General and Event Information

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

  • All Face-to-Face Instruction Is Suspended for Spring 2020 

    IUP has suspended all face-to-face classroom instruction for the remainder of the semester and has transitioned to all online instruction.

    Summer 2020 Online

    All IUP classes—including internships and field experiences—scheduled for this summer will be delivered online. IUP camps and other types of face-to-face experiences will not take place as planned. See “Extension of No In-Person Instruction Directive.”

    IUP Is Not Closing

    The university is not closing. Many employees are working remotely. Business offices continue to be in operation; contact them by phone or email. Only essential personnel are permitted to be on campus at this time.


    We continue to follow Governor Tom Wolf’s directives regarding university-sponsored travel. Wolf has stated that there will be no international travel for official commonwealth business and no out-of-state travel for official commonwealth business unless determined to be mission critical by agency heads.  

    More Information

    In addition to finding things here, information and brief updates will be available on the IUP Information Line, too. Call 724-357-7538.  If you’re a student, you can send questions to

  • Events

    Limiting Groups to 10 or Fewer 

    In response to the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, IUP will limit the number of persons in face-to-face meetings or other events to 10, except when absolutely necessary to conduct essential business. Everyone is encouraged to use technology and other means to meet this guideline while maintaining business as usual to the fullest extent possible.


    All daily tours are suspended, but virtual events are available. And, of course, you can always call the Admissions Office at to ask questions. We don’t want this situation to keep you from getting all the information you need to make your decision. 

    Please note that the deadline to make your deposit for fall 2020 enrollment has been moved to June 1. Also, IUP is waiving the requirement to submit SAT scores and final high school transcripts.

    If you are coming to IUP from high school or transferring from another college, call 724-357-2230 or send email to 

    If you are a candidate for graduate admission, call 724-357-2222 or send email to

    Cook Honors College

    The Cook Honors College has extended its offer acceptance deadline to June 1, 2020. See Applying for Admissions to the Cook Honors College.


    If you are seeking admission to the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, call 800-438-6424.

    Theater, Musical-Theater, and Dance Arts Audition

    IUP has extended the audition period through the summer. See how to send your video-recorded audition.

    Activities, Concerts, Shows

    Check the central calendar for updated information, but most events have been canceled or restructured. All STATIC events have been canceled, as have all intramurals and other activities.

    All remaining productions for the IUP Lively Arts Ovations series and all College of Fine Arts performances/events have been canceled for this season. Those who purchased tickets will be contacted about refunds. The remaining exhibitions and events for IUP’s University Museum and Kipp Gallery have also been canceled. 


    All conference activity hosted by IUP Conference Services through the end of May 2020 has been canceled or rescheduled.

    Incoming Freshmen and Orientation

    The Orientation Office will be in touch with you about orientation rescheduling (if necessary) and class registration. Summer orientations will be held online on the dates for which students had previously registered. Students with questions about placement testing may refer to the HAWKS 100 Getting Ready course on MyIUP. More details will be coming soon. Meantime, if you have any questions, contact the Orientation Office at 724-357-5658.

    IUP Athletics

    All IUP Athletics summer camps, clinics, golf outings, and special events scheduled through July 31 have been canceled. See IUP Athletics COVID-19 updates and information.

    Reserved Parking Spaces

    Student requests for pro-rated reserved parking space refunds may be directed to IUP Parking Services at

    Student Work Study Questions Answered

    During this time, students with Work-Study jobs can continue to be paid. If you are a student who had a job on campus, the Office of Human Resources has now posted a Q&A to help answers your questions

    Spring Break Buses

    The return-to-campus bus trip for students who purchased round-trip tickets was canceled, and 50 percent refunds were issued. If you have not yet made arrangements to receive your refund, call Lou Garzarelli at 724-357-2590 as soon as possible.