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COVID-19 Plan. Fall 2021 Plan >>

The Path Forward

Maroon box with text that says The Path Forward Bay Path University's Fall 2021 Opening Plan


Recent Communications:

September 2, 2021: Update on Visitation Policy from Dean Anne Chapdelaine
August 25, 2021: Policy on for Close Contact, Quarantine & Isolation
August 25, 2021: Policy on University Sponsored Campus Meetings, Events & Gatherings 
August 18, 2021: Student Update from Dean Anne Chapdelaine

As of August 1, 2021, Bay Path University will welcome faculty, staff, and students back to the Longmeadow campus.  Our decision is based on current public health information and the significant reduction in COVID-19 cases reported at both the local and state level, as well as the University’s continual commitment to our guiding principles that have ensured the health and well-being of our entire community.

We look forward to holding in-person undergraduate and graduate classes, prospective student tours, athletic games, events, and other activities.  While we greatly anticipate reopening our physical campus, the pandemic has also taught us how to leverage technology to ensure our learning and working environments are accessible and inclusive, and we will continue to accommodate and incorporate those at a distance into our community.

As we navigate our way to this new normal, our COVID Task Force will remain operational, monitoring the pandemic and responding with the appropriate measures.  Although much success has been achieved against this unprecedented pandemic, please be aware that new developments with COVID-19 may require the Task Force to implement a change in protocols and plans.  Consistently, Bay Path’s greatest strength as a community is rooted in the most basic of human qualities: care, responsibility, and empathy. In the coming months, by working together, we will be able to secure a safe and rewarding learning and working experience for all.

Fall 2021 Information for Students, Faculty, & Staff