Extensive Public Health and Behavioral Restrictions Adopted
CENTRAL ASPECTS OF THE PLAN:
Students can choose to live at home or return to campus
Almost all courses will be taught remotely
Only essential face-to-face instruction offered
Large-scale testing, isolation and contact tracing planned
Students must sign The UMass Agreement
"Life on campus will not be anything resembling normal college life"
A video designed to assist employees this summer and fall provides information on best practices and protocols to keep the university safe as we undertake a phased reopening of campus.
Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy writes to the campus community to express the university's opposition to a set of new draft regulations with potentially severe negative consequences for international students and to confirm UMass Amherst's support for university's international community.
Earlier this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a set of new draft regulations with potentially severe negative consequences for international students who already face many challenges as a result of the pandemic. These changes to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which are directed at non-immigrant students on F-1 and M-1 visas for academic and vocational study, are misguided, mean spirited, and contemptible.
Kenneth J. Reade, director of international student and scholar services, writes to the UMass Amherst international community following a U.S. government announcement about international students and online courses.