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What are the health and safety guidelines for classrooms and study rooms?

Please observe the following guidelines in all classrooms and study rooms:

  • Masks must always be worn within the classroom or study room unless you are alone.  See guidelines below for face shield exception for faculty/presenter within classrooms and presenting from stage in the auditorium
  • Upon entering the room, use disinfectant wipes or spray to clean your area: desk/table, chair, keyboard, mouse, and any other areas you will touch. Dispose of wipes in appropriate trash receptacle
  • Since masks are required, no food/eating permitted. You may move your mask to the side to take a drink/sip of a beverage, but must readjust your mask immediately after
  • Maintain classroom configurations established to encourage physical distancing
  • Occupy those seats designated and clearly marked as available in the auditorium or other classrooms with extra seating
  • Abide by occupancy or group-size limits posted on rooms.

What will academic instruction look like in Spring 2021?

Thomas College will provide a mix of face to face, hybrid and online learning opportunities for students in the Spring 2021 semester.  Classroom capacities and course sizes have been reduced and physical classrooms have been reconfigured to provide social distancing for students and faculty for all face to face instructional settings.  The College is dedicated to ensuring that all our students are ready for learning and the successful completion of their classes regardless of format.

The College will require that face masks be worn at all times in classrooms and public spaces. See paragraphsbelow for more information. Individuals who may need to seek accommodations for this requirement are required to contact either Michelle Joler-Labbe at  michelle.jolerlabbe@thomas.edu  (for faculty and staff) or Lisa Desautels-Poliquin (for students) at  lisa.desautelspoliquin@thomas.edu  for more information.


Student Financial Services

I have a question related to financial hardship.  What should I do?

Please call the Student Financial Services Office directly at 207-859-1112.

Will work study jobs still be available? How do I get a work study job?

Yes, work study jobs are available beginning the first day of classes.  Please contact the Student Financial Services office at 207-859-1105 or email Jeannine Ross at jeannine.ross@thomas.edu .


Information Services

How do I connect to my Thomas email account?

To setup an email account, the student will need their Thomas College username and password. If you do not have this information, please contact the service desk at servicedesk@thomas.edu or 207-859-1204.

Next, go to www3.thomas.edu and click on “Outlook Web”. Login with your username and password. The first time you do so, you will be prompted to setup Multi-Factor authentication on your mobile device. Once complete, you’ll have access to their email account.

Additional information can be found here:

https://update.thomas.edu/


Student Affairs

MOVE-IN

I am a resident student, when am I returning to campus?

In order to help minimize congestion within the residences during move-in, we’ll be staggering resident arrival times on your designated move in date.  Please check your Thomas College email for links to sign-up for your arrival time.

Move In Day Process:

  • Once you arrive to campus, please go to the Gym.
  • All parties in a vehicle are required to be in a face mask while on campus and while in the car during check in/testing at the white tent.
  • Please be sure to stay in your vehicle with all parties until cleared by staff.
  • Students and all with them should be prepared to be screened. Please do not come to campus if you have any of the following symptoms (and be prepared to answer these questions at the tent):
    • Cough – non allergy related
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Been exposed to COVID-19 in the last week
    • Been diagnosed with COVID-19
    • Travelled to other states (not NH/VT) over the last 16 days)
    • At least two of the following symptoms:
      • Fever (temp of 100.2 or greater)
      • Chills
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • New loss of taste or smell

Can I go to the gym anytime? If reservations are required, we there be a system in place so that all can have some time in the gym? 

Using the Alfond Athletic Center will require a reservation.  Rooms that will require reservation before you entire the facility are:

  • Weight Room
  • Cardio Room
  • Multi-purpose Room (dance room)
  • Plyometric room
  • The field house will be broken into separate courts to reserve:  Court 1, Court 2 and Court 3.

Space Reservation will occur through www.imleagues.com to allow all students the ability to use the facility.

If I need to go off-campus and don’t have a car, will there still be transportation? 

There will are periodic shuttles to take students to local stores, for more information please contact Michael Sales at stuactcoor@thomas.edu


Athletics

We are committed to proving meaningful experiences for our student athletes while following health and safety guidelines. Student athletes should keep in touch with their coaches and watch for announcements from the college regarding the latest news and updates.

See latest Update:

Press Release


Physical and Mental Health Services

The Health Center will open as normal for student health concerns.  Students may come to the Health Center to be seen or elect to use Telehealth services.  Regardless of service format, students must call the Health Center in advance to schedule an appointment for in-person (even same-day) or telehealth.  It is important to call ahead before coming to the Health Center to minimize wait time and maintain social distancing.  Precautions will be used for students entering the Health Center to include:  one student allowed in the waiting room; additional disinfectant/sanitizing between students; and additional protective barriers and PPE used.

Students must wear a face covering at all times.

Please note that students exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be required to call the Health Center prior to arrival.  Triage will occur via Telehealth to determine next steps.

Additional Health Services will be available during weekend hours through an on-call triage or staffing service.  More information will be available when students arrive on campus.

For Medical Records: For Mental Health:

Counseling Services will be available to assist Thomas students during these times of increased anxiety and stress.

Individual Counseling Services will be available to students via Tele-Behavioral Health.  Students can contact the counselor directly to schedule an appointment.  A private space will be reserved on campus for students to utilize who need confidential space.  Additional counseling hours will be available to assist with meeting student need for supportive services.

Counseling will continue to provide educational outreach and consultation to the campus

Contact Information:  Carol Jollotta, LCSW, Campus Counselor, counselor@thomas.edu, 207-859-1245.


Dining

Will I be able to eat when I want and with whom I want in the dining center?

At this time, we have not assigned specific mealtimes.  We have reduced seating capacity and will ask each student to reasonably limit their time in the dining center so we can accommodate everyone in our community.  The Summit Room will also be available for additional dining space to maintain social distancing.  Students will be able to eat with their friends but in smaller table arrangements.

What options will be available if I don’t want to eat in the dining center?  

As always, students will have the ability to take their meal to-go.  You’ll also see some prepackaged grab-and-go options.  And Sodexo is exploring an order-ahead program that is still under review.

Do I have to make reservations? How will this work?

At this time, with a small campus community, we do not anticipate using reservations.  If this changes, students will be notified in advance of the decision and process.

Will faculty/staff be able to use dining center? If so, will there be a schedule for staff to stagger the number of people at any one time?

Faculty and staff will be welcomed to use the dining center.   However, due to reduced seating capacity, they are encouraged to come at times when student demand is lower.  Adjustments to this will be made as necessary.


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