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Fall Return Plan
MassArt will be coordinating a staggered return to campus activities and programs, starting with a partial return that focuses on student acclimation at the start of the fall semester, followed by the gradual return of co-curricular happenings over the semester based upon our findings and progress.
With this in mind, we have devised the following timeline while also helping to identify the goals that help us know when to open up greater levels of access.
Summer Start Up
Time Period: August 18 - 27
Offices reopen for in-person activity
Faculty and Student access to campus resumes
Goal: Allow time for staff to return to offices for normal in person functions; provide in person services to students and faculty.
Time Period: August 28 - October 1
All F2F and Hybrid classes* begin
Key Student Development programming in support of students; SGA Executive Board, Volunteer Coordinator and MAC Board in-person meetings only
Identify specific spaces for students to study or access remote coursework
Students may access campus from 7am - 11pm; Studios, shops, library, and cafeteria accessible during posted times
Limited admissions tours
*hybrid classes will meet on an established schedule; please check your class schedule for the correct dates and times for in-person vs. remote week-to-week attendance
Goal: Confirm spaces needed to meet student remote needs; release spaces not needed for remote study for other uses.
Time Period: October 2 - October 31
Above items in Phase One;
Scheduled on campus programs: Artward Bound, all student group in-person meetings, in-person Visiting Artists & Visiting Lecturers, Academic Galleries
In person meetings of faculty and staff groups, including COF, predicated on what we learn during phase one
Return to regular Admissions tours
MAAM reopens to the public within this phase, details to come
Goal: Reintroduce internal campus community activity to spaces not needed for student study space
Time Period: November 1 - on
Above items in Phases One and Two
External visitors and guests allowed
External events allowed
Goal: Return to a new normal of activity on campus