Monday, August 10, 2020

Reminder: Faculty and staff protective equipment distribution

Protective Equipment (PE) kits for faculty and staff will be distributed through their home college or department as they return to campus.

How should your department procure services and supplies?

  • Departments will contact their assigned University Shared Services representative to procure services and supplies.
  • If a department does not have an assigned University Shared Services representative, please contact University Shared Services supervisors at uss‐

Reminder: Student protective equipment pickup begins today

Returning students who live off-campus should plan to pick up their PE kit at one of several distribution locations (listed below) between Aug. 10 and Aug. 23.

Students living on campus in the residence halls will receive a PE kit as part of the move-in process. Incoming first-year students and transfer students who live off campus will be issued their kits at On Iowa! check-in, in the second floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union, or can pick up a kit at any of the times and locations below.

Students will need their Iowa OneCard or student ID number to pick up their PE kit. The rain location is the IMU Hubbard Commons for all dates and times. Directions and exact building locations can be found on the UI campus maps website.

Student PE distribution schedule this week:

  • Aug. 10: Drive-through pick up, Hancher Lot 55, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: Drive-through pick up, Hancher Lot 55, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 12: Drive-through pick up, Hancher Lot 55, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 13: Pentacrest, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Aug. 13: Latino Native American Cultural Center, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 14: Pentacrest, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Aug. 14: Latino Native American Cultural Center, 1 to 4 p.m.

The full schedule is available on the Division of Student Life website.

Preparing for the fall 2020 semester

With more than 30,000 students and thousands of faculty and staff at the UI, opinions vary regarding how our campus should operate for the fall semester.

Our goal is to provide as much choice and certainty as possible to our campus community, while aligning with guidance from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH); and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We know that every family must consider its individual circumstances when making a determination on whether to attend in person or virtually for the fall semester. Additionally, we recognize that some students may want to wait to enroll until the spring 2021 or fall 2021 semester. We support these choices, and will work with students to find a way to support the choice that will work best for them this fall semester. For further information, please review the July 29 message to Hawkeye students and families.