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UMass Amherst changes mind, will now close campus for entire semester

UMass Amherst, which had earlier said it hoped to have students return to campus on April 6, today announced it's just having students move out for good this weekend. In an announcement to the campus and parents, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy writes:

As efforts across the state, the nation, and the world to contain the coronavirus COVID-19 continue to intensify, today I am announcing that UMass Amherst will suspend all in-person classes, including laboratory, studio, capstone, and graduate courses, until the end of the semester. This expansion of our previously announced transition to remote learning means that all classes, without exception, will be transitioned to remote learning.

Students will instead finish their classes remotely. Subbaswamy did not write whether commencement will still happen.

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