• We are in the process of updating this information, and will post updates as they become available.

  • Commencement

    Recognizing the need to stay safe, we are postponing May commencement, including all university-wide, college, and departmental ceremonies. Eligible students will still receive their degrees as scheduled. We will recognize May graduates online, but there will not be an in-person or virtual event in May.

    However, we do want to offer our May and August graduates an opportunity to participate in an on-campus commencement ceremony. We are contacting our graduates and their families with options for a ceremony in September or participation in fall commencement ceremonies scheduled December 11 and 12. As we get responses from them, we will make another announcement detailing our plans. See more details on postponing commencement.

    Caps and Gowns

    Please note the information above about commencement ceremonies. If you would like to purchase a cap and gown, visit the Co-op Store website.

    If you have already purchased a cap and gown and you would like to keep your order as is and pick it up at the store when normal business resumes, no action is required. It will arrive at the store at a later date

    If you have already purchased a cap and gown and you would like to return your order, please contact Cynthia Letterman by email at to have your return executed. Returns will take 5 to 10 business days to process. The deadline to request returns is Friday, April 10. 

    Class Schedule 

    Courses that were initially online have been back in session since March 16. All remaining classes were transitioned to online delivery the week of March 23. 

    Summer 2020

    All IUP classes—including internships and field experiences—scheduled for this summer will be delivered online.

    Other Campuses and Centers

    IUP Pittsburgh East will be open by appointment only. If you need to access the campus, please call 724-294-3309 to schedule an appointment. 

    All regional campus library facilities are closed.

    Clock-Hour Programs 
    (Culinary, Police Academy, EMT, and Paramedic Training) 

    Students in clock-hour programs will receive specific instructions from their program directors.  

    Criminal Justice Training Center (Police Academy) Suspends Training 

    IUP's Criminal Justice Training Center is suspending all classroom operations to include all Act 120, all Act 180, and all nonmandatory service police training until further notice. After the state of emergency, we will reinstate the programs.  

    All Act 180 mandatory update trainings will be rescheduled for September or October. 

    The scheduled Act 120 full-time police academy for IUP main campus set for June 2020 and Robert Morris University part-time academy set for August 2020 have not been affected, and we intend to start as scheduled.  

    This situation is fluid, however. Please continue to check for updated information on these training programs. Weekly updates will be provided on Wednesdays for the duration of the coronavirus situation. If you have any questions, contact program coordinator Marcia Cole at 724-357-3987 or director Dennis Marsili at 724-357-3988. 

    Police Academy Applications

    Currently, requests for police academy applications are accepted only through Marketplace. On this website, the $30 application fee can be paid by credit card. Mailed requests are no longer being accepted. Find more information

    International Student Visa and Travel

    Remaining in the US for the remainder of the semester: F-1 or J-1 visa holder who want to remain in the US are permitted to complete the semester with online classes and will continue to have valid/ACTIVE immigration status.  Contact your professors for more information on how to complete your course online. 

    Departing the US for the remainder of the semester: F-1 or J-1 visa holders who want to depart the US and complete studies online from outside of the US will also continue to have an ACTIVE/valid immigration record.  Please share your departure flight information with your immigration advisor. F-1 graduate students should contact Lauren at F-1 undergraduate students should contact Jessica at  J-1 visa holders should contact Candi at

    Travel: If you will depart the US this semester, make sure your immigration document has been signed in the past year by a DSO (Designated School Official) in the Office of International Education. See the International Studies Travel page for more details on travel documents.  We will email international students as we learn of any new immigration updates.

    Internships, Student Teaching, Clinicals, and Other Off-Campus Experiences 

    The chancellor’s decision on March 13 to suspend face-to-face instruction includes internships and other off-campus experiences. Faculty are working to create appropriate learning experiences while following national guidelines to keep us all safe and healthy. Contact your faculty advisor for more information.

    Education Abroad

    IUP is following commonwealth directives and best practices in international education and is suspending all summer education-abroad experiences (credit and noncredit) for students. These include faculty-led programs, institutional partners, education abroad providers/affiliates, experiential placements (internships, field school, clinicals), and independently arranged experiences. If you have questions, please email the Office of International Education at

    Book Rentals

    Those who have rented textbooks from the Co-op Store should still plan to return rented books by May 11. A packing slip is available for download.  

    IUP Libraries 

    The library building on IUP’s Indiana campus is now closed. Many library services continue to be offered electronically. All regional campus libraries are closed. See the Resources section.  

    Registration for Fall 2020  

    Registration for fall 2020 begins this week. As usual, you should be in touch with your advisor to obtain the alternate PIN you need to register. You can also use Degree Works to help you understand degree requirements and plan ahead. If you have any questions, ask your advisor or contact the assistant or associate dean in your college.  

    See more about registration.

    Assistant and Associate Deans:

    Eberly College of Business: Mr. Terry Appolonia,, 724-357-3215 

    College of Education and Communications: Dr. Lynnan Black,, 724-357-2483 

    College of Fine Arts: Dr. David Ferguson,, 724-357-2397 

    College of Health and Human Services: Dr. Sally McCombie,, 724-357-2650 

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences: Dr. Dot Gracey,, 724-357-2280 

    Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Dr. Dan Burkett,, 724-357-2609 

    University College: Hillary Stitt,, assistant director, 724-357-2987 

    Cook Honors College: Chauna Craig, acting director,, 724-357-3342, or Kevin Berezansky, associate director,, 724-357-7573