Room 116E) or at another CUNY facility that is open for COVID testing.

This semester, the majority of classes will be delivered in-person, although some will be offered as hybrid (a combination of online and in-person meetings), or fully online (through distance/remote learning).  Please check the details of your class schedule in CUNYfirst to confirm what meeting pattern each of your classes is utilizing.
 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR – IMPORTANT DATES 

When is the last day to drop a class(es) with a full refund?
January 27, 2022, please see the academic calendar for all important dates and deadlines.
 
When is the last day to add/swap classes?
February 3, 2022;  however, late fees may apply.  Please see the academic calendar for all important dates and deadlines.

How will instruction be delivered during Spring 2022 ? 
This semester, classes will be delivered fully online (through distance/remote learning), hybrid (a combination of online and in-person meetings), or fully in-person.  Please check the details of your class schedule in CUNYfirst to confirm what meeting pattern each of your classes is utilizing.

What is distance learning or remote learning?
Distance learning or remote learning occurs when students and their instructors are in different geographical locations, and the instruction occurs on an electronic device, such as a computer or mobile phone.  The learning can happen in a synchronous environment, in which all participants are connected at the same time or in an asynchronous environment when participants are engaged in learning at different times. An example of synchronous learning is when the course meets virtually on the same day and at the same time as listed in the catalog. An example of asynchronous learning is when faculty members record their lectures and students may view them at any time.

If I have an in-person course and I cannot take it due to COVID-19 concerns for myself or a member of my household, what can I do? 
Please send an email explaining your situation to Danielle Dimitrov, Executive Director of Student Affairs, Danielle.Dimitrov@csi.cuny.edu.  She will follow-up to discuss your options. 
 

Where do I go if I need an academic accommodation due to a disability or had an IEP in high school? 
The Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) provides students with the same quality of service virtually, including arranging academic accommodations.  Contact CSA directly to register and/or ask questions.  They may be reached at  CSA@csi.cuny.edu  or by calling 718-982-2510. 

Will tutoring be available?
Free tutoring is offered by the Center for Academic Student Assistance (CASA) on a virtual "walk-in" basis throughout the year, via Blackboard Collaborate.  Students can access CSI's free tutoring services on the CASA website and should check there regularly for the most current information on the tutoring schedule and mode of service delivery.  

If I decide to change my major or to add a minor, how would I do this? 
If you would like to make any changes to your major, you should first speak with your academic advisor. Once you have made an informed decision, you will submit the appropriate form to update your record.   

Please note these important updates from the CSI Library. Our hours will be Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, from Friday, January 28 – Friday, February 25, 2022. We anticipate extending our hours beginning Monday, February 28th. Please continue to check our homepage for updates.    

During this time, please use the Reservation System to arrange for pickup of reserve material (e.g. textbooks, scientific calculators, laptops, and DVDs).

A new self-check system is located by the Circulation/Reserves Desk to check out circulating books from the third floor.

To drop off circulating books, please use the secure book return ‘mailbox’ located outside the Library doors or the window slots located immediately to the left of the Library's entrance.

The Library will resume in-person Reference Services from 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday. However, please continue to use our 24/7 Chat Reference Service available on our homepage and Contact Us page. We also encourage students to use our Research Appointment Request Form to schedule a virtual consultation with Library faculty for one-on-one help with in-depth research assignments.

During this time, study rooms will not be available. However, students taking online classes may continue to use all three floors of the Library, as well as other open labs on campus, using headphones so not to disturb others.

Faculty requesting Library Instruction for the Spring semester should complete the Library Instruction Request Form.

A suite of Instructional Videos for Library Research are available to learn information literacy concepts and skills, as well as how to identify and access credible resources.

For other inquiries, please visit our Student Services and Faculty Services web pages.

In order to promote a safe and conducive study environment, the Library will enforce the current mask mandate. To help maintain the well-being of our community, failure to comply will result in removal from the Library. As in the past, food and drink is not permitted in the Library.     

Please continue to check our homepage  for updates.  

CSI provides students, faculty and staff with access to important resources and support that enables them to flourish in their work and studies and benefit from education opportunities beyond the classroom. In order to help our students and faculty locate the best online resources, we've tailored this group of the most useful links that offer exactly what you need for achieving success at CSI.  Visit 

I need a device. Can CSI provide me with one? 

A limited number of  Chromebook devices and additional technology (hotspots, earbuds, etc.) are available for loan to students who need them to participate in distance learning.  In order to be considered, students must be enrolled in an online or hybrid course offered by the College of Staten Island. Please contact the Helpdesk and your request will be considered, based on approval from your instructor.   Visit Loaner Device for more information on requesting or returning a device. 

Where can I learn more about the CSI resources? 
There are Online Resources as well as IT Help and Support available that will  assist you. Included on the online resources students tab is specific information about study spaces, lab availability, and hybrd learning as well as other relevant links to address your technology needs.    

How can I get issues with my CIX account addressed? 
Many times the challenges you are experiencing relate to your login credentials and password. The Self Service Password instructions can assist you. (For additional assistance with your CIX account, complete the Helpdesk form, or email the helpdesk at heldesk@csi.cuny.edu. It is important to provide your student ID (emplid) and  contact information in  your communication. The more information provided, the easier and faster it will be for the helpdesk to provide assistance.

What do I do if I have problems with my SLAS account? 
Your SLAS (Student Login Access Systems) is used to log into computers on campus. For issues with your SLAS account, please refer to the Self Service Password instructions. You can also complete the helpdesk form, or you may email the help desk at helpdesk@csi.cuny.edu.It is important to provide your student ID (emplid) as well as your contact information with either means of communication. The more information you provide, the easier and faster it will be for the helpdesk to provide you with assistance.  

How do I log into Office 365?
CUNY provides a FREE Microsoft Office 365 account to all actively enrolled CSI students.  To access your account, go to mail.office365.com and sign in with your CSI email credentials.  The account will be free while you are a CUNY student and provides access to online Microsoft Office and the downloadable MS Office 365 “ProPlus” suite.

How will student services offices assist students in the Fall?
From advisement to counseling to financial aid to student life, these offices and many others are available in-person and by video, phone, or email.    

Will the Center for Career and Professional Development be accepting in-person appointments this Spring 2022?
Yes, the Center for Career and Professional Development will provide services in-person five days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and remotely.  We can help you navigate the transition back into the work environment and provide you with job and internship information for in-person and remote opportunities.  

Will the Childcare Center be open this Fall?

The Children's Center will be open at full capacity beginning in the Fall 2021 semester. All of our groups will participate in in-person learning; Infants, Toddlers, Young 2's, Older 2's, 3K and PKA. We will be following strict health and safety protocols within the center and for all staff, children, and visitors. For more information, please call us at 718.982.3190, or email us at childrenscenter@csi.cuny.edu, or visit our webpage

What student activities are planned for Spring 2022? 

As we continue our transition back to campus, know that your Student Activity Fee will be helping campus activities come back to life. Many activities will be offered both in-person and remote, making them available to most students. Student groups (clubs, organizations, and publications) will be operating and planning meetings and events for CSI students.  We encourage all students to download the CORQ App (Google Play or Apple Store) to search for events and involvement opportunities.  Students are also encouraged to form their own student clubs.  Information about starting a club can be found on the CSI website.  Our groups use the student activity fees to offer as many community-building and educational programs as possible to support the College's mission and give our students a complete college experience. 

The Office of Student Life (1C-201) will be open Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The office is committed to helping students re-connect (or connect those on campus for the first time) to campus life through its many offerings. Various events will be planned, including those offered through the LGBTQ Resource Center, Pluralism and Diversity program, leadership development opportunities, and the Campus Activities Board.  All of these events and options can be found on CORQ or CSI Connect.  If you are a first-year student, please use the CORQ App to help you complete your CLUE requirement

If you have questions, please reach out to studentlife@csi.cuny.edu and follow us on social media:     

CSI Bookstore

Will the CSI Bookstore be open this Spring?

The CSI Bookstore will be fully open this Fall, starting August 16th. Any restrictions or precautions that the school has will also apply to the bookstore, so please see CUNY guidance on campus re-entering for more information about how to get on campus. 
From August 16th to September 10th The CSI Bookstore will be open from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. After September 10th the hours will be 9am to 5pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 3pm on Friday. The bookstore is closed whenever campus is closed. 

The textbook section will be open for browsing in the store, though it is suggested that you order books or supplies online through the Bookstore's website.  All online orders are being filled within 2-4 business days, and orders that total over $75 qualify for free ground shipping.  If you place an order online for pick up, please wait until you receive the email that your order is ready before coming on campus. 

You may still schedule an appointment to come into the Bookstore through the Navigate App or online.  When scheduling an appointment, please note that Student Services is the appointment type and the CSI Bookstore is the office with which you would like to schedule. You will also be required to choose the location (CSI Book Store 1C-105) and the days/times available.  Confirmation and reminder emails/texts regarding the appointment will be sent to you.  If you are having issues scheduling an appointment, please email navigatecsi@csi.cuny.edu for assistance. 

 

 

 

DolphinCard (ID)

How can I obtain my DolphinCard (ID) for the Spring Semester?
Please access the Dolphin Card Office webpage and follow the link for online Photo Submission.  Upon receiving notification of photo approval, you will be informed via email of how your ID card can be obtained.  Please contact DolphinCard@csi.cuny.edu with any additional questions or concerns.       
 
Who is required to purchase a Spring 2022  Parking Decal?
The following students will be required to obtain a parking decal:
•    Dolphin Cove residents who are parking on campus.
•    Returning students who are taking in-person classes.

Can I purchase my parking permit online?
Yes, please visit our Parking webpage at https://csi.aimsparking.com/. Parking permits can be obtained directly through our website and will be mailed to the decal registrant. 

Who do I contact if I have a hold from Auxiliary Services for parking tickets?
If you have a hold on your account for outstanding parking tickets, please contact us at ops@csi.cuny.edu for assistance.  Parking summonses can be paid through our webpage .


Campus Dining

Will CSI Campus Dining be open this Spring 2022?
We’re happy to report that 1C Campus Dining service will be open for our Dolphin Cove residents, students, staff, and faculty and any guests that may be on campus.

What are the Campus Dining hours of operation?
For the start of the semester, we will be operating from 1C Main Café only. All other locations with the exception of the Halal Food Truck will remain closed until further notice. The Park Café menu is available for take-out only.

1C Main Cafe

  • Monday – Thursday: 8AM – 6PM
  • Friday: 8AM – 5:30PM
  • Saturday: 9:30AM – 5:30PM
  • Sunday: 11AM – 5PM

Please check the website for holiday and no class schedule hours.

What’s on the menu?

  • This semester we will have breakfast available all day in addition to having convenience breakfast food items available for purchase.
  • We have re-designed the servery and the flow of service in order to serve you as safely and quickly as possible. Our staff will gather your food choices for you, wrap and bag everything to-go.
  • As part of our redesign we have streamlined our menu choices to facilitate the best quality food items that can be packaged in this to-go format.
  • Additionally, Vending machines in Dolphin Cove North and South, 2N, 4N, 5N, 1P, 1S, 4S, 5S, 6S and in 1C will be available.
  • Food allergies and special dietary needs: We are eager and pleased to make any provisions necessary to accommodate special needs.

Who can I contact if I have questions, suggestions or concerns?
Contact the Campus Dining team to communicate any requests or suggestions. You can contact us via Email Dining@csi.cuny.edu or Phone 718.982.3027

How can I pre-order for delivery or pick up?

  • Please download our mobile app for easy ordering. You can view our menus online from our website and our daily specials are posted on our Instagram page @CSIcampusdining All orders must be paid with either Dining Dollars (Meal Plan) or with FinBucks. We will deliver to the lobby of your dorm building, to the Halal cart in 1L, the front desk of 1R first floor and the patio outside 6S. You are responsible to collect your order from the there.  
  • In an effort to ensure the health of our students and staff, we recommend ordering in advance for pick-up. If you choose to come to the Campus Center you may order your food in person. All patrons will be expected to practice social distancing when ordering and picking-up their order.

What methods of payments are accepted?

We thank you in advance for your cooperation and your patronage as we work to provide great food options in a safe and healthy environment.

I am feeling stressed and anxious about the upcoming semester.  Are personal counseling services available?

The Counseling Center is open Monday - Friday. All students still have virtual access to the Counseling Center to minimize the interruption to the learning environment caused by mental health concerns.  Secure video or telephone counseling is available, medication services continue, same-day virtual drop-in appointments may be made, and after-hours services remain in place.  Also, the virtual group program will commence once the semester begins.  For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Counseling Center at counseling@csi.cuny.edu.  If you have an immediate need to speak to a counselor, please call 718.982.2391. 


I want to utilize the services provided in Health and Wellness Services.  Are any options available?

If you have questions about COVID-19, email Covid19@csi.cuny.edu For other health concerns, please email healthcenter@csi.cuny.edu

 


What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19 or am considered a close contact to someone who tested positive?

The College is here to help you during this difficult time.

  • If you are a residential student, please notify a staff member at Dolphin Cove immediately by calling 718.982.3019.  More details about the residence halls and COVID-19 may be found at this link.  
  • All non-residential students should contact Danielle Dimitrov, Esq., Executive Director of Student Services and Student Affairs Coronavirus Liaison via email: Danielle.Dimitrov@csi.cuny.edu or please contact Covid19@csi.cuny.edu
  • The College follows contact tracing protocols in accordance with the City and State departments of health. It will need to know immediately if a student who tested positive for COVID-19 has been on campus for a class or other sanctioned visit.
  • For guidance on facilitating the requirements of the COVID-19 vaccination program and documentation associated with this process, please contact Covid19@csi.cuny.edu

The COVID-19 Team will be in touch with students who test positive for COVID-19 to monitor symptoms and advise accordingly.  

Contact The Provost's Office For Alternate Compatible Versions of the above PDFs

Athletics Re-opening Plan
 

The CSI Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation Department recently suspended all varsity intercollegiate competition for their sports teams for the Fall 2020 semester. Plans are in place to continue CSI's  progression within the East Coast Conference in NCAA Division II in 14 varsity sports, with play scheduled to resume in January, 2021.  Despite the lack of organized physical activity from a competitive standpoint, the program is working with city, state, and local officials, along with the ECC and the NCAA, to institute proper planning towards return-to-play initiatives.  A Resocialization Plan, that includes a phasing-in of activity, social-distancing protocols and testing measures, is currently being developed, to be implemented as facility opening and socialization efforts return to campus.

Sports and Recreation Center facilities remain closed at this time, but just as remote learning has emerged to the forefront during the pandemic, so too has remote activity with student-athletes adapting to remote strength and conditioning training and exercise regimens from the comforts of their own home. These initiatives will continue to the general student body, those both on and off campus, through the CSI Intramural program, which will offer activities for the general student population to take part in remotely, to strengthen both mind and body.  These initiatives will bolster Student Life on campus.  

CSI has also utilized the summer to fortify an official Esports team, to begin competitive play, remotely, within the ECC.  The coeducational sport is CSI's 16th varsity sport, and will commence competition in the fall in games such as Overwatch, League of Legends, and Valorant.  For full intramural schedules, to get involved in esports, and for general athletics updates, visit http://www.csidolphins.com for more information.

CSI Athletics' top priority remains the health and safety of its constituents, and to keep communication lines clear during the process.  Up to the minute information on athletic activity, facility reopening, and in-person resocialization efforts can be found on CSI Athletics' Official COVID-19 Landing Page located HERE, or by visiting http://www.csidolphins.com/COVID-19

 

 

Thank you for your interest in visiting CSI's magnificent campus.   As the health and safety of our guests is of our utmost concern, w​e have made the decision to place precautionary restrictions on visits and other events.  

Our Recruitment and Admissions Virtual Office is open Monday - Friday, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for live private chats with our staff.

In-person office hours are Monday - Thursday, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. All visitors are required to present a Cleared4 “Pass” (proof of COVID vaccination or recent negative test) to enter the CSI campus. To register and receive the pass, please complete our visitor form and read the instructions.

As we understand the importance of campus visits in your college selection process we have developed alternatives to assist you with your decision. 

Vaccination Verification

To provide a safe working and learning environment, no one will be allowed entry to campus unless they show proof of a negative COVID test or COVID vaccination through CLeared4..  

For employees who would like to share their vaccination status voluntarily, please use the Faculty and Staff Guide to Vaccination Verification to assist in uploading proof of your COVID vaccination to CUNYfirst. A helpful Acrobat PDF version of the Vaccination Verification User Guide for CUNY Employees containing graphics can be found on CUNY's website.  Once the documentation has been verified and approved by HR in CUNYfirst, the information will be transferred into Cleared4, usually within 24 hours.

 

 


BEFORE YOU ENTER A CUNY BUILDING, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE, EITHER  A PRINTOUT OF A CURRENT AND VALID CLEARED4 PASS or  A CURRENT AND VALID CLEARED4 PASS READY ON YOUR SMARTPHONE.  You will need to show your Cleared4 pass to Public Safety at campus entry points.

  • For individuals who have uploaded their vaccination verification via CUNYfirst: Please use the CUNY Access -Cleared4 Guide for Vaccinated CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff to register for Cleared4.
  • For individuals who have not uploaded their vaccination verification via CUNYfirst: Please use the CUNY Access – Cleared4 Testing User Guide for CUNY Students, Faculty, and Staff to register for Cleared4.

You can find instructions on how to create a shortcut on your iPhone/Android Phone/ Personal Computer to your personal Cleared4 URL on our website:

*Please note:  You will need to refresh your Cleared4 Pass by clicking "Show Access Pass" each day you enter campus.  This will produce a valid pass with the current date displayed.


COVID-19 Testing Program Launched (Faculty & Staff) - Message from the Chancellor


 

 


The CUNY Work/Life Program

The CUNY Work/Life Program is an important benefit for all employees and their families. The program is offered through CCA@YourService at no charge to the employee or members of the employee's family to help them balance the demands of their professional and personal lives. 

As schools announce their plans for virtual classrooms or limited, in-person instruction due to COVID-19, many working parents are in need of practical solutions. Please be reminded that you and your family have access to skilled researchers, committed to identifying custom-matched resources and referrals, including child care, tutoring, and social-emotional support. Free, confidential and available 24/7, CCA@YourService can help you balance work, family, and personal life, especially during these unprecedented times. 

Call 800-833-8707 or log onto www.myccaonline.com  and use "cuny" for the Company Code to get started. 

 

 

Why do official email notifications go to my CIX account and not my personal email?
For security purposes, emails will NOT be sent to personal accounts.  You should check your CIX email frequently for official communications and updates.

Where can I find contact information for my professors and other College personnel and offices?
Effective communication is a key pillar of success, and we encourage students to be proactive in their approach to it.  Faculty will list their contact information on their syllabi, and Academic Departments and Student Services offices will include contact information on their respective webpages.  However, you may also use the CSI Directory to search for individuals by name or department.  Email is the preferred method of communication during the pandemic.

President's COVID - 19 Communications

Will the Ferry Shuttle Bus be in operation?
Yes, click here for current Ferry Shuttle Bus Schedule

Will the Loop Bus be in operation?
Yes, click here for current Loop Bus Schedule