The Spring Hill College Plan for Returning to Campus

MASK UPDATE as of 11/1/2021

Masks are no longer required indoors on our campus.  However, if you are unvaccinated, we request that you continue to wear a mask indoors.

OTHER GUIDELINES:

CLASSROOMS: Faculty may still require masks in their classrooms. Please be prepared with a mask and follow your instructor’s request.

MEETINGS, OFFICES and INDOOR ACTIVITIES: If you are more comfortable continuing to wear a mask at meetings, in offices or for other indoor activities, please feel free to do so. Also some offices may continue to require masks to enter. If that’s your preference, please put a sign on your office door with that masking information.

ST JOSEPH CHAPEL: Mask requirement still in place at St. Joseph Chapel until January 2022. The Wedding Policy at St. Joseph Chapel requires masks through May of 2022

SODALITY CHAPEL: Masks Required

DINING HALL:  Masks are no longer required in the Caf, McKinney’s or Einstein’s.

ATHLETICS: Our conferences still require masks for attendees, so please have a mask on hand and adhere to any of the current mask regulations for these events.

COVID-19 VACCINATION: The College encourages all staff, faculty and students to become fully vaccinated as a protection against COVID-19. 

VACCINATION CLINICS: The College will communicate details of upcoming COVID-19 as well as flu vaccination clinics.

COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKS: Please continue to monitor your health and follow our COVID-19 policies regarding reporting positive cases or COVID-19 exposure.

POSSIBLE CAMPUS MASK AND  PROTOCOL CHANGES: If COVID-19 cases reach a level where masks and other more stringent containment protocol are required, we will communicate that information to you as soon as possible.

Please see this additional information from the CDC on masks at this time.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 transmission rate in Mobile County and the latest CDC recommendations throughout the Fall semester. We will update you when/if this requirement is amended or lifted. We will update you with any amendments to this guidance.

Fall 2021 Campus Life on The Hill

  • Face-to-face classes
  • Mass and Campus Ministry events
  • Full residence hall and dining operations
  • Resumption of Fall sports
  • Student events, clubs and activities

Real World Ready is a mindset for all aspects of student life at Spring Hill College. It’s an approach that puts our students’ futures at the forefront, ensuring their paths to success are healthy and secure in the real world.

The Real World Ready mindset also applies to our 2021-22 COVID-19 campus planning. We’ll employ best-practice, experts-based recommendations for teaching and student life models, to help maintain a safe environment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for keeping Spring Hill College a healthy campus.

How?

  • Spring Hill College recommends all students, faculty and staff be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before August 6, 2021, if at all possible. vaccines.gov is a key resource to find a vaccine clinic near you.
  • We also ask that you share your vaccination status through this secure and confidential online Google doc form as soon as possible to help us better plan for the Fall semester.

Why?

  • We’re returning to full campus procedures because we’re monitoring the COVID-19 vaccination levels of the campus community and continuing with recommended protocols as needed. That includes face-to-face classes, spectators at sporting events and removing attendance limits on campus gatherings.

Campus Health Protocols

From testing and mask information to possible isolation protocols, please read and review this important campus information.

Fall 2021 Academic Protocols

Information for students and faculty on classroom guidelines.

Campus Ministry

Mass time and retreat information.

Student Life

Resumption of in-person meetings, events and other activities.

Athletics

Information on NCAA and SIAC guidelines for student-athletes, coaches and trainers.

Faculty and Staff

Campus health protocols for your safety and wellness.

Important Questions

FAQs about our campus Fall 2021 COVID-19 protocols.

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