We're getting into the swing of summer here on campus, and we're passing along the latest COVID-19 guidance for your continued health and safety. Please read the following carefully, and enjoy these warm months while they last!

The SJC Pandemic Response Team

Welcome Back to Sebago!

We are excited to welcome our neighbors in the Lakes Region and beyond back to campus this summer! Our lakefront swimming and paddling area will be open to the public. We encourage all visitors to the lake to be vaccinated and to maintain safe social distancing between parties. However, vaccines and masks will not be required to use the lakefront.

Summer Events

All campus event hosts will be responsible for passing along the following guidance about public health and safety protocols to their guests:

Vaccines are encouraged but not required for all guests at SJC during our summer events. Any guest that has not been fully vaccinated (two initial doses + at least one booster) should consider wearing a mask in all public indoor spaces on campus. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately wear a mask and get tested.

IMPORTANT: Guests who will be staying five or more nights on campus will be required to present verification of a negative COVID test to the event host within 72 hours before arriving on campus.

Fall 2023 Semester

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine prioritizes the health and safety of our entire community - students, faculty, and staff. All members of our community, including any residential or commuter student without a medical exemption, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before Fall Semester begins. 

What does fully vaccinated mean?

  • Two Moderna or Pfizer vaccine doses, plus one booster shot, or
  • One Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose, plus one booster shot.

Students planning to attend in-person classes at SJC for the coming Fall semester must submit proof of full vaccination to the SJC Health and Wellness Center via this encrypted form by August 1, 2022. If you have not yet begun the vaccination process, you must receive your initial round of vaccine dose/doses by the same date.

If you have a valid medical reason for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please contact our Health and Wellness Center to discuss the process of validating your exemption. SJC does not accept religious exemption requests.

Additional booster shots may be required at a later date. The Pandemic Response Team will make those determinations based on a variety of factors, including new recommendations from public health authorities as they become available.