We look forward to welcoming students back to campus for the Fall 2021 semester.

Residence Hall move-in for new students is August 26 and returning students August 28–29, as scheduled by Housing Operations. Graduate students should plan for an in-person arrival to campus by August 30.

Campus Life

Housing

Residential students can expect expanded housing offerings this fall and we expect near full capacity in all buildings. With guidance from our environmental consultants, the College will again be providing four room type options for the 2021–22 academic year: singles, doubles, triples, and quads.

A range of specific policies are being considered based on overall campus vaccination rates and individual vaccination status. Additional information will be shared as we get closer to move-in.

Dining

Planning is underway for multiple dining scenarios this fall. Achieving our shared vaccination goal will enable several important changes, including increased seating capacity and a return to group dining.

Campus Markets, contactless purchasing, and use of the Boost online ordering platform will continue this fall.

Social and Gathering Opportunities

Additional social, community, and gathering opportunities will be available this fall. Pending campus vaccination rates, we anticipate increased capacity for events, gatherings, and all student activities, with very limited restrictions to typical student organizational priorities. Additionally, we are planning for a full Babson Athletics schedule with spectators once again invited to cheer on our teams.

International Students

All incoming and continuing international students are encouraged to review the Information for International Students page for additional information around immigration regulations, travel and common Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The page will remain continuously updated ahead of the fall semester.

Academic Continuity and Excellence

We anticipate a full return to in-person instruction this fall and will share additional information about classroom capacity, distancing requirements, and other health protocols as we get closer to the start of the semester and gain a clearer understanding of campus vaccination rates.

We will continue to pursue excellence for students in all programs, and to expand upon the learning and best practices established over the last year. To ensure academic continuity, online and hybrid learning options will be available for students who are not able to arrive on campus. Please see the Registration page for more Fall 2021 course registration information. More information will be provided in the coming weeks, including how to request remote participation in the fall.

We continue to evaluate the most appropriate physical classroom configuration with an emphasis on the health and safety of students and faculty. Our One-Year MBA cohort (pending vaccination confirmation) is piloting potential new protocols this summer (three feet of distance and higher capacities) which will help inform fall planning.