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STAC is BACK!

Jun 09, 2020

STAC is BACK!

STAC Fall Semester Scheduled for September 8 Start

St. Thomas Aquinas College is pleased with the progress New York State has made in “flattening the curve” to mitigate the COVID-19 impact and, given Governor Cuomo’s Phase 2 announcement yesterday, STAC is working towards a phased reopening approach of the campus.

Maria T. Coupe, Director of Human Resources at STAC stated, “Our priority remains to safeguard the health of our faculty, staff, and students as we resume our work on campus, with health and safety at the forefront.”

STAC Phase 1 Tuesday, June 9 — College administration returns to campus.

STAC Phase 2  Monday, June 22 — Other administrative and support staff begin to return to campus. Faculty welcomed back to campus. Note: all summer classes and activities remain online

STAC Phase 3 Summer 2020 — Prepare a safe, meaningful student experience for the Fall semester, we are reconfiguring campus spaces, offices, and classrooms to accommodate physical distancing and other requirements. We are carefully following all NYS and CDC health and safety protocols to ensure a safe, vibrant educational environment for our students.

STAC Phase 4 Tuesday, September 8 — First Day of Fall 2020 classes. We plan to begin the Fall 2020 semester with traditional in-person classroom instruction augmented by online course components to enhance the student learning experience. 

St. Thomas Aquinas College will continue to follow CDC and New York State guidelines and requirements when finalizing our specific reopening protocols, and plans are in place should an unexpected change in the COVID-19 situation warrant extra precautions to safeguard health. We will announce all updates as necessary. 

Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick, S.C., Ed.D., president of the College enthused, “It is wonderful to welcome our St. Thomas Aquinas College community back to campus. While offering a superb online learning experience this spring and summer, we are thrilled to be reopening STAC to an in-person experience for our students starting September 8th. Yes, STAC is back!”

Main Campus Gate Entrance

STAC Fall Semester Scheduled for September 8 Start

St. Thomas Aquinas College is pleased with the progress New York State has made in “flattening the curve” to mitigate the COVID-19 impact and, given Governor Cuomo’s Phase 2 announcement yesterday, STAC is working towards a phased reopening approach of the campus.

Maria T. Coupe, Director of Human Resources at STAC stated, “Our priority remains to safeguard the health of our faculty, staff, and students as we resume our work on campus, with health and safety at the forefront.”

STAC Phase 1 Tuesday, June 9 — College administration returns to campus.

STAC Phase 2  Monday, June 22 — Other administrative and support staff begin to return to campus. Faculty welcomed back to campus. Note: all summer classes and activities remain online

STAC Phase 3 Summer 2020 — Prepare a safe, meaningful student experience for the Fall semester, we are reconfiguring campus spaces, offices, and classrooms to accommodate physical distancing and other requirements. We are carefully following all NYS and CDC health and safety protocols to ensure a safe, vibrant educational environment for our students.

STAC Phase 4 Tuesday, September 8 — First Day of Fall 2020 classes. We plan to begin the Fall 2020 semester with traditional in-person classroom instruction augmented by online course components to enhance the student learning experience. 

St. Thomas Aquinas College will continue to follow CDC and New York State guidelines and requirements when finalizing our specific reopening protocols, and plans are in place should an unexpected change in the COVID-19 situation warrant extra precautions to safeguard health. We will announce all updates as necessary. 

Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick, S.C., Ed.D., president of the College enthused, “It is wonderful to welcome our St. Thomas Aquinas College community back to campus. While offering a superb online learning experience this spring and summer, we are thrilled to be reopening STAC to an in-person experience for our students starting September 8th. Yes, STAC is back!”

For more information about the Commencement Ceremony, contact Annie Lombardi at 845-398-4016 or [email protected].

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s 2,800 full- and part-time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual-degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is a candidate for accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Since 2003, all educator preparation programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).