Mass. colleges transition to online classes amid COVID-19 outbreak

As the World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, several Massachusetts colleges have decided to transition to online classes.

BOSTON — As the World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, several Massachusetts colleges have decided to transition to online classes.

Babson College:

  • Online classes begin Friday, March 13 and will continue through the remainder of the semester.

Berklee College of Music:

  • Classes and midterms will continue on campus through Friday, March 13.
  • Online classes will begin Monday, March 23.
  • All performances, events, visiting artists will be postponed, effective Saturday, March 14.
  • Students asked not to return to campus following spring break.
  • Students asked to leave dorms by Wednesday, March 18.

Bentley University:

  • No undergraduate or graduate classes the week of March 16 - 20 as the university and students prepare to move to remote, online classes.
  • Online classes begin Monday, March 23 and will continue until at least Friday, April 3.
  • Students must remain off-campus, but can return if necessary to retrieve important items until Tuesday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m. 

Boston College:

  • Classes will be taught online through the end of the semester, starting Thursday, March 19.
  • Students must move out of their dorms starting Thursday, March 12 and be out by Sunday, March 15.

Boston University:

  • Online classes begin Monday, March 16 and are expected to continue through Monday, April 13.
  • Students are being asked not to return to campus following spring break.
  • Residence halls and dining halls will remain open.

Brandeis University:

  • All classes with more than 100 students will be taught online as of Monday, March 16.
  • The last day of in-person classes - regardless of class size - will be March 20. Classes will move online for the remainder of the semester.
  • The Passover and Spring Recess dates will be shifted to March 23-25, April 9-10, and April 15-16.
  • All undergrads living on campus are asked not to return to campus after March 25.

Curry College:

  • All in-person classes canceled, effective immediately.
  • Spring break extended by one week through March 22. Students should not return to Milton or Plymouth campuses.
  • Online classes begin Monday, March 23.

Emerson College:

  • Friday, March 13 will be the last day of in-person classes on campus.
  • Online classes begin Monday, March 23 and continue through the end of the semester.
  • Students may continue to live on campus.
  • Dining halls will remain open, though some services may be impacted.

Fitchburg State University:

  • All in-person classes have been canceled the week of March 16-20. Students are being asked to leave campus.
  • Residence halls will be closed for the week.

Framingham State University:

  • Classes have been canceled for the week following spring break. Classes will resume on Monday, March 30.

Harvard University:

  • Online classes expected to begin Monday, March 23.
  • Students asked not to return to campus after spring break.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design:

  • All campus activities suspended from March 16 - March 22.
  • Students should not return to campus during spring break.
  • Classes are expected to resume on Monday, March 23. A decision will be made on or before March 18.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science:

  • Spring Break extended through March 22.
  • Online classes will be conducted for the remainder of the semester.
  • Clinical rotations will continue as scheduled.
  • Residence Halls on the Boston campus will close.
  • Students at the Worcester campus can decide if they want to stay or leave.
  • All sponsored events are suspended.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

  • All classes canceled for the week of Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20. School officials will use the following week, which is spring break, to transition to online instruction.
  • Online classes begin Monday, March 30 and will continue for the remainder of the semester.
  • Undergraduates should not return to campus after spring break. Students must begin packing and leave their dorms no later than noon on Tuesday, March 17.

Northeastern University:

  • Online classes begin Thursday, March 12.
  • Students are not being asked to move out of residence halls.

Suffolk University:

  • Spring break has been extended by two days.
  • Online classes begin Wednesday, March 18.
  • Campus will remain open for counseling, advising, and health and wellness.
  • Students living on campus should make plans to move out.

Tufts University:

  • Online classes begin Wednesday, March 25 following spring break.
  • Students who live on campus can remain on campus if they cannot make arrangements to go home.
  • Spectators are prohibited from attending the remainder of winter sports events on campus. Spring sports will be canceled.

UMass - all campuses:

  • Online classes begin Monday, March 16 and are expected to continue through at least Friday, April 3.

Wentworth Institute of Technology:

  • Spring break extended through Wednesday, March 18.
  • Online classes begin Thursday, March 19.
  • Residence halls being closed for the remainder of the semester.

Wheaton College:

  • Spring break extended through Sunday, March 22.
  • Online classes begin on Monday, March 23 and will continue through the remainder of the spring semester.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute:

  • Online classes will begin on March 25.
  • Residence will be closed from March 16 through at least April 4.
  • Students are being asked to leave campus.

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