Regis College President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, hosted a university-wide town hall on Tuesday, August 10, to discuss the university’s fall opening plans and provide important updates to Regis’ COVID-19 response.

In addition to President Hays, the speakers were Tammi Magazzu, associate dean and director of Regis Community Health Services, Bridget Buoniconti, associate dean of student affairs, and Kimberly Stewart, assistant professor in the School of Arts and Sciences.

In response to rising COVID-19 cases locally and nationally, several important announcements were made during the town hall:

  • Any campus community member who is not fully vaccinated, or does not have an approved religious or medical exemption, by Monday, August 16, will not be allowed on campus.
    • Unvaccinated, nonexempt faculty and staff will be contacted by their supervisor.
    • Unvaccinated, nonexempt students will be contacted by members of the undergraduate or graduate student affairs teams, respectively.
  • Beginning Monday, August 16, Regis College will begin a rollout of a new mask mandate.
    • Masks will be required, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor campus spaces (classrooms, labs, dining hall, meeting rooms, common areas, etc.)
    • Unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks at all times when on campus.
  • Following move-in, all vaccinated or approved exempt Regis community members are allowed to be guests in residence halls. At this time, no outside guests are allowed in residential student spaces.

Students, faculty, and staff planning to live, learn, and work on campus or participate in in-person Regis events must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, by Monday, August 16. Instructions to upload vaccine records to CoVerfied can be found here. The deadline to submit vaccine records is 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, August 16.

All campus community members are also required to enter the on-campus COVID-19 testing protocol this fall semester. Go to our Reporting and Testing page for more information.

For more information about these updates and Regis' COVID-19 protocol, please visit go to our COVID-19 page or email

August 10 Community Town Hall