"With the health and safety of our community remaining our first priority, we want to plot a thoughtful and strategic path to overcoming our present challenges that will result in the return to a full, in-person university experience as quickly as possible. At this time, however, the seriousness and unpredictability of the pandemic present an uncomfortable degree of uncertainty and anxiety for us all. Given this uncertainty, we are committed to developing a sustainable model for how to conduct teaching, research and scholarship under these new and evolving circumstances." Read the entire update...
On May 18 Governor Baker released guidance on the four-phased approach on reopening Massachusetts. The university’s previously announced policy that “only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor” remains in effect until the university examines the guidance and determines the campus’ approach to next steps.
The UMass Amherst emergency fund helps students who are facing extra challenges from loss of income, additional housing expenses, technology needs and other expenses resulting the COVID-19 crisis.
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STUDENTS IN NEED, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE.
Public wireless service is now available in a new outdoor location in the southwest area of the UMass Amherst campus. Anyone with a wireless-ready device can connect to the unrestricted UMASS-OPEN network in Lot 11 near McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
Pointing to the financial hardships that many Massachusetts families are facing and in consultation with campus chancellors, UMass President Marty Meehan today said he will recommend a tuition freeze for the university’s nearly 50,000 in-state undergraduate students during the upcoming academic year.
Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy writes to the campus community with an update on ongoing planning for the fall semester.
On May 18 Governor Baker released guidance on the four-phased approach on reopening Massachusetts. The university’s previously announced policy that “only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor” remains in effect.
Three major bargaining units – PSU, USA/MTA and AFSCME – have joined with the administration and reached agreements on both a Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP) as well as a five-day unpaid furlough.
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) and the Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion are working with partners across campus to coordinate the “Supporting Faculty Resilience Series” (SFRS), a collaborative series of optional summer programming to support faculty resilience in research and writing.