Back to school: Mass. colleges, universities announce fall semester plans amid coronavirus pandemic

Back to school: Mass. colleges, universities announce fall semester plans amid coronavirus pandemic
In this Wednesday, May 20, 2020 photo a passer-by skates past an entrance to the Tsai Performance Center on the campus of Boston University, in Boston. Boston University is among a growing number of universities making plans to bring students back to campus this fall, but with new measures meant to keep the coronavirus at bay. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne/AP)

BOSTON — As the coronavirus pandemic continues, several Massachusetts colleges have announced their fall plans, with some having class on campus and others transitioning to remote learning.

College of the Holy Cross

  • The president announced Aug. 10 that the fall semester will be remote learning, with a limited number of students allowed to live on campus.

Harvard University

  • Classes for the fall semester at Harvard will be fully online, but the university is inviting freshmen to live on campus.

UMass Amherst

  • Students who will be learning fully remotely in the fall won’t be granted on-campus housing.