“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.” 

President Harry Dumay, Ph.D., MBA
May 7, 2021

Read President Dumay’s letter (5/7/21) to the Elms community here.

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Fall 2021

  • 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.
Student taking a Covid-19 test in the gym.

Safety

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.
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Commencement

  • 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.
Watch this short video for a list of reminders for staying safe on campus.
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Campus Resources

  • 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.

Read more about academics.

Read more about safety policies.

Read more about resources for campus life and residence life by clicking below.

Helpful Links

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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.