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Important Information

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A Message from President Engelkemeyer

Dear Campus Community,
As Nichols College continues to manage the rapidly changing developments associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) our primary focus must remain on the health and safety of our community members, as we support students in their academic completion of the spring semester. 
In order to give you access to the most up-to-date information on our campus and community, we've created this page as a resource. Here, you'll find current details on the state of classes, campus, and more, along with contact info to help you get answers to all your questions.
Remember, the strength of the herd lies in its solidarity. Together, we will thrive.

Sincerely,
Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D.

Classes

Through the end of the Spring, 2020 semester, Nichols College will conduct classes via online methods only. All undergraduate and graduate courses will occur at their regular class times, in almost all cases via Zoom video conferencing. Students have received additional information via email from Academic Affairs with helpful hints and instructions on how to move to an online format. Patience will be needed on both sides of this equation as we traverse this work-around solution. We are extending the last day to withdraw from classes to April 7. First year students should reach out to their advisor with questions, all other students and families should reach out to Academic Affairs directly via registrar@nichols.edu.

Residence Halls

Nichols College residence halls are CLOSED at this time. Beginning on Wednesday, April 8th students will have the opportunity to move out. In order to facilitate a move out, students will be required to make a Move-Out Appointment. The appointment window will be open from 4/8 to 4/18, and there will be plenty of times available for our residential students to come retrieve their belongings. Full details have been published by the Residence Life team in this document, which includes links to make an appointment and further information. 

At this time, we are still working on the process of determining pro-rated room & board credit for students. We expect the process to take 6 weeks. You will hear directly from Student Financial Services. If you have any questions, please email reslife@nichols.edu directly. 

Commencement

Per CDC and state guidelines, our May 2, 2020 Commencement Ceremony has been postponed. A virtual event will be held on May 2 at 10am to celebrate all that you have achieved, and will be streamed live on our YouTube channel. President Engelkemeyer has promised that there will be a physical event, but the date, format, and other details are still in the planning stages. 

Athletics

All institutions in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) have been notified that all athletic competition have been canceled for the Spring 2020 season.  Conferences across the nation are following this protocol. This follows the directive from the NCAA Board of Governors to cancel all remaining winter and spring NCAA Championships. 

Campus Events

All college hosted/sponsored events, whether on or off campus, are cancelled between now and May 15.  

Fall Registration

We will be holding registration for Fall 2020 as planned from Monday, March 30 – Wednesday, April 1 from 8am to 10am each day.  Summer registration will open on April 2.

Communications

Nichols College continues to be a college of choice for business, leadership, and communications. This page will be routinely updated with the latest details, and can be bookmarked for reference. Those interested in the history of our coronavirus updates can find a number of articles, press releases, and letters in our Newsroom. Please be aware that many of these are appropriately marked "outdated" and are preserved for historical purposes only.