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College Policies Practices and Student Resources

Labouré College of Healthcare reserves the right to make changes in academic program offerings, academic and administrative policies and regulations, financial information, and course offerings. While the College strives to ensure the accuracy of published information, the college may find it necessary to alter policies or regulations, which may change the information published herein. The College reserves the right to make such changes, providing notice as is reasonable under the circumstances.


General College policies and procedures are stated below. Students should understand that within individual programs, there may be additional requirements or variances of these policies/procedures. The policies and procedures described in this section are intended as a framework of acceptable student behavior and prohibited conduct. It should not be regarded as an exhaustive list, nor shall be construed as a contract between the student and the College. The intent of the College is to develop traits and behaviors in students such as critical thinking, professionalism, self-motivation, and the ability to foresee consequences for their actions.


It is the responsibility of students to review and make themselves aware of these policies, procedures, and their rights as a member of the Labouré College of Healthcare community. Students agree to abide by and follow the below policies and procedures upon registration for any course in any term.


The Division of Nursing Associate Degree Registered Nurse Student Handbook contains nursing program specific policies. Students enrolled in the division of nursing programs are responsible to know and adhere to the polices contained in the College Catalog and the Division Associate Degree Registered Nurse Student Handbook, distributed by the Nursing Division.


The Division of Arts and Health Science Associate Degree in Radiation Therapy Student Handbook and Associate Degree in Respiratory Care Student Handbook contain program specific policies. Students enrolled in Division of Arts and Health Science associate degree programs are responsible to know and adhere to the policies contained in the College Catalog and the Divisions Student Handbooks distributed by each program.

College Emergency Procedures

Labouré College of Healthcare is dedicated to providing a safe and secure work and learning environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The safety and protection of all students, faculty, staff and visitors to Labouré College of Healthcare are critically important. The College Emergency Plan identifies the preparedness and responses necessary to ensure this objective.


The College has an Emergency Executive Incident Response Team (EEIRT) which will be convened to implement the Emergency Continuity Plan in addressing crisis management incidents. The EEIRT will conduct a prompt assessment of the severity of the incident/situation and determine the actions to be taken. Upon assessment, EEIRT will execute a chain of actions to address the incident which includes the execution of internal and external communication response protocols. This includes timely warning, debriefing and documentation of resolution. Labouré College of Healthcare’s policy is to release information to the campus community in times of crisis in a timely, accountable and honest manner. Campus community members are immediately notified when a significant health or safety emergency occurs on campus.


Labouré College of Healthcare has a variety of ways to notify the community of emergency incidents. These include the campus phone system, OMNI Alert System, Emergency Page system, and College website. The Emergency Page system is tested quarterly by Public Safety.


An emergency is an unforeseen event or condition requiring prompt action. An emergency or disaster may occur at any time of the day or night, weekend, or holiday with no warning. Public safety emergencies and environmental emergencies, fires and fire alarm emergencies, and medical emergencies fall into the emergency category. An individual, groups or the entire College can be affected by an emergency which may involve the evacuation of the campus.


  1. Reporting Criminal Incidents
    1. Labouré College of Healthcare Public Safety staff are entrusted with Public Safety/building monitoring services at the college. Public Safety staff does not have arrest powers.
    2. In the event of an emergency, Public Safety will coordinate with local law enforcement/emergency services officials as necessary.
    3. The Public Safety staff are on campus during campus hours and beyond as needed. They enforce the college’s Public Safety policies. Public Safety maintains written plans and procedures for its duties on campus.
    4. In an emergency, call Public Safety (x3571) if calling from an on-campus phone, call 911 from a cellular device, or access police box at rear of C building
    5. Labouré College of Healthcare encourages students, faculty, staff and visitors to report public safety related incidents to the Public Safety Office.
  2. Reporting Emergency Incidents:
    1. Call Public Safety at ext. 3571, Dial 911 or pick up the Blue Police Call box which is outside on the wall by the rear entry to the C building. This will connect you directly with the Milton Police Department.
    2. When reporting an incident:
      1. Clearly identify yourself
      2. State where you are calling from; and
      3. State briefly the nature of the emergency
    3. For non-life-threatening emergencies:
      1. Dial ext. 3571 (Public Safety) from campus phones (classrooms, offices)
      2. Dial Milton Police Department (617) 698-3800
  3. Steps to take in an Evacuation
    • Depending on the type of emergency (steps specific to the type of incident are detailed below):
    • Collect all personal belongings if safe to do.
    • You cannot return to the building after the event.
    • Leave the building immediately following any verbal instructions. Also follow the evacuation route which is posted on each floor by the elevator in the C building.
    • If safe to do so, faculty should turn off all gas and electrical appliances.
    • When outside the building move as far away as possible from the building. This will also help first responder and emergency services get unimpeded access to the emergency.
    • If a disabled person needs assistance, he/she should identify the need to a faculty member. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, in the event of an emergency, should the elevator be used.
  4. Timely Warning Procedures
    1. The Emergency Alert system is designed to give students, faculty and staff timely notice of an immediate threat to the campus community and to heighten safety awareness. The safety of our Labouré community is of utmost importance and a priority. The college has created an Emergency Management team to oversee operations during a crisis and/or in the planning and the preparedness stages.
    2. Emergency notifications will be announced to faculty, staff and students via the Emergency Omni Text Messaging alert system, phone calls, email and the Emergency Page system.
    3. Participation in the Emergency Omni Text Messaging alert system is voluntary.
    4. If you choose not to participate in the system:
      1. You will not receive electronic communications via the alert system.
    5. If you choose to participate in the system:
      1. Your cell phone number and information should be current in the Labouré communications system.
      2. If the information is not in the system, other methods of communication pertaining to timely warning procedures would include oral directions from Public Safety, from the Labouré Senior Management staff (Emergency Management team) or from public safety personnel.
  5. The following situations are examples that may warrant an emergency notification after confirmation:
    1. Hostile/Active Intruder
    2. Shelter in Place: Designate area of safety
    3. Bomb/Explosives Threat
    4. Severe Weather
    5. Natural Disaster
      1. Hurricane/Tornado
    6. Hazardous Material Incident
    7. Suspicious Activities & Packages
    8. Fire in Buildings
    9. Power Outage
  6. Emergency situation procedures:
    1. Hostile/Active Intruder
      1. Escape/run if you feel safe to do so.
      2. If you know where the shooter is and are able to flee the building without the shooter’s/intruder’s knowledge run out
      3. If conditions are not safe:
        1. Lock and barricade the classroom doors;
        2. Turn off all lights
        3. Take coverage behind concrete walls, heavy desks and file cabinets;
        4. Make sure all cellphones, classroom monitors and audio equipment are on silent mode; and
        5. Stay covered until notified by Public Safety/public safety personnel, or staff member
      4. If armed intruder comes into your classroom,
        1. Identify an escape route behind you if possible
      5. If escape is not possible, decide if you are going to negotiate with intruder or take any measures such as fighting off the intrude
      6. If a hostile/active intruder is outside your building, you should
        1. Go the closest room that can be locked,
        2. Close and lock all the doors and windows once secure in room,
        3. Turn off lights and everyone down on the floor so as not to be seen, and
        4. Someone in the room should contact Public Safety at 617-322-3571, or pick-up classroom phone and dial extension 3571 and/or Call 911 directly from classroom phone (this phone only allows calls within the College or 911).
      7. If hostile/active intruder is inside building, you should
        1. Go to the closest room that can be locked;
        2. If not found, look for an exit that you can reach safely;
        3. Do not carry anything so you will not be mistaken for a suspect;
        4. Keep your hands up as you exit so again you will not be mistaken for a suspect; and
        5. Do not leave area until you have been told to do by emergency personnel.
    2. Shelter in Place: During the time of a campus-wide emergency, Public Safety and/or College Emergency Management team may order a Shelter in Place warning.
      1. Shelter in Place is a designated area of safety, such as an interior room with no or few windows and taking refuge in that location. Different situations require different locations. Once told to shelter in place, follow the directions provided.
        1. You may be required to shelter in place for such events as active shooter, severe weather, hazardous material event, or if directed by emergency personnel.
        2. If ordered to shelter in place, immediately seek shelter in the nearest facility, classroom, building, or office.
        3. If possible, try to find a room with no windows. You should have a cell phone, land-line phone or computer in the location to aid in getting additional information as well as being able to report any life-threatening conditions.
    3. Bomb/Explosives Threat
      1. Students should contact Public Safety and/or the Welcome Center if they have any information related to a bomb/explosives threat.
      2. Staff will connect with local law enforcement and follow emergency commands
      3. Staff and Students will be notified by the college through all available communication means.
    4. Severe Weather
      1. The Labouré community will be notified via local tv stations, radio stations, Omni Text Alert, Twitter, Facebook and/or the college website if the college will close for the day/night or close early/open late.
      2. If students are already at the college, they will follow instructions by staff regarding possible evacuation.
      3. Students who are at a clinical site when receiving a notification from the college should follow the directions of their clinical site, since clinicals are in multiple areas.
    5. Natural Disaster (i.e. Hurricane/Tornado)
      1. Go to rooms and corridors in the inner part of the building – do not use elevators.
      2. Stay indoors away from windows and glass.
      3. Close all doors, including main corridors if possible.
      4. Stay away from heavy objects such as lights, wall hangings, etc.
      5. Help direct people with disabilities to a safer location.
      6. Remain inside until cleared by emergency personnel or appropriate college staff.
      7. If you are outdoors, lie flat in nearest ditch and cover your head.
    6. Hazardous Material Incident
      1. Tell people to evacuate immediate area.
      2. Alert Public Safety and/or call 911 emergency services via phone or call on college blue police phone.
      3. Avoid breathing vapors.
      4. If contaminated, seek eye wash and/or emergency shower.
      5. Leave the cleanup to the professionals.
      6. Do not operate any electrical devices, phone (including cell), appliances, light switches or any equipment with open flames, within spill area.
      7. Re-enter area only after clearance by emergency personnel/authorities.
    7. Suspicious Activities & Packages
      1. Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 617-322-3571
      2. Alert others in the immediate area.
      3. Do not open or shake package.
      4. Leave the area and let appropriate staff handle situation.
    8. Fire in Buildings
      1. Walk to the nearest exit; do not use elevators.
      2. If not already activated, pull the fire alarm or call 911.
      3. Drop to hands and knees and crawl to nearest exit if there is smoke.
      4. Cover your face with a scarf or towel to breathe through your nose.
      5. Assist persons with disabilities and alert emergency responders to the location of trapped or disabled persons.
      6. Once outside of building, follow the directions by emergency personnel and place yourself as far from the potential location of the fire/college as possible.
      7. Do not get into your vehicle and/or leave the scene until cleared by emergency personnel.
    9. Power Outage
      1. Remain calm and follow directions from staff and/or emergency personnel,
      2. Shut off all equipment in labs.
      3. Do not use candles or other types of flame.
      4. If trapped in elevator, do not pry open elevator doors. Use emergency phone in the elevator to contact emergency personnel.

Absence due to Religious Observance

As a college rooted in the Catholic tradition, Labouré is sensitive to the religious requirements and customs of all religions. Students should speak to their professors in advance, if plans to observe a religious holiday that is not acknowledged as a holiday in the Academic Calendar will interfere with class attendance on a given day. There is no institutional endorsement of absences for any purposes not acknowledged in the Academic Calendar but professors are asked to be sensitive when deciding individual cases regarding religious observance.

Announcements and Communication

Announcements to students are made via student email accounts and included in the weekly student e-newsletter. Students are also able to view announcements on the College’s website and social media sites: is used to archive past student newsletters and announcements. If students wish to make announcements to the College community, they can contact the Office of Communications and Development at


Campus Ministry

Students are encouraged to pursue spiritual growth and enrichment as integral to their maturation and education as adults. Campus ministry serves as an adjunct to that growth. Liturgy, prayer, counseling, and spiritual activities are offered through Campus Ministry. Through social and apostolic projects, students are encouraged to live out their religious commitment in service with and to others.

Students, faculty members, and staff members are always invited to stop by Campus Ministry, C313, or to contact the Campus Minister, Fr. John Stagnaro, at


Campus Security Data

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act require colleges and universities in the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campus. As a result, campus security data about Labouré College of Healthcare can be found on the following website: For data specific to the college, follow the links, and, when asked to identify the institution, type Labouré College and click on Search. Students, faculty members, and staff members may obtain a copy of the report from Student Affairs, or by calling 617-322-3506.


Cancellation of Classes

Announcements about class cancellations due to inclement weather will be broadcast by the following television and radio stations:


 WBZ 1030AM Channel 4 TV
 WRKO 680 AM Channel 7 TV
WCVB  Channel 5 TV

Cancellations will also be announced at 617-322-3500, extension 4, and posted on,, and on the Labouré College of Healthcare Facebook page. Students can sign up to have emergency text alerts sent to their phone. Please contact the Welcome Center for instructions. Instructions are also included in the student newsletters sent to student email accounts. 

Cell Phones

Students should note the policies of individual professors, keeping in mind that most professors require all phones and electronic devices to be turned off during examinations. 

Confidentiality of Student Information / Notification of Student Rights Under FERPA

“The Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 guarantees that the academic records for students over 18 years old cannot be discussed with anyone except the student or authorized college personnel. However, certain information classified as ‘Directory Information’ is available for public consumption unless the student specifically directs that it be withheld. Public Directory Information as defined by the act includes: Student's name, addresses, college email, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, class year, participation in officially recognized activities, dates of attendance, status (full-time, half-time, part-time), degrees, honors, and awards received, and the most recent previous educational institution attended. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.” They are as follows:


  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day the college receives a request for access.  

    A student should submit to the Registrar, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Chairperson or Dean of the academic division, or other appropriate official a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

    If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official will advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.  

    A student who wishes to ask the College to amend a record should write the College official responsible for the record, identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

    The College will disclose information from a student's education records only with the written consent of the student (FERPA Waiver form), except in the following situations:
  • To school officials with legitimate educational interests; A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom the College has contracted to perform required functions (such as an attorney, auditor, service provider, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing their tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill their professional responsibility;

  • To officials of other institutions in which the student seeks or intends to enroll provided that the student had previously requested a release of their record;

  • To authorized representatives of the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Defense (under the Solomon Amendment), U.S. Attorney General, INS, the Comptroller General of the United States, state education authorities, organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of the College, and accrediting organizations;

  • In connection with a student's application for, and receipt of, financial aid;

  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena; and,

  • To appropriate parties in a health or safety emergency.
  • The right to be notified annually by the College of what student record information the College designates as “directory information,” and the right to request that no student information be designated as directory information.

    The College may release student record information designated as “directory information” without a student’s consent. Directory information is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released. The College identifies the following student information as directory information: student’s name, address, telephone listing, College email, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate or certificate: full-time or part-time), participation in officially recognized activities, degrees, honors and awards received, and the most recent educational agency or institution attended.

    If a student does not want the College to disclose directory information without prior written consent, the student notifies the Registrar in writing at the Welcome Center. For questions regarding this matter, please email

Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. This is the name and address of the office that administers FERPA:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202



Labouré College of Healthcare provides email accounts to all students utilizing email-hosting services provided by an external vendor, Microsoft’s Office 365. The College retains final ownership of these accounts and their contents, but also endeavors to protect the individual privacy and freedom of expression for all users.


Labouré College of Healthcare email accounts are the only accounts which College staff and faculty will use to communicate with students for business or academic activity. All official communication from the College will be sent to the College-provided account, and delivery to this account is considered sufficient to demonstrate adequate notification of student educational or financial obligations. The onus for checking and reading received email communications remains solely with the individual assigned the account.


Methods of Accessing College Email Accounts

The primary access to Labouré College of Healthcare email is through a web-based portal. While other forms of access also are available, the web access will be considered the default method of access. Secondary access is available to students, including the use of IMAP or POP3 email software clients, such as Microsoft Outlook, and there is access through mobile devices using the IOS or Android operating systems. The College Information Technology (IT) staff provide “best effort” levels of support for mobile devices and software clients, but will provide more complete troubleshooting and customer support for the web-based portal.


Personal Use

Using Labouré College of Healthcare-provided email accounts for personal emails is permitted, but users should remain aware that non-Labouré related email may be viewed in any investigation. Sending chain letters or inappropriate emails from a College email account is prohibited. Any individual other than Labouré College of Healthcare Information Technology staff members, who will clearly identify themselves in any such warning, should not send virus or other malware warnings.


Mass Mailings

As part of the College-provided email system, there is the ability to send email to pre-established groups of employees and students. All communication to these email groups should be sent by authorized individuals, including but not limited to College IT staff, College communications employees, and selected administrative employees. Each communication will be scrutinized for appropriate relevance to the intended recipients, and emphasis should be given to keeping all such communications as precise and concise as possible.


Prohibited Use

Labouré College of Healthcare-provided email accounts shall not to be used for the creation or distribution of any disruptive, offensive or intimidating messages, including offensive comments about race, gender, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, pornography, religious beliefs and practice, political beliefs, or national origin. Students who receive any emails with this content from any Labouré College of Healthcare employee or student should report the matter to the Department of Human Resources immediately.


Email Forwarding

Labouré College of Healthcare prohibits users from setting up email-forwarding to outside email accounts and blocks the process at the system level. 


Timeline and Eligibility for Account Creation

All students registered for one or more credits will be issued an email account. Student email accounts will be established when a prospective student submits a deposit prior to matriculation.


Account Expiry

Student accounts will be maintained while the student is active; however, students will only have access for 90 days after completion of a College program. In the event of student separation from the College, access to all College systems will be discontinued immediately. 



Labouré College of Healthcare employees and students shall have no expectation of privacy in anything they store, send or receive on the College’s email system. Though as a routine matter Labouré College of Healthcare will not monitor messages, it retains right to do so without prior notice.


Investigatory Processes

The only individuals authorized to initiate an investigation of a Labouré College of Healthcare email account are the College’s President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Either may request an investigation and will provide a written copy of the request to the other individual, as well as to the College’s Chief Information Officer, who will direct Information Technology staff to provide the appropriate access to accommodate the request. The existence of an investigation, and any findings, will be held in strictest confidence.


Investigations may be initiated for reasons such as:

  • An investigation triggered by indications of misconduct or misuse;
  • A need to protect health and safety;
  • A need to prevent interference with the academic mission of the college;
  • A need to locate substantive information required for college business, which is unavailable by some other means.

The contents of email communications that have been properly obtained for College purposes may be disclosed without permission from the end user. The College will attempt to refrain from disclosing communications, which might create personal embarrassment, unless such disclosure is required to satisfy a legal obligation.



Users should have no expectations of being able to recover deleted or expired email. The College will follow best and reasonable efforts for its backup and legal discovery practices.


Equal Opportunity

Labouré College of Healthcare does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. The College complies with local, state, and federal regulations prohibiting such discrimination in the administration of its academic, admissions, financial aid, and employment policies.

Financial Obligations

Labouré College of Healthcare reserves the right to withhold the following records and services from students, former students, and/or alumni whose financial obligations to Labouré College of Healthcare are due and/or unpaid:

  1. Credits
  2. Re-enrollment eligibility
  3. Educational services 
  4. Diplomas
  5. Verification and/or confirmation of enrollment
  6. Verification and/or confirmation of attendance
  7. Verification and/or confirmation of graduation
  8. Certification of academic records

Academic transcripts will be released to students that have an outstanding balance of $100 or lower.


Please note that the list above is not exhaustive, and that Labouré College of Healthcare reserves the right to withhold copies of additional types of student records as a result of non-payment on behalf of students, former students, and/or alumni. Any outstanding financial obligations to Labouré College of Healthcare must be resolved with the Student Accounts Office.


Fire and Emergency Procedures

In the event of a medical emergency or fire, students should dial 911 for assistance. In the event of a fire or alarm, students and college personnel are to evacuate the building immediately.


Fire alarm boxes, located on each floor of the College, can be activated by pulling down the lever. An Evacuation Plan is posted next to each fire alarm box indicating the appropriate path for evacuation. Students and personnel are encouraged to review the evacuation procedure posted on each floor of the College. Upon the announcement of any emergency or disaster situation, students and personnel are to evacuate the building immediately using fire evacuation procedures


Degree Requirements

To be considered for graduation, students must meet all degree requirements or certificate requirements for their majors as outlined in the Labouré College of Healthcare Catalog & Student Handbook. Before the final semester, students will receive a notice from the Office of the Registrar and Department of Communications and Development regarding graduation and Commencement exercises.


Graduation Fee

There is a mandatory graduation fee for each program. This fee covers the cost of all graduation processing. Both degree and certificate candidates pay the fee, whether or not they intend to attend Commencement. This is a one-time, non-refundable fee and will not be charged again if graduation is delayed. Graduation fees are listed in the Tuition and Fees section of the Catalog. 


Commencement Participation Eligibility

There is one Commencement ceremony held in Spring (typically May or June) each academic year. Students who have completed their degree or certificate requirements in August and December of the previous year and those who expect to complete their degree or certificate requirements in April or June may attend Spring graduation. Students completing their degree requirements in June are considered eligible to participate in Commencement as “walk through” candidates if registered for their remaining requirements in June.



The date on a diploma will reflect the semester when all degree or certificate requirements were completed. The name will appear on the diploma and in the Commencement program exactly as on student record.


Any outstanding financial obligations to Labouré College of Healthcare must be resolved with the Student Accounts Office before a diploma, an official transcript of academic record, or other official paperwork such as NCLEX documentation can be released.



All students are required to wear their Labouré College of Healthcare photo identification (ID) badge in the College building and at clinical sites at all times. Photo ID badges are obtained from the Department of Public Safety in C115.

D2L's Brightspace is the learning management system Labouré College of Healthcare uses to conduct online and hybrid courses as well as to supplement the content of traditional, face-to-face courses. 


Students sign in to Brightspace using their Labouré email credentials. Instructional videos on how to log in and navigate Brightspace are available at


Student access to Brightspace will be maintained while the student is active; however, students will only have access for 90 days after completion of a College program.  


Legal Name

Students are required to use their legal name when conducting business with the College. Students are allowed to change their names on institutional records upon completion of the Change of Information form and the production of evidence showing the official change. A certified copy of a court order, a marriage certificate, or a dissolution decree reflecting the new name in full are examples of the evidence required to support an official name change. The Change of Information form can be found on, and at the Welcome Center. Please consult personnel in the Welcome Center for additional information.


The Helen Stubblefield Law Library at Labouré, named for Helen Stubblefield Law, is located on the third floor of the C building in room C328. 


Students are encouraged to take advantage of the expansive network of information and resources offered through the library. Access to resources and features includes: 

  • Access to the library collection, including online services for remote users
  • Access to professional support to help with one-on-one research strategies, finding academic sources, collecting data, and assistance with citing references
  • A diverse collection of physical books, eBooks, streaming videos, and electronic databases
  • Access to the online library catalog (OPAC) and Interlibrary Loan
  • Computers for researching the internet, online databases, and word processing
  • Bookable study rooms for study

In the event of a campus closure, we encourage faculty, staff, and students to utilize the remote library services available as much as possible. Many resources are available electronically. Library staff will continuously monitor email to help users navigate search and other remote tools to access materials and services. In addition, a dedicated tutorial page outlining use of resources and services is currently being updated and is available at and


The library is a member of MAHSLIN (Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network) and Boston Regional Library System. Such cooperative arrangements give members of the College community access to resources that may not be present on campus. 


Library Hours:


Library hours are subject to change from semester to semester. Please contact the library directly.


Library Contact:


For further information about library resources, please contact or call 617-322-3548.


Additional contacts: 


Elaine Joubert, Assistant Library Director, or (617) 322-3627


Technology Available to Students on Campus

The College provides the following services to students:

  • Internet access and Wi-Fi accessibility
  • Desktop computers
  • Access to printers, copier and scanner
  • LibGuides
  • Physical collection of books including course reserves
  • Word processing and PowerPoint presentation software for assignments in all courses
  • Study rooms with desktop computer



Lockers are available to students who wish to have a place to store their books and belongings while on campus. Students must provide their own padlocks for their lockers. The College does not accept responsibility for lost or stolen items; therefore, students are urged to keep their possessions in lockers and padlocked at all times. Lockers are opened and cleaned during the summer semester for health safety reasons. To obtain a locker, contact Public Safety at (617) 322-3571.

Lost and Found

Please report lost items or turn in any found items to Public Safety in C115.

My.laboure is the web-based portal through which students can access all their account information, register for classes, and access the College's learning management system (LMS).


The College supplies a user ID and password. Instructional videos on how to log in and establish a password, register for classes, and navigate the LMS are available without logging in.

The ID is a six-digit number, and the password is a random mix of numbers and letters. Once these have been obtained from the College, they may be entered in the spaces provided, and the login button may be clicked. Once logged in, personal information (password, photo, etc.) may be changed by clicking Personal Info near the top of the page. Once changes are entered, click the Submit button. (The server database is updated once a day, it may take 24 to 48 hours to see the changes.)


Student access to will be maintained while the student is active; however, students will only have access for 90 days after separation from the College. 


Photography and Multi-Media Policy

Labouré College of Healthcare may use photographs, audio, video recordings, and/or other multi-media of employees and students for purposes of education, publicity, and student recruitment on behalf of the College, via the internet, print publications, and other media. 


Should an employee or student not want to be photographed or recorded or have their name or biographical information used in connection with any such recording, they must submit a completed Photo Opt-Out form to the Office of Communications and Development. 


Individuals who submit a completed Photo Opt-Out form are also responsible for removing themselves from areas in which photography and/or recording is taking place, or notifying the camera operator of their opt-out status. While every effort will be made to honor an opt-out request, an individual's failure to remove themselves or notify the camera operator may result in that individual's inclusion in a photograph or recording, and will be treated as consent for the College to utilize that photograph or recording accordingly. In the event that such a photograph or recording is published, individuals may notify the Office of Communications and Development who will remove the image, video or other multi-media within 24 business hours. 


Please be advised that image and videos taken in public places and/or at public events do not require authorization for publication. Your presence in or around College facilities and/or properties, as well as at off-campus College-sponsored events constitutes your consent to the capture and/or use of your image and/or voice, and waives any claims or rights whether in law or in equity. 


When a completed Photo Opt-Out form is on file, the College will make every effort to honor that individual's opt-out status, even in public spaces or at public events. Please be aware that completing a Photo Opt-Out form does not remove your name from listings at public events such as Pinning and Commencement programs. If you would like to remove your name from public event listings, you must notify the Office of the Registrar of your request to withhold such information from public consumption. 


All specific questions or concerns regarding the Photography and Multi-Media Policy should be directed to the Office of Communications and Development at   


Professional Grooming and Behavior Standards

Professional standards of grooming and behavior and appropriate dress are expected of all students while attending classes and clinicals. Students are expected to be neat and well-groomed and to act professionally at all times. Meticulous care in personal hygiene is essential in the healthcare field. Students are prohibited from using heavy perfumes/colognes during class and clinicals out of consideration for staff members, students, and patients. Students are required to wear the College uniform for clinical and field experiences. When in uniform, jewelry should not be worn except for a wedding band and stud earrings. Lab coats should be worn during short-term observations in the clinical area or professional labs. The Division of Nursing has additional requirements listed in the Student Handbook for the Associate of Science in Nursing program. 

Public Disclosure

All public documents, including audited financial statements, are available in the Office of the President. 

Registration Information

A detailed registration newsletter is emailed to current students prior to registration. This information is also available on and at the Welcome Center at that time. Registration will begin as posted in the Academic Calendar

All students are encouraged to contact an advisor to review their academic plans before registering for classes. 

Security and Safety

Students are asked to cooperate with security personnel at all times. All incidents and accidents that occur, involving students, College personnel, or visitors must be reported to Public Safety in C115 or at (617) 322-3571. Incident reporting forms are available at Public Safety or the Department of Human Resources.


Under the directives of the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act  (P.L. 101-542), students receive an annual security report with programs and procedures that promote campus safety. Prospective students may request a copy of the report by contacting Student Affairs at (617) 322-3506.


The campus parking lot, exits, and entrances are monitored by security cameras.


The College is not responsible for students’ safety while traveling to and from an assigned facility.


Student Lounge

The student lounge and vending machines are located on the first floor of the B Building, directly below the Welcome Center. Healthy entrees, wraps, snacks, light food items, and hot and cold beverages are available. For convenience, students may download the vendor’s smartphone application or use a credit card to purchase items. Instructions for purchasing vending items are posted in the student lounge snack bar area.


From time to time, students are asked to complete surveys. One purpose is to identify student satisfaction, needs, suggestions, or concerns. Another purpose is to collect data so that a profile of the student body can be developed. The student profile provides important information for governmental, accrediting, education, and funding agencies.

Technical Support

The College’s Information Technology (IT) department has expanded coverage hours with regard to technology help and desktop support. The on-campus Helpdesk hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 8 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday - Friday: 8 am - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am - 4 pm

If assistance is required during the day or after regular operating hours, students, faculty, and staff may contact the 24-hour Helpdesk at 1-877-322-7748, including weekends and holidays, to request technology support in the following areas:

  • portal
  • Brightspace
  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Smart phones and tablets
  • Email
  • Network connectivity / internet issues
  • Printers and scanners
  • Operating systems
  • Password resets
  • Classroom technology



The College has a wireless local area (Wi-Fi) network on campus. The network utilizes the latest technology from Meraki to allow for wireless connectivity at speeds up to 100Mbps. The wireless network is open to all students. To connect to the network, users should look for the "Laboure_Students" network among their device's current networks, connect to it, and then open a web browser to accept the Terms of Service which govern the use of the College's network.