Dear Students,

Welcome to Week #2 of the semester and the commencing of in-person classes!

I first want to take this opportunity thank all of you who are working hard to follow the guidelines that will keep our entire community safe. It is apparent on campus that almost everyone is doing a great job with mask-wearing. I urge you to continue to try as best you can to practice appropriate social distancing and to regularly wash your hands. And if you aren't feeling well, DON'T go to an in-person class. Instead, call the Health Center (x3175). You can also help the entire community by reminding each other of these expectations. It is up to all of us!

I also want to make two very important points about testing and large group gatherings.

Testing

Testing is mandatory! If you fail to sign up for a testing date and time, or fail to show up for your test, you risk suspension. 

Large Group Social Gatherings

Due to the vagueness of the term, I want to provide additional clarity about large social gatherings. The Code of Conduct now includes COVID-related occupancy limits for residence hall rooms, suites, and apartments. The occupancy limits are as follows:

  • Single room - Two people total (the occupant plus one)

  • Double room - Four people total (the number of occupants plus two)

  • Triple room - Five people total (the number of occupants plus two)

  • Four-person suite/apartment - Six people total (the number of occupants plus two)

  • Five-person suite/apartment - Seven people total (the number of occupants plus two)

  • Six-person suite/apartment - Nine people total (the number of occupants plus three)

  • Seven-person suite/apartment - Ten people total (the number of occupants plus three)

  • Eight-person suite/apartment - Eleven people total (the number of occupants plus three)

Any group that exceed the COVID-related occupancy limit will be considered a Large Social Gathering. If you are found with more than the allowed number of people in your room, suite, or apartment, EVERYONE in the room will be suspended, sent home, and no refund will be forthcoming.

It is up to all of us to keep our community safe. If you have any questions about this, please let us know at studentaffairs@springfield.edu.

Thank you and best wishes for all of you attending in-person classes this week!

Sincerely,

Patrick

Patrick G. Love
Vice President for Student Affairs
Director, Student Affairs Administration graduate program
Springfield College