IUP, along with all universities in the State System of Higher Education, does not require COVID-19 vaccinations for students or for employees.
We continue to share on our website Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s recommendation that all college and university students receive a vaccine: Wolf Administration Encourages All College Students to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Before the Semester Ends.
Our announced plans for the fall semester are for classes and events to be held in person; we will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice and recommendations of the Pennsylvania Department of Health related to mitigation techniques that
are needed to keep our IUP community safe and well. We will announce any new information on our website and via email to students and employees.
Members of the IUP community are encouraged to consult with their physician on personal health issues, including vaccinations.
Learn more on the Campus Health and Safety page.
IUP’s free, on-campus COVID-19 testing program for the spring 2021 semester ended on Friday, May 7. Details about free COVID-19 testing options in the local community during the summer are available on the Testing and Positive Cases page.
Free testing for asymptomatic and symptomatic students will be offered during the fall 2021 semester at the IUP Health Service.
COVID-19 Case Dashboard
Campus Visitor Information
When preparing for the academic year amid a global pandemic, each university must do what’s best for its situation and must be prepared to change course as new information becomes available.
IUP’s plan follows guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health,
Pennsylvania Department of Education,
Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. It applies to IUP’s Indiana campus, regional campuses, and other sites.
The plan focuses on protecting our employees, students, and communities, while providing our students with the best educational experience possible.
If we are to be healthy and safe, we need every member of the IUP community to work together and follow the plan detailed on this site. Here’s what you’ll find:
Precautions, campus modifications, face coverings, testing, positive cases, quarantining.
Clock-hour programs, international students, academic and technology resources for students and employees.
Changes to room assignments, social distancing in the residence halls.
Eat-in dining, grab-and-go options, other ways to access food.
Event guidelines, major campus events, orientation, athletics, concerts and performances, conferences, admissions events.
Financial aid, student employment, student assistance, CARES Act, CRSSA Act.
Parking, dining, visiting campus.
University-related travel, research guidelines.
The IUP COVID-19 Response Committee works closely with representatives throughout campus to make recommendations to University leadership about COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
The group has focused on these core guidelines:
If you have questions or concerns about IUP's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact a committee cochair: Paula Stossel, email@example.com, or Scott Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing Governor Wolf’s Recommendation on Student Vaccinations
IUP Announces Plans for Summer 2021 Sessions
In-Person Commencement Ceremonies Planned for May 2021
IUP Announces Plans for In-Person Classes for Fall 2021
Spring 2021: A Look Ahead
COVID-19 Testing Available for Students
Spring 2021 Classes to Begin via Remote Instruction
Update on Spring Academic Calendar from the IUP COVID-19 Response Committee
An Update from the Fall Planning Committee on Remainder of Fall, Spring Break
Update, Answers to Frequent Questions from the Fall 2020 Planning Committee
Reminder: Wear Your Masks and Social Distance
President Driscoll Welcomes Students to the 2020–21 Academic Year
Fall 2020 Operations Update for Students
IUP Libraries Fall 2020 Operations Information
A Message from Student Affairs Vice President Segar About the Fall Semester
Update on Fall Rebalance Plan from Fall 2020 Planning Committee
Let’s Help Each Other Stay Safe
Fall Planning Rebalance Announcement from President Driscoll
President Driscoll Announces Plans for Fall 2020
Education Abroad Experiences Suspended for Fall 2020
Update on Fall 2020 Plans
September 12 Commencement Ceremony Changed to Virtual Format
We Made It! Message to Students from President Driscoll
May 8—Heartfelt Commencement Greetings, Summer Work… Driscoll’s Weekly Update
Rounding the Final Stretch
May 1—No Tuition Increase, Making PPE… Driscoll’s Weekly Update
Enjoying the Sweet
April 24—Looking Toward Fall, U-SOAR, Meet Bert… Driscoll’s Weekly Update
Caring for the Present and for the Future
April 17—COVID-19 Partnership with IRMC, Stress Tips Video … Driscoll’s Weekly Update
Driscoll’s Weekly Update: Campus Community Collaboration, Pass/Fail Option Aproved, Thanks Given to IT Services, and More
A Student-Centered University
April 10—Vibrant Campus, Pass/Fail Grading Option: Driscoll’s Weekly Update
A Family of Heroes
Driscoll’s Weekly Update: Get Help via Technology, Credible Sources, Refunds, Commencement, and More
IUP Following Governor Wolf’s Stay-at-Home Order
IUP Family Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Driscoll Announces Commencement Postponed; Polling Students for Alternative Date
Driscoll’s Weekly Update: IUP Classes On, Thanks to Staffs, Student Emergency Fund…
Update to COVID-19 Response Plan from President Driscoll
Message to Employees from President Driscoll, March 20
Message from President Driscoll, March 16
Message from President Driscoll, March 13
Message to the IUP Community from President Driscoll, March 12
Update to IUP Community About the Coronavirus
Message to Students Regarding CARES Act Student Funds
Update from the Vice President of Student Affairs
Update to Students from Segar, Action Required
Vital Campus Services and Information for Students
IUP Provides Donations to Indiana Regional Medical Center, Punxsutawney Area Hospital
IUP Leverages Community Partnerships to Print Facemasks
Food and Nutrition Faculty Member Teaches Online by Day, Combats the Pandemic by Night
IUP, IRMC Collaborate to Provide COVID-19 Testing
Keep Your Stress in Check: Tips from IUP’s Counseling Center
Professors and Students Create “The Quarantine Companion” for Students to Use While They Practice Social Distancing at Home
State System of Higher Education Votes to Freeze Tuition for Consecutive Year
English Professor to Study Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Undergraduate Research
Postponed Commencement Ceremonies Rescheduled for September
IUP Virtual Orientation Announcement
IUP Day of Caring Focusing on Giving Back While Helping Students
Temporary Modification To Grading, Withdrawal Deadlines, Related Issues
Guidelines Developed to Respond to Request for University Donations
Student Refund Details
IUP Library and Other Building Closures
Extension of No In-Person Instruction Directive
IUP Transitioning to All Online Course Delivery Starting March 23
Message to Staff from the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance, March 13
Health Update 3-6-2020: Coronavirus 2019-nCov
Update to Students About the Coronavirus
IUP Following US Department of State Guidelines for Travel to China
Health Update: Coronavirus 2019-nCov