None of us know for sure how this situation will progress. At this time, our Fall term is continuing as planned and we are encouraging those interested in starting with Regis to proceed with their application. Should something change within your personal circumstances and impact your ability to move forward, please contact your Admissions Advisor.
Unfortunately, due to current public health guidelines, Regis College’s 90th commencement has been postponed. While we are unable to confirm a new Commencement date yet, the ceremony has not been canceled. Regis is exploring options and will communicate a new plan for celebrating the class of 2020 as soon as possible.
If you are a new student starting in Summer or Fall 2020, clinicals would start approximately a year from now (2021) and it is our sincere hope that you will not be impacted by this current situation. However, if the situation continues to evolve, we will work on providing the best options for you.
If you are a current student, arrangements are being made directly with you via the Faculty to ensure your safety while also helping you progress and complete the needed components for your degree. As an example, we are moving clinicals to case study format; allowing tele-heath opportunities and supporting our students via simulation. For further details, please contact your Student Support Specialist.
7 Tips for Online Learning During COVID-19
Associate Vice President of Online Learning at Regis College, Jonathan Small, shares seven tips that students can use to adjust their study habits during the quarantine. Read it here.
Online Mental Health Resources
As our Regis community adapts to the COVID-19 situation, its normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed. As part of our commitment to “educating the whole person”, Regis is working with SilverCloud, a clinically proven online mental health platform.
To sign up, go to SilverCloud.com, and choose Regis College (MA) from the drop down list to get started. NOTE: to confirm eligibility, you will need your Regis-issued .edu email address. This service is confidential and your email will not be used outside of this platform.
Regis College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and following federal, state and local health guidelines. The safety of our students, staff and the entire Regis community, here and abroad, continues to be our key focus. Find more on-campus updates here.
Additional Tips & Resources
- Keep a regular sleep schedule – for example, go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each day, sleep for at least 8 hours. Read more about sleep with the guidelines set forth by the National Sleep Foundation here.
- Get some regular exercise – 30-minutes a day a few times each week. Search for basically any type of exercise routine on YouTube and you will be able to follow along!
- Sit near the windows and get some sunlightor take a walk outdoors (more than 6-feet away from others) – Vitamin D is important to boosting mood – one of the most common sources we get it is from sunshine! Here is a recent study from an evidence based journal on vitamin D deficiency in females.
- Drink alcoholic beverages – this can negatively impact mood and anxiety symptoms; and it can even worsen your sleep!
- Neglect to refill your medications – take your prescribed medications regularly as directed by your healthcare provider. If you can’t get out to fill your medications, you can call your pharmacy and see if they have home delivery options. Many do! CVS is one of the popular pharmacies that offers this type of service.
- Go without proper meals – the vitamins and other nutrients we eat help regulate our mood neurotransmitters. If you’re concerned about your children’s access to healthy meals, many school districts are now offering meals that can be brought home to feed kids. The USDA released this announcement recently to address Meal Waivers for children this Summer. There are even many food pantries across the country that are getting more donations and funding to help keep the supplies stocked at the food shelves – reach out to your local one should you experience challenges in obtaining food. You can find your local food pantry here.