Campus Pandemic Updates for Fall 2021A photo montage of the Five College campuses 


Vaccination policies

Mask mandates
Testing requirements
Policies regarding campus visits
Travel policies
Additional resources & policies
Policies of nearby campuses


Status report

Smith has rescinded the personal travel restriction outside Hampshire county for students. At UMass, the Public Health Promotion Center is encouraging the community to test, and the number of tests last week more than doubled. There was also a rise in positive results, which has led the university to begin adaptive testing to identify students who may be at risk of infection.

Links to campus dashboards: Amherst  Hampshire  Mount Holyoke  Smith • UMass

Policy Watch

Vaccination policies

All consortium campuses are requiring students and employees to be vaccinated, with exceptions allowed for health and religious reasons. See the links below for individual campus policies.
Amherst Hampshire Mount HolyokeSmith UMass

Mask mandates

All consortium campuses are requiring that masks be worn indoors unless an individual is alone in an office. Policies on outdoor mask requirements vary. See the links below for individual campus policies.
Amherst Hampshire Mount HolyokeSmith UMass

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Testing requirements

All four college campuses are requiring regular testing of all students and employees; UMass is requiring testing only of those who are not vaccinated, though testing is readily available for all. See the links below for individual campus policies.
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Policies regarding campus visits

While students and faculty members from each Five College campus are allowed access to the classroom facilities of other Five College campuses, each campus has its own policies on access to other campus resources. Click the links below for full campus visit policies.
Amherst Hampshire Mount HolyokeSmith UMass

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Travel policies

Click the links below for policies regarding campus members traveling outside the state and abroad.
Amherst Hampshire Mount HolyokeSmith UMass 

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Additional resources & policies

Meeting & event guidelines
Amherst • Hampshire • Mount Holyoke  Smith  UMass 

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Policies of nearby campuses

Greenfield Community College
Holyoke Community College

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 Updated August 30, 2021