Preparing and Returning to Campus

Emerson Community Compact

Return to Campus Guide

We are Emerson. As a commonwealth of learners, we are both innovative and resilient in all we do. We care for ourselves and each other. We care for each other in the classroom, in our residence halls, in our buildings, on our sidewalks, in our student organizations, and in our offices. We have a responsibility to take care of each other.

As an engaged community member, I show care for every Emersonian.

I show care for myself by: 

  • Wearing a face cover and practicing social distancing throughout campus
  • Completing all daily symptom tracking and testing requirements 
  • Reporting any potential exposure to COVID-19 
  • Remembering to wash my hands vigorously with soap for at least 20 seconds and using hand sanitizer if I am not able to immediately was my hands
  • Staying up to date with vaccinations, including getting a flu shot
  • Maintaining relationships with my classmates and colleagues virtually
  • Staying informed about community news on health and safety

I show care for my fellow Emersonians by: 

  • Wearing a face cover in all classes, meetings, activities, and social gatherings
  • Observing the posted room capacity in all Emerson College spaces
  • Keeping 6 feet of distance between myself and other Emersonians
  • Following the current guest and visitor policy for all events, activities, meetings, and social gatherings. 
  • Cleaning up and sanitizing after using a space
  • Getting tested, following tracking guidelines, and reporting potential symptoms (i.e., cough, shortness of breath, fever over 100.4, etc.)  
  • Staying home if I am sick (i.e., remaining home/in my residence until directed to report for testing/evaluation and following any subsequently required isolation or quarantine period) 
  • Not putting myself in high-risk situations (i.e., parties) and if I do, reporting my potential exposure 
  • Understanding that current Massachusetts travel guidance calls for two weeks of quarantine upon arrival back in Boston if I travel outside of New England, New York, or New Jersey
  • Acknowledging that there will be no College-sponsored travel (e.g., for organizations, conferences, teams) until further notice, and that any potential exceptions will need to be reviewed and approved in writing by the vice president overseeing the activity

I know my actions can impact the entire campus community. It’s important to take community health seriously. I acknowledge I may be held accountable for my decisions and behavior if I fail to comply with this compact, including being asked to leave campus and campus housing.

I have read and understand the Emerson Compact and I agree to follow all guidelines to keep our community healthy. I am a proud Emersonian, and I commit to doing my part to keep our community safe and healthy.