Below are answers to commonly asked questions regarding the fall for campus-based students. We will continue to make updates and communicate changes to the community through email, town halls, and social media.

If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact the COVID-19 Response Team.

General Health and Safety

  • Is there a cost for on-campus testing?

    No, there will be no charge for COVID testing. For further information regarding how COVID-19 testing works please visit our Health and Safety protocol page.

  • Do I need to wear a face covering on campus?

    Yes, all individuals on campus will be required to wear protective facial coverings that cover their mouth and nose at all times when indoors, and when within six feet of someone outdoors.

    Facial coverings will always be required with certain exceptions, including eating, when a person is alone, or if approved for a medical exemption by OSAS or Human Resources.

    In order to ensure the proper fit and usage of protective facial masks and coverings, all students, faculty and staff will be responsible for the provision of their own facial coverings or masks.

    Regis will have a supply of facial coverings in case of emergency located at the Regis College Police Department and Health Services. Masks should be made of cloth or be of the three-ply disposable nature.

  • I need an accommodation. Who do I contact?

    The Office of Student Accessibility Services is the point of contact for student accommodations. Students can complete an online application to make a request.

    Students can upload medical/professional documentation, or they may have it faxed to the office by their medical provider. A staff member from OSAS will review the documents and reach out to the student to set up an intake meeting.

    Clear Mask Accommodations

    There will be accommodations for students that utilize lip reading and non-verbal communication queues through facial expressions in the classroom, both with their faculty members and their peers. Facial coverings greatly impact their ability to communicate and comprehend. Clear masks, as well as the possible use of face shields, are options for these students and their professors. All decisions related to masks in the classroom for faculty or students will include the Medical Director of Health Services.

    Students with Breathing Concerns

    Some students may have limited lung capacity or other significant breathing issues that make them medically unable to wear a face mask. Each request will be evaluated individually, in partnership with Health Services, to determine if this is reasonable. If this accommodation is granted, it will be indicated to faculty and necessary staff in a student’s accommodation letter, and the student will receive a sticker for the back of their student ID.

    Immunocompromised Students

    Accommodations will be made in the case of students who are immunocompromised and may not feel safe returning to the campus or the classroom, but still want to continue their studies. Those students may request an accommodation to allow them to continue their studies remotely to avoid any interruption in their academic program.

  • Are events still happening on campus?

    On-Campus Events

    • Due to limited campus access and statewide restrictions, there will be no on-campus events this fall semester
    • Regis College will not host any events during the fall semester for outside organizations or individuals.

Academic Information


  • Will tuition be discounted for the spring semester now that classes are being offered remotely?

    No, tuition will remain the same for the fall semester. Regis College is committed to continuity of academic and student services in a remote learning environment. Although courses will be instructed remotely, students will continue to have full access to academic support services, such as tutoring, academic coaching, accessibility services, and academic advising, as well as co-curricular virtual programming. Regis has expertise in delivering quality remote education, and the faculty and staff are committed to providing the expected level of service to students.

  • Will there be any impact to my financial aid or scholarships?

    Merit scholarships will not be impacted for both resident and non-resident students. The Resident grants will be cancelled if students are unable to live on campus. The Regis Grant may be reduced or canceled if the student’s financial aid budget (Cost of Attendance) cannot accommodate all sources of financial aid. Alternative loans, and other sources of financial aid could be reduced or cancelled if room & board is removed from the billing statement for spring 2021.  

    Please let the Financial Aid office know if you are planning to commute to campus for the spring semester.

  • When will my spring semester bill be posted and when is it due?

    Spring bills will be generated by December 7 and will be due by January 11.

Housing and Residence Life

  • Who will be allowed to live on campus during the spring 2021 semester?

    Eligible groups will be to confirm residency on a rolling basis, as space is available.  

    Group 1:  

    • Sophomore, junior, and senior students in the Biology program 
    • Sophomore, junior, and senior students in the Biomedical Engineering program 
    • Sophomore and junior students in the Dental Hygiene program   
    • Sophomore, junior, and senior students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program   
    • Senior students completing an in person full practicum experience in Education  
    • Junior and senior students in the Exercise Science program  
    • Senior students in the Neuroscience program  
    • Junior and senior students in the Nuclear Medicine program  
    • Sophomore, junior, and senior students in the Nursing program  
    • Junior and senior students in the Sports Management program 
    • Junior and senior students in the Therapeutic Recreation program 

    Group 2:  

    • First-year and new students 

    Group 3: 

    • Sophomore and junior students who live out of state 
  • When can I move in?

    Students will move back to campus the week of January 11. More information will be released in December.

  • What happens if I paid my housing deposit and will not be a residential student?

    As with every year, your fall housing deposit will be applied as a payment to your account.

  • Will I receive a residential grant if I am no longer living on campus this spring?

    No. You will not receive a residential grant. This will be reflected on your updated bill.

  • Where can I find information about my housing placement?

    If you are an undergraduate student eligible to live on campus this semester, you will be notified of your placement and move-in date in mid-December.

  • When will I move out of my residence hall?

    All non-graduating undergraduate students will move out 24 hours after their last final or by April 28 at 9 p.m., whichever occurs first.  

    All graduating students will move out by Saturday, May 8 at 9 p.m.

  • Will I be in the same room when I return to campus for the spring semester?

    Exact housing placements will be confirmed in December; Students will have the opportunity to live in the room they chose during Housing selection in April 2020.  

    • Double rooms: if both roommates are returning, one will be reassigned to a different room. 
    • Triples and Quads: All triples and quads will be singles. If all students are returning, all but one student will be reassigned to a different room.  
    • Suites: only one student will be allowed per bedroom in a suite. If all members of a suite wish to return, some students will need to be reassigned to a different room.
  • Can I opt out of the meal plan?

    Residential students may not opt out of their dining plan. Aramark has worked to modify the main dining hall for health and safety guidelines.


  • What is the status of winter sports?

    Given our concerns for the safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, we have reluctantly and sadly made the decision to not participate in winter competition this season.

    Regis athletics will continue to explore all options for training and engaging in meaningful on-campus practice opportunities next semester. No decision has made at this time in regards to spring sports competition.

  • Will I still have access to my coach?

    Student-athletes will have access to an assistant coach, head coach or assigned administrative liaison at various points throughout the first semester.

  • What will happen to my eligibility?

    You will be updated on all NCAA blanket waivers that apply to you and your coach can answer any additional questions you have. Laura Violette, Assistant Director of Athletics, can answer any other compliance related question you have.

  • Will there be any athletic facilities or fitness centers available for students on-campus?

    A designated fitness center will be available for students on campus, and residents are free to use the outdoor facilities, including the track. Access to the gymnasium and pool will not be provided.