Information for Undergraduate Students

Information for Undergraduate Students

Updates regarding specific areas of the undergraduate student experience are outlined below. Please check back frequently for new information. International students, please visit the Information for International Students section for details specific to travel and immigration.

All students are required to comply with Babson College’s COVID Specific Health and Safety Policy for Students (pdf).

Last updated Monday, March 29, 2021

Babson College plans to return to in-person classes for the Fall 2021 semester. Given our established online and hybrid capabilities, we will continue to have these options available throughout the curriculum in accordance with the state and local guidelines and learning and instructional imperatives. Please see the Registration page for more Fall 2021 course registration information.

As we plan for a return to in-person instruction, we will increase classroom capacity in line with public health guidelines as we get closer to the start of the semester. We will continue to evaluate the most appropriate physical classroom configuration with an emphasis on the health and safety of students and faculty. Our data has indicated zero classroom transmission this year and we are confident in our ability to properly outfit the classroom for continued safety as we return to face-to-face teaching and learning.

Residential Experience

Students returning to campus can expect expanded housing offerings and more social, community and gathering opportunities—a welcomed shift to the “next normal.” The re-densification of our residence halls will be based on the published guidelines in place later this summer, though we do expect near full capacity in all buildings.

Trends associated with Babson students who have tested positive for Covid-19 or were identified as a close contact (collectively, “exposures”) have shown that many exposures resulted from non-compliance with the COVID Specific Health and Safety Policy for Students (pdf). In several cases students have been placed in quarantine or isolation on more than one occasion, straining finite campus resources and impacting Babson’s efforts to support the safety and well-being of all members of our community. As such, the College may investigate the behavioral circumstances relating to any repeated exposures to Covid-19 to ensure that policy violations are addressed promptly.

While a repeated exposure to Covid-19 does not automatically equate to a policy violation, those students found to have demonstrated a disregard for the COVID Specific Health and Safety Policy for Students (pdf) will be held accountable with sanctions up to and including loss of the in-person experience, loss of campus housing, ineligibility for future campus housing, and/or suspension.

(All forms are available on the Compliance Portal)

Travel Form

Students who leave the state of Massachusetts must complete a travel form indicating what state they will be visiting, the duration of their travel, and their reason for travel. Students will receive notification of quarantine protocols upon their return to Massachusetts. Additional negative test results may be required before attending classes.

Away from Campus Form

Students who leave campus for an extended duration but stay within state lines must complete an away from campus form to indicate the duration of their time elsewhere. Students will be removed from compliance protocols during dates indicated, and will not be required to complete daily symptom monitoring or testing.

Example: A commuter student who is normally on campus a few times a week for class but plans to be entirely remote for a week and will not be on campus to use any services (BRAC, library, study group), must complete an away from campus form.

Semester Location Form

Students who are relocating to or from campus for the semester must update their semester location form.

Example: Students who have been fully remote and now plan on coming to campus regularly must update their semester location form.

Anyone who is found to not have completed these forms or protocols may be referred to community standards.

Course Delivery

Undergraduate students have two primary choices for classes: hybrid and fully online. Both hybrid and fully online classes are accessible to all students, regardless of whether they are on campus.

Hybrid classes blend face-to-face instruction with technology to accommodate our de-densification needs, and includes teaching techniques such as split attendance, small groups, and blended learning.

Fully online classes provide engaging and dynamic delivery of content completely online.

Academic Calendar

Changes to the spring undergraduate academic calendar include:

  • Classes will begin on January 19, 2021, and in keeping with our fall semester return, our first week of spring classes will be 100% online. 
  • There will be no spring break. 
  • Undergraduate classes end Monday, April 19. Reading days and final exams will be 100% online.

Additional Time Between Classes

To promote physical distancing and help students avoid clustering in the hallways when moving to and from classes, there will be 30 minutes between class times. Classes will be held at new time blocks: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Questions?

Students can email Student Advising & Success or call 781-239-4075 with any questions, or visit the Student Advising & Success section for more information.

Spaces are available across campus for independent or small group study, dining, and socializing. Events are subject to state guidelines. Physical distancing and posted capacity guidelines must be followed at all times.

Open student spaces with extended hours include:

  • The Market in Park Manor West
  • Knight Auditorium
  • Trim Dining Hall (beginning February 1)
  • Trim 201/201 (beginning Feb 1)
  • Reynolds Campus Center, specifically:
    • Café
    • Skybridge
    • Global Lounge
    • Game Room
    • Main St
  • Residence Hall lounges and study spaces (restricted to residents)

Bookable classrooms for larger events include the following. Please use the EMS Space Reservation System to reserve space:

  • Babson Hall 305
  • Gerber Hall 101
  • Gerber Hall 102
  • Gerber Hall 103
  • Gerber Hall 213
  • Gerber Hall 214
  • Gerber Hall 215
  • Horn Computer Center 170
  • Luksic Hall 17
  • Malloy Hall 204
  • Olin Hall, Winn Auditorium
  • Tomasso Hall 103
  • Tomasso Hall 104
  • Tomasso Hall 107

Testing

Residential students must complete an on-campus COVID-19 test immediately upon arrival to campus and prior to entering assigned residence hall. If arriving after the testing center is closed, schedule a COVID-19 test for the first available time the following day and quarantine in your room until that time. Appointment required, schedule in advance.

All students must have two negative Babson COVID-19 tests (completed 305 days apart) before participating in in-person learning and other activities. To further strengthen our protocols during the first month of the semester, we are requiring all residential students, as well commuter students, to be tested twice weekly, with a minimum of 48 hours between tests. The requirement to test two times per week is planned until February 15. At that time, we will assess the appropriate testing frequency for community members living, learning and working on campus.

Contact Tracing

If students are identified as a close contact of a person on campus diagnosed with COVID-19, they will be notified by a member of the local Board of Health and, in some cases, the Babson Contact Tracing team. 

Students who receive a positive result will be informed that the local board of health will contact and monitor them per their protocol. Health Services will check in on these students daily for a symptom report and temperature attestation.

Students identified as close contacts will be provided guidance and offered testing through Babson or other off -site testing facilities. Close contacts are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure. 

Symptom Monitoring and Reporting

All students (regardless of whether you are coming to campus) must report symptoms every dayThis must be completed before leaving a residence hall or off-campus housing. Students will receive a morning reminder to log symptoms and be expected to complete reporting. regardless of schedule, no later than noon.

Students are required to wear masks/face coverings at all times with the following limited exceptions:

  • While inside their assigned residence hall room
  • While using assigned household individual or communal bathrooms (residential students only)
  • While eating or drinking
  • During a medical emergency

Per the MA Executive Order, facial coverings must be worn:

  • In all public locations whether indoors or outdoors, regardless of whether you can maintain six feet of distance.
  • While riding in a car with people who are not members of your household. 
  • While running/walking, on or off campus.

In accordance with CDC guidelines: 

  • Masks should fit snugly over the nose and under the chin.
  • Wear masks with two or more layers, and consider double masking, to stop the spread of COVID-19. Gaiters are not allowed as face coverings on Babson campuses.

Students are responsible for laundering cloth masks and for disposing of one-time use masks. New students will be provided with two (2) cloth masks upon return to campus with details to be communicated at a later date. Students are encouraged to bring additional masks/face coverings with them to campus. Face masks will also be available for purchase in the Campus Store.

Read the student face mask policy in COVID Specific Health and Safety Policy for Students (pdf).

Replacement cloth masks may be picked up at the Facilities building located on Sullivan Way, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Being together on campus means updated expectations as we prioritize health and safety. A full outline of updated policies and expectations for students living in residence halls can be found on the Residence Education page on the Hub.

Room Rates

The College has made significant investments to safety and health preparations throughout the residence halls for a successful fall semester. Students can review all room types and associated cost in the Housing/Residence Hall section of the Hub

Capacity

To de-densify our residence halls and mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, there will be no triple or quad rooms for this academic year. 

Household Units

To assist with contact tracing efforts, students in residence halls will be organized in households and assigned specific restrooms. Suite and roommate agreements will be drafted and reviewed with roommates and households to clearly outline shared expectations for community living, specifically focused on cleaning, use of shared spaces, and facial coverings in private locations. All residence halls will continue to be supported by student resident assistants and live-in professional staff focused on safety, inclusion, and community building.

Cleaning

Facilities will frequently clean high-touch surfaces in the common areas of the residence halls, which include hallways, doorknobs, elevators, light switches, handrails, stairwells, kitchens, lounges, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Visitors

Students are highly encouraged to limit non-Babson visitors to campus; if and when the presence of a guest is necessary, guests and student hosts are expected to limit their time in campus buildings and instead, utilize outdoor gathering spaces or communal gathering areas in public buildings on campus. Any individual who is not a member of the Babson community (including family and friends of students) is expected to register with Public Safety prior to their arrival and check in at Public Safety once on campus as well as to comply with campus safety policies. Public Safety will then notify the student of their visitor and a designated location to meet the visitor.

Outside of regulated move-in and move-out periods, residential students are not permitted to host any guest in the residence hall. Vendors who are offering services to students, such as laundry and food delivery, are not permitted inside the residence halls.

Questions?

Contact Student Life: studentlife@babson.edu or 781-239-4500.

Babson Dining continues to work hard to prepare safe and flexible plans for students living on campus. Babson Dining will have a tiered reopening operations plan that aligns with government health and safety requirements and allows us to adjust for capacity and capabilities as conditions on campus change. It is important to note that all tiers anticipate some measure of social distancing and strict adherence to industry safe-serv guidelines.

Trim has been altered for the spring semester, removing Trim Xpress, and returning to a single dining space providing increased flexibility, variety and options to our guests.

Spring 2021 Meal Plans

The structure of the Meal Plan offerings has been adjusted to accommodate the changes in food preparation and service as communicated by the Board of Health. There will no longer be “unlimited” offerings, instead offering a fixed number of meals per week. Boost Dollars have been introduced and additional locations for the use of Dining Dollars have been established to provide students greater value and flexibility. Boost Dollars can be utilized in the Reynolds’ Crossroads Café and Create, Horn’s Centennial Café, and Dunkin’ Donuts. For more information on the meal plan please visit the Babson Dining website for regular updates.

Dining at Trim

There will be fewer opportunities to dine in at Trim, as gathering and physical distancing guidelines significantly reduce seating. We are identifying locations around campus, indoors and outdoors, for students to eat and socialize. We also are increasing the availability of prepackaged self-service opportunities to de-densify crowds during meal times and provide more dining options that are convenient for students in between classes. Daily meal times will be adjusted to allow Facilities and Babson Dining to deep clean dining venues throughout the day.

Food Preparation and Service

Because of limited dine-in capacity, all food will continue to be prepared fresh on campus. Most foods will be displayed and served to our guests by Babson Dining Associates, with some items prepackaged and prepared for grab and go. Menus will continue to rotate and change daily. Students will see increased portion sizes for added meal plan value. Where possible, fresh foods will be displayed and served by Babson dining staff.

Retail

Operations in Reynolds, Dunkin’, and Centennial Café use Boost Mobile Ordering, an all-mobile ordering platform allowing for physical distance in these tighter spaces. This cashier-less system will reduce interactions with dining staff and guests to prioritize health and safety. We will by and large offer the full menus you’ve enjoyed in the past!

Dietary Restrictions

Babson Dining remains committed to serving food across campus for all dietary needs, including allergen-free foods, and food that meets approved medical and religious accommodations.

Questions?

Contact Babson Dining: dining@babson.edu

While COVID-19 has required the College to look at international travel closely this year, we have remained committed to providing global learning opportunities for our students. The Glavin Office of International Education is offering three virtual global learning opportunities this summer including two Elective Abroads with remote learning and a virtual undergraduate International Consulting Experience. The College remains optimistic about our Fall semester-long education abroad opportunities but will continue to closely monitor expert guidance and work with our international partners to best understand the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on global mobility. 

Questions?

Email the Glavin Office or call +1-781-239-4565.

Varsity Athletics

We continue to monitor COVID-19 while keeping the health and safety of our student-athletes and coaches at the forefront. At this time, we are pursuing a plan to move forward with spring varsity sports, specifically competing in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season schedules and championships. Men’s golf, which currently competes as an independent, also will compete this spring.

Subject to change based on health and safety data, the NEWMAC Presidents Council voted to outline a path forward that will require ongoing testing, universal masking and other modifications to game management standards as part of its protocols for student-athletes, coaches, officials and game personnel at institutions choosing to participate.

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, Babson’s decision to pursue spring seasons was developed in consultation with Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc., and in accordance with federal, state, local, NCAA and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) guidelines.

Strict adherence to the NCAA’s Core Principles to Resocialization in College Sports will be met. The number of conference competitions will exceed the NCAA’s minimum requirement for championship access. Further details on varsity athletics participation and safety measures will be provided to participating student-athletes and their families at a later date.

At this time and subject to change as adjustments are made to state and campus guidelines, spectators will not be permitted. Live video streams will be provided on the Babson College Sports Network (BCSN). BCSN is powered by BlueFrame Technology.

Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex (BRAC)

The Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex is used for general campus recreation, individual exercise, club and intramural sports, group fitness classes and activities, aquatics, and other opportunities for physical well-being. We are committed to safely providing a space to meet the need for physical activity for the campus community. Research has shown positive effects of exercise on the immune system and many chronic diseases (including diabetes, obesity and heart disease) that place individuals into higher-risk groups for COVID-19. Exercise also has positive impacts on psychological well-being. Intramural and recreational programming will be limited as we begin the semester.

Reservations are required and must be made in advance. More information is outlined on the Babson RecFit website. De-densification, physical distancing, face coverings, hand hygiene, and cleaning protocols are measures that will be implemented and enforced.

Reservation blocks for Monday through Thursday are as follows:

9:30–10:30 a.m.
10:45–11:45 a.m.
Noon–1 p.m.
1:15–2:15 p.m.
2:30–3:30 p.m.
3:45–4:45 p.m.
5–6 p.m.
6:15–7:15 p.m.

The College is committed to aligning all campus recreation services, policies, procedures, and communications with the aforementioned guidelines and requirements. Our intention is to regrow our program and slate of offerings over time as we better understand the success of our mitigation strategies.

Student life will look different this spring. But the Student Engagement team is committed to Babson traditions, including the Org Fair, celebrating seniors, as well as club and organizational programming.

Student Engagement staff will continue to support campuswide programs, events, and activities. In-person initiatives will follow health guidance for physical distancing and gathering capacity with opportunities to shift as guidance evolves. Programs will be more intimate, require registration for head count, and utilize outdoor locations whenever possible. Larger programs will likely be designed as drop-in, passive, or held virtually. Indoor and outdoor gatherings now have increased maximum gathering size of 25 people as part of our phase 2 of reopening.

Students involved in clubs and organizations will participate in training programs to guide them through safe organizational operations. Student Engagement and the Student Government Association will be partnering with students to think creatively about programming and maintaining important campus traditions. Because of health and safety challenges, Club sports practice and play will be paused for the fall semester.

Read the complete Office of Student Life What to Expect for Student Clubs & Organizations (pdf) document.

Students are highly encouraged to limit non-Babson visitors to campus; if and when the presence of a guest is necessary, guests and student hosts are expected to limit their time in campus buildings and instead, utilize outdoor gathering spaces or communal gathering areas in public buildings on campus.

Any individual who is not a member of the Babson community (including family and friends of students) is expected to register with Public Safety prior to their arrival and check in at Public Safety once on campus as well as to comply with campus safety policies. Public Safety will then notify the student of their visitor and a designated location to meet the visitor.

Outside of regulated move-in and move-out periods, residential students are not permitted to host any guest in the residence hall. Vendors who are offering services to students, such as laundry and food delivery, are not permitted inside the residence halls.

Our success in keeping our community operational and safe is dependent on each of us abiding by Campus Safety Protocols. It’s on all of us as community members to uphold these expectations for behavior; individuals should feel empowered to have polite conversations with other community members about adherence to the set expectations. As this next normal is a new adjustment for all of us, let us know when you have a conversation about non-compliance so that we can appropriately track and follow up if needed.

Students who choose to not follow Campus Safety Protocols will be referred to the Student Conduct Process for a violation of the Babson Code of Ethics (pdf).

Student Advising & Success will provide academic and personal support advising through class deans, both in person as well as virtually, during the academic year. The following protocols will be in place:

  • Students may schedule an appointment online through Advisor Link at advising.babson.edu
  • Students may request to meet in person or via Webex (select from available options in Advisor Link).
  • Appropriate health and safety precautions will be in place for in-person meetings including:
    • Determination of an appropriate meeting location (e.g., private office or larger conference room to ensure 6 feet of distance between staff member and student).
    • Use of face coverings by all people. 
    • Regular disinfecting and cleaning of shared common surfaces before and after each meeting.

Students can email Student Advising & Success or call 781-239-4075 with any questions, or visit Student Advising & Success for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Students have two primary choices for fall classes: hybrid and fully online classes. In online courses, all student and faculty will be participating virtually. In hybrid courses, some students may be on campus and some may be participating virtually. You may take either of these options, though understand that your classmates in hybrid courses may be in-person on campus while you participate virtually via Webflex technology.

International students, please visit the Information for International Students section for details specific to travel and immigration.

Babson, Olin, and Wellesley Colleges are pleased to announce that they will be offering cross-registration for the Spring 2020 semester.  All courses must be taken remotely and students will only be permitted to cross-register for a maximum of one course at the host school during the Spring semester.  Please note the substantial calendar differences and plan your schedule accordingly. Please visit the BOW Cross-Registration page for more information including important information from each school and important dates.

We continue to monitor COVID-19 while keeping the health and safety of our student-athletes and coaches at the forefront. At this time, we are pursuing a plan to move forward with spring varsity sports, specifically competing in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season schedules and championships. Men’s golf, which currently competes as an independent, also will compete this spring.

Subject to change based on health and safety data, the NEWMAC Presidents Council voted to outline a path forward that will require ongoing testing, universal masking and other modifications to game management standards as part of its protocols for student-athletes, coaches, officials and game personnel at institutions choosing to participate.

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, Babson’s decision to pursue spring seasons was developed in consultation with Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc., and in accordance with federal, state, local, NCAA and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) guidelines.

Strict adherence to the NCAA’s Core Principles to Resocialization in College Sports will be met. The number of conference competitions will exceed the NCAA’s minimum requirement for championship access. Further details on varsity athletics participation and safety measures will be provided to participating student-athletes and their families at a later date.

At this time and subject to change as adjustments are made to state and campus guidelines, spectators will not be permitted. Live video streams will be provided on the Babson College Sports Network (BCSN). BCSN is powered by BlueFrame Technology.

Yes—reservations are required and must be made in advance. More information is outlined on the Babson RecFit website. De-densification, physical distancing, face coverings, hand hygiene, and cleaning protocols are measures that will be implemented and enforced.

Reservation blocks for Monday through Thursday are as follows:

9:30–10:30 a.m.
10:45–11:45 a.m.
Noon–1 p.m.
1:15–2:15 p.m.
2:30–3:30 p.m.
3:45–4:45 p.m.
5–6 p.m.
6:15–7:15 p.m.

In order to meet mandated capacity requirements, all BRAC members, including students, will be required to reserve a workout time slot in advance of arriving at the facility. This applies both to general gym use as well as any fitness classes. More information about the new online reservation system will be forthcoming and outlined on the Babson RecFit website.

Low-risk intramural sport and recreation opportunities will be offered during the fall semester on a limited basis. Due to the increased expectations of extensive oversight and added resources necessary to keep students healthy and safe, club sports will be postponed this fall. The hope for the spring semester is that we will be better able to offer more robust opportunities in these areas.

Students who are ill or who report experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 on their daily symptom reporter should contact health services immediately for a phone triage and/or to schedule an appointment. You should not attend class or any other meetings or events until cleared to do so by a medical professional. Symptomatic students and those identified as close contacts of students who test positive for COVID-19 can get tested on campus at health services. Students’ health insurance will be charged for the cost of these tests.

If your roommate gets sick or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, they should contact health services immediately for a phone triage and/or to schedule an appointment. If your roommate tests positive for COVID-19, you will also need to get tested, and will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. We will also activate cleaning and disinfecting protocols of that room.

All full-time students, regardless of whether they live on or off-campus, are eligible for health services. For off-campus students, if you get sick, you should either contact health services or your primary care physician for consultation and medical advice, or seek care at an urgent care clinic or emergency department for more severe illness. In addition to providing on-campus care, health services will also be providing tele-health services for students who wish to communicate with a provider via WebEx or phone.

Students enrolled at the College who are registered for classes, but live out of state or out of the country, are required to demonstrate that they have health insurance. All full-time students are eligible to purchase Babson’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield, regardless of whether they are a residential or commuter student or taking courses fully online.

For students currently covered by SHIP, your policy remains in effect through August 9. The effective dates of the upcoming policy year are August 10, 2020 – August 9, 2021.

If a student elects to start their courses in the spring semester, they can purchase SHIP at that time.

All students who will physically be on the Babson campus must participate in daily symptoms monitoring, and complete a COVID test every seven days.

If you are leaving campus for the remainder of the semester, you may opt out of these requirements by completing this form. Students in campus housing or planning to visit on any Babson campus regularly or periodically may not opt out of health and safety protocols.

If returning to campus after traveling out of state, you must follow MA state travel guidelines including but not limited to:

  • Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to returning to the state, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health.
  • Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts and test is approved by Babson Health Services.
  • If you are traveling from another country or an area that is considered a high risk state or area, you should contact Babson Health Services at HealthServices@babson.edu or +1 781-239-6363 to see what other requirements may be needed, and to schedule a COVID test directly at Health Services, not at the general testing location. You are not allowed to be in any community parts of the campus or attend in-person classes until you are cleared. 
  • For everyone’s safety, you need at least one negative test, but may need 2 negative COVID tests before you can be on Campus or attend in person classes, depending on your circumstances. 

During self-quarantine, commuter students should self-quarantine at their off-campus residence and are not permitted to access any on-campus facilities, with the exception of attending testing appointments. All policies regarding wearing facial coverings and maintaining physical distancing must be followed.

In addition, you must attest that you have not experienced any of the following symptoms within the last 24 hours:

  • Fever or chills
  • Sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, or other respiratory symptoms
  • Muscle pain or aches
  • Headache
  • Severe fatigue
  • Changes in taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

You must complete symptom reporting before noon every day. You can access the symptom tracker here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to studentsuccess@babson.edu

Self-quarantine is a period of observation to determine if any individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 develop symptoms. According to current guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, any visitors coming to Babson from outside of New York, New Jersey, or New England states are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Students coming to study at Babson’s Wellesley campus for the fall semester are expected to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to traveling to campus. Students will be asked to complete an arrival form stating that they have completed the 14-day self-quarantine prior to checking-in on campus. If unable or unwilling to complete this form, students will be moved to a quarantine space on campus. All students will be tested upon arrival to campus and expected to report daily monitoring of symptoms through a tool designed specifically for our student community.

In addition to testing and monitoring, residential students are expected to remain on campus for at least 14 days, without taking any trips into the surrounding community. Dining will be take-away only until September 6. As previously shared, all community members are required to wear a facial covering at all times and observe physical distancing guidelines.

Yes. Student designated for quarantine will be given the option of remaining on campus or, if possible, to return home, provided that a family member or guardian can safely transport them from campus to their home in a personal vehicle (no public transportation or ride shares), where they will need to stay for the recommended period of time (generally 14 days).

Each student who requires isolation or quarantine will be assigned a case manager, generally a senior student affairs staff member. In addition, a clinician from health services will check-in with students daily regarding their health status and symptoms. Students will need to be medically cleared by health services prior to being approved to return to campus.

No students should return without clearance from Health Services and their local board of health. If a student shooses to leave campus, they should not come back until their quarantine (14 days) or isolation (a minimum of 10 days) is completed.

The fall housing license period will run from August 23 through November 28. Residential students will need to check-out of their fall housing assignment by 8pm on November 28.

Housing Operations is examining the option of a petition process for fall residents with a confirmed spring assignment to remain on campus between semesters. This option would be available for those residents who are unable to travel home. More information will be shared as decisions are made.

In the event that the College needs to move students off campus due to COVID-19 this fall or spring, room and board costs, which include all meal plans, will be prorated for the remainder of the semester.

Meal plans remain a requirement for all students living on campus. 

Roger's Pub is being used as an additional dining venue called Trim Xpress. Regular pub operations will be temporarily suspended until large, indoor gatherings can be resumed safely. In the interim, the Student Engagement team will work closely with the Senior Week committee to plan regular Wednesday night programming for seniors throughout the fall semester. The programming may be in-person in outdoor spaces or held virtually based on health and safety guidelines in place during the fall semester.

Given the importance of limiting travel off campus in support the well-being of community, Student Engagement and the Student Government Association have updated the Uber Subsidy Program for this fall aimed specifically to provide students with access to essential items and assistance with arrival to campus at the start of the semester and departure from campus at the close of the semester. 

Consequently, the local area program offerings would provide students with access to two grocery store options and CVS Pharmacy. The arrival and departure programs would provide students with access to/from Logan International Airport and South Station (Amtrak, MBTA, buses).

The residence halls close on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  Residential students will need to check-out  by 8 pm on May 1.

We are confident in our ability to deliver a high quality, impactful learning experience in any format and have made many of the changes necessary for this current situation by building on our nearly 20-year history of successful distance learning and innovative curriculum development. Investments nearing $9M have been made in faculty development, hardware, and software as well as safety and health preparations that will elevate the student experience. We have been charging the same per credit rate across course delivery formats for many years, as such, there are no plans for refunds or discounts in current or future courses.  While we have significant additional infrastructure and operating costs due to the pandemic, we are not increasing tuition and are not introducing any new fees to offset these special costs.