Updates on Reopening SVA
Click below for information on our current operations and plans for 2021-2022.
SVA Responds to the Coronavirus
April 2, 2021
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Our students, faculty and administration have all risen to meet this challenge. However the world may change, the work of our community will always have a place in it.
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David Rhodes
President, School of Visual Arts

SVA is committed to providing the best possible education and support to its students, while keeping their safety and well-being as its top priority. The College’s leadership is following the guidance of local, state and federal health authorities in adapting its policies. This page, sva.edu/coronavirus, serves as a resource for the SVA community during this ever-evolving and unprecedented global crisis, and is updated as needed.

 

For information about SVA's current operations and our plans for fall 2021-2022, click here. See the March 29, 2021 notification to faculty/staff in the Faculty/Staff section, below.

  • Latest Updates

    • 04.02.21: The current number of COVID-19-positive cases on SVA's campus is: 2. Daily updates can be found on New York State's COVID-19 tracker page for SVA.
    • 03.29.21: Notification from Human Resources to Faculty and Staff added to "Faculty/Staff" section.
    • 01.29.21: SVA's International Student office has updated the travel restriction information in the International Travel section.
    • 01.19.21: SVA's International Student office has updated its International Travel section with the COVID-19 test requirement.
    • 11.06.20: SVA's International Student office has added Spring 2021 updates to its section and FAQ.
    • 09.17.20: Health Resources sections for students and faculty/staff have been updated.
    • 09.17.20: Online Resources and Tech Support sections for students and faculty/staff have been updated.
    • 08.14.20: SVA's International Student Office has added additional updates to its section and FAQ with information about studying fully online. 
    • 07.29.20: Return to Work Notification and Policies added to Staff/Faculty section.
    • 07.28.20: SVA's International Student Office has added additional updates to its section and FAQ.
    • 07.14.20: SVA's International Student Office has added additional updates to its section and FAQ.
    • 07.10.20: SVA's International Student Office has added additional updates to its section and FAQ.
    • 07.07.20: SVA's International Student Office has updated its section with the latest information about international students, visas and the fall 2020 semester.
    • 05.08.20: SVA will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for its class of 2020 on Wednesday, May 27, at 1:00pm EST: sva.edu/commencement.
    • 05.08.20: Fall semester announced to begin September 28, 2020.
    • 04.27.20: SVA Galleries has launched its online exhibition platform: galleries.sva.edu.
    • 04.06.20: The summer semesters for MFA Art Practice, MPS Digital Photography and MFA Visual Narrative will be held online.
    • 04.04.20: SVA's Accepted Students Day event was held online.

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Archived Updates and Notifications

  • May 4, 2020 Notification

  • March 19, 2020 Notification

  • March 17, 2020 Notification

  • March 10, 2020 Notification

  • March 9, 2020 Notification

  • March 4, 2020 Notification

  • March 2, 2020 Notification

  • February 27, 2020 Notification

  • February 6, 2020 Notification

  • January 27, 2020 Notification

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