The university will continue to monitor local and national developments and rely on guidance from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; the Iowa and Johnson County departments of public health (IDPH, JCPH); the Big Ten Conference; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What you can do

  1. Be mindful of signage and familiarize yourself with updated building procedures.
  2. Follow campus mask policy and health guidelines.
  3. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer stations (where available) upon entry and exit.
  4. Minimize time in communal spaces, hallways, and restrooms.
  5. Help keep work and learning spaces clean.
  6. *Remember, there are different building practices for UI Health Care and university research areas

Building practices

You may see some of the following when navigating campus facilities:

  • Touchless door openers
  • Reorganized furniture in communal spaces
  • Hand sanitizer stations at some entryways and exits
  • Plexiglass barriers to create separation


Other facilities

Please contact building coordinators directly or consult their websites for additional information and updates.

Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Exterior

Recreational facilities


Students in front of Iowa Memorial Union

Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

  • The IMU is operating normally.
  • Online ordering and socially distanced pick-up options for textbooks and bookstore materials are still provided, including drive-up and in-person options.
  • The Iowa House Hotel continues regular operations and has set aside a small amount of rooms for emergency room stays, as appropriate and needed.
  • The Clothing Closet continues using a reservation process for clients.
  • Custodial procedures continue to follow CDC guidance.
Main Library