Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) UMass System Updates

Last updated Wednesday, March 18 at 5:08 a.m.

BOSTON – The University is fully focused on the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and helping our students transition to remote learning so they can successfully complete their semester. 

Remote learning

At all UMass campuses remote learning has been extended through the end of the semester. Remote learning has already begun at the Medical School; is scheduled to start Wednesday, March 18 in Lowell; and will start Monday, March 23 in Amherst, Boston and Dartmouth.


Remote work

As of Monday, March 16, all campuses have adopted a remote work staffing pattern in line with state and federal guidelines. This is designed to reduce the spread of the virus and keep our faculty and staff as healthy as possible.

Room and Board charges

Room and meal plan accounts will be adjusted and will take into consideration financial aid guidelines.  We are working through the process in coordination with UMass campuses.  Additional information on account adjustments will be forthcoming.

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Please visit the following sites for the campus updates:

UMass Amherst

This site provides the latest communications and a comprehensive set of resources as the campus responds to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

UMass Boston

The University of Massachusetts is closely monitoring developments in regards to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer the best source of up-to-date guidance and recommendations on all aspects of this dynamic and fluid situation.

UMass Dartmouth

University officials have been in contact with students and faculty abroad to ensure their wellbeing and none has reported flu-like symptoms.

UMass Lowell

UMass Lowell Health Services and Environmental and Emergency Management are actively monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The World Health Organization has deemed this a health emergency of international concern.

UMass Medical

As of Feb. 28, UMass Medical School has begun to follow new guidance on travel restrictions from the U.S. Department of State.