Campus community informed of student death

Scott Erlandson was a first-year student from Georgetown, MA


(Collegian file photo)

By Kathrine Esten, Assistant News Editor

The University of Massachusetts campus and community were informed of the death of first-year student Scott Erlandson by email Wednesday afternoon.

According to an email from Student Affairs and Campus Life and Dean of Students Cara Appel-Silbaugh, Erlandson was enrolled in the exploratory track in the college of information and computer sciences. He was from Georgetown, Massachusetts.

“On behalf of UMass, we extend our sincere condolences to Scott’s family and friends who are mourning his untimely death,” Appel-Silbaugh said in the email.

Appel-Silbaugh added that “in keeping with the wishes of Scott’s family,” she has no other information to share at this time.

The email did not include a cause of death.

Erlandson graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts, in 2017.

Ed Blaguszewski, executive director of strategic communications at UMass said the details included in the email will likely be the extent of information released on the matter to the campus.

Kathrine Esten can be reached at [email protected]