Spring Break Extended. Classes to Move Online.
Updated March 13, 2020
As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Given the likelihood that the pandemic will continue to worsen over the coming months, the need for students and their families to have some certainty regarding what to expect, and the concerns of the University for meeting student learning expectations for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, the University is no longer planning to resume classes on Monday, March 23.
Spring break will be extended through Sunday, March 29.
All classes will resume online beginning Monday, March 30. The remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, including all finals, will be conducted exclusively online. This directive applies to all Colleges, Schools, and programs of the University, and to all students.
Staff and faculty will be expected to continue reporting as normal.
All student events that were planned on or after Monday, March 23 are canceled for the remainder of the semester. This includes, but is not limited to, all athletic events, spring formal and senior week. A final decision regarding Commencement will be forthcoming.
Most students will not be allowed to live in the residence halls after spring break. Information regarding the pickup of personal belongings from Residence Halls will be posted to the COVID-19 webpage prior to Sunday, March 22.
Students who must remain on campus for the remainder of the semester will need to apply and be approved to do so. Application information to remain in campus residences in support of externships, professional rotations, or other academically-related activities other than classes, as well as students who otherwise do not have living arrangements within the United States, will be posted to the COVID-19 web page prior to Thursday, March 19.
Please understand that being responsive to the worsening and constantly changing situation will require some time for us to fully determine how to best serve all faculty, staff, and student needs as we acquire more information. Your patience is appreciated. Please know that all our efforts are dedicated to preserving and protecting the Western New England community to the best of our abilities.