At Stonehill, we are a community of scholarship and faith—where students are challenged and nurtured in face-to-face conversations, interactions, and experiential learning opportunities. As a result, they hone skills vital for our world today—how to collaborate, build consensus, and lead by example. Without students, our campus is not whole.

Given this, the College is committed to continuing to provide an in-person campus experience and ensuring the safest living and learning environment for our community members. As always, we will continue to revise our protocols based upon guidance provided by state and public health officials.

Our approach for mitigating the spread of this virus continues to be rooted in our responsibility to ourselves and our neighbors, as what we all do as individuals protects our entire community. As such, prevention is the most important step we can take to protect the health and safety of the College community, and all community members must directly and intentionally promote prevention efforts and mitigation measures.

Stonehill will continue to be intentional in our actions, and we must lead with courage and by example. There may never be a time in the history of the College when the complete cooperation and the actions of each individual in this community have had a more direct impact on the continued functioning of College operations and the health and safety of the community.

What you need to know for the Spring 2021 Semester

Onboard testing is required

Similar to the start of last fall, all individuals planning to live, work, or study on campus will be required to receive a negative PCR COVID-19 test before starting their semester.

Testing Center Onboarding Schedule

Group Period
Employees Jan. 11-15  |  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Residential and Commuter Students Jan. 19-22  |  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Graduate and Certificate Students Have the option of testing with employees or undergraduate students; evening hours will be added on 1/19/21.

How will onboard testing work?

Employees will need to take an onboard test prior to returning to campus.

Residential and commuter students within driving distance are required to test and then return home to await their negative results.

Resident students who live out-of-state or are a greater distance from campus need to make arrangements with the Office of Residence Life to arrive between January 19-22 and quarantine in their room until negative results are received. Students in this category will receive additional communication from Residence Life the week of Dec 7 for the opportunity to schedule their arrival day and time.

Two out-of-state students rooming together will need to make special arrangements given current guidance. Residence Life will be in touch directly with these students with additional scheduling information.

International Students are asked to take note of the following:

  • Students who resided in the US throughout the entirety of winter break should follow protocols for “resident students” as mentioned above.
  • Students who are re-entering the US from another country will need to coordinate directly with Residence Life to finalize their move-in details and testing and will quarantine in their room until negative results are received. Students in this category will have the opportunity to schedule their arrival day/time with Residence Life in early January.
  • Note: Due to the pandemic and its potential for travel disruptions and regulatory changes, international students should remain vigilant from emails from Aliki Karagiannis, Director of International Programs.

Remote students remain exempt from both onboarding and surveillance testing.

Flu Vaccine Requirement

Massachusetts Department of Health is requiring resident and commuter college students to receive a flu vaccine. In order to confirm compliance with the State, students are asked to submit verification of your vaccine to Health Services as soon as possible. Additional information regarding flu vaccines can be found here. Students who have not demonstrated proof of receiving a flu vaccine will be required to engage remotely until documentation has been verified.

Required Steps Before Starting the Spring 2021 Semester

Starting January 11, all students can log into MyHill to view their progress on the action-steps below:

Returning Residential and Commuter Students

  • Provide proof of flu vaccination
  • Read and acknowledge Skyhawk Promise
  • Read and acknowledge Student Enrollment Waiver
  • Review and acknowledge the Isolation, Contact Tracing, and Quarantine Information Sheet

New Resident and Commuter First-Year and Transfer Students

  • Provide proof of flu vaccination
  • Read and acknowledge Skyhawk Promise
  • Read and sign Broad Institute Testing Permission Slip
  • Read and acknowledge Student Enrollment Waiver
  • Review the and acknowledge Isolation, Contact Tracing, and Quarantine Information Sheet