The College will implement the following as students return to campus:

  • Stonehill will implement an phased move-in approach whereby students will have the option to drop off their belongings over several weeks in early August to avoid typical move-in crowding. Students will then return home until their official move-in date on August 20th for first-year students or August 22nd/23rd for returning students.
  • The College will implement a lower density model where possible.
  • Students will be required to wear masks/face coverings at all times while on campus and outside of their residence hall room.
  • Reducing density in the residence halls and allowing for sufficient isolation and quarantine rooms may require that returning students be assigned a different room than chosen during room selection.
  • The College will work to best accommodate students with documented disabilities. Limited space will be available for vulnerable populations. As such, medically vulnerable individuals are encouraged to consider opting for remote working/virtual learning for the fall semester.  
  • Residence Life will make rooms available for isolation and quarantine should they be necessary. No other individuals will be permitted in these spaces. 
  • In residence halls with community bathrooms, protocols will be implemented to limit contact and maximize cleaning. 
  • Students will be required to practice physical distancing in common areas, such as laundry rooms, lounges, and study spaces. Signage will be present to indicate room occupancy limits and other health and safety guidelines. 
  • The College will implement an enhanced cleaning schedule.
  • Students will be expected to assist with sanitizing common spaces between usages. 
  • All students will be asked to bring specific items to campus: a thermometer, additional masks/face coverings, fever-reducing medication, and EPA-approved cleaning products.  
  • All Community Standards and Residence Life policies apply for the 2020-2021 academic year. Additional policies and expectations will be communicated to students and will include, but may not be limited to, restrictions on occupancy, guests and visitors, access to residential areas, and common area usage.