Documenting the UMass Boston Community’s Response to COVID-19

Healey Library exteriorUniversity Archives and Special Collections at UMass Boston is interested in collecting the personal stories, photographs, videos, recordings, and other materials that reflect your experiences during the COVID-19 crisis.

How has life changed for you as a student, as a staff member, or as a member of the faculty? How are you staying connected to the people in your life and to others at UMass Boston during this period of social/physical distancing? What do you want people in the years to come to understand or know about this time period? In addition to the experiences of students, faculty, and staff, we want to hear from alumni and members of the larger UMass Boston community as well.

View materials that have already been contributed to this project.

If you have any questions about this project, please email

Take care, stay safe, and we hope to see you on campus again very soon.

How to contribute


To upload files through the above Google Forms, you must have a Google account, or login through your UMass Boston G Suite for Education account, which is a free service available to UMass Boston faculty, students, and staff.

All UMass Boston faculty, staff, and students have a G Suite account. To access G Suite and login to your UMass Boston Google account, go to:

If you would like to contribute to this project and you do not have access to a Google account or a UMass Boston Google Account, you can create a Google account for free by visiting, clicking on the “Sign In” tab, and following instructions to “Create account.”


Examples of contributions to this project include (but are not limited to):

  • A reflective essay on your experience that you wrote for a class
  • Curricular materials that you created for a class that you are now teaching online
  • A photograph of your at-home workspace
  • An audio or video recording of an interview conducted with a family member
  • An original work of art
  • A poem or short story
  • A link to a blog post or social media content that you created

If you have other questions, please email

Due to COVID-19, the Healey Library building and the Archives Research Room will be closed until further notice. University Archives and Special Collections staff are working remotely, however, and are available to help. Click here for updates and additional information.