Residential Life

All students, faculty and staff have been required to acknowledge adherence to the following COVID-19 related policies in order to be present on campus during the spring semester.

Spring Move-in Dates

Students will be asked to sign up for a preferred move-in date as early as Jan. 15 and no later than Jan. 18 using Sign Up Genius. Students should check their emails in the new year for a link to sign up as well as additional specifics regarding the spring move-in process.

Note: No matter the date of arrival, all residential students will be required to quarantine in their room until Jan. 25 – seven days following the college’s Jan. 19 testing date. Because of this, it is strongly recommended that students plan to arrive on Sunday, Jan. 17 or Monday, Jan. 18, so as to limit time under quarantine.

By signing up for a move-in date, residential students are agreeing to abide by all Colby-Sawyer policies, including all COVID-19-related policiesStudents are also agreeing to the mandatory testing and quarantine schedule as outlined in the quarantine section.

Spring Move-in Process

Students will check in by entering their residence hall using their CSC ID. Students must put their CSC ID directly onto the ID reader by the main entrance of their residence hall in order to successfully check in. Students living in off campus houses should email residential education at to confirm arrival.

Spring Move-in Testing

All residential students will be tested on Jan. 19, within days of their return to campus. Following testing, residential students will be required to quarantine within their primary residence until Jan. 25. On Jan. 25, and upon notification of a negative test result, residential students will be permitted to end quarantine but must remain on campus in order to create a wellness bubble for the re-integration of students to the college. During this time, students must adhere to all COVID-19 precautions and limit personal contacts prior to the start of classes Feb. 1.

Please contact the Baird Health and Counseling Center at with questions regarding testing.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants have undergone an extensive training program focused on building connection and community, and the importance of COVID-19 related safety measures. Resident Assistants will work with students to determine efficient use of shared bathroom and kitchen spaces, to complement housekeeping’s rigorous cleaning schedule.

Resident Assistants will be an important resource to students in becoming positive, connected members of the community. Resident Assistants have been asked to help connect students to activities on campus and help them establish meaningful connections.

Additional Resources

  • Helpful information regarding spring move-in, what’s expected of those on campus, enhanced safety measures and quarantine and isolation policies can be found on the Heath & Wellness page.
  • To learn more about precautions regarding room occupancy – whether in classrooms of residence halls – as well as Dining Hall policies and guidelines, visit the Occupancy & Dining page.
  • Updated policies regarding visitors to the college, student guests and off-campus travel restrictions can be found in the Guest Policy.
  • All residential and commuter students are required to sign the COVID-19 Safety Agreement in order to be present on campus for the start of the fall semester. Read the full COVID-19 Safety Commitment on the Campus Life, Events & Activities page.

Residential Life Disclaimers

I recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is a unique health emergency and that Colby-Sawyer College has taken reasonable steps to protect students, faculty and staff from infection and illness on account of it. I also recognize that there is no absolutely safe or guaranteed living situation, and by agreeing to return to campus as a residential student, I accept and assume the risk and responsibility of so doing, and will not hold Colby-Sawyer responsible or liable should I become ill.

Colby-Sawyer College and the student acknowledge that the College anticipates being open and operating according to announced schedules and under announced conditions, and to provide housing and food service at the times announced. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainties created by it, the College reserves the right to adjust residential and academic calendars, schedules, periods of on-campus residence, and methods of instruction, to meet the changing conditions, in order to ensure the safety of students and College employees. In making tuition, room and board payments, the student acknowledges and agrees that such payments are made to pay for the academic and residential experience, however adjusted, and that the College shall not be obligated to refund any payments, in part or in full, on account of adjustments necessitated by changing conditions.