Summer at Babson is upon us, and several important updates have been made to our campus policies and health protocols. Please review the information below and note that updates will be made as guidelines and policies change or evolve.

Testing Cadence

Beginning Monday, May 17, community members approved for on-campus participation will be required to test once every 7 days. Testing remains mandatory for anyone on Babson’s campus, including those who have been vaccinated. 

Students, faculty and staff are asked to pre-schedule their weekly tests at the Babson Testing Center—please pick a day and stick to it. 

Testing Hours

Starting Monday, May 17, the COVID-19 Testing Center will be operational Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the remainder of May. The Center will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. 

Beginning June 1, the hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please take these changes into account when scheduling any recurring appointments.

Symptom Monitoring and Reporting

Daily symptom reporting continues to be required for in-person participation. 

Masks/face coverings are required at all times indoors (which includes riding in a car with people who are not members of your households) and in outdoor public locations when you cannot maintain six feet of distance.

Masks/face coverings may only be removed when:

  • Eating or drinking
  • During a medical emergency
  • Outdoors when distance can be maintained

Students are responsible for laundering cloth masks and for disposing of one-time use masks. Replacement cloth masks may be picked up at the Facilities building located on Sullivan Way.

Only those students enrolled in summer courses (hybrid or 100% online) or approved in-person programs, as well as student employees authorized to be on campus, will have access to campus facilities including BRAC, Horn Library, dining, etc. Students not registered for summer courses/programs or employed for the summer (with the exception of those enrolled in the two-year MBA program) are not permitted on campus. Additionally, only those employees and affiliates whose functions must be performed on campus, and who have been formally authorized by managers and senior leaders, should be on campus.

All visitors and suppliers are required to register DAILY through the Campus Visitor Registration Form or at Public Safety before accessing or visiting any campus property. The Babson College host or point of contact is responsible for sending the visitor/​contractor/​supplier, to the self-registration and asking the visitor/​contractor/​supplier to complete and submit the registration prior to arrival to campus each day such person comes to campus. This required registration process will provide information about our protocol, including our expectations for visitors; screen visitors; and gather contact information.

Domestic Travel Outside of Massachusetts

Please note that students may not miss class for vacations. For those who may be travelling on the weekends, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is advising all visitors and returning residents to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival/return. Travelers in the following categories are exempt from this quarantine advisory:

  • Travelers who received a negative result on a  COVID-19 test administered not more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Massachusetts.
    • Travelers may test out of the quarantine advisory upon arrival in Massachusetts, but must quarantine until receiving a negative test result.
  • Anyone returning to Massachusetts after being out of the state for fewer than 24 hours.
  • Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms.

Students who travel should plan to test as soon as possible upon return and prior to resuming the in-person experience. Please schedule your test in advance, and per Massachusetts guidance, quarantine until receiving a negative result. Students are no longer required to notify the College for domestic travel outside of Massachusetts.

International Travel

Students traveling internationally must follow the guidelines above when returning to campus. Additionally, students must:

Other Time Away from Campus

If you will be away from campus  for 7+ days, please complete the away from campus form to be temporarily removed from the testing compliance protocols.

From May 10–August 14, Babson College Dining will offer the following options:

Crossroads Café @ Reynolds
Burger 781 & Mondo Subs
Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Crossroads Café is currently offering mobile ordering only. Boost Ordering is available for download in the Google Play or Apple Store. Menu offerings for breakfast include sandwiches, pastry, coffee and tea.

Only beverages, snacks and limited grab n’ go will be available from 10–11 a.m. and 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Market at Olin Café
7 Days per Week
6 a.m.–10 p.m.

Beverages, snacks and limited grab n’ go

Boost ordering and The Market both accept Dining Dollars and credit/debit cards. Babson Bucks are also accepted in Boost Ordering.

All hours of operation are subject to change. Visit DineOnCampus.com/Babson to stay up to date on dining.

Students are not permitted to gather in large groups or crowds without maintaining safe distance outdoors or wearing a mask indoors.

Only approved campus events are permitted (events associated with Student Engagement, Graduate Student Life and Leadership and Engagement, or College Departments), with attendee limits of 11–100 indoors and 26–150 outdoors. Requests must be reviewed and assessed for health and safety and groups may be required to adjust attendee capacity and event flow. Outdoor events should be the default approach to gathering at this time.

  • Outdoor gatherings do not require masks where 6 feet of physical distance can be observed. If 6 feet of physical distance cannot be observed, the group size should be limited to that which can maintain appropriate distance and/or masks should be required.
  • Indoor gatherings require masks and compliance with space capacity as delineated in the EMS booking system.
  • Events with a food/drink component require 6 feet of physical distance OR fixed seating for no more than two individuals spaced 3–6 feet apart indoors or four individuals spaced 3–6 feet apart outdoors.