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UMass Amherst Reopens for the Fall

Chancellor Subbaswamy has released the university’s Fall 2020 Reopening Plan. Classes will begin August 24.

Extensive Public Health and Behavioral Restrictions Adopted

Fall 2020 reopening plan UMass


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"

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Ongoing community resources

Recent News

Chancellor Subbaswamy writes to the campus community with a detailed update on reopening preparations including testing protocols and emphasis on healthy student behaviors.

Information about how UMass Amherst is using COVID-19 guidelines developed the CDC to inform HVAC measures on campus.

Ajla Aksamija, associate professor in the department of architecture, recently had an article published by the Facades Tectonics Institute. The article describes how the transition to remote learning in March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, led to an innovative opportunity to enhance a course on sustainable, high-performance facades.

Specific information on how students should plan their arrival at UMass Amherst based on a new travel order issued by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.