We are committed to providing a world-class educational experience for our students during this challenging time. 

The university has made a number of changes to the academic experience to enhance online learning and keep our community as healthy as possible during COVID-19. Here are some of the key points to be aware of as you plan for the coming semester. The information on this page reflects current campus guidelines. Fall 2021 guidelines are available here.

Academic experience information

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Courses with more than 50 enrolled will be delivered online. Select courses will be reviewed for exception.

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Be respectful. Wear a mask until vaccinated or if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, cold, or flu.

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Each first-year student will have at least one in-person class, if desired.

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Campus operations, including Housing and Dining, will remain open to serve those who rely on university services.

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Final exams will be delivered remotely.

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Buildings will be marked with entrance procedures and circulation plans have been created to help maintain social distancing.

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Ventilation and filtration systems have been updated to lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Classrooms are the priority.

More information

The information on this page reflects current campus guidelines. Read the Fall 2021 Plan for more details on the campus experience next fall.

Learning Online

Access the tools and resources you need to continue your education at Iowa online.

Student support

Student Health

Student Health is available for appointments and consultations.

University Counseling

If you need support managing the impact of COVID-19, we're here to help.

Student disability services

If you're vulnerable to serious illness, learn more about temporary alternative learning arrangements and other accommodations.

Cultural Centers

The centers will follow public health and university guidance regarding density, protective equipment, large gatherings, and social distancing.