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Updated as of March 27

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Campus Closed At this time, campus is closed to all except essential staff and students who have remained on-campus over spring break.

ART 360 Sadly, all ART 360 courses are on hold until we can return. We encourage everyone to find ways to connect and make art in response to this most unusual global moment!

2020-2021 Course Requests The course request process for the 2020-2021 school year will be delayed until late April or Early May. Advisors will continue to work with each student to identify choices and register them with the Registrar when we reopen the process.

Performances:  Given that the State of Massachusetts has closed all schools until May 4th, all on campus performances have been cancelled indefinitely.  As soon as we are up and running with online classes, we will determine how to best feature our artistic work in a virtual space. 


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International Students 

The U.S. Department of State has made a temporary provision to allow international students to participate in online learning (from anywhere, including their home country)  and remain in active status if their school suspends in-person classes. All international students must keep up with their online work in order to remain in active status.

The regulation states: “Given the extraordinary nature of the COVID-19 emergency, SEVP will allow F-1 and/or M-1 students to temporarily count online classes towards a full course of study in excess of the limits stated in 8 CFR 214.2(f)(6)(i)(G) and 8 CFR 214.2(m)(9)(v), even if they have left the United States and are taking the online classes from elsewhere.” 

 These regulations allow students to be out of the country for more than five months without a negative effect on their visa status.  These temporary provisions are only in effect for the duration of the emergency and may change as the situation develops.