Operational Posture


  • Moderate number of cases, with most cases from a known source
  • Increased personal public health precautions to limit personal exposure warranted

What to Expect

Spring 2021 Home

COVID-19 Call Center

Need help finding answers about UMass services and policies in the pandemic? Call 413-577-2999 to speak with staff Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., or write to covidinfo@umass.edu. We’ll answer your questions or get you to the right office for additional details. For any concerns about student conduct, it’s best to use the Dean of Students online reporting tool.

Information and Resources

Recent News

Jean Ahlstrand MacKimmie, director of residence education, writes to students living on-campus to encouraging them to continue to be vigilant as week 10 of the semester begins.

The UMass Libraries are again open to students on a limited basis. 

The Public Health Promotion Center is closely monitoring COVID-19 test results, and trends continue to be extremely encouraging.  Last week the campus lowered the operational posture from Elevated Risk to Guarded Risk, and the campus community has continued to remain vigilant by following public health protocols.

An outdoor in-person ceremony for graduates earning degrees this academic year (September, February and May) will be held in McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Thursday, May 13, at 4 p.m. To abide by public health guidelines set by the Governor’s office, attendance is limited to graduating masters and doctoral students only.