Iowa State to keep classes online for remainder of semester

March 19, 2020

Iowa State University will continue with virtual instruction for the remainder of the spring semester to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.

The university remains open, but there are changes in the delivery and availability of campus services and programs. Iowa State’s department of residence will close the residence halls, but allow students who cannot return home to request an exception to stay on campus. University apartments will remain open. Parks Library, University Museums, Recreation Services and the Memorial Union are closed until further notice.

Iowa State will also cancel spring commencement ceremonies for undergraduates, graduate students and veterinary medicine students. Campus leaders are working on plans for a live-streamed graduation address in May. Graduates will also have the opportunity to participate in a future commencement ceremony in December.

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More on COVID-19:

Des Moines Register, March 19
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Radio Iowa