These are unprecedented times, but here at Maria College we are committed to doing all we can to minimize the disruption to your education that can occur given the ever-changing circumstances we are facing. Ensuring a safe reopening and return to campus will involve all of us! Our reopening plans have focused on the safe return to campus and providing students with flexibility and options designed to meet their specific needs. We will communicate any changes to campus operations to our community via email (your mariacollege.edu account) and through this webpage.
“Let us take one day only in hands, at a time, merely making a resolve for tomorrow, thus we may hope to get on taking short, careful steps, not great strides.” -Catherine McAuley, Founder of the Sisters of Mercy
Testing Requirements: You must provide a negative test within 5 days before returning to campus at the start of the semester. Find out more about testing requirements here.
Health Screenings: All students and employees must complete the daily health screening on the ShareMyHealth app only on days they are coming to campus to allow them campus access. All students and employees coming to Maria College campus for any reason must monitor their symptoms and stay home if they’re sick. Review a list of possible COVID-19 symptoms on the CDC website.
ID Badges: In order to get access into any of the buildings, you must have your ID Badge with you to swipe into the building and have the ShareMyHealth screening completed that day for the badge to work.
Surveillance Testing: Click here to learn more about surveillance testing requirements.
Face Coverings: Facial coverings for the nose and mouth are required to be worn by all community members in public spaces on campus.
Social Distancing: Social distancing is to be practiced in classrooms, public spaces, and laboratories (where feasible). Please observe all posted signage.
Hand Washing & Hygiene: Adequate hand washing is the preferred method of hand hygiene. Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be available for use in all common areas when hand washing stations or sinks are not available.
Communication: Your college email account and the Blackboard (Bb) page will be the primary methods of communication on the college operations and individual courses. Be sure to check both frequently.
Student Support: All functions of the Frank E. O’Brien, Jr. Student Support Center are here to support you! Please reach out to them if you have questions or need assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to staff listing.
Hours of Operation for Frank E. O’Brien, Jr. Student Support Center:
Weekend College: 10:00am-4:00pm
For information about Maria College’s participation in CARES Act funding, click here.