The university plans to resume hybrid, face-to-face 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 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
All events scheduled to be held on the UI campus during the summer will be canceled, postponed, or conducted virtually through July 31, 2020.
Beginning Aug. 1, all essential in-person events 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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Med school grad launches Apollo platform
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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.
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“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.”