Virtual Campus Forums About Fall Reopening Plans

Dear Student,

We very much look forward to having you start the academic year later this month. As you know, last week we made the difficult decision to shift our plans for the fall and limit access to the campus in an effort to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19. We recognize that this may have caused a difficult shift in your plans and we know that you have questions. We are writing to invite you, as well as your family, to participate in an upcoming live Virtual Campus Forum with Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and members of his team.

There will be two sessions conducted via Zoom.

We have received hundreds of emails and phone calls since the announcement and will draw from those questions as well as from questions posed to a moderator during the live event. Topics will include what the reopening plan means and why we changed course; testing, isolation and quarantine plans and protocols; support for remote student learning and student success; and the UMass Amherst Agreement.

We look forward to connecting with you as we begin a new academic year.