- Elms College will require undergraduate and graduate students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to returning to campus for the Fall 2021 semester.
- A federally approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of the 2021-2022 academic year will be a prerequisite for participating in in-person classes, campus activities, and living on campus.
- If your classes are fully online and do not require you to be on campus, you will be exempt from this requirement.
- The college will consider exceptions for religious or health exemptions.
- Read more vaccination FAQs here.
The safety and health of the entire Elms community is the college’s top priority. Our safety policies include:
- COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty, and staff, prior to returning to campus for the spring semester.
- Completing the Healthy Roster survey daily.
- Practicing social distancing whenever possible.
- Wearing a face covering at all times in accordance with Massachusetts state guidance.
- Self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 every day and contacting the Health Center if you feel ill.
- Maintaining a COVID Testing Response Dashboard.
- The college is currently planning events to recognize the classes of 2020 and 2021.
- Details regarding social distancing and gathering limits are forthcoming, and will be posted to our Commencement website.
- Campus cleaning protocols are following Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines.
- Hand sanitizer is available at entrances to all buildings, classrooms, and the dining hall. Single-use wipes are available in common areas and restrooms.
- Dining Services is offering increased takeout meal options.
- Residence halls are following new guidelines for social distancing.
- The Student Government Association is offering creative ways to get involved.
Information for prospective students
Interested in attending Elms College? We have a variety of ways to experience our beautiful campus virtually. We encourage you to check out our visit page, which includes a virtual tour and information about Instagram Live Q&A sessions.