FAQs

Spring 2022 New Student Information

Do new students have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the Spring 2022 semester?

(Modified April 20, 2022)

All undergraduate and graduate students taking in-person/face-to-face courses must provide proof of vaccination or receive an approved medical or religious exemption.

Students must provide proof of the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated or receive an approved exemption prior to coming to campus or attending in-person college activities.

In addition to the initial vaccine requirement, all students (new and returning) must provide proof that they have received their booster dose by February 1, 2022 if eligible or within two-weeks of becoming eligible if it occurs after 2/1/22. See the “Does AIC require a booster shot” FAQ for more information.

What does fully vaccinated mean?

(Added November 18, 2021)

Fully vaccinated means two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a one-dose vaccine.

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines both have waiting periods between the doses of their vaccines. Due to this waiting period and the required 2 weeks after the final dose to be considered fully vaccinated, below are the last dates you can receive the first dose of each of the following vaccines to come to campus on 1/18/22 for the beginning of classes:

Moderna (4 weeks between doses)

First dose: December 7, 2021 – Do not receive first dose of Moderna after this date if you want to come to campus on 1/18/22.

Second dose: January 4, 2022

Pfizer (3 weeks between doses)

First dose: December 14, 2021 – Do not receive first dose of Pfizer after this date if you want to come to campus on 1/18/22.

Second dose: January 4, 2022

Johnson & Johnson

Single dose: January 4, 2022

Are there exemptions to the vaccination requirement for new students?

(Added November 18, 2021) Yes, students can apply for a medical exemption or an exemption due to firmly held religious beliefs.

Medical Exemptions: New Students must submit documentation to Health Services from a medical provider indicating the specific medical reason the student is unable to receive any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines. All medical exemptions for the Spring 2022 semester should be submitted by Thursday, December 23, 2021 to provide enough processing time before the start of the spring semester.

Religious Exemptions: New students must submit a notarized Student Religious Exemption Request Form to the Dean of Students Office or email it to covidquestions@aic.edu from their AIC email. Email submissions from non-AIC emails will not be accepted. This form must indicate the specific theological reason that receiving any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines is against their firmly held religious beliefs. Once approved, a $500 non-refundable fee will be applied to the student’s account each semester to pay for the cost of required COVID-19 testing. All religious exemptions must be submitted no later than Thursday, December 23, 2021.

What happens if my second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine isn’t scheduled until after I am supposed to come to campus?

(Added November 18, 2021)
Students cannot come to campus for any reason until 2 weeks after their final COVID-19 vaccine dose or until they have received an approved exemption. Additionally, students who do not provide proof of their final dose by January 28, 2022 (end of add/drop period) will be withdrawn for the Spring 2022 semester.

What are my options if I was admitted after January 4, 2022 and I haven’t been vaccinated?

Students planning to come to campus during the Spring 2022 semester should begin their vaccination as early as possible. Students cannot come to campus until they are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the final dose) and must be fully vaccinated and provide proof no later than January 28, 2022 to remain enrolled. Students who will not be fully vaccinated by January 28, 2022 must receive permission from their Academic Dean to remain enrolled after 1/28/22 because they will have missed two weeks of classes. Students who receive an approved extension may come to campus two weeks after their final dose.

Commencement 2022

Do I have to be up-to-date on my COVID-19 vaccine/booster to participate in Commencement?

(Modified April 20, 2022)

All eligible students are welcome to participate in Commencement and Pinning ceremonies regardless of vaccination status. Students who are not up-to-date* on their COVID-19 vaccine and booster (if eligible) must wear a mask at all times.

*Up-to-date is defined as:

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J vaccine or the primary series of a WHO authorized vaccine AND a booster dose prior to Commencement; OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months prior to Commencement; OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months prior to Commencement.

AIC is no longer accepting exemption requests for the COVID-19 vaccine or booster.

Will guests be allowed at Commencement?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of guests allowed for each student.

Will guests be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend Commencement?
Guests are not required to show proof of vaccination but are required to wear a mask if they are not up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination/booster. All guests are encouraged to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. To ensure the health and safety of all students and employees participating in Commencement, guests are not permitted in the student robing room or on the main floor of the arena at any time before, during, or after the ceremony.

Where can I find more information about Commencement?
Please go to https://my.aic.edu/ICS/Academics/Commencement.jnz for additional information about Commencement and review ceremony-specific FAQ’s.

Returning to Campus

Who should plan to return to campus during the 2021-2022 academic year?

(Modified October 29, 2021) All students and employees should plan to return to campus for the 2021-2022 academic year if their academic program and/or their job typically requires them to be in-person. The college intends to offer a full college experience, featuring face-to-face instruction, full residence halls, and in-person events and activities. Students should review the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar for more information about when classes begin.

Are students required to get tested for COVID-19 prior to returning to campus?

(Added January 6, 2022)

Students are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 test prior to coming to campus and stay home for the full isolation period if the test is positive. Residential students who test positive after moving to campus will be required to move to isolation housing or return home as isolation housing is limited.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Does AIC require a booster shot?

(Modified January 13, 2022)

(Modified April 20, 2022)

AIC will require students and employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster dose, when eligible unless they have an approved exemption. Boosters must be received by February 1, 2022, or within 2 weeks of becoming eligible if eligibility occurs after 2/1/22. This requirement extends to anyone who is required to be on campus to attend in-person classes.

Primary COVID-19 vaccine type you

received:

When to get a booster dose: Which booster can you get:
Moderna 5 months after final dose of primary vaccine CDC recommends Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most situations.
Pfizer 5 months after final dose of primary vaccine
Johnson & Johnson 2 months after primary vaccine

 

CLICK HERE to locate a booster location near you.

Please note, you should receive your booster dose as soon as you are eligible to increase your immunity and avoid being required to quarantine. If you fall outside of your primary vaccine window (5 months for Moderna, 5 months for Pfizer, or 2 months for Johnson & Johnson) and have not yet received your booster, you will be required to quarantine if you are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

Once you receive your booster dose, please upload a copy of your vaccination card to your patient portal by going to https://aic.medicatconnect.com/, selecting “Upload,” and choosing “COVID Booster Vaccine” from the drop-down.

If you have difficulty signing into the system, please email dexter.health@aic.edu. 

Will AIC be holding any booster clinics on-campus?

Yes. Booster shots are widely available across the U.S. and we encourage students to receive their booster as soon as possible. In addition to off-campus booster shot availability, on-campus booster clinics will be held on the following days:

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 1/25/22 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center – West Wing
Wednesday, 1/26/22
Who is required to be vaccinated for the 2021-2022 academic year?

(Modified April 20, 2022)

Students: All undergraduate and graduate students taking in-person/face-to-face courses must provide proof of vaccination and be “up-to-date” on their COVID-19 vaccinations or receive an approved medical or religious exemption.

Students must provide proof of the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and their booster dose (if eligible) or receive an approved exemption prior to attending in-person classes.

Employees: All employees working in-person must provide proof of vaccination and be “up-to-date” on their COVID-19 vaccinations or receive an approved medical or religious exemption prior to beginning work.

“Up-to-Date” on COVID-19 Vaccinations is defined as:

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer, Moderna or J&J vaccine or the primary series of a WHO authorized vaccine AND a booster dose; OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months; OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
What is the definition of “Up-to-date

(Added February 24, 2022)

“Up-to-Date” on COVID-19 Vaccinations is defined as:

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer, Moderna or J&J vaccine or the primary series of a WHO authorized vaccine AND a booster dose; OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months; OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
I’m coming to campus for pre-season, do I need to be vaccinated before pre-season begins?

(Added June 25, 2021) Yes, all students must be vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination before returning to campus for any reason.

What does fully vaccinated mean?

(Added June 25, 2021) Fully vaccinated means two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a one-dose vaccine.

Are there exemptions to the vaccination requirement for students?

(Modified October 28, 2021) Yes, students can apply for a medical exemption or an exemption due to firmly held religious beliefs.

Medical Exemptions: Students must submit documentation to Health Services from a medical provider indicating the specific medical reason the student is unable to receive any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines. All medical exemptions for the Spring 2022 semester should be submitted by Thursday, December 23, 2021 to provide enough processing time before the start of the spring semester.

Religious Exemptions: Students must submit a notarized Student Religious Exemption Request Form to the Dean of Students Office. This form must indicate the specific theological reason that receiving any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines is against their firmly held religious beliefs. Once approved, a $500 non-refundable fee will be applied to the student’s account each semester to pay for the cost of required COVID-19 testing. All religious exemptions must be submitted no later than Thursday, December 23, 2021.

Are there exemptions to the vaccination requirement for employees?

(Added June 25, 2021) Yes, employees can apply for a medical exemption or an exemption due to firmly held religious beliefs.

Medical Exemptions: Employees must submit the “Reasonable Accommodation Request Form,” located on the Human Resources page of myAIC, along with required documentation, to Human Resources. Required documentation from a medical provider should indicate why the employee is unable to receive any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines.

Religious Exemptions: Employees must submit the “Religious Accommodation Request Form,” located on the Human Resources page of myAIC, along with required documentation, to Human Resources. Required documentation must indicate why receiving any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines is against their firmly held religious beliefs.

Which vaccines are accepted by AIC?

(Modified January 13, 2022) AIC accepts the following authorized vaccines in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Health and World Health Organization guidelines: AstraZeneca, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Sinopharm, Covishield, Covaxin, Novavax and Sinovac.

Will I be able to register for classes for Spring 2022 without having yet been vaccinated?

(Modified October 28, 2021) Yes, you will be able to register for classes prior to vaccination, but new students will have to show proof of vaccination (or receive an exemption) before attending classes, living in a residence hall, or participating in other college activities this spring. Any student who has not provided proof of vaccination during 2021-2022 academic year, or received an approved exemption by the end of the add/drop period, will be asked to take a leave of absence or will be withdrawn from the College for the Spring 2022 semester.

Do I have to get vaccinated if all of my courses are fully remote and I will never come to campus?

(Modified April 20, 2022) No, students in programs that are fully online or remote are not required to be vaccinated to attend online or remote courses. Students who are not up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible) must wear a mask at all times while on campus or when attending AIC-sponsored events regardless of location.

How do I upload my COVID-19 vaccination information to my AIC Health Services medical record?

(Modified January 13, 2022)

    1. Go to https://aic.medicatconnect.com/
    2. Login using your AIC email and password.
    3. Select the large “Upload” button.
    4. From the drop-down list:
      1. Choose “COVID Vaccine Record Card” if you have not received a booster dose.
      2. Choose “COVID Booster Vaccine” if you are uploading a card that includes your booster dose. You can use this option if your card includes your booster dose as well as your primary vaccine dose(s).
    5. Click “select file” and upload the file.

    Note: many cell phones take photos using a “.heic” file format that is not supported. You will need to save it as one of the supported file formats listed on the page. If you have difficulty uploading your vaccination card, please email dexter.health@aic.edu for assistance.

Who has access to my AIC medical record?

(Added June 25, 2021) Medical records submitted to Health Services are covered by HIPAA. Only staff working in health services have access to these medical records. This includes the proof of vaccination submitted through the Health Services portal.

What happens if my second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine isn’t scheduled until after I am supposed to come to campus?

(Added August 24, 2021)
Students cannot come to campus for any reason until 2 weeks after their final COVID-19 vaccine dose or until they have received an approved exemption. Additionally, all students must provide proof of their final dose no later than January 28, 2022 or they will be withdrawn for the Spring 2022 semester. Students should not begin a 2-dose vaccine if they will not have sufficient time to complete the 2-week waiting period after their final dose to be considered fully vaccinated prior to their intended arrival to campus.

Due to recommended waiting periods between vaccine doses (if applicable) and the required 2 week waiting period after the final dose to be considered fully vaccinated, below are the last dates you can receive the first dose to begin each of the following vaccines in order to come to campus on 1/18/22 for the beginning of classes:

Moderna: December 7, 2021

Pfizer: December 14, 2021

Johnson & Johnson: January 4, 2022

Employees should contact Human Resources if they have questions about their arrival to campus for the first time.

Testing and Tracing

Will I have to participate in ongoing surveillance testing?

(Added August 17, 2021)
Vaccinated Students and Employees – No surveillance testing requirement.

Unvaccinated Students – Students who receive an approved exemption are required to participate in weekly on campus COVID-19 surveillance testing. Tests from external sources will not be accepted from students. Students who receive an approved religious exemption will be charged a $500 non-refundable fee per semester to cover the cost of testing.

Unvaccinated Employees – Employees who receive an approved exemption must be tested for COVID-19 weekly. Employees may choose to get tested on or off campus. Employees who would like to be tested on campus to comply with testing requirements must notify Human Resources no later than August 27, 2021. Employees choosing to get tested on campus will be responsible for the cost of testing materials for the full semester.

Will I need to quarantine if I’m a contact of someone who tests positive?

(Modified February 24, 2022)

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID, follow the quarantine recommendations below based on your vaccination status. Regardless of vaccination status, if you tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 90 days you should follow the guidance for those up-to-date1 on vaccinations; however, testing is not recommended unless you have symptoms, and if you do have symptoms, a rapid antigen test is recommended.

Vaccination Status Quarantine Guidance
Up-to-date on COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • No quarantine requirement
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Rapid antigen or PCR test recommended on day 5. If positive test, follow Isolation Guidance.
  • Isolate and take a rapid antigen or PCR test anytime symptoms develop. If positive test, follow Isolation Guidance.
Not Up-to-date on COVID-19 Vaccinations or Unvaccinated
  • Quarantine for a minimum of 5 days after the exposure
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Rapid antigen or PCR test required on day 5. Can leave quarantine with negative test. If positive test, follow Isolation Guidance.
  • Isolate and take a rapid antigen or PCR test anytime symptoms develop. If positive test, follow Isolation Guidance.

1“Up-to-Date” on COVID-19 Vaccinations is defined as:

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer, Moderna or J&J vaccine or the primary series of a WHO authorized vaccine AND a booster dose; OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months; OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
Will I need to isolate if I test positive for COVID-19 using an at-home rapid antigen test and/or using a PCR lab test?

(Modified February 24, 2022)

If you test positive for COVID-19 on either a rapid antigen or PCR test, you are required to self-isolate – regardless of vaccination status. Students who live on campus will be moved to isolation housing. Below is the updated guidance:

  • Stay home and isolate for at least 5 full days
  • You may end isolation after 5 full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your symptoms are improving.
    • Testing during isolation is not required. If you choose to test using a rapid antigen test on day 5 and are positive, you must continue to isolate for the full 10 days.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days

Health and Wellness

Are masks required on campus?

(Modified February 24, 2022)

Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, masks will no longer be required for individuals who are up-to-date1 with their COVID-19 vaccination and booster on AIC’s campus (including in classrooms, residence halls, and dining facilities) with the following exceptions:

  • Per Massachusetts Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines, all individuals (regardless of vaccination status) are still required to wear a face covering while in the Dexter Health and Counseling facilities, in the Athletic Training facility, and on all public & private transportation (including the shuttle and athletic transport vehicles).
  • All individuals (regardless of vaccination status) should wear a mask if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Students should call Dexter Health Services at (413) 205-3248 for evaluation and testing. Employees should remain home until they receive a negative COVID-19 test.

All individuals who are not up-to-date1 on COVID-19 vaccinations or are unvaccinated, including those that have received an approved exemption, are still required to wear face coverings and observe physical distancing while inside any AIC facility where others are present, and while outside when social distancing cannot be guaranteed with the following exceptions:

  • Students who are not up-to-date1 are not expected to wear a face covering when they are in their private residence hall rooms, suites, or apartments.
  • Employees who are not up-to-date1 are not expected to wear a face covering when they are alone in their private office.

1“Up-to-Date” on COVID-19 Vaccinations is defined as:

  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer, Moderna or J&J vaccine or the primary series of a WHO authorized vaccine AND a booster dose; OR
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months; OR
  • Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

What if I will have a COVID-19 vaccine waiver and am unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition?

(Added June 25, 2021) All unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask. If you have a medical condition that limits your ability to wear a mask:

Students: must request an accommodation through the Center for Accessibility Services and Academic Accommodations following the process outlined HERE.

Employees: must submit the “Reasonable Accommodation Request Form,” located on the Human Resources page of myAIC, to Human Resources.

What are the cleaning protocols?

(Added June 25, 2021) CDC reviewed research suggests that COVID-19 is not transmitted through surfaces as was once believed. Therefore, Massachusetts has indicated that businesses can return to their normal cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

What do I do if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

Emergency

Call 9-1-1 or Campus Police at (413) 205-3333.

Non-Emergency

Students: contact Health Services during business hours at (413) 205-3248 and don’t attend in-person classes or activities until cleared to do so by Health Services.

Employees: stay home, contact your medical provider, and get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus.

Classes and Academic

Will classes be taught in-person?

(Added June 25, 2021) Yes, classes normally taught in-person will return to that mode of instructional delivery in the fall.

Are there any modifications to the academic calendar?

(Added June 25, 2021) The Academic Calendar will follow a schedule similar to years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, including traditional start and end dates as well as regularly scheduled breaks and holidays.

Will the college allow students to stay remote for learning as a reasonable accommodation even if the state has rescinded the state of emergency regarding the pandemic?

(Added June 25, 2021) Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation due to a disability:

Students: follow THESE INSTRUCTIONS or contact accessibility.services@aic.edu.

Employees: must submit the “Reasonable Accommodation Request Form,” located on the Human Resources page of myAIC, to Human Resources.

Do I need to be vaccinated prior to attending classes?

(Modified January 13, 2022)

Yes. Students cannot come to campus for any reason until 2 weeks after their final COVID-19 vaccine dose or until they have received an approved exemption. Additionally, all new students must provide proof of their final dose no later than January 28, 2022 or they will be withdrawn for the Spring 2022 semester. New students should not begin a 2-dose vaccine if they will not have sufficient time to complete the 2-week waiting period after their final dose to be considered fully vaccinated prior to their intended arrival to campus.

Due to recommended waiting periods between vaccine doses (if applicable) and the required 2 week waiting period after the final dose to be considered fully vaccinated, below are the last dates you can receive the first dose to begin each of the following vaccines in order to come to campus on 1/18/22 for the beginning of classes:

Moderna: December 7, 2021

Pfizer: December 14, 2021

Johnson & Johnson: January 4, 2022

Additionally, all students (new and returning) must provide proof that they have received their booster dose by February 1, 2022 if eligible or within two-weeks of becoming eligible if it occurs after 2/1/22. See the “Does AIC require a booster shot” FAQ for more information.

Residential Housing and Dining

When can I move into my residence hall?

(Modified October 28, 2021)

New students must provide proof that they have received the final dose of a vaccine (2nd dose of a 2-dose vaccine or only dose of a 1-dose vaccine) AND be fully vaccinated (meaning 2-weeks after the final dose) or receive an approved medical or religious exemption prior to moving in.

All returning students and pre-approved new students may begin moving in on Sunday, January 16, 2022. The Office of Residence Life will communicate specific move-in instructions via AIC email.

Will visitors be allowed in the residence halls?

(Modified February, 2022)

Yes, resident students will be allowed to have AIC and non-AIC guests in the residence halls consistent with the standard Residence Life visitor policy. Guests who are not “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccinations are required to follow all policies in place for these individuals including wearing a mask at all times while on campus. All overnight guests must be “up-to-date” on their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Athletics

Will fans be allowed to attend AIC Athletic home competitions?

(Added June 25, 2021) Yes, fans will be allowed to attend AIC athletic home competitions provided they follow college policies on masking and social distancing for those who are unvaccinated.

Will I be able to come to campus early for pre-season if I am not fully vaccinated?

(Added June 25, 2021) No, all students must be fully vaccinated prior to coming to campus. If you are an international student and will not have access to a COVID-19 vaccine in time to return to campus, please contact Kim Beebe at international.advisor@aic.edu for guidance.

Visitation and Events

What are the policies regarding AIC-sponsored events?

(Modified February, 2022)

Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, masks will no longer be required for individuals who are “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccination. Masks-wearing is encouraged, but not required during large gatherings. See the “Are Masks Required on Campus” FAQ for more information and exceptions.

Will Summer Summit Days be in-person for Summer 2022?

(Modified October 29, 2021) Yes, AIC intends to host all Summer Summit Days in-person during Summer 2022. More information will be provided by the Admissions Office.

Will Fall New Student Orientation (NSO) be in-person for Fall 2022?

(Modified October 29, 2021) Yes, AIC intends to host New Student Orientation in-person during Fall 2022. More information will be provided by the Admissions Office.

What will life on campus be like?

(Added September 10, 2021) AIC plans to provide a close-to-normal on campus experience including full classrooms, visitation in residence halls, and resuming large-scale/high-capacity programming on campus.

Will Counseling Services resume in-person sessions?

(Added June 25, 2021) Yes, in addition to a high-quality in-person counseling experience, Counseling Services is exploring the ability for students to opt-in to remote sessions as well.

Will buildings be open and unlocked as they were prior to the pandemic?

Yes.

Will telecommuting be allowed?

(Added June 25, 2021) Please see the policy on telecommuting within the Employee Handbook on the Human Resources Page of myAIC.

What is the visitor policy?

(Modified February 24, 2022)

Visitors are permitted on campus. All visitors who are not up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations are required to follow current Massachusetts guidelines for masking, social distancing, and travel and should not come to campus if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Will virtual meetings continue?

(Added June 25, 2021) Regularly scheduled meetings will begin to be held in person; however, employees and students who wish to request a meeting be held virtually can do so. Not all requests may be granted.

How do I know if students have been vaccinated or not?

(Added February 24, 2022)

Vaccinations and exemptions are private; therefore, the College will not release information about an individual’s vaccination status. However, select, appropriate employees will have limited access to information regarding a student’s clearance for return to campus as well as their need to wear a mask while on campus.

Will there be directional flow through office spaces?

(Added June 25, 2021) Directional signage and social distancing measures will be relaxed or removed across campus where appropriate.

Can employees travel for professional development opportunities?

(Added June 25, 2021) Yes, while AIC will not have any travel restrictions in place for the 2021-2022 academic year, all students and employees are expected to follow state, federal, and international restrictions in place at the time of travel.

Who do I talk to if I have further questions or concerns?

(Added June 25, 2021) Please email covidquestions@aic.edu.

How do I report a policy violation?

(Added June 25, 2021) If a student is violating policy, please contact a member of the Dean of Students office or email covidquestions@aic.edu. If an employee is violating policy, please notify their supervisor or contact HR at debra.rico@aic.edu.

Will AIC offer student employment opportunities?

(Added July 8, 2021) Yes, AIC will offer a full complement of in-person Federal Work Study and non-Federal Work Study student employment opportunities. Students may search for open positions through AIC Swarm Jobs.

International Students

What if I am unable to get my travel visa due to COVID-19 restrictions in my area?

(Added June 25, 2021) Please contact Kim Beebe at international.advisor@aic.edu to discuss your visa process.

I am an international student. What happens if I can’t easily get access to a vaccine where I live, either in the U.S. or abroad? Can I get vaccinated when I arrive at AIC?

(Added June 25, 2021) Students who do not have access to an authorized vaccine in their country of origin should contact Kim Beebe at international.advisor@aic.edu for approval to come to campus. International Students approved under this exception are required to receive the first dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine prior to attending classes or moving into a residence hall. This may require the student to get vaccinated off campus as we cannot guarantee on-campus vaccine availability.

Students must be fully vaccinated (see definition above) to participate in any other co-curricular or athletic activities and must follow protocols for unvaccinated individuals prior to full vaccination.

If I am fully or partially vaccinated with a vaccine that is not WHO-approved, what will I need to do when I arrive at AIC?

(Added June 25, 2021) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health require you to restart your vaccination schedule in the U.S. at least 28 days after your last dose of a non-authorized vaccine. Students should contact Kim Beebe at international.advisor@aic.edu for approval to come to campus. International Students approved under this exception are permitted to attend classes and move into a residence hall and are required to receive the first dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine within 72 hours of the 28th day. This may require the student to get vaccinated off campus as we cannot guarantee on-campus vaccine availability.

Students must be fully vaccinated (see definition above) to participate in any other co-curricular or athletic activities and must follow protocols for unvaccinated individuals prior to full vaccination.

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