The purpose of this page is to keep the Mount Holyoke community updated on the status of the College’s preventive steps, policy decisions, plans and resources in light of the global pandemic. As we move towards the fall, our priority continues to be the health and safety of our campus community. We are monitoring the situation and are in ongoing contact with state and local public health officials, colleagues within the Five Colleges and other relevant parties.
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For Students and Families
- Updates regarding plans for spring 2021 from Marcella Runell Hall, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, and Dorothy Mosby, Interim Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, October 9, 2020.
- The College's decision on a remote fall semester, August 10, 2020.
- An important message from President Sonya Stephens on fall 2020 on August 7, 2020.
- President Stephens provided information on The Plan to Open the Gates on June 30, 2020.
- Updates and reminders related to working on campus, September 9, 2020.
- The campus is reopened for outdoor recreation. All visitors are required to wear masks/facial coverings and practice physical distancing. The track and tennis courts remain closed to all. All buildings remain closed to the public and open only to employees with work that cannot be done remotely.
- Offices should continue to reserve visitors and deliveries to essentials only. Departments are responsible for ensuring that their guests and vendors they work with follow College public health protocols and complete the visitor checklist.
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- Campus Access: The Mount Holyoke campus is reopened for outdoor recreation. All visitors are required to wear masks/facial coverings and practice physical distancing. The track and tennis courts remain closed to all. All buildings remain closed to the public.
- College Events: All in-person meetings or events not deemed critical for College operations are canceled or will be held virtually. Virtual events are listed on the events calendar.
- Travel: No College-funded travel will be approved through December 31, 2020.
- Census 2020: As per guidelines from the Census Bureau, students living on campus earlier this spring will be counted by the College as residing here for the current census count. There is no need for students or their families to count these students on their Census forms.