The following FAQs will be updated as new information is shared. All decisions are based on prioritizing the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, and on incorporating CDC and state guidelines. See the full Nichols College COVID-19 Policy here.
Yes, when social distancing is not possible indoors or outdoors, and when in any common areas including hallways, all community members should wear a face mask. Residence hall policies will be announced. Click here for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s video on face coverings.
All campus community members should practice social distancing of 6 feet between people, both inside and outside of buildings. Classes will be taught in a synchronous HyFlex format, with rotating in-person and remote attendance. This will allow classroom capacity to be reduced by 50%. Residence hall, common area and dining area policies will be announced. Click here for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s video on social distancing.
Access to Nichols is currently restricted to only essential students, faculty, staff, designated vendors, and invited guests (such as prospective students and families). All must follow the face covering, physical distancing, and hygiene guidelines outlined in the Universal Mask Policy.
Yes, Nichols College is committed to having an in-person commencement celebration for our 2020 graduates. The date of our celebration is to be determined to ensure a safe environment for gathering. For questions and updates: https://www.nichols.edu/commencement
Yes, the fitness center is open with limited capacity. Check this link before heading over for your workout to ensure availability.
Fitness Center Hours: Monday- Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sodexo, which provides food service for Nichols College, has produced guidelines for its college and university accounts to ensure dining safety. Click here.
Plans to modify the dining experience at Nichols currently include removing self-serve stations, adding grab ‘n’ go options, and arranging seating to allow social distancing.
When the campus reopens this fall, Nichols will increase the frequency and intensity of cleaning and issue new protocols for students, faculty and staff. All classrooms will be electrostatic disinfected nightly. Cleaning kits will be provided to faculty to ensure classroom safety and to resident students in rooms/suites with private bathrooms.
– updated as of August 27, 2020