The university has adopted a blended approach to instruction this fall and will follow the current academic calendar, with the semester beginning Aug. 24 and ending on Dec. 18.
The university will move to online-only instruction after Thanksgiving, beginning Nov. 30, and final exams will be delivered remotely. Clinical and experiential activities will be addressed on a program-by-program basis.
The university is taking deliberate steps to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus for our students, faculty, and staff, as well as our surrounding community.
Events and Services
As of Aug. 1, all essential in-person events (indoors or outdoors, on or off campus) will be limited to 50 in-person attendees and must follow public health and university guidance regarding protective equipment and social distancing or be offered through a virtual format.
Please check websites for individual units and services for the current status of their building and hours.
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“Being a member of the Hawkeye family is about more than wearing black and gold; it’s is our work ethic, friendliness, and willingness to collaborate even when it doesn’t involve personal gain. Right now, that means wearing a mask to help reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for everyone in our community. It also means we will not tolerate anything but a safe and inclusive campus for people of all backgrounds regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, ancestry, or disability. If you experience or witness bias related to the virus, contact the Campus Inclusion Team or the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.”