Fall 2021

Information and Resources

Campus Call Center

Need help finding answers about UMass services and policies for Fall 2021? Call 413-577-2999 to speak with staff Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., or write to fallplanning@umass.edu. We’ll answer your questions or get you to the right office for additional details.

Recent News

The Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) is closely monitoring COVID-19 test results. We are encouraging the community to test, and the number of tests this past week more than doubled to 8,836. We also experienced a rise in positive results to 371. These numbers are concerning, and they should also be placed in the appropriate public health context.

Ann Becker amd Jeffrey Hescock, co-directors of the Public Health Promotion Center, update the campus about an increase in COVID-19 cases mostly among vaccinated off-campus student. All cases have been of short duration resulting in mild-to-moderate illness and no hospitalizations.

The Chancellor extends a warm welcome to everyone at the start of the academic year and provides a summary of current COVID-19 protocols and mitigation measures.

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs John McCarthy write to the UMass Amherst faculty  to address some of your questions and share important information about the Fall 2021 semester. 

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