Status of Buildings, Facilities, and Services

  • Information about the facilities and services below, as well as others, will be updated as details become available.

    Remember that campus resources, facilities, and services (including computer labs, dining halls, and fitness centers) are available to all students, including those taking all-remote classes.

    To limit the number of people on campus during summer, many buildings and offices have been physically closed. But, our employees are working hard—many of them remotely—and ready to assist you. Facilities staff members are readying buildings in preparation for the fall.

    Buildings and Facilities

    Academic Buildings

    Access to academic buildings is restricted.

    Faculty and staff members who need to return to their offices to prepare for fall should refer to the Returning to Campus page, Arrival/Return to Campus section.

    Folger Hall

    Folger Hall will be open as a place for all students to study individually or in small groups. We invite all commuting students to campus to take advantage of this space as a home base while on campus during the school day. Bagged meals will be offered for lunch and dinner during the following days and times:

    • Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: The facility is closed. 

    Gyms and Athletic Facilities

    Zink Hall

    The James G. Mill Fitness Center plans to reopen August 17 under normal hours but limited capacity (25 percent). No more than 21 people, including staff members, can be in the center, and no more than five people can be in the back room at any time. A sign-up sheet will be used to manage this limit. Lockers, showers, and towel service will not be available, but a restroom will. Members will have their temperature taken upon arrival.

    HUB

    • The Hawk Hub Food Court will be open. Students should utilize the entrance near the Delaware Room.
    • Administrative offices, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • The Co-op store will be open Friday, August 14, and Saturday, August 15, from noon until 4:00 p.m. See the hours for the rest of the semester. Textbooks should be ordered online; pickup will take place in the lobby outside the store. Students can also choose to have their materials shipped to them. The store will be open for anyone to shop but will operate at half capacity. Information about ordering fall textbooks is available.
    • Most HUB meeting rooms have been equipped with Owl Pro cameras, which capture 360-degree video and audio for a near in-person experience and allow for remote meetings. Individuals wanting to attend any meeting in person should follow social-distancing and mask requirements. The rooms will be set up according to their size to allow for social distancing.
    • Lounge areas will have seating removed to ensure safe social distancing practices.
    • PNC Bank will be open and will accept students by appointment only. The three ATMs will be accessible and operational.
    • The HUB Fitness Center will be open during Welcome Week (August 17-21) from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wellness checks will be performed for any person who arrives to use the facility, and stations will be cleaned after each student’s use. The center will operate under limited capacity to allow for social distancing. Throughout the regular semester, the hours are as follows:
      • Monday through Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      • Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • Sunday: Closed
    • The Gym will be open for Group Fitness sessions only. Group Fitness will continue virtually at no extra cost to the student, and an in-person schedule will be released within two weeks. For more information, visit @IUPCampusRec on Twitter/Instagram or email GQCR@iup.edu.

    Athletics Facilities

    Because of spacing and safety concerns, Memorial Field House will not be available for general public use.

    Miller Stadium will be available for individual use but will not be scheduled for any organized activities during the fall semester.

    Kovalchick Complex

    The Kovalchick Complex will operate under the Oak View Group Facilities reopening plan and in accordance with university, state, and CDC guidance relating to group gatherings for all events, meetings, conferences, and non-IUP varsity athletics competitions.

    Libraries

    IUP Libraries

    The IUP Libraries will be open only to students and faculty and staff members during the fall 2020 semester to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Because of limited seating, we are prioritizing purposeful use, such as quiet study and student use of technology to succeed in their classes.

    Study spaces will be spread out and limited to ensure social distancing, and we ask patrons not to move tables or chairs. Wipes will be available to clean all surfaces before and after use, and a voluntary temperature check station has been installed in the Stapleton main lobby. Face coverings will be required at all times, following IUP guidelines.

    Stapleton and Stabley libraries will reopen Monday, August 24. Hours of operation will be

    • Sunday: noon to 8:00 p.m.
    • Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
    • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
    • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
    • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
    • Saturday: Closed

    Services available for the IUP community include

    • In-person, chat, and remote reference and research assistance with faculty librarians
    • Circulation
    • Interlibrary loan
    • Media desk and checkout of computer equipment
    • Book drop at the Stapleton entrance
    • Residential delivery for remote students

    To reduce the risk of virus transmission via physical objects, we have limited access to print collections. That includes the closure of some floors and other spaces. All items are still available for loan, and patrons can request items at the circulation and serial service desks. Library staff members will retrieve the items.

    Group study rooms and individual study carrels on the second and third floors will not be available this semester.

    Find information on the IUP Libraries website.

    Orendorff Music Library (Cogswell Hall)

    Capacity limits and social-distancing accommodations are in place for the fall 2020 semester. Hours of operation are

    • Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

    Punxsutawney Library

    Capacity limits and social-distancing accommodations are in place for the fall 2020 semester. Hours of operation are

    • Monday through Thursday: noon to 6:00 p.m.
    • Friday through Sunday: Closed

    Other Campuses and Centers

    Pittsburgh East has reopened on a modified schedule. Currently, it is open Monday through Thursday from noon until 10:00 p.m. You may wish to call ahead at 412-824-1999.

    See Libraries for library information.

    Post Office

    Physical offices are open.

    Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 3:55 p.m., Monday through Friday. The IUP Post Office is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

    Full counter service is available for all students through the main lobby entrance. That includes stamp and postage sales, receipt and processing of incoming mail/parcels (for pickup only), and processing of outgoing mail (for drop-off only).

    However, the post office will take special precautions to keep students and employees safe. For example, face masks will be required, the lobby will have a 10-person limit, and students will need to ask a postal employee to retrieve their mail—they will not be able to access their own mailboxes. For more information, see “Everything You Need to Know about Using the IUP Post Office.”

    For IUP departments, the post office will continue to manage bulk mail services, incoming mail/packages via USPS, and outgoing mail on a daily basis. Learn more: “Postal Service Operations for Fall 2020.”

    If you are not able to pick up mail items, , please complete a forwarding card.

    • Visit the Forms section of the Post Office website and choose the “Form for Forwarding University Post Office Mail.” Complete the form, save it to your computer, then email the card to university-postmaster@iup.edu.
    • After the Post Office receives this, USPS mail/packages will be forwarded to you. UPS and FedEx do not offer this service. Those items will be returned to the sender if you cannot pick them up.

    Offices and Services

    Financial Aid/Bursar

    This fall, employees in student-facing offices, such as the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Bursar, will help students in person, working within social-distancing guidelines.

    IndiGo Buses

    IndiGo buses will run this fall. All active students who show their I-Card will continue to receive free access.

    Career and Professional Development Center

    Physical offices are closed; services are available online.

    All appointments with staff members will be conducted online, through services such as Skype or Zoom, or by phone. To make an appointment, call 724-357-2235.

    Health Service

    The IUP Health Service will provide most services that were available before COVID-19. In order to maintain the health and safety of our students, walk-in visits are discouraged, but same-day appointments can be made by calling 724-357-2550. Students who have questions or want to make an appointment can also contact health-inquiry@iup.edu.

    The center's hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Counseling Services

    The Counseling Center will offer telehealth appointments during the fall semester. Students who are unable to teleconference via their own equipment can arrange to reserve a room within the center to receive the services they require.

    Disability Access and Advising

    The Department for Disability Access and Advising will be open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No walk-in visits will be accepted at this time; students should schedule an appointment, which they can attend remotely.

    D2A2 can assist students with disabilities in connecting with their professors to ensure the best learning experience possible. To schedule an appointment, contact disability-access@iup.edu.

    Military and Veterans Resource Center

    Physical offices are closed; services are available online.

    Director Cory Shay is available to take questions by email at cshay@iup.edu or by phone at 724-357-3008 or 724-357-3009. Students called to active duty may contact Shay for assistance with military withdrawals or other concerns.

    Social Equity and Title IX

    Physical offices are closed; services are available online.

    The Office Social Equity and Title IX continues to respond to your concerns, although staff members are working remotely. Please leave a message at 724-357-3402 or email social-equity@iup.edu. You may report an incident of concern at any time.

    University Testing Services

    The University Testing Services office will remain closed through the fall semester.