Information and Resources for the WJC Community During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This page offers informational updates for the William James College Community.

Weekend hours are announced each week on Wednesdays by email. Events scheduled outside of regular building hours must be arranged with Facilities.

Community Information

William James College continues to monitor recommendations from the government as we make decisions in the best interests of the health needs of our community. We are working proactively to keep ourselves and our community healthy.

Current Updates

Updated August 1, 2022

As of the date of this announcement, August 1, 2022, high vaccination rates in our college community and external conditions both support a continued teaching and learning style originally associated with each program. This means, the Fall 2022 semester, any classes or programs that were traditionally (prior to the pandemic) held in person, will continue with in-person delivery. This model is subject to change should world conditions necessitate revisions.

  • William James College is holding classes in the traditional modality meant for each program. 
    • Staff members are currently working on a hybrid schedule (three days on campus, two remote). Staff schedules are to be arranged with supervisors, and areas should ensure that student services are unimpacted by schedules. 
  • Effective April 4, 2022, masks are no longer required for vaccinated community members. 
  • Vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff who have an on-campus presence. Accommodations are available for those who, for health or religious reasons, cannot comply with this mandate. 
  • Please see this page for answers to Frequently Asked Questions, including questions about schedules, technology, and vaccine policy. 
  • See also,, Department of Public Health, Response to COVID-19
  • To find a testing site, see, Find a COVID-19 Test 

Cleaning Schedule

In addition to the normal cleaning schedule, the Facilities Team is disinfecting surfaces around the building every two hours throughout the school day; this includes high-traffic areas, elevator buttons and railings, entryway surfaces and hand rails. For more information, please see our Facility Health and Safety page.

Assessment and Response

Department chairs, administrators and the College leadership team have plans in place to cover various contingencies at the College should the need arise. It is essential that we’re following CDC guidelines and working together following our community guidelines to stay well and keep our community well. Information and Resources

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

Institutional Funds Quarterly Reporting

Student Funds Quarterly Reporting

Common Health Resources

  • The CDC updates its website frequently with extensive guidance and COVID-19 information:
  • Updates from MDPH are available at:
  • Newton updates are posted in the “City News” section of the town's website, and additional information is available at: