Plaid Protects

Tartan banner with a white bubble with ?Plaid Protects' inside.

“I want to offer a deep, heartfelt thank you for all of the hard work you have put in over the entire academic year. This year has not been what any of us would have wanted, and many have felt a sense of loss throughout the pandemic. We have come together as a community to support one another and to protect everyone’s health and safety.”

- Alma College President Jeff Abernathy

Our efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 follow a simple motto: “Plaid protects.” You can help our campus stay safe and healthy by following our community standards.

Alma College held in-person classes for the 2020-21 academic year, with minimal interruptions to our academic calendar and an in-person commencement ceremony for the class of 2021. COVID-19 vaccines are now readily available locally for all students. 

Face Covering Policy Evolves

In accordance with new rules from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021, fully vaccinated Alma College employees, students and campus visitors are no longer required to wear a face covering indoors. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a face covering indoors. Currently, face coverings are still required in a classroom setting (for students, faculty and all guests) regardless of the vaccination status of participants, per MDHHS guidelines. Read more.