MassBay COVID-19 Information
Updated October 15, 2020
Remote and Online Learning Infographic →
Courses for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester are being offered nearly exclusively online or remotely. A handful of blended courses that require hands-on laboratory work in our automotive technology, biotechnology, and health sciences have on-campus components to them.
Reminder, if you are feeling sick DO NOT come to campus. Also, if you test positive for COVID-19 contact the MassBay Office of Public Safety immediately at 781-239-2222.
With a focus on safety and caution, MassBay will follow a phased approach to resume on campus instruction and services. MassBay will return to on-campus operations at our own speed, but never faster than local, state, or federal phased approach to reopening. Members of the community who are regularly on campus are required to be familiar with the Phased Access to Campus Education and Services (PACES) document.
Download Summary | Phased Access to Campus Education and Services (PACES) →
Students Taking Blended Courses
Students, faculty, and staff regularly on campus for blended coursework in the Spring 2021 semesters must adhere to our comprehensive Campus Access Plans for our Ashland, Framingham, and Wellesley Hills campuses.
The MassBay Access Plans follow the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and includes guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. We ask members of our community who will be regularly on our campuses to familiarize themselves with these Plans before coming to any of our campuses:
Campus Access Plans
Ashland Campus Access Plan →
Framingham Campus Access Plan →
Wellesley Hills Campus Access Plan →
Coming to Campus
Business transactions, Open House events, academic activities and special events are all taking place virtually. For the foreseeable future, all MassBay students, faculty and staff are prohibited from coming to any of our campuses without prior coordination with their Dean or supervisor, and the approval from the Office of Public Safety. Use the forms linked below to request campus access for critical business functions, or to request access for critical academic tasks.
FORM - Request Campus Access for Critical Business Functions →
FORM - Request Campus Access for Critical Academic Tasks →
MassBay Course Formats and Definitions for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
With the health and safety of our community as the driving factor, in early June the decision was made to offer all fall classes at MassBay remote or online. Each class is marked as “remote” or “online” in the Course Offerings.
Remote — Remote classes are held at scheduled class times each week (synchronous delivery) using free video conference technology. The proportion and use of video conferencing will vary from course to course. Course materials will be delivered through a learning management system such as Blackboard.
Online — Online classes do not meet at a specific date and time each week (asynchronous delivery). Students are required to engage weekly with the material in Blackboard, the MassBay learning management system, and stay on track with submitting assignments. Assignments may include videos, recorded lectures, discussion boards, tests, and quizzes and can be completed any time before the assigned deadline (usually weekly).
Blended — There are a handful of “blended” courses in our automotive, biotechnology, and health sciences programs that will have on-campus laboratory components in fall 2020. Students in blended courses will have scheduled lab meetings on campus and receive a portion of the course instruction remotely or online. The proportion of online or remote instruction will vary from course to course.
Students Taking Online or Remote Courses
Students taking courses online or remote are required to be familiar with and abide by these Tips and Expectations.
Tips and Expectations for Remote Learning for Students →
Student Policy and Procedure Forms
Students in academic programs involving clinical placements are required to adhere to the MassBay Return to Clinical - Policies and Procedures.
Return to Clinical - Policies and Procedures →
MassBay Travel Policies
All those traveling internationally are asked to read the Travel Advisory and register their travel with the College.
Secure Online Travel Report Form
For the foreseeable future, you are asked to inform the College any international travel.
MassBay Travel Reporting Form →