Will there be fall sports?
The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) has decided to suspend conference play during the upcoming fall semester due to the health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. The well-being of all constituents is at the heart of every decision the NECC makes. With that, the conference deemed it would not be prudent to participate in intercollegiate athletic competition during the upcoming semester. Read the entire NECC release here.
Will fall athletes return early to begin pre-season?
No, athletes will arrive on campus with other students.
When will decisions be made about winter sports?
A decision about winter sports will be made sometime during the fall semester.
When will decisions be made about spring sports?
More information will be available prior to the start of the spring semester. We will learn a great deal this fall.
Will outdoor spaces/fields be "open" for student-led workouts and optional practices?
We are required to follow local and state guidelines for gathering, including social distancing, group size, and limitations on contact sports. For groups who want to recreate under these guidelines, the athletic department will assist in scheduling these spaces when possible. Supervision may be required at any such gathering. We are also exploring other fun and engaging ways to help you keep fit this fall. Stay tuned!
Will student-athletes have access to Athletic Training services?
Yes, but access and services will be limited. All visits will require an appointment, and overall volume will be kept to a minimum. Injury evaluation and referral services will continue to be available while, whenever possible, rehabilitation guidance will shift toward athletic trainer designed "self-help" care. Social distancing, masking and hand-washing requirements will be strictly enforced.
What should I do with any uniform or apparel issued from the Athletic Department equipment room if I am not returning to campus in the fall?
We ask that you reach out to Athletic Director Steve Smith and notify him of the equipment you have, and plans will be made to help you get it back to campus.
If a student-athlete chooses to take a semester or the entire year off, how does that affect their standing on their team?
A student's standing on the team will be unaffected. It is hoped students will make the best decision for themselves.
Will teams have access to strength and conditioning services?
We are currently evaluating how best to provide strength and conditioning services and will provide more details as soon as possible.