Due to limited access to campus, only a certain number of campus spaces will be available to students, faculty, and staff in the on-campus testing protocol this spring. Please be aware of renewed, clearly posted occupancy limits, which will vary depending on the size of the space. Programming and space use on campus are subject to change based on evolving state restrictions.

  • The Facilities Department has inspected mechanical HVAC systems throughout campus and performed maintenance and replaced filters where needed.
  • Open windows whenever possible when a space is occupied, including classrooms, labs, residential bedrooms, and office spaces. Open windows enhances ventilation and air change in a space.
  • Close windows completely when leaving a space overnight or for more than a few hours. This is especially critical during the winter, and will prevent damage to pipes and equipment.
  • Some spaces on campus have mechanical HVAC systems with windows that do not open. In these spaces the HVAC system will provide ventilation.

Athletic Facilities

Starting Tuesday, January 19, the pool and fitness center will have limited availability. 50-minute time slots MUST be reserved using Regis Aramark Dining Sidekick (download the application via iPhone or Android and scroll down to Regis Amenities). The reservation system will be live Monday, January 18.

Pool

One person per lane, six spots available per hour, one back-to-back reservation allowed.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fitness Center

Five slots for cardio, Five slots for strength and conditioning; 50-minute reservations; no back-to-back reservations allowed.

  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

New times effective February 8.

Circuit Training Boot Camp

There will also be an hour-long Circuit Training Boot Camp offered Monday through Thursday.

Eight slots are open for each class, with reservations required ahead of time through the same app. New times effective February 8.

  • Monday and Wednesday: 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Outdoor facilities will be open for use and regular campus COVID-19 protocol will apply.

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Bookstore

The Bookstore is open to support the needs of residential students, staff, and staff faculty participating in the campus' regular COVID-19 testing protocol. Regular store hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Members of the Regis community who are not part of the campus testing protocol can shop online.

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Dining Operations

For the spring 2021 semester the main dining hall will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, and brunch and dinner on weekends. Operating hours for all dining locations can be found at this link

Hours and Menus

Resident students use their residential meal plan, and faculty, staff and commuter students who are on campus may also use the dining hall by paying the door rate at the register or purchasing a block plan. All patrons must tap at the register and should be mindful of social distancing when moving about and eating. State guidelines require dining patrons to wear a face mask at all times except when eating and drinking. The dining hall has been updated to meet health guidelines and to provide additional space between patrons and tables, so seating may be limited during peak times. All meals can also be taken to-go, and additional seating is available in the lower student center.

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Elevators

  • Capacity in elevators in academic buildings and residence halls will be reduced.
  • No more than one occupant at a time in the elevators will be allowed.
  • Signage will be posted to reflect this practice.
  • Elevator passengers will be encouraged to push buttons with an alternative item other than a bare hand.
  • Sanitizing stations will be located outside of all elevators.
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Library

  • The Library has arranged spaces so as to best accommodate social distancing.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols will be managed by Facilities.
  • The Library will continue to provide copiers, fax machines and scanners.
  • Study rooms will be limited to one student at a time and study carrels will be available with nearby sanitizer stations and enhanced cleaning.
  • Computer stations will be available, with sanitizing spray available for keyboards and wired mice.
  • At the circulation desk, books can be checked in and out with a quarantine period. Reservations will be available through eResources when possible plus scanned documents in Moodle.
  • Research help will continue to be available through email, phone, Zoom and modified in person services.
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Designated commuter student common areas

The following are campus spaces designated for commuter students to spend time between their in-person classes this spring, or to attend a remote class if needed:

  • Angela Hall - main lobby lounge
  • Athletic Facility – study tables and soft seating area near the main desk
  • College Hall – computer labs (008, 133, 135, 235), grand foyer, piano room, blue room, graduate student room
  • Domitilla Hall - nursing students only
  • The Fine Arts Center – 1st floor lobby, art gallery, 2nd floor lobby, 3rd floor soft seating area
  • Learning Commons (library) – main reading room, computer terminals, DD lobby, 2nd floor study carrels and tables, 3rd floor study carrels, tables and private study rooms
  • Maria Hall Extension – tables and soft seating in 1st floor common area
  • Watson-Hubbard Science Center – room 206, 305 and 2nd and 3rd floor soft seating nooks
  • St. Joseph Hall – 1st floor soft seating area
  • The Student Center – lower level soft seating area, piano nook, tower room, café and main floor, and upper level soft seating area
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Parking Passes

Parking passes will be accessed through an online application process. There will be no in-person applications for parking passes. Residential students will be issued their passes upon residence hall check-in. An equally safe procedure will be developed for commuter students, faculty, and staff upon their return to campus.

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Post Office

Only those with approval to be on the campus and taking part in the regular COVID-19 testing protocol will have regular access to the mailroom.

The following operational procedures will be in place until further notice:

  • For students, faculty and staff on campus and part of the regular COVID-19 testing protocol, mailboxes will be accessible as usual. Mailroom service window will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Faculty and staff who are not part of the regular COVID-19 testing protocol who need mailroom services should call the mailroom at 781.768.7446. If, after speaking with the mailroom, you need to come to campus to pick up or drop off mail/packages, please comply with the following guidelines:
    • Arrange a pick-up/drop-off time 24-hours in advance.
    • Pick-up/drop-off times are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Upon arrival, drive onto campus and pull up outside the Student Center near the exterior mailroom door. Call the mailroom, letting them know you are outside and the make of your vehicle.
    • Have your Regis College ID card available.
    • Open your passenger side rear window or trunk.
    • Please do not exit your vehicle. Mail will be placed in your vehicle and anything you need mailed will be taken. Please drive directly off campus when finished. You must wear a face covering while completing a mailroom transaction on campus.
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Regis College Children's Center

  • All RCC teachers and administrators have been trained in COVID-19 precautionary measures and will follow CDC and DPH guidelines in their daily interactions with children, parents and caregivers.
  • Physical modifications have been made to both the classroom spaces and the playgrounds to allow adherence to physical distancing guidelines as well as increased sanitation practices.
  • Only RCC staff and children will be allowed in the Center.
  • Drop off and pick up will occur in the parking lot, with health checks performed prior to the child entering the center.
  • All children will be required to have their temperature checked daily by a family member prior to attending the RCC.
  • Parents sign a daily attestation form saying that their child does not have a fever or other signs of illness and they didn’t give them any fever reducing medication.
  • All staff will be required to have their temperature checked daily, as well as filling out a daily symptom check list.
  • Children/families and staff are required to respond to daily health check questions and visual/ verbal screening.
  • All children over the age of two are encouraged and all staff are required to wear face masks when unable to maintain 6 feet of social distance. Additionally, at all times that staff interact with families they are required to wear face masks.
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Regis Dental Center

  • The Dental Center is open.
  • The following protocols will be completed prior to reopening of the Center:
    • Training required for all staff/faculty/students on COVID-19 protocol including social distancing, mask wearing, hand-washing, and donning/doffing PPE.
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Restrooms

All restrooms across campus will have enhanced cleaning protocols in place.

  • For restrooms with limited size, individuals should wait in the hallway if the room is occupied, decreasing the crowding of any one space.
  • The number of sanitizer stations have increased outside of restroom facilities.
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