Effective immediately, undergraduate and graduate students will have until Monday December 7, 2020 (the last day of classes) to select the pass-fail option for courses taken this semester.
A student may select a maximum of two fall 2020 courses to which to apply this pass-fail grading option as a part of this deadline extension.
Details can be found in President Driscoll’s announcement. Additional information about this temporary modification to the pass-fail policy will be posted soon.
IUP will not have a traditional weeklong spring break this year. Instead, we will incorporate seven non-class days into the spring semester to allow for several short breaks. Spring semester classes at IUP will begin January 19, 2021. The last
day of classes will be May 3, 2021.
December 2020 and January 2021 graduates will be honored in a virtual ceremony on December 12.
View the COVID-19 Dashboard for current data.
When preparing for the fall semester amid a global pandemic, each university must do what’s best for its situation and must be prepared to change course as new information becomes available.
IUP’s plan follows guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health,
American College Health Association, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. It applies to IUP’s Indiana campus, regional campuses, and other sites.
The plan focuses on protecting our employees, students, and communities, while providing our students with the best educational experience possible.
If we are to be healthy and safe, we need every member of the IUP community to work together and follow the plan detailed on this site. Here’s what you’ll find:
Class delivery, safety measures for students and employees, face coverings, sanitation efforts, changes to buildings and procedures, building access, how the plan for COVID safety and updates will be shared.
Accessing medical care, prevention, what to do if you have been exposed, reporting procedures for students and employees, testing, contact tracing.
2020-21 academic calendar, study abroad changes, clock-hour programs, international students, academic and technology resources for students and employees.
Changes to room assignments, social distancing in the residence halls.
Eat-in dining, grab-and-go options, other ways to access food.
Event guidelines, major campus events, orientation, athletics, concerts and performances, conferences, admissions events.
Financial aid, student employment, student assistance, CARES Act.
Current status of buildings, facilities, services, and offices across campus.
University-related travel, research guidelines.
Parking, dining, visiting campus.
The IUP COVID-19 Response Committee, made up of more than 50 employees and students divided into 11 action teams, is coordinating these and other decisions for our campus. The input you have provided is also helping to shape our plans for the 2020-21 academic year..
Although we are navigating uncharted territory with this pandemic, we will continue to focus on these core guidelines:
If you have questions or concerns about IUP's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact a committee cochair: Paula Stossel, email@example.com, or Scott Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update on Spring Academic Calendar from the IUP COVID-19 Response Committee
An Update from the Fall Planning Committee on Remainder of Fall, Spring Break
Update, Answers to Frequent Questions from the Fall 2020 Planning Committee
Reminder: Wear Your Masks and Social Distance
President Driscoll Welcomes Students to the 2020–21 Academic Year
Fall 2020 Operations Update for Students
IUP Libraries Fall 2020 Operations Information
A Message from Student Affairs Vice President Segar About the Fall Semester
Update on Fall Rebalance Plan from Fall 2020 Planning Committee
Let’s Help Each Other Stay Safe
Fall Planning Rebalance Announcement from President Driscoll
President Driscoll Announces Plans for Fall 2020
Education Abroad Experiences Suspended for Fall 2020
Update on Fall 2020 Plans
September 12 Commencement Ceremony Changed to Virtual Format
We Made It! Message to Students from President Driscoll
May 8—Heartfelt Commencement Greetings, Summer Work… Driscoll’s Weekly Update
Rounding the Final Stretch
May 1—No Tuition Increase, Making PPE… Driscoll’s Weekly Update
Enjoying the Sweet
April 24—Looking Toward Fall, U-SOAR, Meet Bert… Driscoll’s Weekly Update
Caring for the Present and for the Future
April 17—COVID-19 Partnership with IRMC, Stress Tips Video … Driscoll’s Weekly Update
Driscoll’s Weekly Update: Campus Community Collaboration, Pass/Fail Option Aproved, Thanks Given to IT Services, and More
A Student-Centered University
April 10—Vibrant Campus, Pass/Fail Grading Option: Driscoll’s Weekly Update
A Family of Heroes
Driscoll’s Weekly Update: Get Help via Technology, Credible Sources, Refunds, Commencement, and More
IUP Following Governor Wolf’s Stay-at-Home Order
IUP Family Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Driscoll Announces Commencement Postponed; Polling Students for Alternative Date
Driscoll’s Weekly Update: IUP Classes On, Thanks to Staffs, Student Emergency Fund…
Update to COVID-19 Response Plan from President Driscoll
Message to Employees from President Driscoll, March 20
Message from President Driscoll, March 16
Message from President Driscoll, March 13
Message to the IUP Community from President Driscoll, March 12
Update to IUP Community About the Coronavirus
Message to Students Regarding CARES Act Student Funds
Update from the Vice President of Student Affairs
Update to Students from Segar, Action Required
Vital Campus Services and Information for Students
IUP Provides Donations to Indiana Regional Medical Center, Punxsutawney Area Hospital
IUP Leverages Community Partnerships to Print Facemasks
Food and Nutrition Faculty Member Teaches Online by Day, Combats the Pandemic by Night
IUP, IRMC Collaborate to Provide COVID-19 Testing
Keep Your Stress in Check: Tips from IUP’s Counseling Center
Professors and Students Create “The Quarantine Companion” for Students to Use While They Practice Social Distancing at Home
State System of Higher Education Votes to Freeze Tuition for Consecutive Year
English Professor to Study Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Undergraduate Research
Postponed Commencement Ceremonies Rescheduled for September
IUP Virtual Orientation Announcement
IUP Day of Caring Focusing on Giving Back While Helping Students
Temporary Modification To Grading, Withdrawal Deadlines, Related Issues
Guidelines Developed to Respond to Request for University Donations
Student Refund Details
IUP Library and Other Building Closures
Extension of No In-Person Instruction Directive
IUP Transitioning to All Online Course Delivery Starting March 23
Message to Staff from the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance, March 13
Health Update 3-6-2020: Coronavirus 2019-nCov
Update to Students About the Coronavirus
IUP Following US Department of State Guidelines for Travel to China
Health Update: Coronavirus 2019-nCov