MassBay Community College Holding Fall Classes Online

The following announcement was provided by MassBay Community College:

MassBay Community College courses for fall 2020 semester will be taught either online or via a remote format. Courses listed in the fall 2020 course schedule as having specific class days and times will not meet face-to-face, but will be offered remotely. Fall classes begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and registration is now open to students. “MassBay is firmly committed to the health and safety of all our students, faculty, and staff, and given the uncertainty we face in the coming months, the most feasible course of action is to limit access to campus,” said MassBay President, Dr. David Podell. “This is not an easy decision as we enjoy being on campus with all our students, but we make this decision now to allow students and their families the time they need to prepare and adjust their schedules.”

MassBay defines online classes and remote formatted classes as follows:

An Online Course does not meet at a particular time or day (known as an “asynchronous course”) and all work is completed in the learning management system, Blackboard.

MassBay College Offering Virtual Info Sessions for Prospective Students

MassBay Community College Admissions Office is now offering all information sessions and events, previously held in-person, as virtual events. Recognizing the seriousness of social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the need of many to move to remote services, the College has moved to an online format to speak and interact with prospective students. A MassBay admissions counselor will contact anyone already signed up for an information session with instructions on how to join in virtually. “We were able to seamlessly shift to hosting information sessions online on March 16 to ensure students still had the opportunity to learn about all of MassBay’s programs,” said MassBay Director of Admissions, Alison McCarty. “We have found that prospective students are enjoying the online format with the ability to submit questions freely and have them answered right away. The feedback has been extremely positive as people are looking ahead to where they might be studying in the summer or fall.

MassBay College Moving Many Courses Online in Response to Coronavirus

The following information was provided by MassBay College:

Joining in the global movement to limit large gatherings, MassBay Community College is encouraging faculty to transition their courses online in an effort to facilitate social distancing wherever possible. Much of the training and curriculum conversion will happen the week of March 16, 2020 during spring break. The following week of March 23, 2020, online courses already in progress will continue as usual. However, no face-to-face classes will be held to allow professors more time to convert their classes and prepare their students for the change in format. Students are encouraged to check their MassBay email accounts often, from today on, as professors will be communicating changes in their class formats that will begin the week of March 30, 2020.

MassBay College Invites Prospective Students to Fall Open House

Prospective students attended MassBay Community College’s spring open house. MassBay Community College announced will hold its annual Fall Open House on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at 9 a.m.. President David Podell along with faculty, staff, and students will be on hand to greet and welcome prospective students and their families to the Wellesley Hills campus. The Fall Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to meet and talk with current students, faculty, and staff to learn about the 70 degree and certificate programs offered at MassBay and transfer opportunities.

MassBay Invites Current, Prospective Students to Campus

The following information was provided by MassBay Community College:

MassBay Community College be open this Saturday, August 24, 2019 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the Wellesley Hills campus for students to get ready for the start of the fall semester on September 3, 2019. Prospective students, new students and returning students can apply for admission to the College, register for classes, pay their tuition bills, fill out and drop off financial aid paperwork, speak with an advisor, attend new student orientation, and more. “With August coming to a close, students are starting to finalize their fall semester plans,” said MassBay Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Lisa Slavin. “Whether you’re returning from military service, your fall college plans have changed, there is still plenty of time to enroll at MassBay for the fall classes. Course offerings include day, evening, weekend, online, accelerated, and hybrid courses.

MassBay Community College Hosting Open House for Prospective Students

MassBay Community College provided the following information:

MassBay Community College will hold its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. on the Wellesley Hills campus. President Dr. David Podell along with faculty, staff and students will be on hand to greet and welcome prospective students and their families to the Wellesley Hills campus. The Spring Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to meet and talk with current students, faculty, and staff to learn about the 70 degree and certificate programs offered at MassBay and transfer opportunities after MassBay. Prospective students are encouraged to attend to learn more about student clubs and organizations, the admissions and financial aid process, and talk with academic divisions. The Open House will include a self-guided tour of campus, information sessions, student and alumni panel discussions, information for veterans, on-the-spot admissions, and more. WHAT:           MassBay Community College Spring Open House

WHERE:        MassBay Community College

                        50 Oakland Street

                        Wellesley Hills, MA

WHEN:          Saturday, April 27, 2019

TIME:             9:00 a.m.

Prospective students can learn more about the event and RSVP at www.MassBay.edu/OpenHouse or call the Office of Admissions at 781-239-2500.