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SPRING 2022 RETURN TO CAMPUS PLANNING

*Please note that this section will be updated as plans for Spring 2022 continue to develop

Are you planning for students to be living and learning on campus in the Spring 2022 semester?

Our students returned to residence halls and classrooms for the full 2020-2021 academic year with many precautions and protocols in place to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19. Due to a significant and sustained commitment to health and safety by our entire community, we are very proud that we succeeded in safely remaining on campus.

Curry College is currently living and learning fully in person, but we will always put our students first, taking as many precautions as necessary at any time to keep you and our campus as safe as possible.

Please note that all plans for Spring 2022 are contingent upon the evolving public health situation. We will be monitoring all guidance from local, state and federal authorities carefully and constantly. Should these plans change, we will notify the Curry community without delay.

How is the College making decisions about Spring 2022 campus protocols?

The College convenes the Return to Campus Institutional Committee to make recommendations and develop plans regarding all aspects of campus life.

As always, these recommendations are made with three major considerations at the forefront:

  • Safeguarding the health and safety of the entire Curry community;
  • Providing the distinctive in-person and on-campus living and learning experience that is hallmark of our College and deeply valued by our community;
  • Understanding the need to monitor the public health situation as well as guidance from federal, state, local and higher education authorities in real time to ensure continued student success under any circumstances.

Where and when will you post updates on the College’s plans?

Curry is committed to communicating new decisions, changes or plans to our community, including our faculty, staff, students and families promptly. Please check your Curry email, visit Curry.edu/returntocampus, follow our social feeds, or visit the myCurry portal ('Return to Campus' tab) for the latest updates.

ACADEMICS

What will the Academic Calendar look like for Spring 2022?

View the 2021 - 2022 Academic Calendar

Will classes be conducted online or in-person?

For both traditional undergraduate and continuing education and graduate courses, as well as academic support, Curry College is conducting in-person, face-to-face courses and services. Programs or courses that are designated hyflex, hybrid or online for CE-Grad will continue to be offered in those modalities.

Will there be an option to do online courses only?

We are pleased to be able to offer the traditional Curry face-to-face classroom experience to our students. Programs or courses that were designed and designated to be hyflex, hybrid or online for CE-Grad will continue to be offered in those modalities.

Will academic support services be conducted online or in person?

All of our Academic Support Service offices remain staffed during normal business hours and meetings will take place in person. The Office of Advising and Academic Success is available to assist with any questions you may have related to advising or progress in your classes. Advising questions can be emailed to academicadvising@curry.edu and concerns about academic alerts or progress can be emailed to academicsuccess@curry.edu.

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of the Learning Commons in Room S-109 (near Starbucks). Services are free to Curry students at all levels, from first year to graduate students, and online or face-to-face appointments will be offered. You can access the schedule and/or make an appointment by logging into the Curry portal and clicking on The Writing Center quick launch icon near the bottom of the icons list.

Meetings pertaining to academic accommodations through the Office of Disability Services or through PAL will also be conducted in person. For specific questions related to PAL, please contact your PAL faculty member directly. General questions can be emailed to  pal@curry.edu. For specific questions related to disability accommodations, please contact disabilityservices@curry.edu.

How will lab and clinical coursework be handled?

We are working closely with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education amongst others regarding clinical experiences. All on campus labs will take place in person.

Will Study Away and Study Abroad programs be held?

Yes. The College notified students that expressed an interest in study abroad programs for Fall 2021 these programs have been reinstated, with adherence to all public health guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

View recommendations related to domestic or international travel here.

Please contact Mireille McLaughlin, Director of Global and Career Services at 617-333-2967 or  studyabroad@curry.edu with questions or for more information about future study away or abroad.  

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Is it safe to be at Curry this year?

An important question for families remains: “Is it safe to be at Curry?” We want you to know that the College’s strong commitment to making living and learning at Curry as safe as possible persists. That’s why all members of the Curry community including students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, or to have obtained an exemption for medical or religious reasons. View the College’s vaccination rate dashboard.

No one can eliminate all risks of infection and transmission in a pandemic, even with strongly effective and widely available vaccines, but Curry is committed to providing you a safe environment for living, working and learning, following all guidance and best practices from federal, state and local public health agencies. In keeping with our mission, we will always put not only the success, but also the safety and well-being of our students first.

Please note that all plans for Spring 2022 are contingent upon the evolving public health situation. We will be monitoring all guidance from local, state and federal authorities carefully and constantly. Should these plans change, we will notify the Curry community without delay.

Are you requiring students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19?

Yes. Science and research have determined that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing virus infection in real-world conditions. We look forward to broadening immunity and increasingly positive public health as they have become widely available. All individuals aged 12 or older who live, work or study in Massachusetts are now eligible to receive them.

Therefore, in the interest both of public health and the ongoing health of our campus community, along with an increasing number of colleges and universities nationwide, Curry College requires all enrolled students on both our Milton and Plymouth campuses to be fully vaccinated. This includes Continuing Education and graduate students, as well as undergraduate resident (including international) and commuter students.

View the College’s vaccination rate dashboard.

Are you requiring students, faculty and staff to receive boosters for their COVID-19 vaccination?

Curry has had the benefit of a high vaccination rate for our community, which has helped to keep our campus as safe and healthy as possible over the course of the fall semester. In the interest of the continuing health of our Curry community and in keeping with CDC recommendations for public health, the COVID-19 vaccination booster is required for all Curry students, faculty, and staff members on both campuses this spring.

Please be advised that if you are eligible for the booster and have not received it, you are considered unvaccinated and you will be required to quarantine on or off campus if you are a close contact. Therefore, it is important that you get your booster for health and safety reasons.

Anyone 16 and older is eligible to receive a booster five months after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Boosters are widely available, but they are in high demand, so if you have not yet received your booster, please schedule an appointment as soon as possible. To find an appointment location, use the Massachusetts COVID-19 vaccine finder or Vaccines.gov. Boosters are also available at  CVS or  Walgreens

If you have been granted an exemption from COVID-19 vaccination by the College, you are also exempt from the booster shot requirement.

Do I need to submit proof of vaccination to the College? How do I do that?

Yes. All students, faculty and staff must submit proof of vaccination to the College via the CoVerified application. Instructions for how to upload your vaccination status may be found here. Please note that you should wait until you are fully vaccinated to upload your status.

Incoming first-year students should also enter their vaccination status on their Health Forms where indicated.

Please note that vaccine uploads must be approved by the College once they are submitted. Please allow 24 hours for the process to be completed.

I am having trouble downloading CoVerified, or uploading my vaccine status to CoVerified. Can you help?

If you need help downloading the  CoVerified App, please click on these instructions:  Curry College CoVerified Instructions.

Instructions on how to upload vaccine records.

  • Take a photo of your completed COVID19 Vaccine Card
  • Open the CoVerified App on your phone
  • Tap on the word "Report"
  • Tap on the phrase "Upload Vaccine Record"
  • Fill in the quick form and upload your vaccine card photo.
  • Tap the word "Submit" and you're done!

Check out our troubleshooting guidance for help with some common issues with upload.

If you are still unable to upload your status, please contact Enrollment Management at 617-333-2125 or enrollmentmanagement@curry.edu.

Are there exceptions to the vaccine requirement? Are exemptions available?

Yes. As with all College vaccine requirements, exceptions may be made for medical or religious reasons.

To request an exemption from COVID-19 vaccination, you were required to fill out the application form on the MyCurry portal and submit the required documentation by July 15 for students and July 30 for faculty and staff.*

APPLICATION FORM ON MYCURRY PORTAL

All requests for exemptions will be addressed within two weeks of submission.

The College’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be found here.

Please contact Human Resources with questions about policies or exemptions if you are an employee, or contact Health Services if you are a student.

*Please note that these deadlines have passed- please contact Health Services if you are a student or Human Resources if you are an employee for information related to late submission of the form.

If I obtain an exemption and am unvaccinated, what will I have to do differently from vaccinated community members on campus?

Curry College’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is intended to create and maintain a safe college community. Our policy requires that persons who are not fully vaccinated but who have received an exemption must continue to engage in Curry College’s existing COVID-19 safety protocols, including but not limited to:

  • Participate in additional on-board testing.
    • All students with approved exemptions will need to produce a negative PCR test conducted off campus within 72 hours prior to moving in (residents) or arriving on campus (commuters). A rapid test will be conducted upon arrival to campus, followed by another on campus test 72 hours later (if prior tests are negative).
    • All employees with approved exemptions will need to produce a negative PCR test conducted off campus within 72 hours prior to arriving on campus (if you are arriving back for the first time), or participate in unobserved self-testing on campus the week of August 23 (if you have been coming to campus this summer).
  • Participate in regular weekly surveillance testing.
  • Report symptoms daily in the CoVerified app.
  • Socially distance indoors as may be required.
  • Wear a mask indoors and in enclosed spaces, and outdoors, if not able to socially distance.
  • If you test positive or are identified as a close contact:
    • Students must enact their personal departure plans, and will be required to isolate and/or quarantine for 10 days (with testing on day 7 or 8, released on day 11). If you are a resident student and live within 200 miles of campus, you must enact your departure plan. Students who live more than 200 miles from Milton, MA may be placed in limited housing on campus. Unfortunately, room and board refunds will not be offered.
    • Employees must stay away from campus and remain isolated or quarantined away from campus for 10 days (with testing on day 7 or 8, released on day 11).

What happens if I do not submit proof of vaccination to the College, and I do not apply or become approved for an exemption by the start of the semester?

Students who have not uploaded their vaccine status or been approved for an exemption will not be allowed to remain on campus. If you have plans to become vaccinated, are partially vaccinated or would like to apply for an exemption, please contact Enrollment Management at 617-333-2125 or enrollmentmanagement@curry.edu to discuss your options in order to facilitate your return to campus.

Will fully vaccinated students and other members of the community be required to wear masks on campus?

The College maintains an indoor mask requirement for ALL community members, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required in any and all indoor public spaces on campus, including residence hall common spaces.

Effective Monday, November 1, 2021, Curry College will allow vaccinated varsity student-athletes, club sports student-athletes, and student performers to be unmasked indoors while actively participating in indoor athletic competition or indoor performances on the Curry campus

PLEASE NOTE:

  • ALL unvaccinated individuals (including student-athletes and performers) ARE STILL REQUIRED to be masked indoors in all campus buildings and outdoors on campus, EVEN while actively competing or performing.
  • All individuals (regardless of vaccination status) ARE STILL REQUIRED to be masked indoors in all campus buildings UNLESS actively playing in varsity or club athletic competition or performing. This includes spectators, coaches, athletic trainers, sideline personnel and support staff for competition and performances.
    • Masks MUST continue to be worn by all individuals for indoor weight room and conditioning trainings on campus, as well as while they are on the sidelines of competition or backstage/offstage indoors.
  • In order to be unmasked for indoor competition or performance on campus, students are required to be tested for COVID-19 once a week.

Please note that effective immediately, following CDC guidelines, the following masks/facial coverings are no longer allowed to be used by students, faculty or staff in campus buildings:

  • Neck gaiters (if single layered. Per the CDC, double layered gaiters are permitted)
  • Bandanas
  • Mesh masks
  • Vented masks

Effective Sunday, January 23, 2022, the College will require all students, staff, faculty, and visitors to wear three-ply surgical masks. Proper masking is especially important with the Omicron variant and single-layer cloth masks no longer meet CDC guidance. Surgical masks will continue to be provided and stocked in all classrooms, and throughout campus. Masks will continue to be required to be worn in all indoor spaces on campus.

Changes may be made to this policy as the semester progresses. We are closely following the developing public health situation with regard to COVID-19 variants and guidance from federal, state and local authorities, and will communicate any updates to the community promptly (noting that all protocols are subject to change based on changing campus and public health conditions).

If I have an exemption from vaccination or if I have not yet completed my vaccination shots (partially vaccinated), am I required to wear a mask on campus?

If you have not yet provided proof of vaccination to the College via CoVerified, if you have not yet completed your vaccination shots, or if you have obtained an exemption from vaccination, you must continue to wear a mask indoors on campus at all times, and outdoors if not able to socially distance.

What if I have an underlying health issue that makes it difficult for me to wear a mask, or if I have a disability that makes it difficult for me to understand those wearing them?

We will work with individual students with specific needs pertaining to personal protective equipment. Please contact Health Services at 617-333-2122 or the Office of Disability Services at 617-333-2990 with questions related to individual student circumstances.

Do visitors to campus need to wear masks or provide proof of vaccination?

Masks are required indoors for all individuals in all campus buildings regardless of vaccination status, including visitors. Masks are only required outdoors for unvaccinated individuals if they are unable to socially distance.

Changes may be made to this policy. We are closely following the developing public health situation with regard to COVID-19 variants and guidance from federal, state and local authorities, and will communicate any updates to the community promptly (noting that all protocols are subject to change based on changing campus and public health conditions).

Will Curry College be doing onboard testing at the start of the semester?

Yes. Onboard testing will be required for all members of the Curry community (including all commuter and residential students, faculty, and staff, regardless of vaccination status) before the start of the spring 2022 semester, as follows:

Fully Vaccinated Students:
Must conduct their own PCR test off campuswithin seven days prior to return to campus ora rapid home testwithin 24 hours prior to return to campus and provide a report of their test result to the College via the CoVerified app before arrival. We strongly encourage scheduling an appointment for a PCR or Antigen test at a testing site, pharmacy, or urgent care. 

  • Instructions on how to upload test results to the app may be found here. If you are uploading a home test, you need to take a photo of the card with your name, date, and time you took the test. Take the photo next to your Curry College ID. Here is an example.
  • For students within driving distance, Curry’s Covid Clinic at the Cottage will offer onboarding tests for students ONLY next week on Wednesday, Jan 19 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • PCR testing is also available at  CVS and  Walgreens
  • If you have tested positive for COVID and are in the 90-day immunity period, you do not need to onboard test but please remember to upload your test results to CoVerified if you have not already.

Unvaccinated Students with Approved Exemptions:
Must conduct their own PCR test off campuswithin seven days prior to return to campus ora rapid home testwithin 24 hours prior to return to campus and provide a report of their test result to the College via the CoVerified app before arrival. We strongly encourage scheduling an appointment for a PCR or Antigen test at a testing site, pharmacy, or urgent care. 

  • Instructions on how to upload test results to the app may be found here. If you are uploading a home test, you need to take a photo of the testing card with your name, date, and time you took the test. Take the photo next to your Curry College ID.
  • For students within driving distance, Curry’s Covid Clinic at the Cottage will offer onboarding tests for students ONLY next week Wednesday, Jan 19 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • PCR testing is also available at  CVS and  Walgreens
  • If you have tested positive for COVID and are in the 90-day immunity period, you do not need to onboard test but please remember to upload your test results to CoVerified if you have not already.

***On-campus surveillance testing will be required during the first two weeks of the spring semester. This will be once weekly for the first two weeks for residential students, student athletes, and other specific selected populations. This testing will be conducted at Cottage. Further details will be forthcoming. Please note that testing protocols may change due to changing campus or public health situations.

Faculty and Staff Arriving on Campus for the First Time after January 14 th:
Must conduct their own PCR test off campuswithin seven days prior to return to campus or a rapid home testwithin 24 hours prior to return to campus, and provide a report of their test result to the College via the CoVerified app before arrival.  

  • Instructions on how to upload test results to the app may be found here. If you are uploading a home test, you need to take a photo of the testing card with your name, date, and time you took the test. Take the photo next to your Curry College ID. Here is an example.
  • PCR testing is available at  CVS and  Walgreens
  • If you have tested positive for COVID and are in the 90-day immunity period, you do not need to onboard test but please remember to upload your test results to CoVerified if you have not already.
  • Faculty and staff who onboarded during the first week of January do not need to test again.
  • Due to the intensity of managing this latest variant, Curry’s Covid Clinic WILL NOTbe conducting onboard or surveillance testing for faculty and staff for the time being. Surveillance testing will ONLY be available during the first two weeks of the semester for residential students, student athletes, and other specific selected populations.
  • The College is working to secure home rapid tests to be provided to any faculty or staff who has not already onboard tested. Additional details will follow.

We encourage any faculty and staff to stay home if you are feeling sick or exhibiting any symptoms.

Will students, faculty and staff be required to be tested throughout the semester?

To Be Announced

What if I get a test from an external provider during the semester? Do I need to report the results to the College?

Any community member who obtains a test from an external entity will have a responsibility to immediately report positive tests and negative test clearances to the College, both for tracking and reporting to the Board of Health.

  • Faculty and staff should contact Human Resources at 617-333-2263 or hr@curry.edu;
  • Traditional undergraduate students should contact Health Services at 617-333-2182 or healthservices@curry.edu;
  • CE-Grad students should confirm with their test provider that the test provider will contact their local Board of Health (who will contact Curry College);
  • ACCEL Nursing students should contact Associate Dean Nicholas Green at 617-333-2282 or  nicholas.green@curry.edu;
  • MSN students should contact the MSN Program Director.

Will Curry communicate the status of testing to the campus community?

Over the last academic year, the College provided a daily and then weekly testing update email to all students, faculty, staff and families throughout the semester. We also established an online dashboard for on-campus test reporting, in order to ensure that cumulative numbers, positivity statistics and comparisons were readily available to the entire community at all times.

This year, with the College vaccine requirement and the restriction of our required surveillance testing program, we will not be providing email updates regularly, but will continue to update the online dashboard on weekly basis beginning in October. The College will communicate campus health information to the community promptly as appropriate and needed throughout the semester.

Do Curry community members need to do daily health checks in CoVerified?

Only unvaccinated individuals with exemptions must conduct the daily health check in CoVerified. Vaccinated community members do not need to conduct the daily health check, but should stay home if not feeling well and call their PCP for further advisement. Vaccinated students who are not feeling well are required to contact Health Services immediately for further advisement.

Do I still need to show the CoVerified app to gain access to campus?

Yes. While we no longer require the daily symptoms screening in CoVerified for members of our community, you still need to show your CLEARED app status to the front gate attendant to be admitted into campus. Please note:

  • If you are fully vaccinated, have uploaded your vaccine status to CoVerified, and it has been approved, your app will now automatically display CLEARED at all times (until approval is processed, it will continue to display RESTRICTED).
  • If you are NOT fully vaccinated, your app will display CLEARED as long as you have conducted the required COVID-19 testing on schedule and have a negative result in the app, and have conducted your required daily symptom checker in the app.

The College requests that all students, staff, faculty, and visitors enable the MassNotify app on their smartphones for COVID-19 exposure notification.

Will I need to show the CoVerified app on campus other than at the front gate?

Please be aware that in various places on campus, students may be asked to show the app status screen or a website printout to demonstrate their campus status as “Cleared.” Anyone seeking entry to campus must also display “Cleared” status in order to gain access to campus via the front gate, unless otherwise permitted.

How will you be enforcing requirements (such as mask wearing) and keeping students safe while at Curry?

Last year, all Curry students were required to read and sign the Community Agreement, and students were asked to do the same this year. For the safety of our entire community, it is mandatory for all students living and learning on campus to adhere to the standards of the Agreement at all times. It is important that on an ongoing basis, our students understand that together, by always thinking of how their actions may impact their friends, fellow students, families, professors and staff members, we can all help to create and maintain a safe environment at Curry. 

Faculty, staff, and students should use the COVID-19 Incident Reporting Form to provide information about a Curry College community member not following college recommended COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

What if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 on campus?

Despite our vaccine requirement and proven effectiveness of vaccines, given uncertainties around variants, we are still prepared to navigate the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak on our campus using best practices and guidance from state and federal agencies, as well as following our established emergency protocols including the Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response Plan developed by the College’s Emergency Preparedness Committee.

As we know cases may still occur, we are asking all resident students (regardless of vaccination status) to have a  Personal Departure Plan, should one become necessary, and limited residence hall spaces have been reserved should isolation and/or quarantine housing become necessary at any time. The health and safety of our entire community, especially our students, is our first priority.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19*:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

* This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

What happens if I develop and show symptoms of COVID-19? 

If a student develops symptoms of COVID, he/she should immediately inform Health Services and arrange to be tested at the College’s Satellite Health Clinic (which has been established solely for this purpose). Do not go in person to any medical provider without first speaking to medical staff over the phone for advice. Students should call Health Services at 617-333-2182 (8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.). Outside business hours, call Public Safety at 617-333-2222. Faculty and staff should contact their primary care provider.

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

A student who tests positive for COVID-19 and who lives within 200 miles of the College will be required to enact their Personal Departure Plan to isolate at home immediately. A symptomatic or asymptomatic student who tests positive and lives more than 200 miles from the College will be immediately assigned a single room in the designated isolation housing space, where they will be required to remain for the minimum isolation period of 10 days (subject to change with changing guidance from public health authorities).

What will it be like in the quarantine or isolation spaces?

Students will have their own rooms with a micro-fridge, and meals will be delivered to them on a daily basis. Academic accommodations will also be provided for students in isolation or quarantine so that they can do their course work online (this will apply for the entire period for which the student is unable to attend face-to-face courses, no matter how long that period is). The Satellite Health Clinic staff will monitor students in this space via telehealth.

What if someone I have close contact with tests positive for COVID-19?

Any unvaccinated students who have been exposed (close contact to an individual who tested positive) will also be required to quarantine (either at home or on campus in designated quarantine space, depending on location of residence), as may be unvaccinated members of the student’s residential community (on a case-by-case basis). Please note that protocols may change due to changing campus or public health situations.

Please note that the College is testing all close contacts 3-5 days after exposure, but following CDC guidance, if vaccinated they do not need to quarantine. Some close contacts are being tested twice on day 3-5 and then on day 7-10.  View the CDC’s guidance here.

How will you handle counseling and wellness care for students who find themselves struggling as we navigate resuming “normal” life?

Our Counseling Center & Health Services staff remain fully available to assist students in managing their mental and physical health. To access help, students may contact Carol Moser, our Administrative Assistant, either by calling the front desk at 617-333-2182 or email cmoser@curry.edu.  Students will be directed to speak with the Clinician of the Day or a Nurse Practitioner who can provide support and guidance via a telehealth appointment.

The Counseling Center also offers a self-help resource for all Curry students. Students may access TAO Connect for anonymous online use at any time. TAO is free, and available with a Curry email account. Students may sign up with their Curry email by visiting the Counseling Center web page.

RESIDENTIAL AND CAMPUS LIFE

Will students be allowed to move in if they have not received a COVID-19 booster?

Yes, but students should do this as soon as possible to avoid the requirement to go into quarantine if identified as a close contact. Appointments are available at CVS and  Walgreens.

If a student is not yet eligible for a booster, there is a 30-day grace period to get this done once eligible. Students will be required to test weekly on campus until they receive their booster dose.

What if I uploaded my positive test result and/or my booster but my app is still red?

This process takes time.  Your records will be reviewed and someone from Health Services will contact you if needed. You should be cleared/green by move-in day.

I tested positive over winter break but I do not have a photo or any documentation of my results.

Health Services cannot exclude you from onboarding or surveillance testing requirements without documentation of a recent positive test result. You will need to rapid test on campus upon arrival prior to moving into your residence hall or attending class.  You will need to PCR test weekly for the first two weeks, and if positive, Health Services will follow up with a rapid test to exclude present infection.

Can students visit other residence halls? Are external visitors allowed in residence halls?

Yes, resident students are permitted to have guests in their rooms if guests are current Curry College students. However, external visitors are not allowed in residence hall rooms at this time. Please note that protocols may change due to changing campus or public health situations.

Are visitors allowed on campus?

Effective Sunday, January 23, 2022, the College will modify who is allowed to come to campus during the first week of classes. From Sunday, January 23 thru Friday, January 28 only individuals with a “cleared” on their CoVerified app will be allowed on campus. Exceptions include:

  • Family members moving in students to residence halls on Sunday, January 23
  • Individuals coming to campus for job interviews, vetted by Human Resources
  • Prospective student and families coming to campus for limited tours, vetted by the Admissions Office
  • Approved vendors and contractors

As with all matters COVID-related, this policy will be continuously reviewed and visitor restrictions may be reinstated or eased further based on public and campus health developments week to week. *Please note that accommodations for personal care attendants or disability needs will continue to be allowed access as needed.

Are there restrictions on travel away from campus for resident students?

No. However, if vaccinated or unvaccinated students, faculty or staff must travel at any time during the semester for business or personal purposes, we ask that they follow Massachusetts and CDC guidance for precautions, testing, quarantine or isolation as necessary. View recommendations related to domestic or international travel here.

What will life at Curry be like? How will that differ for vaccinated students versus those who receive exemptions from vaccination from the College?

As always, we are committed to providing, and to working with student groups to provide, the opportunities for engagement and involvement, as well as the wholehearted support, which have always been hallmarks of the Curry experience. We are so excited to be able to hold in-person events on campus again, and are dedicated to ensuring that your experience on campus will be both safe and enjoyable, as you reconnect with classmates, faculty members, mentors, and friends!

Fully Vaccinated:

  • Must continue to wear a mask indoors at all times in accordance with College policy.
  • May attend events and visit other residence halls, but must be masked in accordance with College policy.
  • No weekly testing (unless a student-athlete).
  • No daily symptom reporting.

Not Vaccinated (Approved Exemption):

  • Must continue to wear a mask – indoors at all times and outdoors if not able to socially distance.
  • May attend events and visit other residence halls, but must be masked.
  • Weekly testing at Cottage will be required.
  • Daily symptom reporting via the CoVerified app will be required.

How will you be enforcing requirements (such as mask wearing) and keeping students safe while at Curry?

Last year, all Curry students were required to read and sign the Community Agreement, and we will be asking students to do the same this year. For the safety of our entire community, it is mandatory for all students living and learning on campus to adhere to the standards of the Agreement at all times. It is important that on an ongoing basis, our students understand that together, by always thinking of how their actions may impact their friends, fellow students, families, professors and staff members, we can all help to create and maintain a safe environment at Curry. 

Faculty, staff, and students should use the COVID-19 Incident Reporting Form to provide information about a Curry College community member not following college recommended COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

ATHLETICS AND FITNESS

What will the policies and protocols for student-athletes and athletic practices and competitions this season?

Please view FAQs for the Colonels Fall season here.

Due to the winter storm, all Curry College weekend classes will be held fully online beginning Saturday, January 29.