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FALL 2021 RETURN TO CAMPUS PLANNING

Are you planning for students to be living and learning on campus in the Fall 2021 semester?

Yes. 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.

This fall, we look forward to a “return to normal” in 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 Fall 2021 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 Fall 2021 campus protocols?

The College reconvened the Return to Campus Institutional Committee made up of faculty and staff members 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 Fall 2021?

View the 2021 - 2022 Academic Calendar

Will classes be conducted online or in-person in the Fall?

Fall semester classes will begin on campus, in person on Monday, August 30 for traditional undergraduate and CE-Grad students.

For both traditional undergraduate and continuing education and graduate courses, as well as academic support, Curry College will be returning to 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 academic support services be conducted online or in person in the Fall?

All of our Academic Support Service offices remain staffed during normal business hours and meetings will take place in person in the fall. 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 this fall. 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 in the Fall?

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 in the fall, which we anticipate will take place in person. All on campus labs will take place in person.

Will Study Away and Study Abroad programs be held in Fall 2021?

Yes. The College has notified students that have 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 Fall?

Even as we as a society and a campus return to a “new normal,” 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 for COVID-19 prior to the start of the Fall semester, 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 Fall 2021 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 before arrival in the fall. This includes Continuing Education and graduate students, as well as undergraduate resident (including international) and commuter students.

View the College’s vaccination rate dashboard.

When do students, faculty and staff have to be vaccinated?

All students must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to returning to campus.

Faculty and staff members are required to be fully vaccinated by August 27.

Do international students need to be vaccinated?

Yes. All students must be fully vaccinated with a World Health Organization (WHO)-approved vaccine before arrival on campus. Students may be vaccinated either abroad or in the United States, but must be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination to the College, or have been approved for an exemption, at least 14 days prior to returning to campus.

As of August 1, these are the seven vaccines approved for use by WHO:

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • Serum Institute of India
  • Sinopharm (Beijing)
  • Sinovac

Please monitor the list online, as WHO may make changes, and plan to be vaccinated as soon as possible with one of these options.

Can international students travel from their home countries, get vaccinated in the United States, and quarantine on campus afterwards?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide quarantine or isolation housing for students travelling to the United States ahead of the scheduled start-of-semester move-in to campus, so we ask that international students make travel and vaccination plans accordingly.

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 will initially open the academic year with an indoor mask requirement for ALL community members, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be required in any and all indoor public spaces on campus, including residence hall common spaces. This policy will become effective as we begin to re-populate campus on Saturday, August 14.

Please remember to bring your mask(s)! Temporary masks will be available in Safety Stations installed in public spaces throughout campus, however, these temporary masks are available in these public spaces  in case of emergency only. We ask that our campus community members plan to utilize their own masks whenever possible.

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

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 617-333-2182 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?

Effective August 14, masks will be 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 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).

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

Yes. We will be requiring onboard testing 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 semester.

Fully Vaccinated Students:
Must conduct their own PCR tests off campus within the 72 hours prior to arrival, and provide a report of their negative 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. Free testing is available at CVS pharmacies.* Alternatively, LCG Health Wellness and Recovery is located in Jamaica Plain, and although testing times are limited, no appointments are required and results are received within a day.

Unvaccinated Students with Approved Exemptions:
Must conduct their own PCR tests off campus within the 72 hours prior to arrival, and provide a report of their negative 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. Free testing is available at CVS pharmacies.* Alternatively, LCG Health Wellness and Recovery is located in Jamaica Plain, and although testing times are limited, no appointments are required and results are received within a day.

A rapid PCR test on campus will be required as part of their move-in process (for residents) or upon arrival (for commuters). Resident students will be allowed to move in once a negative result has been received.

A second on-campus PCR test will be required 72 hours after arrival.

Faculty and Staff Arriving on Campus for the First Time:
Must conduct their own PCR tests off campus within the 72 hours prior to arrival, and provide a report of their negative 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. Free testing is available at CVS pharmacies.* Alternatively, LCG Health Wellness and Recovery is located in Jamaica Plain, and although testing times are limited, no appointments are required and results are received within a day.

Faculty and Staff Working on Campus Over the Summer:
Must conduct an unobserved self-swab test on campus the week of August 23, following summer testing protocol. This will only be offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and test samples must be dropped off at Cottage from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on these days. There will be no testing on Thursday, August 26 or Friday, August 27.

*To be deemed eligible for no-cost testing at CVS, you must answer yes to one of the following questions on CVS.com, depending on which apply to you as an employee or a student:

  • Are you seeking a test to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 for future travel, work or recreation (according to CDC guidelines)?
  • Are you a resident in a special setting where the risk of COVID-19 transmission may be high? (This may include long-term care, correctional and detention facilities; homeless shelters; assisted-living facilities and group homes.)
  • Have you been asked or referred to get tested by a health care provider?

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

Weekly surveillance testing throughout the semester will be required only for unvaccinated individuals who have obtained exemptions. Student testing will be conducted at Cottage, and faculty and staff will conduct unobserved self-swab testing. Testing will be offered at Cottage on Mondays and Thursdays only from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Appointments are not required. Please note that testing protocols may change due to changing campus or public health situations. The College will notify the Curry community promptly if that becomes the case.

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. You may view the Test Reporting page and read Spring 2021 FAQ about Test Reporting.

This year, with the College vaccine requirement and the restriction of our surveillance testing program to unvaccinated individuals only, we will not be providing email updates regularly, but will continue to update the online dashboard on weekly basis. 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, like last year?

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.

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 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.

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

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 and will be maintained in the fall). 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.

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

How will the move-in process work in August?

First-year students will move into residence halls on Friday, August 27, followed by upper class students on Sunday, August 29.

What To Expect On Move-In Day 2021 (August 27 & 29)

Please note that all students and family members must follow masking protocols while on campus. All students (regardless of vaccination status) are required to have obtained a negative PCR test off campus within the 72 hours prior to move-in, and must upload their negative test results to CoVerified before arrival. Instructions on how to upload test results to the app may be found here. Free testing is available at CVS and Walgreens pharmacies. Students who have obtained approved exemptions from the vaccination requirement will also be tested for COVID-19 again as part of the move-in process, followed by a third on campus test 72 hours later.

The Office of Residence Life and Housing will be communicating further directly to students; please monitor your Curry email closely. *Note that payment of your Fall 2021 bill is required in order to receive your room assignment.*

Are there specific items I should pack/bring to campus related to COVID-19?

We are encouraging all students (regardless of vaccination status) to bring an overnight bag prepared with all personal items you will need in case of relocation to be used as a “COVID bag.” If you test positive and need to be relocated, this bag may be picked up by someone else and brought to you.

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 Thursday, September 23, Curry College will be allowing visitors onto campus in outdoor spaces AND the Dr. Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz Gymnasium ONLY. Visitors will be allowed to be on campus and attend outdoor events, as well as indoor events in Katz Gymnasium, which we have determined to have the greatest square footage capacity for social distancing and safe attendance of up to 200 people. We are pleased to welcome our friends, families and fans back to campus for events in this space, with the following restrictions in place for the health and safety of all.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All individuals ARE REQUIRED to be masked in Katz Gymnasium.
  • Athletic team members ARE ALLOWED to have up to two (2) visitor guests attend athletic events in Katz Gymnasium, and guests MUST be registered and check in at the front gate. Please visit CurryAthletics.com for more details on attending athletic events. 
  • Visitors MUST  enable the MassNotify app on their smartphones for COVID-19 exposure notification. You WILL be asked to show this app before entering Katz Gymnasium.
  • Visitors MUST enter Katz Gymnasium via the dedicated entrance on the south side of the Student Center. Please DO NOT enter the Student Center via any other entrance.
  • Visitors are NOT ALLOWED to enter College buildings apart from Katz Gymnasium at this time, including residence halls.*
    *ONLY members of the on-campus Curry community on campus who are cleared in the CoVerified app will be allowed to enter College buildings other than Katz Gymnasium (via the dedicated entrance). Individuals may be asked to show proof of cleared status. As a reminder, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, ARE REQUIRED to be masked indoors in all campus buildings.
  • NO unregistered social gatherings (including tailgates or pre- or post-game gatherings) are allowed.
  • Unvaccinated visitors ARE REQUIRED to wear masks outdoors and to socially distance.

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 in the Fall? 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.
  • 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.