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The traditional start of the spring term coincides with an expected surge of COVID-19 cases, the peak of the flu season, and the coldest part of the winter.  Accordingly, the semester will begin on February 15 with remote coursework, while in-person classroom-based classes will begin on March 1.  The spring semester will conclude on May 28.  In addition to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 on campus, we hope that the delayed opening will enable students to take advantage of the improving weather to participate in outdoor co-curricular and recreational events. We believe that this plan provides the safest possible environment for our students, faculty, and staff.  It should be noted, however, that our plans are subject to modification by federal, state, or local authorities as public health conditions dictate.  

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Marist is welcoming students back to campus this spring for both an academic and residential experience. Since our transition to online learning and remote work in March 2020, College leadership has worked diligently with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to develop comprehensive plans which not only prioritize the safety of our community members but also preserve key elements of what makes the Marist experience special.

Our reopening plan has been informed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State (NYS) and local governments, as well as advice from the College’s own medical and health experts.

The following principles have guided our efforts:

  • We will fulfill our mission and meet the Marist College standard of excellence.
  • The health and safety of the Marist College community is paramount.
  • We will respond with innovation and flexibility in the face of complexity.

In accordance with New York State’s New York Forward strategy, Marist submitted its Phase 2 (office) and Phase 4 (higher education), Phase 4 (gym) and Higher Education Athletics Operations for Basketball safety plans to New York State and/or Dutchess County.

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Marist is welcoming students back to campus this spring for both an academic and residential experience. Since our transition to online learning and remote work in March 2020, College leadership has worked diligently with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to develop comprehensive plans which not only prioritize the safety of our community members but also preserve key elements of what makes the Marist experience special.

Our reopening plan has been informed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State (NYS) and local governments, as well as advice from the College’s own medical and health experts.

The following principles have guided our efforts:

  • We will fulfill our mission and meet the Marist College standard of excellence.
  • The health and safety of the Marist College community is paramount.
  • We will respond with innovation and flexibility in the face of complexity.

In accordance with New York State’s New York Forward strategy, Marist submitted its Phase 2 (office) and Phase 4 (higher education), Phase 4 (gym) and Higher Education Athletics Operations for Basketball safety plans to New York State and/or Dutchess County.

Six steps for keeping our community a safe place to live and learn.

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Contact Us

Can't find the information you're looking for? Call our Spring Reopening Hotline at (845) 575-4100, email us at SpringReopening@Marist.edu, or contact the appropriate office.