The University of Iowa plans to resume hybrid, 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 the COVID-19 virus in a campus setting.
 

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Academics

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.

Fall 2020

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.

Fall 2020 Steps Forward

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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Resources

Updates on COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)

24/7 COVID-19 Helpline from UI Hospitals & Clinics
319-384-8819

Student Health Nurseline
319-335-9704

UI Hospitals & Clinics appointment questions
800-777-8442 (toll free) or send a message through MyChart

Travel Advisories
CDC and U.S. Department of State

UI Hospitals & Clinics
COVID-19 Preparedness

University Counseling Service
319-335-7294

UI Employee Assistance Program
319-335-2085

UI Critical Incident Management Plan

“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.”
Provost Montse Fuentes