COVID-19 FAQs for CBE Undergraduate Students

Posted March 19, 2020
  • I am a senior, will I still be able to graduate? I have a job lined up…
    • If you have met all your requirements, and pass your classes, you should be able to graduate on time. The semester is still going forward; classes will just be moved to an online format. If you have any questions about your requirements, please email Professor Nihat Baysal (
  • How will this effect ARCH?
    • As of now, ARCH 2020 will still be starting as planned.
  • How do I get forms signed by my advisor? How do I submit them to ALAC or the registrar?
    • The registrar and ALAC are accepting digital signatures and forms submitted via email. You should email your filled out forms to your advisor or instructor for signatures, then email the completed and signed forms to either the registrar’s office ( or ALAC ( 
  • Is the Fall 2020 registration timeline still the same?
    • Yes; Fall 2020 registration is still moving forward as planned. Registration will begin on March 23rd – make sure you check your time ticket and email your advisor to discuss classes and have your SAM hold lifted!
  • How can I meet with my faculty advisor?
    • Email them! You can communicate with your faculty advisors over email and find their preferred way to conduct a discussion about your Fall schedule. They will likely want to communicate via email.
  • What if I am in a different time zone – how should I attend my classes?
    • You should reach out to your instructors and ask!  Many faculty members are recording their lectures and posting them online for this reason.
  • Do you have any information about move out? What if I can’t go back home?
  • If I am returning from international travel, what do I need to do?
    • Students returning from any country outside of North America must contact the Student Health Center at (518) 276-6287 or by email (
  • Where can I get the most recent information related to RPI and COVID-19?
  • What if my question was not answered here?
    • Email your question to our Student Services Administrator, Marylouise Dowd ( and she will be happy to help you find the answer


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