Dear Assumption Parents,

After carefully reviewing the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in Italy and consulting with Assumption faculty in Rome, the College has temporarily suspended operations at its campus in Rome, Italy, for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Arrangements are being made to transport students back to the United States.

The safety of our students and faculty in Rome and Worcester is paramount. This difficult decision was not one made in haste, rather, it was thoughtfully, thoroughly and exhaustively discussed over a number of days. While we had hoped for students to complete the semester in Rome, an unprecedented global health crisis has intervened.

The College plans to resume Rome Campus operations for its summer and fall programs, pending the coronavirus situation in Italy at that time. Students interested in applying should contact Eloise Knowlton, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at 508.767.7486

Students returning to the United States from Italy were instructed to self-isolate at home for a minimum of 14 days, and are not permitted on campus during the 14-day period.

Also, students studying in Worcester as well as all faculty and staff are discouraged from international travel during spring break. Those who decide to travel internationally may be prohibited from returning to campus for a minimum of 14 days (possibly longer depending upon Centers for Disease Control guidelines) from the individual’s date of reentry into the United States.

With regard to individuals tr avelling to areas with a U.S. State Department Level 3 or Level 4 Travel Advisory (China, Iran, Italy and South Korea) they will be prohibited from returning to campus for 14 days. If the U.S. State Department designates a Level 3 or 4 Travel Advisory for other countries, visitors to those countries are also prohibited from returning to campus for 14 days.

Please know that the discouragement of international travel is made in the best interest and safety of the Assumption community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deborah Cady Melzer, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at 508.767.7325 or .

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.