Key points of information:
  • A stay-at-home order has been issued for Massachusetts effective noon, Tuesday
  • College offices will continue to operate and serve students’ needs
  • Move-out period will end at 5 p.m. this evening
  • Advising and registration information to be sent later today

Dear Assumption Students and Families,

This morning, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ordered “all business and organizations that do not provide ‘COVID-19 Essential Services’ to close their physical work spaces and facilities to workers…as of Tuesday, March 24 at noon until Tuesday, April 7 at noon.” The Governor has asked that residents “remain in their homes and limit travel to only necessary trips including grocery stores, pharmacies and other medical needs.”

Continuity of College Operations
Please be aware that Assumption will fully comply with this order and the contingency plans to ensure the continuity of College operations shall go into effect tomorrow morning. While the College and offices are “physically” closed, the work of the College will continue. Students, know that faculty and staff are available by phone, email and video chat. I strongly encourage you to contact faculty and staff as you would if you were on campus. Despite the stay-at-home order, faculty and staff are still committed to serving students.

Move-out Period to End at 5 p.m., as Scheduled
Given the stay-at-home order that begins tomorrow and forecast for snow in the Worcester region tonight, the move-out period will cease as scheduled at 5 p.m. this evening. When the Governor lifts the stay-at-home order, students may contact the Office of Residential Life to retrieve their belongings. Please know that belongings left in rooms or apartments will remain there.

Students who remain on campus will continue to be serviced by a limited number of College staff and Campus Police will be present through this stay-at-home order. I strongly encourage members of our community to heed the Governor’s call and join others who seek to minimize the spread of coronavirus in Massachusetts.

Academic Advising and Registration
Students, please check your email later today for a message from Dr. Eloise Knowlton with regard to advising and registration.  

Thank you once again for your patience and flexibility to adjust to this unprecedented pandemic as the campus community continues to serve the students of Assumption College during this uncertain time.