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.
Yes, all individuals on campus will be required to wear protective facial coverings that cover their mouth and nose at all times when indoors, except in one's own residence hall room or office, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. Regis College does not provide COVID-19 tests that would be required for travel to and/or from Massachusetts.
At this time, we are awaiting guidance on the state's vaccine distribution plan and how higher education institutions fit into that plan, particularly our students, faculty, and staff working on the COVID-19 front lines. As the vaccine becomes more widely available, first reach out to your primary care physician about vaccination.
Yes. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control advise that even if you receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you should still continue in the on-campus testing protocol. We will let you know if and when those recommendations change.
No. Only those required and approved for on-campus commitments are able to be entered into the testing protocol.
Spring 2021 will follow the traditional 15-week semester. A majority of classes for students living on and commuting to campus will have an in-person experience during the spring semester.
No, Regis has established relationships with the clinical sites used for placements and all of these are in the Greater Boston area.
Yes, students may live off campus and commute to their clinical placements.
Faculty will work with students to ensure they have every opportunity to make academic progress. Please work directly with your instructor to determine how you can make up missed simulation lab time and/or clinical hours.
Advising and support services will be available remotely.
The Advising Office will be operating remotely and will be able to meet with students via phone or Zoom. Students are able to schedule appointments with our staff through Starfish. Limited evening hour appointments will be available.
Yes. There are designated areas in the following buildings for commuter students to spend time in-between their in-person classes, or attend remote classes if needed:
The Center for Internships and Career Development is available remotely to all Regis students, and offers the following resources:
Most students who are participating in internships will do so remotely. Students should contact their advisor with any specific questions.
Seniors may choose to do an internship either in the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semester. Seniors studying in the School of Arts and Sciences and Sloane School of Business and Communication who have not yet completed their internship should contact Susan Kennedy for assistance. Most internships will be remote this fall. In the event of a non-remote internship, students must complete the Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk form.
Undergraduate students should expect that their course of study will be interrupted and progress to graduation may be delayed.
In programs with limited clinical placements, degree completion may require additional semesters in residence and/or during the summer. Regis faculty and advisors will work with all impacted students to develop individual plans for the resumption of study whenever and wherever possible.
Regis is planning to hold two Commencement ceremonies on May 8, 2021 at the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion.
More information will be posted on the Commencement page as it becomes available.
No, tuition will remain the same. Regis College is committed to continuity of academic and student services.
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 and 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.
Spring bills will be generated by December 7 and will be due by January 11.
Eligible groups will be to confirm residency on a rolling basis, as space is available.
Students will move back to campus the week of January 11. More information will be released in December.
As with every year, your fall housing deposit will be applied as a payment to your account.
No. You will not receive a residential grant. This will be reflected on your updated bill.
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.
All non-graduating undergraduate students will move out 24 hours after their last final or by April 28, 2021 at 9 p.m., whichever occurs first.
All graduating students will move out by Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9 p.m.
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.
Residential students may not opt out of their dining plan. Aramark has worked to modify the main dining hall for health and safety guidelines.
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. No decision has made at this time in regards to spring sports competition.
The Department of Athletics will support opportunities this spring to provide all student-athletes meaningful and engaging athletic activities on campus; including team events, individual skill development opportunities, and strength and conditioning programs.
Student-athletes will have access to an assistant coach, head coach or assigned administrative liaison at various points throughout the first semester.
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.
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.
One person per lane, six spots available per hour, one back-to-back reservation allowed:
Five slots for Cardio, Five slots for Strength and Conditioning; 50-minute reservations; no back-to-back reservations allowed:
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.
Outdoor facilities will be open for use and regular campus COVID-19 protocol will apply.
Questions and concerns may be directed to the COVID-19 Response Team, who will triage your request to the appropriate department.
Please leave a voicemail and a staff member will respond to your message as soon as possible.