COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

President's Communication to Iowa Students: COVID-19 Travel Outside of Iowa Update March 22, 2020 7:27 PM

President's Communication - COVID-19 Travel Outside of Iowa Update March 22, 2020 7:07 PM

President's Communication - Extended Check-Out Dates for Fayette Resident Students March 20, 2020 3:27 PM

President's Message - 2020 Commencement March 19, 2020 4:20 PM

Student Communication - Room and Board Refund March 18, 2020 5:51 PM

Dear Upper Iowa University Community,

The health and safety of our students, employees and visitors are a top priority at Upper Iowa University. With this is mind, University leadership and emergency operations personnel continue to communicate with and receive guidance from public health officials with regard to COVID-19.

UIU’s current course of action:

  • UPDATE (3/16):  All Session 4 courses originally scheduled to be taught face-to-face will now be taught in the online format, with a start date of Monday, March 23, and an end date of Thursday, May 7.
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  • All students must follow attendance and participation policies found on page 45 of the UIU Catalog.
  • As there are advantages to social distancing, we encourage those of you who can return to your permanent homes to do so. For students who are unable to return home or elect to stay on campus, we will continue to fully support you. More information will be forthcoming from Student Life.


There is a lot each of us can do to control the spread of this virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that we frequently wash our hands the right way and also do these other things to stop the spread of the new coronavirus and other viruses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough/sneeze, ideally with a tissue; throw away the tissue and wash hands.
  • Avoid touching your face.