FAQ for Students

Last updated on April 12, 2021 at 5:54 pm EST.

Spring 2021 Information

Before You Arrive

*Updated 2/8/21*

There are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in our community, but we are anticipating an increased threat from new strains as seen by other schools in the region. In an abundance of caution, we are strengthening our policy on Spring Term arrivals and asking every student to quarantine for the remainder of the week before traveling to Bennington. I recognize that this is an inconvenience, but the choices that each of us make over the next several weeks will be critical to our collective success this term. 

We ask that students who need to use public transportation or travel via personal vehicle with multiple stops to return to campus do so exercising extreme caution practicing social distancing, wearing a mask at all times, and washing your hands frequently. 

Please make sure you submitted your Commitment of Shared Responsibility.

How long do I have to quarantine before coming to campus?  

*Updated 2/8/21*

In an abundance of caution, we are strengthening our policy on Spring Term arrivals and asking every student to quarantine for the remainder of the week before traveling to Bennington. I recognize that this is an inconvenience, but the choices that each of us make over the next several weeks will be critical to our collective success this term. 

We ask that students who need to use public transportation or travel via personal vehicle with multiple stops to return to campus do so exercising extreme caution practicing social distancing, wearing a mask at all times, and washing your hands frequently. 

 

I'm completing an in-person job or internship over Field Work Term. What are my options for the final two weeks of FWT?

We recognize that students completing an in-person job or internship may need to change or discontinue their work during the final 7 or 14 days of Field Work Term, and that this may be disappointing. For students with registered in-person FWT positions, the Career Development & Field Work Term Office will communicate with you and your employer shortly, and encourage your employer to consider allowing you to work remotely for the final two weeks. For any student whose employer is not able to offer remote work, we will work with you to arrange an alternative way for you to finish your FWT hours on a remote basis. Please contact fwt@bennington.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

What is the Commitment of Shared Responsibility?

The Commitment of Shared Responsibility is an agreement signed by all faculty, staff, and students of Bennington College, outlining the required health and safety protocols and behavioral expectations.

How will the Commitment of Shared Responsibility be upheld?

Our goal is to keep all members of the community safe and healthy. In the same way we are asking all members of the community to share cleaning responsibilities because it would be impossible for Buildings and Grounds to clean every surface after every time is it touched, we are asking all members of the community to help in the upholding of the Commitment through direct and respectful dialogue with each other. In acknowledgement that there may be situations, due to power differentials or other dynamics, that could cause someone to feel unable to engage in direct dialogue, community members may also share concerns through an online form and will be provided with guidance on navigating next steps. 

We anticipate that most infractions will not be willful, but rather a lapse into older pre-pandemic patterns of behavior. In these cases, which we anticipate will be the vast majority, the issue will be addressed in a way that focuses on education and restorative practices. 

If there is a major violation of Commitment by the staff, students, or faculty, the College is required to act in accordance with the Mandatory Guidance for Residential Campus Learning, issued by the State of Vermont on July 3, 2020 as follows:

 “Institutions shall enforce this contract, and immediately remove any student who violates major public safety components of the contract (such as quarantine requirements) from campus for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. Because of public health, existing judicial processes must err on the side of public health and remove a student from potentially further endangering the community by immediately removing the student from the campus. Faculty and staff who choose not to wear a face covering or follow existing public health safety standards shall face immediate disciplinary action.”

(*New Content* 9/1/2020)

The mechanism by which major infractions will be addressed will be as follows: faculty violations will be addressed by the Acting Provost; staff violations will be addressed by Human Resources; and student violations will be reviewed by the CSR Violations Panel, which is composed of students, faculty, and staff. 

What if I have a concern about someone not complying with the Commitment of Shared Responsibility?

Our goal is to keep all members of the community safe and healthy. In the same way we are asking all members of the community to share cleaning responsibilities because it would be impossible for Buildings and Grounds to clean every surface after every time it is touched, we are asking all members of the community to help in the upholding of the Commitment. 

Direct dialogue between members of the community at the time of the incident will almost always be the most effective way to address a concern. We also understand that there may be situations, due to power differentials or other dynamics, that could cause someone to feel unable to engage in direct dialogue. 

In situations where direct dialogue was not possible, community members can share concerns through this form.

If the situation is an emergency contact Campus Safety by dialing 767 (SOS) on campus or 802-447-4250 from any non-campus phone. 

Traveling to Campus

Does anyone traveling into the U.S. by air need to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding the plane?

Yes, please take note of the CDC rule (effective starting January 26, 2021):

  • All air passengers entering the U.S., regardless of vaccination status, must get a viral test for current infection within three days of boarding their flight to the U.S. and provide written documentation of a negative test result OR proof of having recovered from Covid-19.
  • Proof of immunization will not be sufficient. (The thinking is that vaccines have been shown to prevent serious illness and, in theory, a vaccinated person may still be infected and transmit the virus on a flight.)
  • CDC will not require further testing if a person received a positive test result within three months of travel. Travelers who had been infected within the previous 90 days may travel with documentation of the positive test result and a letter from a health care provider stating that they have been cleared for travel. 

We strongly urge and recommend that a week or two prior to air travel to the U.S. international students contact their airline to confirm exactly what they need to show to be allowed to board a plane to the U.S. Individual airlines should have the most up-to-date information regarding what they must see from travelers in order to allow you to board. 

What should I do if I’m traveling using public transportation or a personal vehicle with multiple stops? 

We ask that students who need to use public transportation or travel via personal vehicle with multiple stops to return to campus do so exercising extreme caution practicing social distancing, wearing a mask at all times, and washing your hands frequently. 

 

Arrival 

When can I arrive on campus? 

If you are a new student just beginning enrollment in Spring 2021, you should arrive on Saturday, February 13 between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. If you are a student who has previously been enrolled at Bennington College, you can arrive on Saturday, February 13 or Sunday, February 14 between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. Please make sure to fill out this form if you have not already to indicate your spring plans.

What should I bring with me?

COVID-19 will mean changes to what students typically bring to campus.  Bringing fewer possessions will make for a smoother and faster arrival. 

Students are encouraged to:

  • pack lightly this spring and focus on bringing only essential and important items to campus;
  • have a bag of essential items organized in the event that a student needs to relocate or if students need to leave campus on short notice; Suggested items include: extra phone/computer charger, travel-sized personal hygiene items, changes of clothing, small blanket, thermometer, medications - prescription & over-the-counter (pain reliever, cough drops, etc..).
  • While our hope and goal is to remain in person for the term, students should work with their families to have a plan for vacating campus quickly should the need arise.  

Students need to bring:

  • several cloth masks; we suggest 5-7 (consider the time needed to wash/dry masks & bring enough to wear a clean one each day)
  • a thermometer
  • cleaning supplies for their room (and private bathroom, if they have one)
  • Water bottle (especially to be able to fill during in-room quarantine)

How do I sign up for an appointment to arrive on campus?

We will be sending an email soon that will have this information included. You will be making your appointment via CoVerified.

Can my family or friends help me move into my house?  

Your friends or family can bring you to campus, help you unload your vehicle but they are not allowed to enter your house or other campus buildings. Everyone must wear a mask while on campus.

Where will I check in?

You will check in at VAPA in Greenwall. We will have signs on campus directing you to this space. Only the student can come into the check in location. Make sure to check out the video of arrival that we will release as well.

When will my first COVID test be? 

When you check in on campus. If you arrive after 7:00 pm when testing has closed because of travel delays, your test will be the following day. After hours you can check in at Campus Safety for your key and or an appointment for a COVID-19 test the next day. Make sure to notify Student Life if you will be arriving after 7:00 pm.

What will testing look like in VAPA?

  • Upon entering the testing center, you will sanitize your hands and blow your nose
  • You will move to a table where you will pick up a zip-lock bag containing a test tube, a swab, and instructions 
  • You will swab your nose, both nostrils and place the swab in the test tube
  • You will then proceed to the registrar's desk where a label will be printed and given to you to place on your test tube 
  • You will then walk to the collection box and drop your test tube in. All done! 

Will I be able to access items I may have in storage from Spring 2020 when I arrive on campus? 

Storage will be made accessible after the House quarantine is lifted. Please bring what you will need for your quarantine period with you. If you are a returning student coming to campus for the first time this 2020-2021 school year please reach out to Student Life to ask about retrieving your items from storage after the house quarantine is complete. If you have items that are essential during the quarantine, that are in storage, please reach out to Student Life.

Will I be able to pick up packages on campus when I arrive?

If you have a package that you need for the quarantine period (that will arrive on campus by 2/12/21), please contact Student Life and Package Services to arrange a pick up plan.

Arrival Quarantine Period

How long will I have to be in quarantine? 

  • Each student will receive a COVID-19 test upon arrival and will need to complete an in-room quarantine until receiving a negative test result. This will be 24-48 hours, although could be as long as 72 hours.
  • Once students receive their negative arrival test, they will then move to an in-house quarantine. During this time students will be permitted to interact (wearing masks and maintaining social distancing) with others in their house. The second test for all students will occur on Monday, February 22, and students will be released by House once all students in that given house have received a negative test result. We expect that will be by February 25 at the latest.
  • During the House quarantine, a small number of students from each house will pick up meals for the house on a schedule defined by Dining. We will be able to provide the menus for these meals in the upcoming weeks.

What happens if my roommate or I receive a positive result from our initial Covid test?

The person who has a positive test will be relocated to a separate isolation space. We will work with the Department of Health to complete contact tracing and advise us on further actions with others in the house. It would be likely that the roommate would need to restart the quarantine period. 

If I’ve been living on campus for Winter Break and FWT do I need to participate in the in room and House quarantines?

You do not need to participate in the room quarantine (unless you have a roommate returning and plan to stay in that space). You will need to participate in the House quarantine and will be tested on February 22 with the rest of your house.

What will food look like during the quarantine period?

Non-perishable food for the quarantine period will be provided at check-in, but we encourage students to bring their favorite snacks and/or beverages along with them for this time as well. Each student will receive a bag that contains food for the in-room quarantine, during check in. This will be non-perishable food and all of the items can be found in this list. Reminder -- Students will not be able to use the kitchen facilities in their house during this initial quarantine.

What if I have dietary restrictions, how will those be addressed during quarantine?

Please make dining@bennington.edu aware of any dietary restrictions.


What if I run out of food during the in-room quarantine?  

The quarantine period is 48-72 hours and we will provide you with plenty of food. You are also allowed to bring your own food into your room when you move in. If you do run out of food and are still in quarantine, please contact dining immediately.

Will water be available during quarantine?  

Beverages will not be included with the meals provided at check-in. Please bring your own beverages. You are able to fill up water bottles in your house.

Will utensils be part of the meals provided during quarantine?  

Compostable plates, cups, and utensils will be delivered to each house prior to arrival. These will be available for use once moving to the House quarantine.
 

Can I use the kitchen during the in room quarantine?

No, you cannot use the kitchen during the in-room quarantine unless you were living on campus during FWT and do not have a roommate. You will be able to use the kitchen as soon as you are released from your in-room quarantine. 

Will I be able to go outside during the in-house quarantine?  

We will be designating the area right around each house for that house to use during the House quarantine. During the room quarantine, you are not able to go outside.

What will meals look during in-house quarantine?

Beginning Monday, breakfast food (items listed here) for the House quarantine period will be provided in bulk, and small groups of students from each house will go to either the Dining Hall or Roz’s to pick up lunch and dinner meals for the entire house (the schedule for this will be provided once on campus). Menus for that week are listed here. During the House quarantine, students will be able to access kitchens and common spaces to prepare and eat these meals. Students should continue to practice social distancing when accessing and eating food during in-house quarantine.

 Campus Cleaning Protocols

Shared spaces and facilities will be cleaned daily using CDC-recommended practices in which all Buildings & Grounds cleaning staff have been trained. However, due to the impossibility of continuous cleaning, we will also rely upon community members to participate in cleaning high-touch surfaces and shared tools after use to ensure the safest environment for all. This is a component of the Commitment of Shared Responsibility, which everyone—all staff, faculty, and students—is required to sign before returning to campus.

What plans do you have for additional cleaning or "deep cleaning" of the facilities?

Shared spaces within academic and residential buildings will be cleaned by trained College housekeeping staff at least once a day following CDC-recommended practices. Cleaning protocols within other spaces will vary depending on frequency and type of use. 

What will the cleaning protocol be for houses and other shared spaces on campus?

Common spaces (living rooms, bathrooms, corridors, etc.) within student residential buildings will be cleaned daily utilizing CDC-recommended practices. Cleaning of individual dorm rooms will remain the responsibility of the occupants. However, we are happy to consult and provide guidance regarding cleaning practices.

Cleaning of shared spaces, such as labs and studios, will be a collaborative effort between Buildings and Grounds cleaning staff and community members who use the space, as outlined in the Commitment of Shared Responsibilities; users will be expected to help clean and disinfect shared surfaces and tools after use. Supplies will be provided to support this.

Classes and Academics

What is the last day I can withdraw / take a leave without financial charges?

Students should make their decision to return to campus by February 1 to ensure housing, arrival schedules, and staffing are appropriate for the population. Academic charges for tuition will begin accruing after February 15. Housing and/or meal charges will begin accruing when a student arrives on campus. Once classes begin, the Refund and Withdrawal Policy will apply. Full charges are earned for the block after 20 days of attendance

What is the College's Spring term plan?

This Spring, classes will be offered in person, hybrid, and asynchronously. Students can learn more about how each course will be delivered in the course description in the Spring 2021 Curriculum. 

All classes will be taught remotely for the first two weeks of the term to allow students time to complete the quarantine process before in-person instruction begins. 

What is a hybrid course? 

Hybrid courses are those that have students learning in-person and remotely simultaneously. There are a variety of ways that a course may be hybrid. For example, students who are on campus may study in person, while students who are living and studying remotely may join the class via Zoom. In this instance the faculty member may be in person or joining the class via Zoom.

Will there be other changes to courses?

Yes, primarily to ensure the safety of students, staff, and faculty. Specifically, classrooms will have lower occupancy limits to conform to social distancing protocols. Some larger campus spaces, such as Commons Atrium, UpCaf, and Deane Carriage Barn, may be used as classrooms to accommodate courses with larger enrollments. Students and faculty will wear face masks during class sessions.

Can I study remotely for the Spring 2021 term?  

Yes, students can choose to study remotely for the Spring 2021 term. Please check the course descriptions in the Spring Curriculum to learn more about how each course will be conducted. A small number of courses will be offered as in person only courses, which means that students studying remotely would not be able to participate in these courses. If you intend to study remotely and are registered for a course that will be offered in person only please notify the Registrar for registration assistance before the start of the term. 

What do I do if I’ve changed my mind regarding my campus status and I want to shift from in person to remote or from remote to in person?

Please fill out the Spring Confirmation form if you had previously planned to study on campus, but would like to switch to remote instruction. You will not be able to change your status from remote to on campus after January 26, 2021 as the College needs time to prepare final housing rosters. 


If I choose to study remotely at the beginning of the term, can I move onto campus later in the term? 

No, students cannot arrive outside of the designated move in window (February 13-14). All quarantining and arrival testing will be implemented before the start of the first Spring term. We understand that some students, particularly those traveling internationally may experience travel challenges out of their control, please reach out to Christine Winget directly by February 1 to work through solutions. 

What International Students Should Know

International Services is watching information regarding international travel closely and will email international students directly and update this FAQ as new information arises surrounding travel bans and the national interest exception, for example.

Please take note of the CDC rule that goes into effect January 26, 2021

  • All air passengers entering the U.S., regardless of vaccination status, must get a viral test for current infection within three days of boarding their flight to the U.S. and provide written documentation of a negative test result OR proof of having recovered from Covid-19.
  • Proof of immunization will not be sufficient. (The thinking is that vaccines have been shown to prevent serious illness and, in theory, a vaccinated person may still be infected and transmit the virus on a flight.)
  • CDC will not require further testing if a person received a positive test result within three months of travel. Travelers who had been infected within the previous 90 days may travel with documentation of the positive test result and a letter from a health care provider stating that they have been cleared for travel. 

We strongly urge and recommend that a week or two prior to air travel to the U.S. international students contact their airline to confirm exactly what they need to show to be allowed to board a plane to the U.S. Individual airlines should have the most up-to-date information regarding what they must see from travelers in order to allow you to board. 

I am a first year international student or a returning international student in initial status in SEVIS. I will be studying in the U.S. Can I take a full program of remote instruction?

No, students who begin studying at Bennington after March 2020, who are studying in the U.S. must take one course/one credit offering in person instruction. If you are a first year international student and believe that your entire course schedule will be offered remotely for the duration of the Spring 2021 term, please email iss@bennington.edu and we will review and offer you registration assistance before the start of the term.

I am a returning international student who studied at Bennington in the Spring 2020. I will be living in the U.S. Can I take a full program of remote instruction?

Yes, students who were in active status in SEVIS during the Spring 2020 term are able to live and study in the U.S. and take a full program of remote instruction. If you have any questions about whether you were in active status in SEVIS during the Spring 2020 term, please email iss@bennington.edu and we will confirm this for you.

Can international students study remotely from their home country this Spring?

The guidance from SEVP and ICE has not changed since the Fall. Returning international students are able to study remotely and maintain their F1 status.

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Students and families can contact International Student Services with questions and concerns regarding how the new guidance impacts their fall enrollment decisions. 

Campus Life During the Term

General Prevention Measures

We encourage all community members to take measures to protect themselves to prevent the spread of these viruses as outlined below:

Both the influenza virus and the novel coronavirus have similar recommendations for prevention and protection:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and away from public places when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough down into your elbow, and never into your hand.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Additionally, it is recommended to get a flu shot if you have not already done so this season. The closest place to campus to receive a flu shot is Hannaford’s Pharmacy.   

Are visitors/guests allowed on campus?

No, with the following exceptions:

  1. Members of the local community wearing masks are permitted to walk/bike on College Drive.
  2. Prospective students and families may tour campus in a vehicle. They are not permitted to leave the vehicle.
  3. Faculty members may request a vaccinated guest visit a course for the purpose of presenting a lecture, demonstration, or other course-related activity. The visit must be outdoors and an alternative option must be provided for any student who does not wish to participate. 

What are the health monitoring protocols for students, faculty, and staff?

All students, faculty, and staff will be required to self-screen and certify the results by completing the daily health screening to confirm that their temperature is within a range that does not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit and that they are free of any new respiratory illness (fever, new/worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills/muscle pain, or new loss of taste or smell). If anyone is unable to obtain a thermometer due to significant financial constraints, they should contact Student Life (students) or Human Resources (staff/faculty).

Daily health screenings

All students, faculty, and staff will be required to complete a daily temperature and symptom self-screenings. Please confirm that your temperature is within a range that does not exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Please also confirm that you are free of any new respiratory illness (fever, new/worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills/muscle pain, or new loss of taste or smell).

The College is using CoVerified, a COVID-19 Campus Management Platform, which is available on the web and as an iOS phone app. CoVerified is secure and confidential, and does not track users location or movement. Only Health Services, Human Resources, and the Dean’s Office will have access to this information. 

Testing during the Term and CoVerified

Testing on Campus

Beginning February 1, 2021, we will be moving to an ‘unobserved’ test collection process. The testing process will be very similar to how tests are currently being conducted, but the steps will be slightly altered as noted below:

  1. Upon entering the test site, you will blow your nose as usual.
  2. You will move to a table where you will pick up a zip-lock bag containing a test tube, a swab, and instructions.
  3. You will swab your nose and place the swab in the test tube in the usual fashion.
  4. You will then proceed to a registrar's desk where a sticker will be printed and given to you to place on the test tube.
  5. You will then walk to the collection box and drop the test tube in. All done!

Updated State Guidance on Student Social Gatherings

In November we shared that Vermont had issued updated guidance on social gathering related to households. At that time, Vermont colleges and universities were told to interpret households as individual student rooms. We are pleased that this guidance has since been updated and we are now able to designate each student house as a household, allowing students to socialize within their house community. Masks will still be required in all public spaces within student houses as there are still employees that are not part of the house community regularly in these spaces.

What is CoVerified?

The College is using CoVerified, a COVID-19 Campus Management Platform, which is available on the web and as an iOS phone app. CoVerified is secure and confidential, and does not track users location or movement. Only Health Services, Human Resources, and the Dean’s Office will have access to this information.    

If you develop symptoms and log them, someone will reach out to you with instructions (students will hear from Health Services; faculty will hear from the Provost and Dean’s Office, and staff will hear from Human Resources). The app will also allow you to schedule appointments for rolling testing when that begins, receive test results, and log test results that you may have from elsewhere. If you test positive, CoVerified will allow you to report close contacts and it maintains your privacy if you choose to do so. 

Information and instructions on using CoVerified will be shared as soon as it is ready. If you have questions, students should feel free to reach out to Health Services, staff to Human Resources, and faculty to the Dean's Office. Please also see the App tutorial and Parent guide.

Campus Employment and Financial Aid

What kind of work opportunities will be provided?

As in the Fall, students are eligible for campus employment if they have a work allotment in their financial aid package, and will be studying on-campus in the Spring (remote student employment is not available).

To assist students in earning their full work-study allotment through a single campus job, the vast majority of campus jobs have been restructured as year-long positions, each offering 7-8 hours/week. If you are a work-eligible student who worked in the Fall, you do not need to reapply for your job(s); you are automatically re-hired for the Spring term.

If you are a new student entering Bennington in the Spring and you are work-eligible, you have been assigned a campus job. Contact campusjobs@bennington.edu with any questions.

If you are a returning student who did not work in the Fall and you are work-eligible, openings in the role of Dining Hall Food Service Worker are available for immediate hire via Handshake. Applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis, so students are encouraged to apply early. All dining positions are fully compliant with COVID workplace safety guidelines, and have added protocol in place including enhanced PPE and other measures.

 

How many hours can I work per week?

Our goal is for every work-awarded student to be able to earn their full work allotment. Students with the typical work allotment of $1,150 per term would need to work between 7-8 hours per week to earn that allotment during a term. As such, the vast majority of campus jobs have been restructured so they offer 7-8 hours per week, allowing work-eligible students to hold one job to meet their allotment.

To help meet hiring gaps, work-eligible returning students who wish to obtain a second 7-8 hour weekly job (totaling 14-16 hours weekly) can now be approved to do so.

Can I still work if I don’t have a work allotment in my financial aid package?

With a goal of providing earning access to our neediest students, students without need-based work allotments in their financial aid packages will no longer be eligible to apply for work. We understand that this is a significant shift. If students have questions about their work award status, they may contact financial aid or review their aid award on My Financial Aid.

Can I work remotely?

The College is not able to approve any remote student employment, due to budget constraints and employment laws. We understand that students and families rely on the work allotment in their financial aid packages to cover their costs. Given this, for all full-time students who are studying remotely, work allotments will be removed and replaced with comparable Bennington aid. The addition of this aid in place of an allotment will reduce the amount owed on Populi for the term or, in some cases, result in a credit, which will be refunded to students. This aid will be disbursed on the same schedule as all other aid. Students and families should contact financial aid with questions about their individual packages.

Will there be a change in tuition and fees if a student is remote?

The same tuition and activities fee will be paid by all students whether in person or remote. Housing, meals, and the health center fee will not be charged for students who study remotely.

Will there be consequences if families need to retract the student re-enrollment before fall term starts?

No, students do not incur new costs until they arrive on campus and begin eating meals, living in housing, or taking classes. The student bill and student’s decision to enroll remotely are both due by February 1. Any prior balances will still be due.

What happens to financial aid if the College shifts to fully remote learning during the term due to a spike in the virus?

Just as it was calculated in the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 terms, student charges and financial aid will be calculated per day, based on charges and aid being earned-by-attendance. 76% of the financial aid a student receives is offered to assist with tuition. 13% is offered toward housing, and 11% is offered to assist students with meal plans. Aid will be adjusted (per day) in the area where there was a change. If the student remains enrolled in Distance Education (remote learning), then 76% of their aid will remain eligible for the remainder of the term to assist with tuition. 24% will be adjusted on a per-day basis for meals (11%) and housing (13%) not earned-by-attendance. Charges on Populi will be adjusted at the same per-day rate used to calculate standard withdrawals.

Technology and Wi-Fi

The College has been in the process of a three-year, campus-wide network upgrade, which includes upgraded Wi-Fi access points in all student housing. The student housing Wi-Fi  upgrade was completed during winter Field Work Term 2020, and the spring 2020 term, after COVID-19 response, was spent tweaking the network configuration. While we can never guarantee that there will be no network issues, the College’s investment in the network over the past three years, including Wi-Fi  in student houses, will greatly improve the student experience and make us able to far better participate in courses delivered remotely from student housing.

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