Academic Resources

Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2020

  • Monday, January 13 – Undergraduate, Graduate, and CCE Term A classes begin
  • Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO CLASSES
  • Monday, February 17 – President’s Day – Undergraduate, CE & Graduate classes held
  • Thursday, March 5 – Last day of CCE Term A classes
  • Monday, March 9 – Saturday, March 15 – Spring Break – NO UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE CLASSES
  • Wednesday, March 11 – First day of CCE Term B classes
  • Monday, March 16 – Undergraduate & Graduate classes resume
  • Thursday, April 9 – Easter Recess begins
  • Tuesday, April 14 – Undergraduate & Graduate classes resume
  • Monday, April 27 – Last day of undergraduate classes
  • Thursday, April 30 – Last day of Graduate classes
  • Saturday, May 2 – Last day of CCE Term B classes
  • Sunday, May 10 – Commencement

Graduate Student Policies & Handbook

Students are expected to inform themselves regarding all academic policies by referring to the Graduate Student Handbook.

The Handbook is not an irrevocable contract. Regulations published in it are subject to change by the University at any time without notice. University regulations are policy statements to guide students, faculty and administrative officers. The appropriate authorities with the interest of the students and the institution in mind will make necessary interpretations of these policies. Students are encouraged to consult an advisor or the Director of their graduate program if they have questions about the application of any policy.

View the Graduate Student Handbook for 2019-2020.

Online students with an academic grievance must follow the University's informal and formal processes described in the handbook.  If an online student is unable to resolve the grievance by exhausting the informal and formal processes within two years of the incident, the student may file a complaint with either the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (in-state students) or with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education portal for the National Council State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) (out-of-state students).  Online students who are residents of Massachusetts must use the Department of Higher Education’s general consumer complaint form. Online students who are not residents of Massachusetts must use the SARA complaint form.

Houndmail, My.Assumption Portal and Brightspace

Use the following links to go to: Houndmail, My.Assumption Portal, and Brightspace. Please note that when accessing the My. Assumption Portal, be sure that you are not simultaneously using Google Chrome as this may cause technical issues.

Please reference the My.Assumption Portal Guide for assistance in navigating the My.Assumption Portal.

Students are requested to check their Assumption email regularly as this is how we communicate with students about upcoming events, registration, etc.

If you have not received your username and password by the start of the semester please contact Graduate Studies at or 508.767.7387.

Fall 2020 Course Schedules

Rooms will be assigned by the registrar the week before classes begin. Students can verify their course schedule via the MyAssumption.Portal

Registrar and Transcript Requests

Students may review their academic records by appointment. To order a transcript, please go to the registrars page and follow the instructions on how to order through the online Parchment transcript service. The fee for transcripts is $7.00.

Please note that official transcripts are withheld only if a student has not met all financial obligations to the University. Grades will be posted on the portal as soon as possible after each marking period. Grades will not be released over the phone.

Registrar's Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
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Weather Cancellations

In the event of weather-related school cancellations, a notice will be posted on the homepage. The snow line is 508-767-7220. A message will be posted by 1:00 pm if classes are canceled for that afternoon/evening.