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COVID Safety

MassArt Students smiling in masks

Vaccine and Booster Requirements

While no longer a requirement, it is strongly encouraged that all students (both residential and non-residential), staff, and faculty are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have at least one dose of the bivalent booster. As the majority of our MassArt community are fully vaccinated, we know that they are the best way to keep our community safe and healthy moving forward. Vaccine locations throughout Massachusetts can be found using the MassVaxFinder website. MassArt will also host vaccine and booster clinics starting September 2023 with dates and times TBD.

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, please visit the CDC's website.


The last day and time for test pick-ups at our three drop box locations (near security desks at Kennedy, DMC, and Tower) is Friday, May 26th at 12:00pm. No PCR tests will be collected after this date. 

PCR testing is still widely available in Massachusetts (often free), as well as available treatments. Free at-home tests are available to be mail-ordered only until May 11th. 

Students are strongly encouraged to contact their healthcare provider or the Student Health Center at 617-879-5220 if they are not feeling well. Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider. 

Community Health will still have free rapid antigen tests available for the community by request only and while supplies last — please email to reserve tests. 


MassArt shifted to “masks strongly encouraged” policy as of February 16, 2023 in all spaces on campus, unless noted otherwise by signage. All community members are asked to continue carrying a mask on them at all times, and it is recommended that all voluntarily mask in crowded settings, such as elevators, especially indoors.

Some exceptions

At the same time that we take these steps, we want to continue to thank all members of our MassArt community for making informed decisions about health and well-being for you, and those around you. And, we encourage and support any member of our community who is more comfortable wearing a mask for your own protection and well being or the protection of someone close to you to continue to do so. We will also continue to provide masks at the main points of entry to the college.

We strongly encourage everyone to continue taking all necessary precautions, including getting vaccinated and boosted if you are eligible practicing good hygiene, staying home when you are sick, and following guidance from public health officials.






Health & Wellness
Advisory Committee



Updated as of 5/17/23