(Added March 25, 2021) Residence hall common areas in most halls are open with limited capacity. Capacity limits are posted in every common area including lounges and rec rooms; the capacity ranges from 1 to 5 people permitted in a space. Students are expected to wear face coverings in residence hall common spaces at all times and these areas may not be used for dining. If COVID-19 positivity rates in a specific hall are higher than the campus average, common areas may remain closed. Hallways and lobbies are not gathering spaces and gatherings in these areas is not allowed.
These Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are being continually updated to address new and changing issues and concerns. Please check back often for the latest information.
Please see Fall 2021 FAQs for answers to questions about the fall 2021 semester at UMass Amherst.
last update: May 11, 2021