Pathway to Fall 2020

The University’s roadmap for fall 2020 addresses the new challenge of COVID-19 on the foundation of the timeless principles of an Augustinian education.

A Plan to Welcome Students Back to Campus (When safe to do so)

 

This roadmap attempts to welcome our community back to campus amid a de-densified form of a residential experience in a gradual and careful repopulation of the campus when it is safe to do so. We recognize that one of the defining characteristics of an Assumption education is the personal engagement with faculty and fellow students, which is at the heart of this community.  In some form, that will continue. This plan will provide students with many of the aspects of an Assumption experience that they have missed for the last several months, albeit in a new way. 

This roadmap answers only those questions we can answer right now, and only to do so to the best of our ability.  This roadmap was arrived at after much consultation with state, local and health officials, review of data from the different surveys that were completed and how we can provide the best possible educational experience within the new parameters in which we will be operating.

The success of this plan hinges on our collective compliance. Our community demonstrated remarkable resilience as the pandemic unfolded. That same resiliency can contribute to a different, but rewarding and memorable, University experience. We need to remember that these protocols are in place at the request of the state, but also to promote the safety of the entire community

For details on the roadmap, please watch the above video.

Please scroll below for additional resources such as Frequently Asked Questions.

(Note: Information on this page is subject to change and is accurate as of the time it was posted. Content on this page will be updated frequently.) 

Content updated August 10, 2020, 6:15 p.m.

F.A.Q.

Roadmap Principles: Foundations in Augustinian Education

Conditions to Repopulate Campus


Resuming Face-to-Face Classes

The University’s road map for resuming face-to-face instruction depends on the following conditions being met:

  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts must be in a sustained Phase 3 of the Governor’s reopening plan.
  • The rate of COVID-19 positive tests in Worcester County must be at or below 10 percent.
  • Assumption must have an adequate supply of COVID-19 tests, personal protective equipment, and cleaning supplies.

Cooperation of the Assumption Community

The success of this plan hinges on our collective compliance. Our community demonstrated remarkable resilience as the pandemic unfolded. We can demonstrate the same resiliency that can contribute to a different, but rewarding and memorable, University experience. The new safety protocols are in place at the request of the state and to promote the safety of the entire community.

Resources

Downloadable Material