Thanksgiving at FSU

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued safety guidance to follow during the Thanksgiving Break. We encourage everyone to review it carefully.

All residential students are encouraged to stay at FSU this Thanksgiving Break to help contain the spread of COVID19 within our community and ensure that we are able to finish the semester as planned. The University is providing meals to students who register to stay on campus for the break at no cost.

*Please note: If you register to remain on campus, the expectation is that you avoid holiday gatherings and travel out of the area as this undermines the public health purpose of this housing option.

The free meals provided during the break will include:

  • Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 25th
  • Brunch and Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 26th, Friday, Nov. 27th and Saturday, Nov. 28th
  • Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 29th

Service will include Mobile Brunch from 11:00AM- 2:00PM along with Mobile Ordering and dinner at Classics only from 4:30PM-7:00PM.

Residence hall access will be granted to students registered to stay on campus by November 22nd as indicated in the email from the Director of Residence Life to all residential students. For those who do not register by November 22nd for Thanksgiving break housing, the residence halls will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday November 25th, and reopen at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 29th.  Card access will be disabled for these students during this period. 

To register to remain on campus for the Thanksgiving break go to:

Quarantine Requirement for Students Traveling Home

Students who decide to leave campus for the break will be required to quarantine in their rooms or off-campus housing until they test on December 1 and then return to their quarantine until a test result is received later that week. During this period students should stay in their rooms except to use the restroom, pick up to-go meals and exercise outside alone until on-campus test results are received on Wednesday. If a student is symptomatic, including even mild cold or allergy symptoms, they should not return to campus until they consult the Health Center or have been tested/cleared medically to return to campus.