The University of Iowa plans to resume face-to-face instruction for the fall 2020 semester. The university is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff and will implement recommended best practices for limiting exposure to COVID-19 in a campus setting.

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The university will offer online-only instruction for all summer sessions. Clinical and experiential activities will continue to be addressed on a program-by-program basis.

The university plans to resume face-to-face instruction this fall.


All events scheduled to be held on the UI campus during the summer will be canceled, postponed, or conducted virtually through July 31, 2020.

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University of Iowa genetics expert Val Sheffield stands with colleagues in his lab

Developing at-home method for collecting COVID-19 testing samples

University of Iowa genetics expert Val Sheffield has converted part of his lab to help fight the coronavirus pandemic by creating a simple specimen-collection method that skips the swab and removes the need for medical personnel. All people have to do is spit in a cup.

Lisa Blake, medical laboratory scientist at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, stands in a hallway wearing a face shield

In demand and loving it

Like most people, Lisa Blake enjoys a couple of days off from her job every week. But since early March, the medical laboratory scientist in University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics’ Clinical Microbiology Laboratory measures her time off in hours, not days.

University of Iowa researcher Stanley Perlman standing in a lab setting

Scientists, media turn to Iowa’s coronavirus expert

Veteran researcher Stanley Perlman—until recently, one of only 10 full-time coronavirus virologists in the world—leads the University of Iowa’s search for answers on COVID-19.

“As the University of Iowa community experiences heightened anxiety around COVID-19, it is important to avoid assumptions about who may or may not be carrying the virus based on their identity. Discrimination on the basis of ethnicity or national origin is unacceptable and counter to our core values. If you experience or witness bias related to the virus, contact the Campus Inclusion Team or the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.”