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Boston Campus Updates for Week of January 24


We wanted to share a few updates regarding Boston campus operations for the week of January 24.  Our thanks to everyone for navigating through this past week, particularly in light of the colder weather.

The following adjustments to operations will go into effect starting Monday, January 24.

Fitness Center– The center will open to the campus community for regular use.

Dining Facilities- Seating options will begin to be available in the Dining Center.  Seating capacity will be reduced from typical levels, and we ask for your cooperation and assistance in maintaining designated density levels.  Seating capacity will be increased in the Lion’s Den, Max Grille, and Paramount Cafe, but will still operate with reduced density per table.  Grab-and-go options will still be available at all locations.  Please see the dining page on the College website for more information. *Students in days 6-10 of their isolation period should still utilize the grab-and-go food options.

Space Book- Reservations are available for in-person group meetings and events.  We ask your help and cooperation to ensure appropriate capacity levels and monitor that all participants wear appropriate face masks at all times.  In the interest of public health, no food distribution/service will be permitted at events/meetings until further notice.

Student Organizations- Group events and meetings can resume.  Please note the guidelines outlined in the Space Book section above.

Athletics-Members of the Emerson community are now invited to attend on-campus athletic competitions.  No external guests are permitted at this time.

Bright Lights- The Bright Lights Film Series will resume in-person events

In addition to the adjustments outlined above, please note these ongoing reminders.

Masks- Well-fitting face masks are required at all times when not in your private residence or you are the sole occupant of a reserved space/office.

KN95 Masks- The college recommends the use of KN95 masks. A supply of these masks are available for students in need and can be picked up at the following times and locations:

Campus Life Office, Walker 411: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm 

172 Tremont Street, first-floor reception desk: Daily, 9:00 am-midnight 

Elevators – Please abide by posted elevator occupancy signs.

Spaces for off-campus/commuter students (graduate and undergraduate) Spaces for students to use in between classes etc include:

172  Tremont- Hub Lounge, Community Kitchen, meeting rooms

Piano Row- Commuter Lounge, Max Grill, Quiet Lounge, Lobby 

Walker- Lion’s Den, Iwasaki Library

Little Building- Student Performance Center lobby/lounge

A few other notes we thought you might find helpful.

EmConnect- is the College portal for student organizations and events, including a daily event calendar. Check it out for daily activities, organization, and event information. is the site for updated college news and information, including an archive of college-wide announcements/emails.

Emtern Summer Experience- Support to live on campus for students with summer no-pay or low-pay internships. Applications are due by January 28, see

Emerson Stage– The production of Next to Normal will run January 27-30 in the Green Theater

Make Your Mark Week- is a series of in-person events to welcome our newest Emersonians to campus. See EmConnect and Instagram for more information.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion- Please share your thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion at Emerson, by registering at the HiveWise platform.  You can find more information on the larger project and this particular effort here.

Have a great week,
Jim Hoppe
Vice President and Dean of Campus Life

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