The 2018-2019 academic year will have an earlier start at SUNY Canton.
Classes for the fall 2018 semester will start Thursday, Aug. 23 to allow for two extended breaks for students. As a result, opening week classes will follow a Monday-Tuesday schedule: Thursday, Aug. 23 will follow a Monday schedule; and Friday, Aug. 24 will follow a Tuesday schedule. Students will then resume a traditional schedule Monday, Aug. 27.
This change will allow students to have a two-day fall break for Columbus Weekend (Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9) and a week-long break for Thanksgiving.
Other changes for the fall 2018 semester include:
- Chaney Dining Center will be offline for the fall semester. The college will be serving meals from the newly-renovated Dana Hall. Upgrades to Chaney include the addition of pizza ovens, a new coffee and breakfast location and a completely redesigned dining space for sit-down meals. Chaney is scheduled to reopen during the spring 2019 semester.
- The Air Conditioning Engineering Technology associate degree program has been renamed and is now Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Engineering Technology. Many of the college’s most successful alumni got their start in the historic career-driven program.
- The Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems bachelor’s degree has been renamed Sustainable Energy Technology to mirror the latest trends in the field. The program is designed to meet the ever-growing demand for global sustainable energy solutions.
- New additions include an arena for the college’s eSports programs. The $500,000 competitive gaming space is scheduled to go online at the beginning of the fall semester, with a grand opening celebration to follow.
About SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 online degree programs. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are joining the North Atlantic Conference beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.