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.

General requirements for the Spring 2021 Semester

Onboard COVID-19 testing

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.

The following Testing Center schedule outlines when students and employees are able to take their onboarding COVID-19 test on-campus. More details on the onboard testing process are available below. 

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. (open late until 6 PM on 1/19)
Graduate and Certificate Students Have the option of testing with employees or undergraduate students; evening hours will be added on 1/19/21.


Onboard testing, move-in and spring 2021 details

Resident and commuter students who live within a reasonable driving distance (within three hours) are required to test between the 19th and 22nd then return home to await their negative results.

Resident students who live a greater distance are required to register with Residence Life to arrive between January 19th-22nd to test and then quarantine on campus until negative results are received.

Students in this category must complete an online registration form by January 13th.

Two out-of-state students rooming together will need to make special arrangements with Residence Life given current guidance.

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.

Students may test at home and submit documentation of a negative PCR COVID-19 test to the Testing Center by January 22nd. However, please note that the test must be taken no earlier than January 19th for MA residents or within 72 hours of arrival to campus for out-of-state students.

Students who have already recovered from COVID-19 do not need to complete the onboard COVID-19 testing process. However, we ask that students take the following steps:

  • If you tested positive while on campus, you do not need to do anything, as the College already has this information in our system.
  • If you tested positive while off campus and you live within Massachusetts, please email the Testing Center to confirm that they have received this documentation already.
  • If you tested positive while off campus and you live outside of Massachusetts, please email documentation confirming the positive test to the Testing Center.

Please feel free to contact the Testing Center at 508-565-1166 with any questions or concerns.

The residence halls will officially open for those who have successfully completed the onboarding process on Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 24th according to the following move-in schedule.

As a reminder, your hillcard will allow you to access/open the entrance gate from your car or speak with a gate attendant for assistance.

Students who wish to change their learning status for the spring semester can do so via: MyHill ⇨ Students ⇨ Academics ⇨ Student Status Form.

Remote students remain exempt from both onboarding and surveillance testing.

New resident students must also schedule their arrival/move-in day by completing this appointment form. Up to two individuals will be permitted to assist new resident students with their move in of belongings, so long as it occurs prior to January 23rd. Students who live less than three hours from campus will be expected to return home once items are moved into their room and may return to campus when the halls officially open.

Required steps for students before starting the Spring 2021 Semester

The College has worked to develop a comprehensive onboarding check-in tracker that is unique to each student and what requirements they have completed.

The check-in process, which will be available in myHill, will be shared via email by the Registrar's Office on Monday, January 11th.

In order to return to campus, all students will be required to complete each step of the check-in process and confirm their progress through myHill.

Returning residential and commuter students

  • Read and acknowledge Skyhawk Promise
  • Read and acknowledge Student Enrollment Waiver
  • Review and acknowledge the Isolation/Quarantine and Contact Tracing Protocols information sheet

New resident and commuter first-year and transfer students

  • Read and acknowledge Skyhawk Promise
  • Read and sign Broad Institute Testing Permission Slip
  • Read and acknowledge Student Enrollment Waiver
  • Review the and acknowledge Isolation/Quarantine and Contact Tracing Protocols information sheet

Returning graduate and certificate students