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Dear Resident Student,

Now that the fall semester and finals are behind you, we wanted to reach out with information that will allow you adequate time to prepare for the return to campus housing in the spring.

As a reminder, all students will be required to receive and provide proof of a negative PCR-COVID test within 72 hours prior to entering the residence halls at the start of the spring semester. There are two options for how this onboarding can be done. The first is on-campus testing. In this instance, residential students can come to campus to test then return home to quarantine until they receive a negative result. The second option is to obtain a test at a location closer to home and provide it to the testing center upon receiving a negative result. With either of these options, please keep in mind that the negative test needs to be received within 72 hours of your return to campus. Additional information and specific questions you may have regarding the onboard testing process can be found on the College’s Spring Return to Campus website.

Students who are returning to campus after living here in the fall can return on January 23rd or January 24th. Since returning students do not need to retrieve a key and already have many belongings on campus, we will not be requiring individual move in appointments for students who have completed onboard testing. Instead, to promote physical distancing, we will ask students to follow our suggested return to campus schedule below. Please note that Hill Card access to the residence halls will not be activated until the onboarding requirement has been met so it is important to plan accordingly.

Return to Campus Schedule for Saturday January 23rd

  • 8:00AM- 12:00PM: Last name A-M
  • 12:30PM- 4:30PM: Last name N–Z

Return to Campus Schedule Sunday January 24th

  • 8:00AM- 12:00PM: Last name A-M
  • 12:30PM- 4:30PM: Last name N–Z

Please keep in mind that when you move back onto campus only students who live in the residence halls will be permitted to enter their assigned residence hall. This does mean that family members and friends who do not live in the residence hall will not be permitted to assist you in bringing belongings into the building. As you plan for your return, you will need to limit the amount of belongings to those that you can successfully transport into your building on your own or with assistance from someone who lives within that building.

Please reach out to your Residence Director with any questions regarding the return to campus plans. Our main office can also be contacted at or (508)565-1290. We are so thankful for all you did to contribute to a successful semester and can’t wait to have you back on campus in January. In the meantime, we send our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season!


Kristen Pierce, Ed.D. ‘01
Director of Residence Life