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UMass Lowell Scales Back 2020 Fall Return to Campus

On Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, UMass Lowell announced to Students and Faculty and Staff that, out of an abundance of caution, they have scaled back plans to return to campus this fall.

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.

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.