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Page updated November 20, 2020

These plans are open to change if state or county health departments issue new directives.

Operational decisions will be made according to the individual campus situation. Outbreaks and other issues affecting one campus will not affect the operations of any other IU campus.

Check back regularly for updates.

COVID-19 testing

With the start of classes, IUPUI has launched a mitigation testing program, which will continue throughout the semester with up to 3,200 tests being given weekly. As postive cases are identified, campus will follow contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine guidelines to keep everyone safe.

Individuals selected for mitigation testing will receive an email notifying them of their selection, how to schedule their test, and additional information about the testing process.

Read Chancellor Paydar's message about mitigation testing

Changes in the academic calendar and class updates

  • Semester start and end dates remain the same.
    • August 24: start of fall semester
    • May 9: end of spring semester
  • Fall courses either conclude by Thanksgiving or shift online following Thanksgiving.
  • Spring courses begin on January 19 with the first three weeks of instruction online followed by on-site teaching starting on February 8.
  • New online Winter Session will allow students an opportunity to take classes between December 21 and February 7.
  • Fall and spring breaks have been removed from the calendar to preserve instructional time and to mitigate further spread of the virus through travel.

Courses may be in-person (face-to-face and hybrid), online (synchronous and asynchronous), or custom (personalized to fit you). 

Visit the Student Central website to learn which classes have the modes of instruction that fit your needs.

Learn more about campus operational changes

Campus housing

IUPUI's Office of Housing and Residence life asks all residents to comply with university testing requirements. Additionally, please wear masks while inside the residence halls, wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing at all times, avoid large gatherings, and clean up after yourself after you use public areas (like public restrooms, shared lounges, and shared apartment spaces).  

What you should know about isolation and quarantine if you are living on campus:

Health and safety procedures

A number of strategies designed to mitigate risk and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Fall 2020 and beyond will be implemented, including:

  • Cleaning protocols
  • Managing room capacities and schedules
  • Maintaining safe distancing
  • Wearing masks
  • Modifying food service
  • Regulating personal health checks
  • Quarantining when necessary

Campus is putting in place procedures for adjusting duties and expectations where needed and feasible for higher risk individuals in the IUPUI community.

Faculty and staff are required to sign the Community Responsibility Acknowledgement, and students are required to sign the Student Commitment Form to make a commitment to protecting the health and safety of everyone at IUPUI.

Town Halls and other ongoing communication

IUPUI Town Halls have addressed various questions about IUPUI's plans for AY2020-21 and presented new information.

Mark your calendars for upcoming Town Halls:

  • Staff Town Halls hosted by Vice Chancellor Camy Broeker
    • December 2, 2020, 3-4 p.m.

Watch previous Faculty and Staff Town Halls


See full updates

Chancellor Paydar's update on mitigation testing

October 8, 2020

See the update

President McRobbie's message to students

August 20, 2020

Read the message

Executive Vice Chancellor Kathy Johnson's message to students

July 16, 2020

Read the message