Spring 2021 Semester
Over the last 110 years, Connecticut College has overcome many challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly among the greatest our campus has ever faced. Our ability to uphold our institutional mission—to educate students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society—relies on the commitment of each member of our community to do their part to slow the spread of the virus. The success of the fall semester proved that we are up to the challenge. Our collective action made clear that Camels Do what is necessary to keep our campus safe and healthy.
As we begin a new semester, we want to say, loudly and clearly: Thank you. Our community is stronger because we have remained united in our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic and to caring for one another. We will carry that great spirit of community into the spring semester! We are also encouraged by recent positive news about the COVID-19 vaccines, which makes us all the more confident that if we remain vigilant and follow our campus procedures, we can have another successful semester at Conn.
On the Path Forward website, you will find information about the College’s health and safety protocols as well as campus community guidelines and expectations, including the Camels Care Pledge and our Spring 2021 Onboarding video. We continue to follow the State of Connecticut’s guidelines for colleges and universities, as well as federal guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will update this page regularly, so please check back frequently to stay informed. For the latest information, students should visit the Student Guidance page, while faculty and staff should visit the Faculty/Staff Guidance page.
For more information, email COVID19ResponseTeam@conncoll.edu.
The dashboard is updated four times a week as the College receives results for each day of testing. The dashboard tracks both the volume of testing and the number of positive test results. The percentage of positive results is one of the important metrics the College will track in order to determine the campus alert status and to make informed decisions about changes to campus operations