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Making It Work - Learning & Teaching During COVID-19

UMass Amherst has suspended all in-person classes, including laboratory, studio, capstone, and graduate courses, until the end of the semester. Effective Monday, March 16, only weather-designated essential personnel are on campus. Additional updates and resources can be found at umass.edu/coronavirus.

College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) students, faculty, and staff can use the information on these pages to find CICS-specific information and resources.  We are here to help you make teaching and learning work during this unprecedented and unsettled time.

Updated on May 14, 2020 (added official CICS communications)


Student Services
We are here to help! CICS is working to support our students remotely.

Academic Program Rule Changes in Response to COVID-19 
Details about how the temporary Pass/Fail grading policy will be implemented by CICS academic programs.

Additional Resources
Links to UMass Amherst offices and services.


Official CICS Communications

  • May 12, 2020 - Planning for Fall 2020 - Faculty & Staff
  • May 9, 2020 - Celebrating the Class of 2020 & Looking Ahead to Fall - Alumni
  • May 7, 2020 - Celebrating Our Graduates, Looking Ahead - All Students
  • May 7, 2020 - A Message from Dean Laura Haas - Returning Families
  • April 1, 2020 - Academic Program Rule Changes for CS Minors
  • April 1, 2020 - Academic Program Rule Changes for Graduate Students
  • March 31, 2020 - Academic Program Rule Changes for CS Major Applicants
  • March 31, 2020 - Academic Program Rule Changes for Undergraduate Students 
  • March 30, 2020 - Recording: Q & A with Dean Haas 
  • March 24, 2020 - Updates on Registration & Advising for CICS Graduate Students 
  • March 24, 2020 - Updates on Registration & Advising for CICS Undergraduates
  • March 24, 2020 - Updates on Registration & Advising for CS Major Applicants 
  • March 13, 2020 - Updates on Transition to Remote Learning
  • March 11, 2020 - CICS Transition to Remote Learning Due to COVID-19
  • March 9, 2020 - Coronavirus Response Update 3/9/2020
  • March 6, 2020 - Coronavirus' Impact on CICS Events & Visitors