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Planning for Fall 2020

The UMass Dartmouth Pandemic Emergency Response Team (PERT) has released the Fall 2020 Re-Opening Plan to guide the campus community to a safe and successful semester. Please visit our Planning for Fall 2020 website to review all planning information.

Student Resources

The COVID-19 emergency have brought many concerns and questions for students about academic continuity. The University academic staff want to assure you that we are committed to continue to support your academic success.

To assist students, student support services will be fully available through phone, email communications and Zoom, as necessary. Please send questions and concerns to academic.support@umassd.edu.

This is a stressful time and everyone at UMass Dartmouth wants to ensure you are able to continue thriving. Please know that all Offices in Student Affairs are available for you - please visit our Office of Student Affairs Departments directory for contact information.

Student Wellness Tips & Activities

 

YOU matter. We care.

This is a stressful time and everyone at UMass Dartmouth wants to ensure you are able to continue thriving. Please review some tips and activities to help you through these difficult times and know that all Offices in Student Affairs are available.

 

Suggested ways to ease anxiety:

 

Do things you love:

  • Connect with friends and family – FaceTime, calls, text, messaging, or email. During stressful times, relying on strong relationships with friends and loved ones, even if you aren’t with them in person, makes a difference.
  • Continue or explore yoga, meditation and/or controlled breathing. If you haven’t done yoga on your own, consider apps like Yoga Studio and Pocket Yoga. Interested in meditation? Check out Calm or Headspace apps. An easy way to controlled breathing is to try square breathing.
  • Tap into other ways you like to relax, too. Read a good book. Binge watch a favorite show. Prepare and eat familiar and comfort foods.

Follow best practices to reduce your risk of contracting the coronavirus:

  • Avoid unnecessary travel and crowds. Social distancing is a critical method for reducing spread.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer) for 20 seconds.
  • Practice good hygiene – when you get home, wash your hands really well, keep your hands away from your face, especially your eyes, mouth, and nose.
  • Use calming strategies that work for you — and maybe try something new.
  • Making healthy, reasonable choices about what to do and what not to do will make a big difference in being able to stay as safe and as well as possible.
  • Once we adopt key precautionary measures, we can take a deep breath and do our best to calm ourselves. It’s not necessary or helpful to be on high alert all the time. This will wear you down emotionally and physically. So try to adjust your level of alertness to your immediate surroundings.
  • Safety is one of the most basic needs of all of us.

Do things that increase anxiety less:

  • Limit the frequency with which you stay tuned to what’s developing and when you choose to get information, make sure you are accessing credible sources like the CDC and MA Department of Public Health.

Account Adjustments

The UMass System issued a press release on March 27, 2020, confirming that adjustments will be made for spring housing, dining, and parking charges.

No student will end up owing additional money to the University because of these adjustments.

Please visit our Student Account Adjustments website for more information.

CARES Act Funding for Students

Please visit our CARES Act Funding website for more details on how to apply for emergency funding.

Student Athletes

Please stay tuned while UMass Dartmouth, in consultation with league officials, decide on matters relating to the fall 2020 sports season. Visit the UMass Dartmouth Athletics website for more details.

Changes to Graduate Admission Requirements

In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, please review the temporary and alternative changes (if any) to requirements for admission consideration to UMass Dartmouth graduate degree and certificate programs for the Summer 2020 (where relevant) and Fall 2020 admit terms. Please visit the Graduate Admission Requirements website for more information.

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