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COVID-19 Policy & Procedures

Spring 2021 Return to Campus

In less than a month, we will welcome students back to campus for the spring semester. In order to provide a safe and distanced return for all, we are stretching COVID-19 testing and on-campus check-ins over three days. Details are provided here. Please read these instructions in their entirety.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please reach out to COVID-19 Testing Center Project Manager Mark Kulakowski at 978-232-2337 or mkulakow@endicott.edu.

Helpful Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In order to align the College's efforts with considerations from the Massachusetts Higher Education Working Group, as well as COVID-19 workplace safety rules and requirements instituted under the Governor's Reopening Orders for Phase I and Phase II, Endicott has completed a COVID-19 Higher Education Control plan, available to view here.

Student Compact: Required

It is vital that all students, regardless of degree track, read the Endicott Student Community Compact carefully. This document outlines both safety precautions being taken by the College along with rules and regulations that all students are required to follow.

Beginning Monday, December 21, all students must login to their my.endicott account to review and agree to the Compact by Monday, January 4. If you do not complete this process, you will not be able to move into the residence halls or attend classes. Students under the age of 18 and their parents must read, sign, and agree to the Compact, and were emailed a version of the Compact that includes signature prompts on December 21. If you have any questions regarding the terms of the compact, please email the Reimagine Endicott Task Force at contact@endicott.edu.

 

Creating a Safe Campus for All

Within each topic below is relevant information for students, faculty, and staff. 

COVID-19 Information by Topic

  • Athletics, Sports, & Recreation

    We are working with the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) on a path for spring athletics and will post an update here when available.

    Specific questions regarding Endicott College Athletics should be directed to individual coaches or to Dr. Brian Wylie, Assistant Vice President & Athletics Director, at bwylie@endicott.edu or 978-232-2440.

     Post Sport Science & Fitness Center

    The Post Center hours are Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. The Fitness Center will be open for 75 minute time slots that MUST be reserved via our new web page. All members using the weight room MUST wear a mask. You MUST also wear masks to and from the cardio machines, but will not be required to wear them on the cardio machines as they are properly spaced at 14’. 

    Lastly, aerobics classes will begin once the semester starts, but will be limited to a maximum of six participants. To participate in a class, reservations MUST be made at postcenter.timetap.com. Classes are designed with 14’ spacing so a mask is not required during the session, but for the safety of all participants, the instructors will wear one.

     
  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements & Contact Tracing

    PCR Testing

    The goal of testing the Endicott College community is to detect cases of COVID-19 and quickly move individuals who test positive into environments where they can get needed medical attention and prevent the spread of the disease. We are using PCR testing through the Broad Institute at re-entry to campus and throughout the semester. All COVID-19 testing completed on campus will be free of charge to students, faculty, staff, and any visitors approved by College officials. PCR testing is the most accurate method for detecting the COVID-19 virus with a test sensitivity rate between 80–90%, depending on the method of sample collection and the viral load of the individual. We use the Anterior Nares (AN) self-collection method under observation of a medical professional. PCR tests also have an extremely low false positive rate. The Broad testing laboratory typically supplies results within 24 hours.  When the Broad Institute lab runs each test for COVID-19, they check for the virus and the presence of human ribonucleic acid (RNA). This means that if someone did not swab their nose, the test would come back invalid because no human RNA would be found on the sample. The testing protocols will be updated based on emerging epidemiological research.

    What else happens to your specimen when it arrives at the Broad Institute? Click here to learn more.

    CoVerified App

    Endicott launched the CoVerified app for the fall semester which is the portal into our COVID-19 community health services. All Endicott COVID-19 Testing Center appointments MUST be made using the CoVerified app. Walk-ins are not allowed. 

    Everyone in the community MUST use the CoVerified app for the following.

    • Submitting daily symptom reports
    • Scheduling appointments for testing
    • Checking test results
    • Displaying health compliance status

    The health information from CoVerified will be available only to you and to medical professionals assigned for oversight in conjunction with the Health Center. It will be used for no other purpose than monitoring your health relative to COVID-19.

    If you are having trouble downloading or signing into the CoVerified app, please submit a ticket to our Information Technology (IT) Department through Freshservice

    Testing Frequency for Faculty, Staff, & Students

    For students returning on January 28, 29, or 31, please see “Spring 2021 Campus Re-Entry” section above for re-entry testing and check-in requirements. Undergraduate students authorized to return earlier, graduate and Van Loan School students, and faculty/staff received emails specific to their return requirements and re-entry testing dates.

    Faculty, staff, and students will receive surveillance tests based upon the frequency of their movement off and on campus. 

    • All students will be tested weekly starting the week after re-entry.
    • All staff and faculty who are teaching in a classroom will be tested weekly starting the week after re-entry. 
    • Staff and faculty not teaching in a classroom will be tested every other week starting two weeks after re-entry. 

    COVID-19 Testing Center Hours Starting February 8, 2021 | Interfaith Chapel

    Monday:        9 a.m.–noon & 1–3 p.m.  
    Tuesday:        9 a.m.–noon & 1–3 p.m.
    Wednesday:  9 a.m.–noon & 1–3 p.m.  
    Thursday:     9 a.m.–noon & 1–6 p.m. Extended hours.
    Friday:          9 a.m.–1 p.m.

    You must schedule your test using the CoVerified app. Once you download the app, click on the testing tab to book an appointment. Walk-in appointments are not available and will not be allowed. The daily symptom tracker within the app should also continue to be utilized.

    Faculty & Staff Volunteers Needed

    One of the things that makes Endicott College special is that our community always chips in to make things happen. With the Testing Center up and running Monday–Friday weekly, we are looking for more volunteers to staff the center. 

    Reach out to COVID-19 Testing Center Project Manager Mark Kulakowski at 978-232-2337 or mkulakow@endicott.edu if you are able to help. 

    Test Results

    All test results will be communicated to the ordering practitioner, the Interim COVID-19 Coordinator James T. Daley, and the Beverly Board of Health. Negative results will be communicated directly to the individual through the CoVerified app.

    Positive results will be communicated through the COVID-19 Coordinator and those testing positive will be asked to stay at home or leave campus immediately to return home. They will follow the isolation policy set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH). They should follow up with their primary care provider regarding symptom checking and health status while in isolation. 

    Faculty and staff should follow up with their hiring manager and with human resources regarding teaching and work responsibilities while in isolation. 

    Students who test positive on campus will be notified by the COVID-19 Coordinator of their test results and immediately assisted with isolation protocols which may be to either return home to isolate, or to isolate in the Village modular apartments on campus. Students who cannot return home will be provided campus housing in the Village Apartments and will be monitored by the COVID-19 Coordinator throughout the 10-day or greater isolation. Meals, personal items, and mental health services will be provided for all students who remain in isolation or quarantine on campus.

    Students should pack a to-go bag as they will be immediately transitioned home or to the Village apartments for isolation. 

    The to-go bag should consist of:

    Clothing needs for 10 days

    • Toiletries
    • School needs: computers, textbooks, notebooks
    • Bed linens
    • Towels
    • Thermometer for monitoring daily temperature
    • Purell, face mask, gloves, & tissues
    • Cold medicines 
    • Throat lozenges

    If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, you should not be tested again. COVID-19 Testing Center Project Manager Mark Kulakowski at 978-232-2337 or mkulakow@endicott.edu.

    Contact Tracing

    Contact tracing of all close contacts of an individual who tested positive will be conducted in collaboration with the Beverly Board of Health and contacts will be informed of the need to quarantine according to CDC and MA DPH guidelines. 

    Contact tracing has been used for decades by state and local health departments to slow or stop the spread of infectious diseases. You should understand that being called by a tracer only means that they are attempting to evaluate whether or not you meet the criteria to be considered a close contact to someone who has symptoms or is suspected to be positive for COVID-19.

    Students who are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case will be contacted by the contact tracing nurse and will be advised on the quarantine protocol. Students may return home to quarantine or they may quarantine on campus. Quarantine is for seven full days with a test on day five, and the COVID-19 Coordinator or contact tracing nurse will remain in contact with the student over that time period to monitor for the development of any symptoms and advise on when they may return to campus. The COVID-19 Coordinator will monitor all students in quarantine.
     
    What to do if you are contacted by a tracer:

    • Understand that they are calling to assess your risk or exposure.
    • Be honest and clear about all of your recent interactions with others.
    • Talk honestly and openly about any symptoms you may be experiencing.
    • Wait for directives from the tracer before taking any actions or sharing information. You may be asked to quarantine, participate in new testing, or isolate.


    What if I am not contacted by a tracer?
    Most contact tracing happens fairly quickly. Therefore, if you are not contacted by a tracer, you should continue to go about your life regularly, monitoring your symptoms and participating in testing according to your frequency schedule. 
    Students, if you have concerns about your health or potential exposure, you should contact the Health Center, Family Medicine Associates, at 978-232-2104.

    The Difference Between Quarantine & Isolation

    It's important not to be alarmed if you or someone you know is asked to quarantine during the semester. This is a normal and helpful step in the contact tracing process that helps take preventative steps to halt the potential spread of the disease. 
     
    Quarantine

    • Starts with the last date of potential exposure.
    • Does not assume a positive COVID-19 test result.
    • Lasts for seven full days with a test on day five, depending on the most recent exposure and the criteria used by the contact tracer.
    • Students in quarantine are spoken to daily about their symptoms and are tested to ensure negative results.

    Isolation

    • Starts with COVID-19 symptoms and a person feeling ill.
    • Presumes a positive COVID-19 test, or begins once a test result has returned positive.
    • Lasts at least 10 days after initial symptoms or positive testing result, and the individual must remain in isolation for at least 24 hours after symptoms resolve.

    How to Treat Students Who Are in Quarantine

    Be sensitive. The inconvenience and stigma associated with quarantine and isolation, or simply the hassle of feeling sick, are all reasons to be sensitive to a person being asked to quarantine or isolate. Please treat your fellow students with empathy and patience if they are asked to quarantine or isolate.  
    Additionally, every student should follow the directives of the Health Center or contact tracers to protect the campus and comply with the Endicott Student Community Compact. This includes respecting the quarantine directives. Therefore, students not in quarantine should not visit students who are. Additionally, students who are in quarantine who are not in compliance and leave a quarantine space are at risk of disciplinary action up to and including suspension from the College.

    For our part—Student Affairs staff members are delivering care packages to students in isolation and quarantine in an attempt to support students through the experience.

     
  • COVID-19 Symptoms & Self Wellness Checks

    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported—ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    This list does not include all possible symptoms. Keep in mind that it is the responsibility of each employee and student to monitor their own health. All students, faculty, and staff must conduct daily symptom checks using the CoVerified app. See “COVID-19 Testing Requirements & Contact Tracing” section above for more information. You should check your temperature daily to monitor for any symptoms.

    Anyone presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 should not report to work or class. Students should immediately contact the Health Center for assessment and testing. Faculty or staff members should contact their primary care provider. Do not go to the Endicott COVID-19 Testing Center if you have symptoms or feel ill.

    Faculty, if a student informs you that they are ill, please advise them to stay in their room and immediately contact the Health Center. Then inform the COVID-19 Coordinator at covidinfo@endicott.edu.

     
  • Campus Access
    Faculty, staff, and students returning to campus should plan to park in the appropriate parking lots, as normal. 

    The shuttle will not be running until further notice.

    Approved vendors are permitted in accordance with the vendor approval process that is in place. All vendors visiting campus will be logged by the department receiving the vendor and must adhere to the COVID-19 protocol guidelines in place.
     
  • Campus Signage

    Safety is the College’s top priority as we plan our second return to campus. Our “Protect the Flock” messaging continues in 2021 with directional, distancing, and informational signage installed in both print and digital formats. We ask that you keep yourself and fellow Gulls safe by following distancing and other guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

    • Hallways are marked as one-way wherever possible with signage and decals indicate traffic flow.
    • Everyone is expected to follow traffic flows as instructed in hallways, stairs, classrooms, etc., which may mean walking a longer route to the desired location.
    • For emergencies, everyone should proceed to the closest exit, regardless of directional arrows.
  • Classrooms & Buildings

    Per our fall set up, all classrooms and shared spaces will continue to maintain a 6-foot social distance between students, their peers, and faculty members. Personal protection equipment (PPE) stations including sanitizing wipes, masks, and gloves remain inside of each classroom to ensure all students and faculty have easy access to disinfect all surfaces, computers, and technology regularly. All are asked to follow a “leave no trace” policy and dispose of PPE properly; throw away your own trash including wipes and gloves.

    Classrooms

    We will repeat the fall classroom experience. Based on each classroom space and the maximum number of students possible given the 6-foot social distance requirements, it was determined whether a class can meet as a whole in a seated environment, or if a class needs to be split into smaller groups and taught in a hybrid model. For the hybrid model, the faculty member is in the classroom with a portion of enrolled students, while other students access the course remotely. We have a number of different hybrid models, all of which involve the student in a seated class at some point. Technology has been added to every classroom allowing those students who are sick or quarantining to have access to their classes.

    At this point, 95% of more than 1,000 classes will be taught in a traditional seated, hybrid seated, offsite, or traditional remote format; 70% of classes are fully seated in person. Only 71 out of 1,000 classes will be taught remotely.

    • Faculty will continue to use personal dry erase markers and erasers to eliminate sharing.
    • While in the classroom or in any common area, masks that fully cover the mouth and nose are required. Those not complying will be required to leave campus.
    • Students will have assigned seating in each classroom. Room templates will be provided to each faculty member to assist in assigning seats.
    • Decals clearly mark where classroom seats should be (student space) and designated faculty area is marked, allowing for clear distancing. 
    • Faculty and staff members are asked to disinfect their workspace at the start of every class session; and practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs.
    • Outdoor classroom space is first come, first served and must adhere to social distance guidelines. Faculty should maintain a seating chart for outdoor classes.
    • Students should leave class immediately after (no conversations with other students of faculty) to clear the room quickly and efficiently.
    • No students can enter a classroom for an upcoming class until the last class fully exits.
    • Food and drinks are not allowed in the classrooms.

    Buildings

    • Each door handle and other frequent touch points of Endicott’s more than 50 buildings have been coated with a special, anti-microbial coating to help protect surfaces from retaining mold, algae fungi, and other viruses.
    • Filter ratings have been increased on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in buildings. HVAC systems have also been set to bring in more outside air and to circulate air in buildings more frequently.
    • Drinking fountains will not be operational; however, bottle fill stations will continue to be available.
    • Academic buildings will be open and operating under normal hours as posted per building. Cleaning of buildings will occur from 11 p.m.–7 a.m. and on weekends.
    • Building doors remain closed to allow for effective HVAC air circulation and filtration, and are marked as entrances or exit to help control one-way traffic.
    • Every elevator has capacity signage. Sanitizing hands before entering and after leaving the elevator is recommended.
    • Maximum capacity for common areas has been posted.
    • Faculty, staff, and students are expected to disinfect shared surfaces and equipment prior to use (computers, counters, copiers, etc.).

    Restrooms

    • All restroom hand dryers in administrative and academic buildings will be turned off and paper towels will be made available.
     
  • Cleaning & Hygiene Guidelines
    The Physical Plant department is following safety protocols as they work to clean and sanitize the campus more frequently. However, given this highly-sensitive situation, students and employees are asked to do their part to disinfect their personal items and spaces throughout the day. Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs. Dirty surfaces can be cleaned with soap and water prior to disinfection. 

    Faculty and staff should request any PPE needs through their supervisor, dean, or VP using the College’s Work Order system.
  • Diane M. Halle Library

    The Diane M. Halle Library has been working hard to ensure students feel comfortable utilizing its services. The following safety measures have already been implemented:

    • The Halle Library has a maximum human occupancy rating of 142 persons. Approximately 83 seats have been designated for patron seating based on safe social distancing, putting the occupancy well below max capacity.
    • Only Endicott students, faculty, and staff will be allowed inside the Halle Library during to minimize occupancy.
    • Decals have been installed to clearly indicate proper social distancing/seating and foot traffic direction.
    • Sneeze guards have been installed at the circulation and reference desks for added safety and hygiene.
    • Filter ratings have been increased on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. HVAC systems have also been set to bring in more outside air and to circulate air in the library more frequently.
    • All computer workstations and printers have been spaced out to safe social distancing parameters.
    • Plastic keyboard covers have been ordered for all publicly accessible computers, allowing them to be easily cleaned with disinfecting wipes.
    • Library users can identify books using the online catalog and library staff will enter the stacks to pull the books for them—a premium of convenience and safety.
    • Handled books, including interlibrary loan transfers, will be quarantined for three days before they are returned to shelving, per Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) safety recommendations.
    • The Halle Library will not be circulating physical course reserve books during the Spring 2021 Semester. The library can pursue digital copies, if needed—though this will not always be an option. Another course of action would be to select alternative readings for the semester.
    • Reference librarians are cleared to make classroom visits since everyone in the classrooms will be COVID-19 tested.
    • Desk coverage in the library will be staggered to maintain a presence while also maintaining safe social distancing. Virtual reference consultations, as well as in-person consultation, will take place while maintaining safe social distancing and using masks.

    If you have specific questions related to the Halle Library, please contact Library Director Brian Courtemanche at 978-232-2278 or bcourtem@endicott.edu.

     
  • Dining Hall & Eateries

    All campus dining options have been outfitted with a tap-pay system, eliminating the need to hand your Gull Card to a dining services employee to be swiped. Where seating is offered, tables will be spaced according to social distance guidelines. Stations that were previously self-serve, will now provide service by a staff member.

    If obtaining food from a dining site on campus, it is required that you wear your face mask or covering and follow social distancing recommendations and signage. Remember that communal food sharing has the potential to spread illness so do not share food or drinks. Be sure to wash your hands before eating, and clean and sanitize your food preparation surfaces and high-touch areas.

    Callahan Dining

    The dining hall is outfitted with a density counting system that will display the number of people and percentage of capacity currently occupied in each space, alerting students, faculty, and staff if they can enter. See the current density count.

    • Offering to-go meals available from all stations, during all meals. Customers may simply ask to have their meal packaged for takeout. Items like salads, desserts, and beverages are also available for takeout.
    • Opening earlier for brunch on the weekends starting at 9:30 a.m. and earlier for dinner Friday–Sunday at 4:45 p.m.
    • Natural! smoothie station is an express to-go location during lunch and dinner, Monday–Friday. Simple Servings entrée and sides, along with bottled water, dessert, and fruit will be available. Simple Servings is usually our busiest station, so this change allows for a popular food option, as well as a choice for customers with food allergies, to be easily accessible.

    Einstein Bros. Bagels is 100% online ordering only through the Bite app. Orders can be picked up from a tent on the patio just outside the eatery.
    Gully’s is offering express lunch and dinner Monday–Friday.
    The Lodge will add an express dinner seven nights a week.
    The Fountain Café at the Wylie Inn offers a continental breakfast Monday–Friday.

    There will be a designated pick up area for faculty and staff.

     
  • Events
    We continue to follow guidelines from state and local officials on the allowed size of gatherings and events on campus. At this time, only official College events are permitted.

    2020 Commencement

    We are now looking to celebrate the Class of 2020 in person and on campus during the weekend of May 22, 2021. Details and updates will be communicated as they become available.
     
  • Health Center

    To ensure availability and access, the College’s Health Center, Family Medicine Associates (FMA), will be staffed Monday–Friday for appointments, and also will have a physician on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to address any urgent health care needs.

    Students, if you feel ill, or show signs of COVID-19 symptoms, stay in your dorm room and:

    • Monday–Friday, call the Health Center at 978-232-2104.
    • Weekends & after hours, call the Health Center at 978-232-2104. There is an on-call nurse who can help you evaluate your symptoms and discuss your health care and treatment options. 

    This is also the time of regular cold and flu season, so it’s helpful to get medical advice before assuming the worst.

    If you need immediate medical attention, call the Public Safety & Police Department. Finally, reach out to your professors, advisor, and dean to let them know your circumstances. It is your responsibility to connect with your faculty and stay on top of your coursework.

     
  • Internships & Co-ops

    Virtual resources for winter break & spring semester

    Internship Coordinators communicate with students about new internship opportunities as they become available and provide general and individualized guidance on the internship search via email and through one-on-one Zoom meetings. In addition, they can help students develop a personalized search strategy and refine internship materials such as resumes, cover letters, references, LinkedIn profiles, portfolios.

    Also, Internship & Career Center Staff are available on a full-time basis throughout the academic year as well as the summer and offer virtual career support for students in several ways:

    • One-on-one appointments via Zoom (appointments can be scheduled on Handshake)
    • Current internship and job postings on Handshake
    • Virtual career events online via Zoom
    • Our annual Internship, Co-op & Career Fair will be held virtually this year on February 23 from 2-4 p.m. via Handshake, and will allow students to meet with employers from a wide variety of organizations to explore internship, co-op and full-time job opportunities
    • Weekly email newsletter sent via Handshake with the latest internship and job search information to help students
    • Online resources including InterviewStream (practice interviewing), The Nest (flash mentoring with alumni), TypeFocus, and YouScience (career assessments)

    Complete a summer internship if you can’t find a winter or spring opportunity

    For INT100/200 you will be able to complete it during the summer of 2021. You also may be able to complete your internship during the fall or spring semester while classes are in session (you should consult with your academic advisor or dean and internship coordinator to discuss this option). 

    If you deferred your semester internship to spring and are having difficulty securing a site, you should work with your internship coordinator and school dean to make arrangements to complete your academic requirements. 

    Continue to search for an internship, even in these uncertain times

    You should continue to look and utilize all the resources available to you. Specifically:

    • Stay in contact with your internship coordinator
    • Take advantage of the resources being offered by the Internship & Career Center
    • Perfect and customize application materials for internship opportunities, including resume, cover letter, references, LinkedIn profiles, portfolios (optional, but highly recommended
    • Follow, engage with (online), and join relevant professional organizations
    • Research and become fluent on the key issues that COVID-19 has had on the industry and related organizations
    • Check your email daily to receive the latest communications from your internship coordinator and the Internship & Career Center
    • Check Handshake on a regular basis for new postings

    Confirm plans with your internship site

    You should follow up with your employer to find out what their plans are for your internship. In some cases, they may change to a remote model depending on decisions that get made at the state level about returning to work. If your internship gets canceled, contact your internship coordinator as soon as possible to discuss alternatives.

    Changes or removal from site due to COVID-19

    If you were unable to complete your internship on site, and you cannot complete the internship remotely, you may be asked to complete an assignment specific to your major to complete the internship requirements in lieu of completing the hours. Your academic program will address this on a case by case basis, but please contact your internship coordinator or department chair directly with specific questions.

    Interning with your family’s business

    You can complete an internship with a family member outside of your immediate family (i.e. family other than your parents, or siblings). If your parent owns the organization, then you will need to report to someone that is not an immediate family member. 

    Returning to a former site or summer job

    While we prefer that you not intern at the same site twice, you may be able to return to a former site if you are able to work in a different department. For a summer job, if you can work with your supervisor to devise an internship that meets the academic requirements, then you should try to do so. Please indicate that you have worked at the site previously within your proposal. In either case, please discuss the details with your internship coordinator so he/she can let you know if it would meet the requirements for an internship.

    Remote or virtual internships

    Yes, if it meets the academic requirements, there is appropriate supervision and structure for learning, and regular feedback from your site supervisors. Please discuss this option with your Internship coordinator.

    Taking both INT100 & 200 over the summer

    You can complete both short-term internships over the summer at two different sites.  Completing them both at the same site will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please discuss this with your internship coordinator.

  • Job Searching in Uncertain Times

    This is an uncertain time, but there are still opportunities out there. You may find that your dream company may not be hiring at this time so you will need to align yourself with companies/industries that are hiring. Your plan A job/industry may not be an option but it is a great time to work with an advisor to create a plan B. Get your job search materials up to date and reviewed by the Career Center. Since your interviews will likely be conducted virtually make sure to become a pro and practice interviewing on InterviewStream. When you see a position you are interested in, don’t just apply, but see if you have connections in that organization in order to get higher visibility on your application.

    Job search resources

    The Internship & Career Center offers numerous resources to help you be successful in your job search. Whether a current student or alumna/ae, as a Gull you have lifelong Internship & Career Center support. We have individual appointments available to help you strategize for your internship, job, and graduate school search. Make appointments through Handshake.

    Handshake
    What is it? Online internship & job search platform for EC students & alumni. How can I access it? Go to endicott.joinhandshake.com/login.

    Career Research 
    What is it? Research is key to a successful job search and interview preparation. How can I access it? Try Glassdoor, LinkedIn, or CareerShift. For access to CareerShift email careers@endicott.edu.

    Individual Coaching
    What is it? Individual career appointments are available to meet the unique career development needs of students and alumni. How can I access it? Students and alumni can make individual appointments with Internship and Career Center staff through Handshake. We can connect over email, phone, or Zoom.

    Assessments
    What are they? Students and alumni can take self-assessments to help identify their strengths, interests, career values, and potential career compatibility.
    How can I access them? If you are interested in a career self-assessment, please contact Kate Chroust at chroust@endicott.edu.

    The Nest: Flash Mentoring Program
    What is it? This online networking & mentoring platform connects Endicott alumni and current students. Become a mentor or request one! How can I access it? Go to: thenest.endicott.edu. Contact Kate Chroust at chroust@endicott.edu with any questions.

    Virtual Events
    What are they? Events include our annual Internship, Co-op & Career Fair on February 23, 2021; industry based events to learn from experts; skill-building career Zoom videos with Q&A from the Internship & Career Center; and virtual networking opportunities. How can I access them? Zoom links will be provided in the events and resources section in Handshake.

    Online Resources
    What are they? Students & alumni have 24/7 access to career resources that can assist them with all their career-related needs.

    How can I access them? Resources and guides can be found by clicking here or at endicott.edu/internships-careers/internship-career-services-resources or on Handshake.

    Suggestions for moving from internship into a job opportunity

    Connect with your contacts in the company and see how they are faring during this time and learn how the pandemic has affected hiring. Once you understand this, you can express your interest in the company and the role. If they are not hiring, you can ask for advice on other companies or contacts that they may know that are hiring. A warm connection is key, especially during this time.

    Reaching out to employers & networking virtually

    Build your professional brand online. During this time, it is more important than ever to showcase and share your brand. Use LinkedIn University to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and effectively demonstrates your experience, accomplishments, and key industry skills. When reaching out to employers through email or LinkedIn, make sure you use empathy and be patient on their response time. They are adjusting to remote work and uncertainty on start dates and hiring needs. Following companies on social media and being engaged/responding to articles on LinkedIn are other great ways of connecting and reaching out. Select companies and professional organizations to follow on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram that align with your career goals and thoughtfully respond to content to begin to build your brand. Also, be sure to connect with your fellow Gulls. Check out our new online networking and mentoring platform, The Nest. The platform connects current students to alumni. They can share their professional knowledge and guidance for students embarking on their internship and career search.

    Keep growing personally & professionally while job searching

    Upskill! Use free online platforms like Coursera and edX to take classes or gain a certificate in your area of interest. For a list of micro-credentialing opportunities, visit this link.
    Keep notes on what you are doing during this pandemic―employers will want to know that you used your time in a valuable way when you look for a job.

    Consider a Fifth Year master’s degree program

    A Fifth Year program is a great way to deepen your knowledge and skills, but you should not take the plunge just because you can’t find a job. Make sure the program is a good fit for you and that it makes sense when considering your long-term goals. If you are interested in learning more, Fifth Year programs are listed within each school, and are currently available through the Curtis L. Gerrish School of Business, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Sport Science, and School of Visual & Performing Arts.

     
  • Mail & Copy Center
    The Mail & Copy Center has a new online appointment time scheduler. All students will now be required to schedule a mail pickup time through the scheduling website at mailcenter.timetap.com. Students can check their mailbox and pick up packages during their scheduled time.
  • Masks & Face Coverings
    As we return to campus, everyone must wear a mask or face covering when in the presence of others. The College will provide a disposable mask if one is needed. Masks or face coverings must completely cover the mouth and nose. If you choose to wear a reusable face mask or covering, remember to wash it frequently.

    When you are in your dorm room (with or without your roommates), you do not need to wear a mask, but should practice social distancing if roommates are present. When in an enclosed private workspace alone, you do not need to wear a mask or face covering. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing your mask, and wash your hands immediately before and after removal.

    Wear Your Face Covering Correctly

    • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering.
    • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
    • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
    • Make sure you can breathe easily.

    See CDC guidelines on how to wear a mask.

     
  • Meetings
    Employees should continue to host meetings virtually. Utilize Zoom and other remote-meeting technology instead of scheduling in-person meetings. If meeting in-person is essential, then the number of attendees must be limited so that all attendees can properly socially distance and face coverings are required.
  • Residence Halls & Off-Campus Housing
    The College made the decision to utilize the Wylie Inn as a residence hall this academic year. The Wylie Inn, along with leased off-campus housing, has allowed us to de-densify the residence halls to accommodate the number of students originally intended. In some cases, groups of students have themselves opted to increase the occupancy of their residence suite, which the College has allowed.

    Temporary quarantine and isolation space has been identified, starting with The Village, or "mods," which is why it is unavailable for housing this year.

    Single rooms are limited and not available to all students. Students will be placed in residence halls according to the authorized occupancy for each hall. Students who may be in a high-risk category under the CDC guidelines who wish to request a single room as an accommodation, must submit such a request in writing to Endicott’s Center for Accessibility Services and provide appropriate documentation regarding their need for a private room. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and single rooms are not guaranteed.

    Current Restrictions for Residence Halls (Updated October 22, 2020)

    Effective immediately, only resident students will be allowed in their assigned residence hall. No student or non-student guests are allowed at any time in any residence halls. This was issued as an addendum to the Endicott Student Community Compact and therefore the existing policies and guidelines students originally signed continue to be in effect.

    To aid in this enforcement, the Public Safety & Police Department and the Office of Residence Life will step up their patrols and expand the presence of staff at entrances and exits to the buildings. Students who violate this directive will be at risk for disciplinary action up to and including removal from the residence halls.
     

    Occupancy Restrictions

    Below you will find capacity limits for all styles of living on campus. The occupancy limits below are for other students living in the same residence hall. No student or non-student guests are allowed at any time in any residence halls. As a reminder, all students must wear a cloth mask or face covering, over both the mouth and nose, to enter their residence hall and must not remove it unless entering their own living space.

    Traditional Halls

    The total number of students within traditional hall rooms must not exceed two at any given time. The following residence halls are classified as traditional halls:

    Alhambra
    Bayview
    Beacon
    Brindle
    Endicott
    Hale
    Hamilton
    Marblehead
    Peter Frates
    Reynolds
    Rogers
    Stoneridge
    Trexler
    Wenham
    Winthrop
    Wylie Inn

    Apartments/Suites/Houses

    Students within apartments or suites are permitted a limit of 10 total persons in the living space at any given time. The following buildings must abide by these guidelines:

    Cliff
    Farm
    Gloucester
    Kennedy
    Ledge
    Manchester
    Myrt Harper Rose
    Rockport
    Standish
    Tower
    Williston
    Woodside

    Other Residential Areas

    Students residing within Birchmont, Essex House, and Hawthorne Hall have a limit of two guests per bedroom at a time. The number of individuals in common spaces (e.g., living rooms, kitchens) must never exceed a total of 10 persons at any given time.
     
  • Social Distancing
    Everyone on campus should maintain a minimum of six feet of distance from one another to the greatest extent possible and wear a mask or face covering if in a public place. Directional, social distancing, and CDC guidelines signage is installed all over campus in key traffic locations including restrooms, elevators, and building entrances. See “Campus Signage” and “Classrooms & Buildings” sections above for more details.
  • Tuition
    As we return to a fully residential campus for spring, seated, in-person instruction will take place. If the College is forced to move all instruction to a remote learning format for an extended period, the College will review the cost of attendance. The Endicott College Institute for Remote Teaching Excellence has prepared our faculty to continue providing quality education in the classroom and in a remote format and the ability to fluidly move between these formats, if necessary.
  • Visitors

    No Visitor Policy

    In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, students should expect a “no-visitor” policy to be in place at the beginning of the semester. This policy will be reviewed frequently and restrictions may be lifted as the semester continues.

    See “Residence Halls & Off-Campus Housing” section above for additional details.