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

There are a number of changes being made to the academic experience for the Fall 2020 term to enhance online learning and keep our community as healthy as possible. Here are some of the key points to be aware of as you plan for the coming semester. 

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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The university is following the current academic calendar, with the Fall 2020 semester beginning on August 24th.

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Face masks are required during in-person classes and in all university facilities unless otherwise indicated.

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

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All classes will be online only after Thanksgiving Break (Housing and Dining services will remain open).

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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

Read the full Fall 2020 plan for more details on the campus experience.

Classroom Experience 

The university is taking deliberate steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for our students, faculty, and staff, as well as our surrounding community.

Rod Lehnertz, senior vice president for finance and operations, recently walked through the UI’s Pappajohn Business Building to demonstrate what to expect as you return to campus buildings.

Learn More

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.