Fall 2021 Senior Day FAQs

Although most people on campus are vaccinated and many in the Capital Region are vaccinated, the pandemic is ongoing. Even vaccinated people can experience breakthrough cases and the Delta variant continues to spread. Therefore, to ensure we keep the campus community safe, which is our first obligation, the protocols remain in effect, and we continue to monitor the situation.

Families of senior student-athletes may attend the following Senior Day events in which they have a student competing:

  • Sunday, October 24, Field Hockey
  • Wednesday, October 27, Men’s Soccer
  • Saturday, October 30, Football
  • Saturday, October 30, Women’s Soccer

In accordance with our protocols and to reduce risk to the campus community, this approach enables us to socially distance guests and still allow families the opportunity to see their students compete.

Although our comprehensive Testing, Tracing, Tracking, Surveillance, Quarantine, and Isolation (T3SQI) health and safety protocols have enabled us to keep the COVID-19 case rate relatively low, the pandemic has been unpredictable and is ongoing. We are continuing to monitor the Delta variant, and if our positivity rates remain low, we will consider further steps as we approach the winter sports season. Everyone will need to continue to do their part to keep our rates low: wearing face masks, handwashing, social distancing, and testing.

  • All guests must pre-register through an online registration portal.
  • A cap of 4 family guests per senior student-athlete will be permitted.
  • Only family members over age 12 will be allowed.
  • All guests must sign a liability waiver as part of their pre-registration process.
  • Per NY state policy, existing CDC best practices, and Institute T3SQI protocols, all approved family members will be required to provide evidence of both COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of a negative PCR test in the 48 hours prior to the game time.
  • Families will need to follow all university protocols.
  • Approved visiting families will be separated from current students, staff ,and faculty and will be seated on the visitor side with socially distanced, assigned seats.
  • Seating will be by family group, with at least two seats between each family group.
  • Outdoor restrooms will be accessible to visiting families.
  • All guests will be required to wear face masks, even outdoors during contests.
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