For the Fall 2021 Semester, we expect residence halls to be back to traditional capacity and rooms will revert back to their standard single, double, triple, and quad occupancy, based upon room size.
Limited on-campus quarantine and isolation housing will remain in place, although it will likely be a different location on campus. Bringing and having ready a Quarantine Bag is an essential thing to have while on campus. This will contain necessary items and supplies in the event that you are moved to quarantine housing – which is likely to happen unexpectedly and require urgency.
We encourage our students to continue to limit their travel off-campus. Students who must leave campus are encouraged to take safety precautions to mitigate the risk of transmission of the virus.
Quarantine and Isolation
Quarantine, isolation, and contact tracing will continue during the fall semester for any on-campus positive COVID-19 test results based on federal and state guidelines.
- Students who test positive or are symptomatic will be required to isolate in the residence hall designated for quarantine and isolation or at an off-campus address per CDC guidance.
- Students who are identified as a close contact of a positive case are not required to quarantine so long as they are cleared by a healthcare professional as fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days and are asymptomatic.
- Faculty and staff who are identified as a close contact of a positive case may not be required to stay off-campus so long as they are cleared by a healthcare professional as fully vaccinated or have had COVID-19 in the past 90 days and are asymptomatic.
We are committed to providing a robust dining experience for our community. For the Fall 2021 semester, we do not anticipate any restrictions specific to the dining facilities that are in addition to the campus policies already in place. Masks will not be required inside dining facilities when eating or drinking. Dining protocols are established in accordance with emerging state and federal guidelines, which may mean dialing back at any time due to changing conditions. Outdoor tables and seating are available for use.
Campus buildings and offices will be open and available to campus community members. Please keep in mind that some buildings may require proof of your “cleared” status on the CoVerified app confirming that you have submitted your daily symptom checker.
Student Support Services
The college is committed to providing inclusive mental health support services for students both on and off-campus. For students located within Massachusetts, virtual teletherapy services through the Counseling Center may be a good fit for you. For students located outside of Massachusetts, comprehensive case management services, as well as consultations, are able to be offered to help you identify appropriate care where you are living.
Any student, no matter where you are in the world, is able to access the Counseling Center Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week anytime Counseling staff is unavailable. While this is not ongoing therapy, clinicians are on call to help you manage in the moment. You may call this FREE resource as much as you need, and language options other than English are available.
To discuss how we might be able to support you, or access the Counseling Center Mental Health Support Line, please give us a call at 508-286-3905 and follow the voicemail prompts to be connected to the right resource.