Return to Campus

“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. 

If you plan to stay on campus for Spring Term or during the summer, please note that due to limited staff and resources on campus during those times, and the broad availability of the COVID-19 vaccine to all Alma College students and their families, the college will only have short-term, emergency use quarantine and isolation space available. If you test positive for COVID-19 during Spring Term or the summer, or if you are a close contact with someone who does, you will need to quarantine off campus for the required 14-day period. We will work individually on arrangements for students if quarantining off campus is not possible.

Per the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after the second series of a two-dose vaccination or 14 days after the one dose vaccine) you do not need to quarantine for 14 days if you are a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19, unless you have symptoms.

All students participating in Spring Term, summer classes, activities, or athletic practices, who are not fully vaccinated, will be required to take a COVID-19 rapid test three times per week.

To maximize your Spring Term experience, we strongly encourage you to become vaccinated. To find a vaccination site, visit cdc.gov.