Bay State College's COVID-19 Preparedness

A Fall Semester that is both safe and productive.

  • All classes will be taught in a hybrid format: in-person & online.
  • To ensure social distancing, in-person class sizes will be reduced and public space capacity will be limited.
  • Classrooms will be sanitized after each period.
  • After Thanksgiving break, all classes will be online-only to avoid traveling during cold and flu season.
  • Hand-sanitizer stations are now available throughout all campus buildings.

Our Top Priority

The health and safety of the entire Bay State College community is, and always will be, our most important concern. As we re-open for Fall semester, we continue to monitor all available information related to COVID-19 and its potential impact on our community. Our response adheres to guidelines of the Massachusetts Department of Health, the CDC, and the WHO.

We strongly encourage students to pay close attention to all Bay State College communications to assist in a safe and successful return to campus. We will update this page regularly as new information becomes available.

Schedules and Registration

Following the most recent State and Government requirements, we have made additional adjustments to the Fall 2020 schedule. Students will find there have been necessary changes made to certain delivery modes, meeting structure, and online remote classes. Please login to your MyBayState Portal to review your classes for the Fall semester and contact your Advisor or Program Chair if you have any questions.

In addition, select on-ground courses have been shifted to an online-hybrid format and are reflected as ONLHY in the registration section of their student portal. Students are to meet online at a specific day(s) and time(s) each week with their instructor. Other traditional online courses will remain available and will be reflected as ONL in the student portal. 

Fall 2020 Add/Drop Deadline Extension

Please note that the Fall 2020 Add/Drop Deadline has been extended to Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at 8 PM EST. Please know that after the Add/Drop deadline students that withdraw from a course will be issued a W grade and any fees involved will be assessed. *Students must maintain positive attendance during the Add/Drop period, or they will be administratively withdrawn due to no shows for the course. 

New and current students may continue to register until the end of Add/Drop! Login to your MyBayState Portal to register for classes. If you have any questions, please contact your Advisor or Program Chair for further assistance.

(New!) On-Campus Experience

Fall semester will include as many in-person experiences as possible, both in-classroom and out. Everyone will be required to wear face coverings. Students must complete a COVID symptom check and submit through Canvas prior to each day they attend on-campus classes.

There is signage to promote social distancing and frequent, hand-sanitizing. Capacity in all public spaces- lounges, study areas, computer labs- will be temporarily reduced and marked off for physical distancing, and cleaned and sanitized regularly. The elevator at our Boston campus will be available only for those requiring mobility accommodations. Stairways have been designed as one-way and indicated appropriately. Students are requested to not wait in lines or groups to enter classrooms.

Contact Tracing

Bay State College’s Information Technology department has upgraded the identification (I.D.) badge system to assist with contact tracing. During the first week of classes, all faculty, staff, and students will be issued a new ID card holder and Bay State College lanyard that will be required to be visibly worn around your neck at ALL times while on campus. In the event that someone on campus tests positive for COVID-19, the new system will allow us to notify any individuals who may have been exposed to the infected individual. We will share more information about this in the week ahead.

Classrooms: Continuous Sanitization

Classes will be scheduled to allow for extensive cleaning and sanitization prior to the start of the next class period. There will be no back-to-back classes. Classroom capacity will be reduced to ensure we adhere to proper social distancing requirements.

Residential Student Housing

The Revolution Hotel, located a short walk from the Back Bay campus, is available for students requiring housing. There will be increased access to single rooms, with double rooms serving as our maximum capacity. The hotel has a common area in the lower level where students can adhere to social distancing measures while completing their studies. The hotel has implemented additional cleaning measures to ensure the health and safety of all residents. 

Contact: Dustin Martin, Assistant Director of Residence Life and Student Success, DMartin@BayState.edu or (617)-217-9231.