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BC Community Will Be Tested for COVID-19 Upon Arrival to Campus

All Boston College students, faculty, and staff who plan to be on campus this upcoming fall semester will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival, according to a Thursday email from the Office of Residential Life.

The email, which was sent to students living in residential halls, also outlined safety protocols for fall move-in. BC will permit one masked guest to help with the move-in process, though it lifted the mask mandate on campus for all individuals vaccinated against COVID-19 earlier in the summer.

Students will once again be required to sign up for a move-in appointment time in an effort to space out arrivals on campus. 

The update, which was signed by Matt Razek, assistant director of transitional housing and business operations and Andy Anderson, associate director of housing operations, also reminded students of the Aug. 1 deadline to upload proof of vaccination to their University Health Services portal. 

“Please note that any student who is not fully vaccinated and has not uploaded their proof of vaccination by these deadlines will not be allowed to move into the residence halls, and is in jeopardy of having their housing placement canceled for the fall semester,” the email reads. 

The regular move-in process will begin on Aug. 23 with first-year international student move-in, followed by first-year students on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, and upperclassmen and transfer students on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28. 

The Office of Residential Life will be sending another update with more information on testing appointments and the move-in logistics in early August.

Featured Image by Vikrum Singh / Heights Editor

July 22, 2021

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