August 30, 2020

Dear Gould Families,

Here are a few reminders and a few more details about tomorrow's registration process. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to get in touch with Lindsay Legare. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Please make sure you are familiar with and follow the Maine CDC Requirements for Traveling to the State of Maine.

Important Facts You Need to Know About Returning to Gould
  • No Student or visitor will be allowed on campus who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • All students must arrive with a Negative COVID-19 Test. No student will be allowed to register and move in without this test. Please contact the Gould Health Center if your test results have not come back.
  • All students must have a signed Letter of Indemnification. (Visit MyGould.)

Testing at GOULD 
  • Students must have a signed consent form from a parent or guardian in order to have testing done on campus (visit the Magnus link on the MyGould parent portal.

Arriving at Gould
Each student has been assigned a specific time to arrive on campus. If you arrive early, stay in your car until your designated time. If you are late for your appointment, you will be asked to wait until the last scheduled person has arrived and then you will be allowed to register. Family members will not be allowed to enter the dorm. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 

  • Day Students should go directly to the Registration area on the Upper Field next to Ordway.
  • Boarders will go directly to their dormitory, where a member of the Gould family will instruct where to unload belongings and park the car.
  • Boarders then proceed to the Registration process on the Upper Field.
  • Once the Registration process is complete, students will be able to return to their dorm and begin unpacking. We ask students to limit this to 30 minutes.  
  • We remind all students and visitors assisting them to please wear masks throughout the move-in/registration process.

Registration Process
The first stop when you arrive at Registration will be the COVID-19 screening tent. Each student and visitor will complete the following with a nurse:
  • Temperature Check
  • Symptom Check
  • Big Three Review: Face covering, Hand Hygiene, Distancing
  • Proof of Negative Test for the student must be presented.

Next steps in the Registration process:
  • Gould Health Center Intake
  • Academic Scheduling
  • College Counseling
  • Business Office
  • Technology
  • Athletics and Co-curriculars
  • Laundry Sign-up
  • Family check-out before departure

For health and safety reasons, we ask that visitors involved in the Registration process, leave campus as soon as possible once the process is complete. 

Once you have registered, you will set up your Gould computer to prepare for your classes, and you will review the things you need for your orientation trip. Your trip leaders will help you find anything that you might be missing from the list. Day students should bring their orientation gear to registration day so it can be checked by trip leaders.

There is no need to buy a camp chair, hammock, or tent, but if you have one, bring it along. It may come in handy on your trip, and we will check it out to make sure it will be ok to bring based on your trip.

Day students may stay until 9 pm for ice cream sandwiches before departing but should not return if they depart earlier.

Pack Light! We ask students to limit the amount of belongings they bring with them to campus in case they are required to move rooms or return home during the year. 

When unloading belongings in front of the dorm they will be placed on a 6’ x 8’ tarp, and we encourage you to use that as a guide when you pack. 

Roommates in the dorms halls will be treated as a single household and, for this reason, will not be required to wear a mask while inside their own room. We do ask that once the student leaves the room that they wear their face mask in the hallways and lobbies of the dorms. Face masks must be worn by all students, faculty, staff.

Know Before You Go!
We know the changes on campus will be challenging, but we’re here to help! Preview our selection of campus signs, and check out our helpful videos on the Gould Blog, too!
Action Items
  • Visit the myGould parent portal and then click the link to the Magnus Health SMR, where you will find the necessary forms to sign.

  • Parents need to know their Gould user ID and password (or use the forgot button).
*Parts of this document were inspired by UNC’s move-in guide.