Several universities in the Hoosier state have decided to extend online-only instruction through the end of the spring semester, including Indiana University, Purdue University and Indiana State University.

“We had wanted to preserve the slim hope of a return to in-person instruction, but evolving circumstances and scientific guidance make it clear that no such resumption would be responsible,” said Purdue President Mitch Daniels in a statement.

Purdue says it would on Tuesday give detailed instruction regarding housing.  The university is strongly encouraging students to move home. But said residence halls will remain open for those students who must remain on campus.

This does not apply to students who are living in family or graduate housing at Purdue.

The university says the campus remains open, with telecommuting/remote work permitted wherever possible.

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On Sunday, Indiana University announced it would continue remote teaching for the remainder of the semester. It will be closing residence halls at the end of this week. You can access IU COVID response details by clicking here.

Indiana State University will extend online-only instruction through the end of the spring semester. It is also canceling spring commencement ceremonies. ISU graduates will be offered the opportunity to participate at commencement in December.

The university says residence halls will close at noon this Saturday, although exceptions for some students have been, and will be, considered.

The university is encouraging students to move before Saturday, if possible.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made this an unprecedented time for Indiana State University,” said ISU President Deborah Curtis. “Throughout campus, faculty and staff are working tirelessly to keep our community safe and keep our institution moving forward.”

More details are published on ISU’s COVID-19 webpage.

Ball State University says it will be closing its residence halls on Sunday, March 29. Students who presently reside in our residence halls are encouraged to begin making preparations now to meet this deadline, and they are free to leave as soon as practicable.

BSU says it will not enforce the standard provisions in our housing contract. The university says students will receive a credit to their bursar accounts in the appropriate pro-rata amount, subject to applicable federal financial aid regulations, to be applied to future expenses.

Click here for further details of Ball State’s COVID response.


Editor’s Note: Inside INdiana Business is continually updating our website on new developments from the universities regarding their COVID-19 response.




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