The Curry campus was prepared with best practices for the health, safety and well-being of our entire community.
Beginning August 10, families helped their students move in. Among the many safety precautions implemented, each residential student was allotted a designated two-hour appointment.
“Move in couldn’t have gone any smoother, and everyone was so helpful. Great start for our freshman!” says Jessica Shapiro Fink (Class of 2024 Parent).
Move-in helpers came in all shapes, and sizes!
Welcome Week events this year included a mix of online and socially distant in-person sessions, including virtual paint nights, Netflix parties, outdoor yoga, Kan Jam, cornhole, volleyball and more.
The College has completed onboard testing for all students, faculty and staff members and will continue surveillance testing throughout the semester, through our partnership with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Safety measures include socially-distant classrooms, an aggressive once-daily cleaning/disinfection with a second high-touch area cleaning/disinfection protocol for classroom and common spaces, and safety stations installed in public spaces throughout campus, containing hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, gloves, paper towels, trash barrels, and extra temporary masks.
Signage is also posted throughout campus to support mask-wearing, hygiene, disinfection, and wayfinding for social distancing.
While Curry may look a little different this fall, we are all going to do our best to maintain that same Curry community feel.
This fall, classes are offered in a mix of face-to-face, hybrid, hyflex and online formats in order to reduce contact intensity and frequency in our classrooms and labs.
“At the end of the day, we’re all here to learn and get a degree. I think the restrictions can actually help with our work and what we are learning because we’re more focused and have less distractions socially.” - Sharkbait Rodriguez ’22
Faculty have undergone new online instruction training and classrooms are each outfitted with new technology to facilitate the different learning modalities, including multiple camera and microphone options to assist in live streaming courses to students who are attending online.
To help further de-densify campus, the College has set up tents in five locations for outdoor classes, activities, and dining.
Snacks and meals are made easy with the new Bite app where students can now view menus and place advanced orders for the Dining Marketplace at the Stu. New self-service packaged goods and grab & go coolers have also been expanded to multiple locations throughout campus.
“I’m really excited to be here on campus and I’m grateful my teachers are going out of their way to be supportive and as safe as possible in class.” – Angelina Conte ’24