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Students and Families

Resilience is a trait of the Nichols community that has served us well for over 200-plus years, particularly in 2020.  More information about our plans for the spring 2021 semester coming soon.

  • Classes begin February 1, 2021.
  • Courses will be delivered in HyFlex, students will alternate between in-class and synchronous participation via Zoom. Details on your in person class schedules to be provided by your professors.
  • Classrooms have been reconfigured to allow physical distancing with 50% capacity restrictions.
  • See here for the Undergraduate Adult Education Spring 2021 academic calendar.
  • More details on the spring 2021 semester coming soon.

Check out to see how our students stayed involved this fall.

Read full announcement for spring 2021 residential student move in here.

Students please check your email for further details.

If you have any questions, email

Our athletics department will continue to work in conjunction with the CCC to develop guidelines for our student athletes. Read full announcement here.

  • Sodexo, which provides food service for Nichols College, has produced guidelines for its college and university accounts to ensure dining safety.
  • Sodexo team at Nichols Dining is working closely with the Dudley Board of Health to be sure we are meeting restaurant guidelines for safety to our students and community
  • Alterations to the dining hall will include limiting capacity at any given time and the temporary loss of self-serve stations.
  • Tent seating will be available behind Lombard and at the Auditorium.
  • Grab and Go options will be readily available.
  • Some alterations to the hours of operation in Lombard, WOW and Jazzman’s will be implemented to allow proper time for cleaning between meal service.
  • Students will be introduced to a new Sodexo App that will allow them to pre-order items at various locations
  • As the rest of our Nichols community, Sodexo employees will be Covid-19 tested and following both Nichols College and Sodexo guidelines

– updated as of January 19, 2021