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Onsite Class Guidelines 2021-2022

Please check back frequently as plans develop for the restart of Roberts Wesleyan College campus and Northeastern Seminary.

We are coming to the end of another great semester on campus, and we are already looking forward to the spring! Before the break, we wanted to let you know what you can expect as you plan to return to classes in January. 

Before your classes begin for spring, all students regardless of vaccination status will need to provide 

  • proof of a negative Covid-19 diagnostic test administered no more than five days prior to arrival on campus

  • proof of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 90 days

Test results should be submitted to

In addition to submitting negative test results, students who are vaccinated and have not yet done so should submit proof of vaccination to the campus health center at

While vaccination is not required for most students to return for the spring semester, we encourage you to get vaccinated or to get a booster shot if you are eligible. If you are in the Rochester area, free testing and vaccination appointments are available through the Monroe County Department of Public Health. If you are outside of the Rochester area, check with your local department of health to find out what testing or vaccination appointments are available in your area.

Yes. Proof of a negative test is required for all students, regardless of vaccination status.

No. If you will not be on campus for the spring semester, you do not need to submit negative test results. 

Yes. Since we know many of our students are spending time with family and friends for the holidays, we are asking all students to provide a negative test result before classes begin in January.

Yes. All students should have a negative test result before beginning classes in January.

Yes, you can use a home test kit and provide a picture of your test results to

We will have limited testing available on campus on Monday, January 17, 2022. Sign-ups for testing will be available the week of January 11, 2022, here.

If you have other questions, send them to and we will respond to you as soon as we are able. 

Other Covid-19 Protocols on Campus

Other campus guidelines will be based on the CDC’s designation of transmission rates in Monroe County, the recommendations of state and local health officials, and the vaccination status of individuals. Below are the Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary Guidelines as of August 9, 2021.

Masks: Masks are currently required in all campus buildings for all individuals. We will continue to review the recommendations of Monroe County. If the transmission rate in the county returns to a low level, mask guidelines may change for vaccinated individuals.

Testing: In addition to return testing, students who live on campus and are not vaccinated against Covid-19 will need to be tested weekly in our surveillance testing program. Traditional Undergraduate students and all students living in campus housing who do not submit proof of vaccination will automatically be added to our testing pool.

Quarantine: Quarantine is still required for students who test positive for Covid-19 and for unvaccinated individuals who come into close contact with an individual who has tested positive. Unvaccinated students who have a confirmed Covid-19 exposure will be required to quarantine for 10 days after exposure. Residential students are required to quarantine off-campus. Expenses associated with quarantine are the responsibility of the student. In accordance with CDC guidance, vaccinated students who are in close contact with an individual who has tested positive will be required to wear a mask for 14 days but will not be required to quarantine.

Other information is available here or contact with questions.