State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Greenstein has directed that no in-person instruction occur at our 14 universities from March 16 through March 29.

As you know from my message Thursday, we suspended all face-to-face classes through March 23. We will follow the Chancellor's directive and will extend the suspension of face-to-face instruction through March 29. It does not change our previously communicated plans for the week of March 16 through March 20.

We will send additional information next week via email and will continue to post updates, as they are known, to the IUP website.

Thank you for your patience as we work together during this challenging time.

The press release with this news is below:

The Governor has announced that all K-12 schools in PA will close starting Monday, March 16 through March 29, in order to limit social interactions to help control the spread of the coronavirus. In keeping with that strategy, and in the interest of the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians, I am directing that no in-person instruction occur at our 14 universities during that same two-week period.

We encourage students, faculty, and staff to be in contact with their home universities–their best source of direct information.

In the days and weeks ahead, it's important for us to come together, exercise patience, and collaborate with one another as we confront our collective challenges. This is going to take everybody doing their part for the sake of our students.

Michael A. Driscoll