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Planning for fall 2020

Review the UMassD Fall 2020 Re-Opening Plan.

UMass Dartmouth initiated re-opening planning for fall 2020 in mid-April, prior to the end of the spring term and has been guided by four key principles for returning to campus life in fall 2020:

  1. Protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and people in surrounding communities.
  2. Enable students to continue progress towards their educational goals.
  3. Contribute to research and innovation.
  4. Minimize adverse economic impact on families, employees and the Massachusetts economy.

UMass Dartmouth created the Pandemic Emergency Response Team (PERT) as a collaborative effort of students, faculty, staff and administrators to help the University address the immediate needs of the community and maintain the continuity of its critical mission of education.

PERT is led by a team of Meta-chairs:

  • Mohammad Karim – Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Mark Preble – Vice Chancellor for Talent and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Daniel Figueroa – President, Graduate Student Senate
  • Elizabeth Anusauskas – President, Student Government Association
  • Alex Fossel – Treasurer, Student Government Association & Coordinator, Student COVID Planning Group

PERT has been configured into ten planning groups that span the workings of every area of campus and will bring multiple forms of expertise and skills that will help our campus reopen safely. Each group has submitted a report on their specific area which was used to create UMass Dartmouth’s official reopening plan.


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