COVID-19 News & Resources

Saint Mary's College COVID-19 Information and Resources 

Spring 2021 classes are being offered in various modalities, including in-person, flex, and virtual classes. Due to our current “purple” Tier 1 status, in-person instruction will be only open to on-campus students with limited exceptions. In addition, all classes will meet remotely during the first two weeks of the Spring Term. This allows time for residential students to clear with two negative COVID tests before gathering for in-person classes. Once negative results are confirmed, in-person instruction will begin.

Students will have access to all student support services, both remotely and in dedicated College locations expressly designed for their connectivity and study needs. We have the utmost confidence in our exceptional faculty to continue to provide highly personalized instruction, advising, and mentoring. Students will also have access to all student support services, both remotely and in dedicated College locations expressly designed for their connectivity and study needs.

A wide array of student-centered support services, leadership opportunities, activities, spiritual guidance, and career and professional development opportunities are available that reflects the transformative whole-person education for which Saint Mary’s is known.

We aim to prevent the spread of infection with enhanced protocols, reconfigured campus spaces, and careful control of campus access.

Recognizing the increased financial pressures on our students and their families during this COVID-19 pandemic, we have been taking steps to respond to your needs. Contact the Financial Aid Department for more information: finaid@stmarys-ca.edu

 

RECENT UPDATES: 

Covid-19 Vaccines Will Be Required for Fall 2021

Saint Mary’s College is looking forward to welcoming you back to campus for the fall 2021 academic term, with primarily in-person instruction and a complete residential experience. An essential component of providing that experience safely is the requirement that all Saint Mary’s students whose coursework involves in-person instruction be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and report it to the College prior to arriving on campus in the fall. Read more here.

  • COVID vaccines are required for students who are in in-person classes;
  • Detailed instructions and information will be forthcoming in the next two weeks describing how to submit proof of vaccinations and how to request an exemption;

The Health & Wellness Center will be providing a COVID Vaccine Clinic for SMC Student 

The Health and Wellness Center will be providing a COVID Vaccine Clinic on Tuesday, April 20. We will be giving the Pfizer vaccine free of charge. Because this is a two-dose vaccine given three weeks apart, we will be providing the second dose on Tuesday, May 11. Read more here.

Students - Here's how to get vaccinated

We strongly recommend that you get your COVID vaccine. As you’ll see on the Contra Costa Health Services site, “Vaccines are one of the most important tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic. A safe, effective, no-cost COVID-19 vaccine will be available to everyone in California. Read more here.

Orange Tier move increases access to services and resources

We are excited to see that Contra Costa County has now moved to the Orange Tier as of Wednesday, April 7.  This means that we will see increased access to services and resources on campus.  See the key changes here

 

The Scoop: 

Getting Connected and Staying Connected at SMC

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