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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 below. Please read these instructions in their entirety.

Endicott Student Community Compact

Reminder: it is vital that all students, regardless of degree track, read the updated 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.

If you have yet to sign and agree to the Compact, you must login to my.endicott and complete this step, or you will not be able to move into the residence halls or attend classes. If you have any questions regarding the terms of the Compact, please email studentaffairs@endicott.edu.

COVID-19 Testing & Check-In Instructions

If you reside within Massachusetts’ Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, or Norfolk counties, you must report to campus for your re-entry on either the Day #1, January 28 or Day #3, January 31.

Day #1:
Thursday, January 28, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
For students within close geographic proximity to campus

If you choose this option, you will not need another COVID-19 test when you return for move-in on January 31. You will report directly to your residence hall on January 31. This date is also open to any other student that wants to test on January 28 and then go home to quarantine and await the results.

  • You must book an appointment using the CoVerified app between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Walk-ins are not allowed. There will be two on-site testing centers. See “Traffic Pattern, Entry Cards, & Testing Sites” section below to determine your testing site and see traffic flow instructions for this day.
  • Please dress for the weather as you may be waiting outside for your turn.
  • Please be sure to bring your Endicott ID card to check-in for testing.
  • Anyone who has tested positive within 90 days of arrival to campus, has satisfactorily completed the isolation requirements, and has no COVID-19 symptoms still needs to make an appointment and check in at an Endicott Testing Center. If your positive test result was received from a service outside of Endicott, you will need to provide a copy of your positive result. Failure to do so will deny you entry to campus. 
  • After checking in, you will receive a wristband then go back home to quarantine until a test result is received and you return to campus on Sunday, January 31.
  • You will not be allowed to get into your residence hall on this day, and there are no dining options available.
  • You cannot bring your own 72-hour negative PCR test.
  • If you have been or will be vaccinated by your January 28 arrival, you must still complete a COVID-19 test at Endicott. Being inoculated does not mean you are exempt from re-entry testing or weekly testing during the semester.

Students testing on Thursday, January 28 will return to campus on Sunday, January 31 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and report directly to their residence hall for move-in. You must wear the Testing Center wrist band, which is required for entry.

All faculty and staff may schedule tests via CoVerified between 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on this day and choose their testing location (either the Raymond J. Bourque Arena or the Post Sport Science & Fitness Center in the MacDonald Gymnasium). A separate instruction email will be sent to faculty and staff with more detailed information.

Commuters

All commuters should be testing on Day 1 or showing results on Day 3.

Day #2:
Friday, January 29, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
For all students residing outside of the counties listed above in “Day #1”

Arrive to campus on Friday, January 29 for re-entry testing and quarantine.

  • You must book an appointment using the CoVerified app between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Walk-ins are not allowed. There will be two on-site testing centers. See “Traffic Pattern, Entry Cards, & Testing Sites” section below to determine your testing site and see traffic flow instructions for this day.
  • We encourage you to get your own PCR COVID-19 test done within 72 hours of your move onto campus and present this negative test result to the nurse at the Endicott COVID-19 Testing Center. Only PCR tests will be accepted. Antigen and antibody tests will not be accepted. This option does not exempt you from being quarantined over the weekend.
  • Dress for the weather as you may be waiting outside for your turn.
  • Please be sure to bring your Endicott ID card to check-in for testing.
  • Anyone who has tested positive within 90 days of arrival to campus, has satisfactorily completed the isolation requirements, and has no COVID-19 symptoms still needs to make an appointment and check in at an Endicott Testing Center. If your positive test result was received from a service outside of Endicott, you will need to provide a copy of your positive result. Failure to do so will deny you entry to campus. 
  • All commuters and residential undergraduate students MUST be tested. 
  • If you have been or will be vaccinated by your January 29 arrival, you must still complete a COVID-19 test at Endicott. Being inoculated does not mean you are exempt from re-entry testing or weekly testing during the semester.

See dining information below.

Mandatory Move-in Quarantine Process

After completing your COVID-19 test on campus, showing a negative PCR test result within 72 hours from an off-campus testing site, or providing a previous positive test result within the past 90 days, you will move into your residence hall or off-campus housing. (Note: Family members or guests will not be allowed inside any of the residence halls.) All students must then quarantine in their residence hall or their off-campus residence. Students will not be allowed to leave their residence hall and are encouraged to stay in their own room until ALL results have been received and a College-wide communication is sent lifting the campus quarantine. Breaking this quarantine is a violation of the Student Compact.

Day #3:
Sunday, January 31, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Massachusetts and other students choosing Day #3: January 28 and 29 information is not applicable. Follow these instructions below only.

For campus re-entry on this day, you MUST get your own PCR COVID-19 test done within 72 hours of your move onto campus and present this negative test result to the nurse at the Endicott COVID-19 Testing Center. Only PCR tests will be accepted. Antigen and antibody tests will not be accepted.

  • You must book an appointment using the CoVerified app between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Walk-ins are not allowed.
  • Testing location for this day is the Post Sport Science & Fitness Center in the MacDonald Gymnasium only.
  • If your PCR test is not approved, you will be tested at Endicott and sent home until negative results are received. You will not be able to stay on-campus or in quarantine housing on-campus while awaiting results. 
  • Please be sure to bring your Endicott ID card to check-in for testing.
  • Anyone who has tested positive within 90 days of arrival to campus, has satisfactorily completed the isolation requirements, and has no COVID-19 symptoms still needs to make an appointment and check in at an Endicott Testing Center. If your positive test result was received from a service outside of Endicott, you will need to provide a copy of your positive result. Failure to do so will deny you entry to campus. 
  • If you have been or will be vaccinated by your January 31 arrival, you must still bring your own negative PCR test result within 72 hours of arrival. Being inoculated does not mean you are exempt from re-entry testing or weekly testing during the semester.

Commuters

All commuters should be testing on Day 1 or showing results on Day 3.


Traffic Pattern, Entry Cards, & Testing Sites

Students, including commuters, must show a blue or green entry card organized by residence hall location to access campus on January 28 and 29. Cards are downloadable for students to print in color and place on their car dashboard, or to save and show on a cell phone.

Blue Entry Card (click to download):
Bayview Hall

Beacon Hall
Birchmont Hall
Cliff House
Essex House
Farm House
Ledge House
Marblehead Hall
Myrt Harper Rose Hall
Off Campus (Pickett, Link, Canvas, Flats, Broadway)
Rockport House
Standish Hall
Stoneridge Hall
Winthrop Hall
Wylie Inn
All commuters

Green Entry Card (click to download):
Alhambra Hall
Brindle Hall
Endicott Hall
Gloucester Hall
Hale Hall
Hamilton Hall
Hawthorne Hall
Kennedy Hall
Manchester Hall
Peter Frates Hall
Reynolds Hall
Rogers Hall
Tower Hall
Trexler Hall
Wenham Hall
Williston Hall
Woodside Hall

After coming through the main campus entrance, blue card holders will follow the blue arrow traffic direction on this map below, and green card holders will follow the green arrow traffic direction.

Traffic Pattern - Campus One Way Traffic

All Students Must FIRST Report to a COVID-19 Testing Center

You will receive a wristband after checking in at a testing site that is required to access your residence hall. Be sure to wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth.

Blue entry card holders will be tested at the Raymond J. Bourque Arena.

Green entry card holders will be tested at the Post Sport Science & Fitness Center in the MacDonald Gymnasium.

For those carpooling but living in different residence halls, please follow the traffic route based on the driver's entry card. The holder of the other entry card will have to walk to their designated testing location.


Dining Protocols

  • All students, regardless of arrival day and whether or not you have a meal plan, must fill out this dining Google form, in case you end up in quarantine or isolation throughout the semester.
  • There will be no dining options available on Day #1, January 28.
  • Upon Day #2 check-in for testing on Friday, January 29, you will receive dinner for that night and breakfast for Saturday. Be sure to eat lunch prior to coming to campus or bring a lunch with you. On Saturday, January 30, lunch and dinner will be sent to your residence hall.
  • The dining hall will reopen for all on Sunday, January 31 for brunch.

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.

We will continue to communicate with you throughout the month to relay any new information regarding move-in and the start of the spring semester. COVID-19 and return to campus information is being updated on our website and we will alert the community when those changes are live.

Let’s all work together to be sure our spring at the Nest is as successful as the fall. Thank you.