Select an arrival time: Students will select an arrival appointment (between noon and 8 p.m. ET) on their designated arrival day (either February 21 or February 22) on a first-come, first-served basis. Incoming Feb students, transfer students, residential life staff, international students, and student leaders are encouraged to schedule their arrival on February 21.
Complete a 14-day prearrival quarantine: Review this information about how to properly prepare for and complete a 14-day prearrival quarantine.
If applicable, schedule predeparture testing for air travel into the United States: Effective January 26, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. Students traveling by air into the United States must review the requirement and arrange the necessary testing.
Ensure compliance with the flu vaccination requirement: Students who have not received the 2020 flu vaccine will not be permitted to return to campus. Students who received the flu vaccine at a location other than the College must upload documentation of flu vaccination (or documentation of a medical or religious exemption) through the Student Health Portal to Health Services prior to returning to campus. Students who already received a flu vaccination or medical or religious exemption through Health Services are in compliance and will not have to provide further documentation.
Complete online health education courses: Before arriving on campus or beginning remote learning, students must complete online training through the SafeColleges platform. Students will receive access information in a separate email. As part of the training, all students will be required to read and sign the Health Pledge applicable to them. Students who have not completed the course by February 17, 2021, will not be permitted on campus.
Update emergency contacts and personal evacuation plan: Students must log in to BannerWeb to update their emergency contact information and personal evacuation plan, both located in the Personal Information tab. Incoming first-year and transfer students can enter this information via the prearrival checklist process.
Provide Vermont address if living off campus: All students living off campus in Vermont must provide their off-campus Vermont address and other information regarding quarantine status by completing the arrival quarantine confirmation form. Questions may be directed to Elaine Orozco Hammond, assistant director of Community Standards (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 802-443-3491).
Prepare and pack essential items: Similar to the fall semester, the spring semester will require students to be flexible and ready to adjust as needed. Students will be responsible for either taking all belongings with them or arranging and paying for off-campus storage in the event of an evacuation. Students should bring the following:
No more than two or three suitcases containing essential items, in case campus evacuation becomes necessary.
Personal healthcare items, including a sufficient supply of any over-the-counter or prescription medications.