Office of Residence Life headerDear Resident Students and Parents,
First and foremost, we hope that you are all staying healthy and finishing out the semester strong. We have received a number of questions from you regarding how and when students can retrieve their belongings from their residence halls and wanted to follow up. 

At this point in time—due to the order that non-essential businesses in Massachusetts stay closed to the public and the Shelter In Place Order for non-essential workers in the state—the College is still unable to allow students to return to campus. Today, the Governor of Massachusetts updated these restrictions and announced they will extend to at least May 18th. We absolutely understand that this can be a challenge and are making sure that when the orders are lifted, we’re ready to let you gather your belongings safely and easily.

As we get closer to the date these restrictions are lifted, students will receive an email from our office with links allowing them to schedule an appointment to move out. Each residential area will have a set number of appointments available at a given time and each student’s card access to their residence hall will only work for the their approved time slot. This protocol is in place to promote social distancing and to ensure safety of our community. Our office will also reach out to our colleagues on campus to gather information about retrieving belongings that may be in other locations on campus as well as where items such as books can be dropped off. 

Please know that our office will partner with students who live at a great distance from the College or who are restricted from travel to be sure they are able to stay safe and gain access to their belongings when it makes the most sense. 

We appreciate your patience as we work through these unprecedented times! As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

Take care-

Kristen Pierce
Director of Residence Life

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