Campus Update 8/9/21

Special Message from Dr. Lindsay Welcome Back to Campus


Dear Golden Ram Family,

Welcome back to campus for another exciting year. Whether you are a new or returning student, we are happy you are here with us at Albany State University. We hope your summer was filled with time to relax, renew and have fun with family and friends. 

Whether you are a returning, freshman, or transfer student, you will find unlimited opportunities to enjoy campus life by learning, exploring, and engaging together. Your primary purpose for being at ASU is to focus on academic studies, but you are more likely to excel academically and personally when you are involved in other aspects of campus life. In addition to devoting your energies to papers, classroom lectures and exams, get involved in out-of-class campus activities. It is a great way to develop valuable leadership and career readiness skills.

As we focus on developing you as leaders of tomorrow, remember that you have a voice and there are student leaders representing your interests on campus. The Student Government Association is excited to serve as a liaison between you and the administration. From academic assistance to your daily campus needs, they are here to support you and ensure you receive the best experience possible at the UNSINKABLE Albany State University.

In order to ensure a transformative college career that prepares you for life beyond college, SGA has developed a Standard of Excellence focused on self-image-personal branding, self-management, accountability, and civility. An initiative of this Standard includes the highly anticipated return of Mogul Mondays beginning on August 16. Each week will result in a winner for the best dressed students in professional attire every Monday. Feel free to contact SGA by utilizing our virtual mailboxes located throughout campus and on social media (@ASU_SGA1903). 

Those of you returning to campus will notice a few new faces in Student Affairs, and in other departments across the campus.  Let us take a moment to introduce you to some of the newest members to Albany State University. We are delighted to introduce:

  • Ms. Simone Bradley, Director of Counseling and Student Accessibility Services
  • Dr. Julie Francis-Pettway, Interim Director of Career Services and Professional Development
  • Ms. LaShaunda Parker and Ms. Kehinda Adelusi, new professional counselors in Counseling and Student Accessibility Services

While enjoying the last few days of summer, please consider receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are available at most county health departments, chain pharmacies, primary care providers and mass vaccine sites

During Housing Move-In August 8-10 (freshmen) and August 13-15 (upperclassmen), Student Health Services will collaborate with Phoebe Putney Hospital to offer free COVID-19 vaccines on East and West Campus. Though not mandatory, we encourage all students to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccine dates, times and locations, are listed below:

COVID-19 Move-In Testing

Wednesday, August 11 - Thursday, August 12 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

East Campus: Student Health Services, Billy C. Black Building 138

West Campus: Student Health Services, Student Center C-100


Friday, August 13 - Sunday, August 15 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

East Campus: HPER Complex, Gym - Dance Room

West Campus: Commons 2nd Floor Lounge (Student Housing)


COVID-19 Move-In Vaccination (Pfizer 2 Dose)

Tuesday, August 10 | Wednesday, August 18 | Tuesday, August 31 | Wednesday, September 8

East Campus: L. Orene Hall Building

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

West Campus: Old Bookstore

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Below are a few considerations:

  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.
  • One dose of the Pfizer 2 dose COVID-19 vaccine will be offered.
  • Second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is also available. 
  • Individuals receiving a vaccine will be required to remain 15 minutes after vaccination.
  • Each person requesting a vaccine will complete a Vaccine Consent Form.


Insurance is not required, but please bring your insurance card if available.

Your success is important to us. Please reach out whenever you have questions. We are here to help you achieve your academic goals and reach your highest potential.  We look forward to seeing you around campus.

We wish everyone a great fall semester and a successful start of the academic year!

Our best,

Tyja Barnes-Jones, President

Student Government Association


Dr. Terry Lindsay

Vice President for Student Affairs