This page is intended to provide information regarding precautions, guidelines, and a compilation of frequently asked questions. This page will be updated daily.

We will continue to communicate via email and social media with the community and post all updates on our COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information Page.

A phone line has been set for questions and concerns at 781.768.7960. Please leave a voicemail and your message will be returned by a Regis staff member. You can also email covid19@regiscollege.edu and our response team will be in touch regarding your message as soon as possible.

Academic Information

  • Regis' Transition to Fully Online Instruction

    As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, Regis College has transitioned to online learning until the remainder of the semester.

    We have heard concerns from both our undergraduate students in the process of moving off campus and our graduate students who are finding it challenging to balance work demands and childcare during this unprecedented public health crisis. Our Vice President of Academic Affairs has shared these concerns with the Regis faculty and reviewed options to accommodate students if needed. If students have specific concerns, they may reach out to their faculty and program directors directly to help ensure that work can be completed in a timely fashion. We will continue to work through this crisis together.

  • Clinicals, Fieldwork, and Internships

    Pre-Licensure Program

    All clinical placements and preceptorships in health care facilities for pre-licensure program nursing students are suspended until further notice. Students will continue to achieve clinical objectives by utilizing alternative methods as determined by their program.

    Graduate Program

    All graduate clinical nursing placements in health care facilities will continue as planned unless determined otherwise.

    Students who are asked by their placement sites not to continue in their placements should immediately contact their clinical faculty member and program director to individually assess their status.

    If you have any concerns, please reach out to your clinical faculty or program director to determine how to handle your clinical placement going forward.

    Nuclear Medicine

    All hospital based clinical placements are canceled. 

    Faculty will reach out to individual students who have not completed their competencies to schedule an on-campus completion simulation day to satisfy their academic requirements.

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

    All clinical placements are canceled.

    Academic course delivery will continue online.

    Students will be notified as to when they will be able to complete remaining clinical hours. The DMS program director will reach out to individual students with additional information.

    Dental Hygiene

    All clinical placements are canceled.

    Academic course delivery will continue online.

    Students will be notified as to when they will be able to return to the Dental Center to complete remaining clinical hours and dental materials labs. The Dental Hygiene program director will reach out to students with additional information.

  • Academic Support Services

    Academic coaching will be offered via phone, email, and Zoom. To schedule a coaching appointment, students should contact their academic coach via email. If a student does not know their academic coach, they should email Marcia Kuchta and she will connect them.

    • Peer tutoring will be offered on a limited, appointment-only basis for both content and writing. Students also have access to Smarthinking, a tutoring service available 24/7.
    • Research coaching will continue by appointment only and will occur by phone or Zoom. To schedule an appointment, please contact Jane Walsh

    Please contact Dr. Marsha Glines with any specific questions or concerns related to accommodations.

  • Library

    Our Library has all your research resources ready for you to access online using your Moodle username and password. You can find databases, eBooks, and research guides as well as contact information for making an appointment with a librarian.

    Library services are available online and via email and phone.

  • Internship and Career Support

    Undergraduate Students

    We understand the spring semester is a critical time for students as they conduct their internship and job searches. Susan Kennedy, director of the Center for Internships and Career Development, is available to connect with students via email and phone to provide career support. Please contact Susan at susan.kennedy@regiscollege.edu or 978.460.4601 to schedule an appointment.

    Graduate and Doctoral Students

    Graduate and Professional Career Planning looks forward to assisting you by preparing for your next career step including: field placements, part-time or full-time job search, interview prep, salary negotiation techniques, and branding yourself on social media. Join us for virtual office hours and workshops, schedule posted on Career Link.

    Schedule a career coaching appointment.

    Reach-out via email for questions and submit your resume for review:

    Kaitlynn Malinowski Arvidson, Ed.M.
    Director, Graduate and Professional Career Planning
    kaitlynn.arvidson@regiscollege.edu

  • Commencement

    Unfortunately, due to current public health guidelines, Regis College’s 90th Commencement and commencement-related activities have been postponed. While the ceremony has not been canceled, we are not able to confirm a new Commencement date at this time. We are exploring options and will communicate a new plan as soon as possible. 

    Read the full statement.

Residence Halls

  • Residence Hall Move-Out

    All residential students have been asked to move out of the residence halls for the remainder of the semester.

    For students who have an extenuating circumstance, please contact Assistant Dean of Students  Bridget Buoniconti at bridget.buoniconti@regiscollege.edu.

  • Refunds for Residential Students

    At this time the Regis administration is reviewing possibilities for a prorated room and board refund or credit for all residential students based on the date of residency closure (March 22, 2020). More information about this possibility will be available once a final decision is made. 

Campus Facilities

  • Dining Hall

    Our dining services hours will be running at a limited capacity until further notice.

  • ITS Helpdesk

    The ITS Helpdesk is available remotely to assist you with all of your IT needs online during our regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. No services will be available at the College Hall 131 location until further notice.

    There are three ways to get in touch with ITS:

    1. Make a ticket at support.regiscollege.edu: (the preferred method for all IT needs) Your request will be routed to the appropriate technician and they will contact you to assist you with your problem.
    2. Email helpdesk@regiscollege.edu: a great way to ask a simple IT question.
    3. Call us at 781.768.7177: You will be required to leave a message and a technician will call you back.
      Please note that a technician may be returning your call on a phone line that Caller ID will identify as blocked. If you are expecting IT to call you back, please answer the blocked call.
  • Athletics Program and Facilities

    The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) has canceled the spring athletics season.

    Athletic facilities at Regis, including the pool and residence halls gyms, are closed until further notice per the governor’s emergency order.

  • Bookstore

    During the COVID-19 crisis the campus bookstore is closed, but the online store is open for business and offering support to students and faculty in the following ways:

    • Free shipping on all orders (books, supplies, apparel, technology and more) with no minimum purchase.
    • Access to eBooks at no additional charge with your .edu email address. Access up to 7 eBooks for the designated period free of charge.

    For students who have rented textbooks, free shipping return labels and extending the non-return period without penalty to assist with increased returns by mail. 

  • Campus Events

    The campus is closed to outside groups until further notice.

Counseling and Mental Health Services

  • How to Reach A Counselor or Mental Health Provider

    • Regis Counseling Services is providing counseling sessions via phone and Zoom weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To speak with a member of the counseling staff, students should call the Counseling Center at 781.768.7293 or email Director of Counseling Kathryn Klickstein.
    • To speak with a counselor when the Counseling Center is closed, we encourage students to contact Talk One2One, a free, after-hours phone counseling service. Regis students can call 1.800.756.3124 to access the service and speak confidentially with a mental health professional.
    • Students interested in meeting with a private counselor in their community can call their health insurance company to get a referral to a nearby provider. Counseling Services is also available to help students locate private counselors in their area.
    • If you are on campus and have a mental health emergency during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), please call Health Services at 781.768.7290. If you are on campus and have a mental health emergency when Health Services is closed, please call the Regis College Police Department at 781.768.7777.
    • If you are off campus and have a mental health emergency, please call 911.
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1.800.273.TALK (8255). Text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.

    To learn more about healthy coping strategies for managing COVID-19, Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic provides science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.

  • Online Mental Health Resource

    As our campus community adapts in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s normal to feel stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed. As part of our commitment to our students’ whole health, we’re working with SilverCloud, a clinically proven online mental health platform, to offer programs that build resilience, help you manage anxiety or depression, and help you develop skills to manage stress and sleep issues. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and positive psychology, these action-oriented programs build self-awareness and self-management skills for your emotional health.

    To sign up, go to SilverCloud.com and choose Regis College (MA) from the drop-down list to get started. Please note, to confirm your eligibility, you will need to use your Regis-issued .edu email address. This service is confidential and your e-mail address will not be used outside of the SilverCloud platform.

Work-Study and Graduate Assistantships

  • Federal Work-Study

    Per guidance from the Department of Education, schools may continue paying Federal work-study (FWS) student wages with the school closure. Students who have been actively working since the start of the spring semester and now must stop due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, will still be paid.

    If students are continuing to perform their duties remotely, the students must enter their hours in Paycom. The supervisor will approve those hours. For students unable to work remotely, Financial Aid and Payroll will use these hours to determine how much they will receive up to the maximum of their FWS amount for the remainder of the semester. FWS for this academic year ends on May 8, and we anticipate a lump sum payment will be available for students by the April 23 payroll. If students have not already done so, they should sign up for direct deposit. This can be done by logging into Paycom and selecting the payroll tab.

    Please contact your work-study supervisor or the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

  • Institutional Employment

    If a supervisor determines that the functions of the institutional employment position can be performed remotely, in the interest of Regis’ operations during the COVID- 19 crisis, the student may continue to work. They should consult with their supervisor.

    If a supervisor determines that the functions of the institutional employment position cannot be performed remotely, the position automatically terminates as of March 21.

    Please contact your work-study supervisor or the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.

  • Graduate Assistantships

    We understand the transition from classroom to fully online instruction will likely impact graduate assistantship positions. We encourage supervisors and graduate assistants to communicate with each other, and determine if remote work is possible until further notice. If working remotely is not possible due to the nature of the position, please discuss the option to defer work until later notice or determine if cancelling the remainder of the position is appropriate. Please note that financial aid will not be discontinued due to the inability to work remotely. Contact the Graduate Affairs team if you have any questions or concerns.

Campus Precautions and Response to COVID-19

  • Cleaning and Preventative Measures

    The health and safety of our community is our number one priority, and we have taken measures to mitigate the potential of COVID-19 on campus. An extensive cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout campus buildings and residence halls was conducted over spring break.

    We ask everyone to practice preventive measures including the following:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

    For high risk individuals (older adults and people with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease and others) per the CDC it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick. Read more on the CDC's COVID-19 page.

  • Travel Restrictions and Guidelines

    All university-related domestic and international travel has been canceled until further notice.

    Per Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, a 14-day self-quarantine period is required for all travelers from current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Level 2 and 3 Travel Warning countries. Travelers from Level 2 or 3 countries should self-quarantine at their home or off-campus residence for 14 days, monitor their symptoms and contact Health Services before returning to any Regis facility.

    Regis community members are asked to please complete a Travel Registry form for international travel since February 18, 2020, and any upcoming personal international travel. Providing travel information is a voluntary decision. Any information provided will be shared on a strict need-to-know basis for community health protection (e.g. disclosed to Regis College Health Services, the Center for Global Connections).

  • What to Do if Experiencing Symptoms

    We are asking anyone that is experiencing flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, congestion, aches, etc.) to not come to campus. If you are already on campus and begin to experience any of these symptoms, please call Health Services at 781.768.7290.

    Regis North and Online students should seek medical care from your local healthcare provider.

    Students with serious illness or a medical emergency on the Weston campus should contact the Regis College Police Department at 781.768.7777.

    Students experiencing non-emergent medical issues that cannot wait until the next business day should call the after-hours on-call provider at 781.790.3799.

    We strongly encourage that the Regis community follows the recommendations from the CDC, including:

    • frequent hand washing
    • avoiding touching your face
    • maintaining social space
    • staying home if you or members of your household are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.