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How Anna Maria College is responding to COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect lives across the globe, the senior management team at Anna Maria College has been proactively working with students, faculty, and staff in preparation for the changes that are occurring on a daily, if not hourly basis. In order to keep you as informed as possible, we have assembled a list of actions that we are taking to protect our community during these unprecedented times.

Please check back often for updates.

ACADEMICS

What is the delivery method for classes in the Fall?

Each classroom, lab, and additional space marked for conversion to classroom places have been assessed by Facilities and Vice Presidents following nationally utilized social distancing reconfiguration.

 

Faculty are currently preparing their classes to pivot to a remote teaching and learning model of delivery if needed. In general:

  • If the class is currently scheduled as online and will remain so, no alterations will be made beyond denoting any required synchronous (remote face to face) timeframes.
  • If the class is currently scheduled as face to face and will continue as face to face, adjustments will be made to denote a hybrid (at least 50% remote teaching/learning) designation. This is a way for students to be planful in the event of Commonwealth action due to the pandemic that happens later in the semester. Information about classroom use days/times will be scheduled.
  • If the class is currently scheduled as hybrid, no alterations will be made: information about classroom use days/times will remain the same.
  • If the class is currently scheduled as face to face or blended but needs to be moved to online, instructors will work with their Dean/Director to effect that and it will be noted on the finalized class schedule. Remote synchronous class meeting times (at least once a week) will also be noted.

If you determine that remote learning is your preferred way of taking classes this fall semester, please complete and submit this formStudents can also contact their academic advisors or program dean/directors to discuss options and to get help with any questions about their fall schedules.

ATHLETICS

Will games be played for Fall and Winter Sports?

Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns, Anna Maria College teams will not participate in traditional varsity athletics competition during the fall semester. The athletic department and College remain strongly committed to providing all student-athletes with an athletic experience during the fall semester that will include athletic activities, strength and conditioning, and additional team-based activities within NCAA, state, federal and college health guidelines for all Anna Maria fall, winter and spring athletes.

 

Student-athletes will be able to take part in athletic-related activities relevant to College and Commonwealth guidelines, as well as those outlined in the NCAA Core Principles of Resocialization of Collegiate Sport. The athletic department is working on the athletic related plans for the fall and will be providing updates in the coming weeks. 

 

Decisions involving the start of winter intercollegiate athletic practice and competitions will be made at an appropriate time and will be informed by an evaluation of the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in conjunction with the GNAC, NCAA and the college.

CAMPUS MINISTRY

The Campus Ministry Office

The Campus Ministry Office will be open remotely and providing spiritual guidance and support through virtual programming and content for the remainder of the semester. Please check our Instagram and Facebook pages as well as your email for regular updates. If you are looking for spiritual support during this time, please email Melissa LaNeve or Fr. David Cotter or call (508) 849-3205.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

What happens if a student tests positive but is not in a private room?

Students with a positive test will be moved to an isolation space, currently planned to be located in Madonna Lower Level.

RESIDENCE LIFE

When are move-in dates?

Move-in dates are currently set for August 20th – 23rd by appointment only.  The Office of Residence Life will be scheduling move-in times based on building and floor in order to spread everyone out during each move-in period.

STUDENT LIFE

Will common areas be open?

Larger common areas will be open with couches removed and additional furniture spaced out.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Information Technology Department

During this difficult time, the Information Technology department is trying to be as responsive as possible. In order to help streamline communications, when you have a question, need help, or otherwise need to contact IT, please contact ITSupport@annamaria.edu.

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