Additional information for Spring 2022

Jan. 19, 2022

Dear students,

We’d like to follow last week’s email about changes to the start of the spring semester with some additional information to help you in your return to campus. We appreciate your patience and your flexibility, and we truly value your understanding and the care each of you are taking to create a safe on-campus environment for all of our students, faculty and staff.

Students are encouraged to discuss the Omicron surge with their families and to consider staying at their permanent residence for the first two weeks of the semester, until classes return to in-person course delivery on Feb. 7. However, students are welcome to move into their on-campus residence as originally planned or at any time during the two-week virtual-learning period. 

We ask students who plan to return AFTER Jan. 24 to complete this short Google form to let us know of your intended return date. This form is ONLY intended for students (residential and commuter) who are choosing to stay home for the start of the spring semester. If you plan to return to campus prior to Jan. 24, you do NOT need to complete this form.  

Entry Tests
All students, regardless of vaccination status and of when they choose to move to campus, will still be required to submit a negative COVID-19 entry test prior to their arrival. Students should be tested within five days prior to arriving on campus. For example, students planning to move into campus residences on Friday, Feb. 4, should be tested no earlier than Sunday, Jan. 30. 

At-home test results will be accepted. The image of the test must include the student’s name and date of birth and the test date. (This information can be written on the test device or otherwise included in the image.) Test results should be uploaded to the confidential Health Services Patient Portal (Medicat Connect). For more information on entry tests, please review the “For students” tab of the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.

Course Materials
Students are encouraged to order course materials such as textbooks online. Log into KnightLine and click “Order Spring 2022 Textbooks,” or go to the “buy or rent textbooks” tab of the SNC Bookstore website. Electronic delivery (where available) is often instantaneous and reliably available within 24 hours. Students also can choose their ship-to location. Those who live near campus may choose “ship to store” and pick up their items in store or via curbside delivery. For more information, contact the bookstore at or 920-403-3146.

Dining and Meal Plans
Spring 2022 meal plans start Jan. 23, and dining operations will be available to those who choose to move to campus prior to the start of in-person classes. Ruth’s Marketplace will resume its traditional semester schedule beginning with brunch on Sunday, Jan. 23. Both dine-in and carry-out options will be available. For the most up-to-date information on hours and menus for Ruth’s, Dale’s, Ed’s and Phil’s, go to

Building Hours
All student services will be available throughout the spring semester. However, some areas may be required to adjust their operating hours as they coordinate staffing. Check department pages on the St. Norbert College website for the most up-to-date information.

Academic buildings (Cofrin, Boyle, GMS and Todd Wehr) will be operating on the typical semester schedule starting on Jan. 24:

  • Monday through Friday: Buildings open 7 a.m.-9 p.m., with card swipe access until midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: Swipe access only 7 a.m.-midnight

Fitness Center
The Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center will be open and available to SNC community members. Starting Jan. 24, the facility will have a maximum capacity of 30 users. At this time, advanced sign-up will not be required; capacity will be monitored by staff. If the facility is at capacity, users will be notified and will wait in a waiting area. Users should limit their activity to a maximum of one hour to allow others an opportunity to visit the facility. At this time, all individuals are required to wear face masks while indoors in the fitness center. See the fitness center webpage for spring semester hours and additional COVID-19 protocols.

More information on the college’s Spring 2022 protocols can be found on the college’s COVID-19 guidelines and on the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions, we encourage you to contact us at; your email will be shared with the person or department best able to respond.

Thank you, students, for your cooperation with entry testing and other COVID-19 protocols. We are proud of all you do to make St. Norbert College such a remarkable community.