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2021-22 Plan for Students

2021-22 Reopening Plans

Lesley reopened its campuses for classes, activities, and residential living in Fall 2021 with a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and employees coming to campus and other health and safety protocols described on our COVID-19 Information page.

Lesley University Community Compact

All students with campus access are required to sign the Community Compact, which contains health and safety requirements for campus activities. Students must receive written approval from Dean Mays that they are cleared to be on campus before coming to campus.

Questions?

Contact Dean Nathaniel Mays at nmays@lesley.edu.

  • Academic Calendar

    Spring 2022 Academic Calendar

    The first day of classes for the 15-week semester is Monday, January 24, 2022.

    Spring Term 1 starts Monday, January 24, 2022.

    Spring Term 2 starts Monday, March 21, 2022.

    Review the Spring 2022 Academic Calendar.

  • Orientations

    Details regarding spring orientations are coming soon. Check these links for new information as it becomes available.

  • Immunization and COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

    Immunization and COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

    If you are registered to attend a residency or course on campus or are considering coming to campus for any reason, you must first submit the immunization documentation by the following date and then receive written approval from Dean Mays that you are clear to be on campus before coming to campus.

    • January 4, 2022, for On-Campus programs and courses that begin on January 24, 2022

    As of December 23, we have updated our COVID-19 vaccine requirement to require all eligible students studying on campus to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine booster. Information is available at vaxfinder.mass.gov for Massachusetts locations offering vaccine boosters.

    Due to the eligibility criteria, there will be a rolling deadline for obtaining the vaccine booster. All individuals who are eligible to receive a booster on or before January 15, 2022 must comply by February 15, 2022. Individuals who are eligible after January 15, 2022 will have 30 days from their date of eligibility to comply with this policy.

    All previously approved medical and religious accommodations specific to COVID-19 vaccination will apply to the vaccine booster requirement. Students should contact Dean Mays with any changes or questions.

    To help ensure that we receive your complete documentation and that we will have adequate time to review it and/or request additional information without it impacting your scheduled time to be on campus, please review the Immunization Information page carefully.

    Without the required documents, and written approval to be on campus from Dean Mays, you will not be able to come to campus. Note: If you were approved to be on campus for Summer or Fall 2021, you do not need to submit this information again for Spring 2022.

    Review the requirements and instructions for submitting proof of immunization.

  • COVID-19 and Other Vaccines

    COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster

    All Lesley students are required to submit proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have obtained the vaccine booster or to have an approved medical or religious exemption in order to participate in any on-campus experience.

    Over 98% of our faculty and staff are vaccinated. In addition, we require vaccination for employees in certain positions subject to approved medical and religious exemptions.

    Read more about our immunization requirements, how to submit proof of vaccination, and/or how to apply for immunization exemption.

    Flu Shots

    All students living on campus are required to submit proof of a current flu shot. Being protected against the flu is especially important this year because flu and COVID-19 symptoms can be similar.

  • Classes & Campus Services

    Technology Improvements

    We have made significant technology improvements to over 50 classrooms on our Porter Campus and on South Campus (formerly known as Brattle Campus) to enable HyFlex instruction. Most undergraduate courses have an in-person component, and class sections meet on Porter (in University Hall and the Lunder Arts Center) or on South (in Sherrill, Washburn, and Burnham Halls).

    The classrooms on Doble are not in use this year, but Doble still offers student housing and dining (White Hall cafeteria and Ava’s Kitchen). The Fitness Center, the Residential Life Office, and the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice Office as well as Academic Support, Disability Services, Campus Safety, and other services will remain available on Doble. Our Interactive Directory of Services is available online 24/7.

    Transportation

    Our shuttle service offers transportation between the 3 campuses on weekdays. Students may request rides are through Public Safety at times when the shuttle is not running. Masks are required on our shuttles.

    We encourage non-resident students to use public transit to commute to campus and everyone to walk or bike between campuses, weather and ability permitting.

  • Housing

    We are offering housing on our South Campus (formerly known as Brattle Campus), Doble Campus, and local hotels.

    All students living in University housing are required to present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 with the full lab report (not a home test) taken no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival on campus, and to be re-tested on campus within 3-5 days after arriving. A positive test result will require the student to remain off-campus and follow the return to campus protocols.

    Read more about our housing plan.

  • Meals

    We will be offering dining services at White Hall, Washburn Commons, and other grill and café stations across campuses. 

    Read more about our meal options.

  • Transfer Student Supports

    In Fall 2020, we launched a Transfer Student Success Office embedded with our advising teams in our Coordinated Student Success area in the Provost’s Office.

    Associate Provost Jennifer Serowick and her team are ready to assist transfer students with everything from transfer credits, questions about student life and academics, understanding financial aid or billing, and finding the supports you need at Lesley.

  • Community Standards of Conduct

    During a global pandemic whose trajectory is uncertain, even limited use of campus facilities carries some risks that each individual must weigh carefully.

    Lesley students who have been accorded the privilege of campus access are responsible for protecting each other’s health and well-being and must hold each other accountable. 

    The Community Standards of Conduct will apply to students regardless of whether they are living at home, off-campus, or in a local hotel room.

  • Internships & Field Placements

    We will provide information about in-person, hybrid, and remote placements in the Spring. Students can make their own decisions about how and where they participate. 

    Read more about our internship and field placements for 2022.

School, Program, and Activity-Specific Plans