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1/21/22 Student Update


1/21/2022 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update


Greetings Cambridge College Students:


Welcome to the first week of classes! If you have not yet done so, be sure to register for spring courses. If you are currently registered, note that the add/drop deadline is Tuesday, January 25, 2022. If you want to drop a class, be sure to do so by this date to avoid any charges. 


Free At-Home Covid Tests

Starting this week, the federal government is providing four free at-home COVID-19 tests for every household in the US. To sign up for free Covid antigen tests, visit the USPS website here>>.


Coming to Campus

This spring, several classes will be held in person on campus, and some students may choose to come to campus to study or log into class with a strong WIFI signal. If you are coming to campus, you can find the latest Covid protocols on coming to campus on the College’s Covid-19 Update page:

Laptop Loan Program

This spring, Cambridge College is continuing to offer our laptop loan program. If you do not have a reliable computer for your classes or to complete assigned coursework, please reach out to obtain a loaner laptop. For more information or to request a laptop, contact Tracy McLaughlin, Associate Provost, at


NEW: Library Research Award!

Our CC library staff is announcing our new CC Library Research Award this spring. This award will be granted to one CC undergraduate student, one CC graduate student in English, and one CC graduate student in Spanish. To be eligible, students must have completed a research project for CC class between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. Please send entries to For more information, view the information page here>>.


CC Community Time

As was announced in January, Vera Dimoplon, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, will continue to host monthly Community Time for our CC students and community. Community Time is a chance to share our experiences and build stronger relationships. The next Community Time event will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 4:30-5:30 PM EST. Stop by via Zoom to talk about how the term is going and connect with fellow students. To register for the event, click here>>. For more information, see the flyer here>>.


bell hooks Tribute Reading and other McCormack Chair Events

bell hooks, prolific author, poet, activist, educator, and trailblazing feminist, passed away on December 15, 2021. The entire Cambridge College community is invited to a celebration of her life and work. Please save the date: Thursday, February 3, 2022, 6:15-7:15 PM EST via Zoom. If you are interested in reading or speaking at the event, please contact Rebecca Heimel at For a list of other McCormack Chair events this spring on the theme of “Good Trouble,” view the flyer here>>.


Hopefully, the term is starting well. If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to your professor, advisor, or support staff. Good luck with your classes this spring!





Stephen Healey, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at or 617-873-0614. 

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