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Dear Students,

With Easter weekend fast approaching, we wanted to share some important information about options students have during this time, as well as the processes we have in place to uphold appropriate COVID-19 protocols.

While our medical team still encourages our community members to stay on campus and limit travel, we recognize that some of you may be planning to go home for the Easter weekend. Please know that those leaving campus must complete this form as soon as you know your plans, but no later than March 21st. This information will help us identify individuals traveling off campus for the break and to plan the re-entry process. The protocol for those traveling is as follows:

  • In all cases, we ask that you be mindful of your interactions while home and limit exposure as much as possible. Please be reminded that what you do to protect yourself ultimately helps to keep others safe.
  • All students traveling for Easter Weekend (in or out of state) will be required to test twice the week you return (once on Monday and once again Wednesday-Friday).
  • If you are remaining in Massachusetts, you may return to campus and test twice the week you return.
  • If you are traveling to a state outside of Massachusetts that has not been identified as a “lower risk state” by the Commonwealth, you must follow the Commonwealth’s Travel Order. To assist, you have two options for reentry:
    • You may choose to obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result in the state that you are visiting up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts. Documentation from this test should be emailed to the Testing Center.
    • You can return to campus on Monday, complete a test at the Testing Center, and quarantine in your room until you receive the results. You may only leave your room to obtain food. Please note that the Testing Center hours on Monday are 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., so please plan your return to campus accordingly.
    • Please note that if you have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines or one dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine more than 14 days ago and do not have symptoms, you do not need to have a negative test before traveling to Massachusetts or quarantine when you arrive.

For students who do not plan on traveling and prefer to remain on campus, please share that intention here by March 21st. Plans are being made for food service, Easter Sunday Mass, and potential other programs. Those details will be shared as the date approaches.

As always, thank you for helping to keep our community safe.


Pauline Dobrowski, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Kevin Piskadlo, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students