After an extended break from blogging, I have finally returned!
As a recap, my name is Haley Bechard, and I am a junior nursing student in the civilian student sector. I participate within New-Civilian Student Orientation, the Honors Program, and the Civic Scholars Program. All of which I have talked about in previous posts, so if you're interested, be sure to check them out!! :)
Back in August, I was nothing but ecstatic to find out that (many) residential students would have the ability to return to campus. With, of course, many new guidelines and restrictions. But, after residing here for over a month now, I can tell you that you learn to adapt quickly.
As of right now, residential students are not allowed to leave the Northfield Campus, unless it falls under one of the three different categories.
- Military Leave
- Academic Reason (i.e, nursing clinical placement)
- Family Reason (i.e, family death, sickness, etc)
Regardless of the reason, you must submit a "Request to leave" at least 48 hours in advance, and it has to be approved by the Dean of Students- Martha Mathis, at least, that is the policy for civilian students.
As you can imagine, there is a strict/highly enforced mask policy on campus. While on campus, you must wear a mask at all times, except when you are in your own room.
However, alongside all the new restrictions, there is plenty of new additions to campus life. There are new options to the dining service, (paninis are back at The Daily Grind- a must-try!), and there are plenty of new offerings from the Campus Activities Board (CAB) to ensure students are still getting out of their rooms and doing something.