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, 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.

  • I need an accommodation. Who do I contact?

    The Office of 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?

    • Please visit the Events Calendar for a listing of events this spring for residential and commuter students.
    • All events will follow public health guidelines in terms of capacity, size, activity, and location. More information will be available soon.
    • There will be no events on campus for non-Regis groups or organizations this spring.
  • Will I be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine at Regis?

    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.

  • If I get the COVID-19 vaccine, do I need to continue to get my weekly on-campus test?

    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.

  • If I am enrolled in a graduate online program, can I enroll in the testing protocol?

    No. Only those required and approved for on-campus commitments are able to be entered into the testing protocol.

  • Are counseling services available?

    Yes, counseling services for spring 2021 will be provided by video conferencing and phone.

    Virtual Counseling Sessions

    Counseling sessions via video conferencing and phone are available during the week:

    • Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    To speak with a member of the counseling staff, students should call the Counseling Center at 781.768.7290 or email Kathryn Klickstein, director of counseling to schedule an appointment.

    Talk One2One

    Talk One2O​ne is a free, confidential, phone counseling service that provides immediate support to students wanting to speak with a counselor right away. Students can call if they are in crisis and speak with a mental health professional who will assess the situation and help connect the student with support as needed. Students do not need to be in crisis to utilize this service. People who are feeling overwhelmed and in need of “in the moment” support can call to talk with a counselor. Students simply call 1.800.756.3124 anytime 24/7. There is no cost to students for using this service.

  • My campus COVID test came back invalid or positive, what should I do?

    Please review the testing FAQs listed on the Reporting and Testing page here for more information on what happens if a test comes back as invalid or positive.

  • What is Regis' exposure to COVID protocol?

    The protocol for exposure/positive diagnosis is explained in detail on the Reporting and Testing page here.

Academic Information

Tuition

  • Will tuition be discounted for the spring semester?

    No, tuition will remain the same. Regis College is committed to continuity of academic and student services.

  • 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 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.

  • 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, 2021 at 9 p.m., whichever occurs first.

    All graduating students will move out by Saturday, May 8, 2021 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.

Athletics

  • What is the status of winter and spring 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 or spring intercollegiate competition this season.

    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.

  • 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?

    The pool and fitness center have limited availability and time slots that must be reserved using Regis Aramark Dining Sidekick (download the application via iPhone or Android and scroll down to Regis Amenities).

    Updated hours beginning Monday, March 8:

    Pool

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

    Monday and Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Tuesday and Thursday - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Fitness Center

    (Five slots for Cardio, Five slots for Strength & Conditioning; 50-minute reservations; no back-to-back reservations allowed):

    Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    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.

    Monday and Wednesday - 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday and Thursday - 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
    Friday - 3:30 p.m.

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

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