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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

Returning to Campus

UMass Lowell Fall 2020 Plan

UMass Lowell plans to resume on-campus teaching, learning, research and campus life operations for the Fall 2020 semester. The full plan, further detailed across the reports and recommendations of the six Fall 2020 working groups, establishes protocols for preventing and responding to the spread of COVID-19 while gradually normalizing operations as conditions allow. This plan is subject to revision at any time.
Employees should consult the Return to Work Guide, and students should read the Return to School Guide.

Town Halls for Students & Families from July 29

  • New Students: The first 28 minutes are an overview of fall planning followed by questions and answers.
  • Returning Students: The first 27 minutes are an overview of fall planning followed by questions and answers.

Fall 2020 Dates

  • Move-in: Week of Aug. 24
  • Convocation: Aug. 31
  • Classes Begin: Sept. 1
  • Labor Day Holiday: Sept. 7
  • Columbus Day Holiday: Oct. 12
  • Veteran's Day Holiday: Nov. 11
  • Thanksgiving Recess: Nov. 25
  • Classes Resume: Nov. 30 (Students should plan to return to campus after Thanksgiving Holiday.)
  • Finals Begin: Dec. 12
  • Semester Ends: Dec. 21

See full academic calendar. Note: These dates are subject to change due to impacts of coronavirus.

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