Student Updates in Response to COVID-19

The University will return to in-person instruction for the Spring 2021 semester on January 25.

Spring 2021 Semester

COVID-19 Pre-Semester Testing Requirement

The University requires that all students submit a negative COVID-19 test result prior to their arrival on campus. Students must receive a COVID-19 test between January 19 and January 22, 2021. Undergraduate student test results must be uploaded to the student’s Medicat file no later than Friday, January 22 and must clearly indicate the student’s first and last name, date of birth, date of test collection, and test result. Testing is available at a variety of locations. Many locations do not require appointments, serve all patients, and do not require a referral from a primary care physician. Students should check with the specific testing facility for their requirements.

Spring 2021 Return to Campus Plan for Students

This document details the policies and procedures we have implemented as we welcome students back to campus for the Spring 2021 semester. The content in this document applies to all Undergraduate (residents and commuters), Professional Studies, Graduate, and Doctoral students.

Spring 2021 Housing Information (Updated January 1/4/21)

This document includes move-in instructions and residence hall information for the Spring 2021 semester. Additional information, changes, and updates will be provided to students through Rivier e-mail accounts.

Request for Temporary Alternate Class Arrangements
As the University supports students on the path to degree completion, we understand that COVID-19 may impact a student’s academic needs due to medical or other reasons. Students seeking temporary alternate class arrangements for the spring 2021 semester, such as remote learning or other accommodations, must submit the Request for Temporary Alternate Class Arrangements by Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Save the completed form as a PDF file and submit by e-mail to returntocampus@rivier.edu

Fall 2020 Semester

The University welcomed new and returning students to campus for the Fall 2020 semester for face-to-face instruction and a student residential experience. To prepare for your return to campus, we have implemented a variety of health and safety protocols. Information will be shared on this page for all student populations and parents.

Return to Campus Plan for Students
This document details the policies and procedures that have been implemented as we prepare for the return of students to campus for the fall 2020 semester. The content in this document applies to all Undergraduate (residents and commuters), Professional Studies, Graduate, and Doctoral students. A separate document has been distributed to University employees.

Pre-Arrival Testing for Undergraduate Students

As noted in the University’s Return to Campus Plan for Students, undergraduate students must obtain a COVID-19 test between the dates of August 25, 2020, and September 4, 2020.  Test results must be uploaded to your Medicat electronic records file no later than September 4, 2020, and must indicate your full name and the test date. Click here for additional information on obtaining a test and submitting test results.

Fall 2020 Housing Information (Updated August 3, 2020)
Rivier students will be welcomed back to campus housing for the fall 2020 semester. This document includes move-in instructions and residence hall information. Additional information, changes, and updates will be provided to students through Rivier e-mail accounts. This housing information is also detailed in the full Return to Campus Plan above.

Raider Pledge
COVID-19 has presented challenges to our living and learning environment that we can overcome if we work together as a community. We invite every member of the Rivier community to join together to make the Raider Pledge.