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Important information for students at IU Bloomington

In light of the continued community spread of COVID-19 across the U.S. and around the world, Indiana University is extending remote teaching through the end of the spring 2020 semester.

The decision was announced in a university-wide letter from IU President Michael A. McRobbie along with additional guidance for protecting the health and safety of IU students, faculty and staff.

Read President McRobbie's letter

Residence hall info

Find the latest updates on IU Bloomington residence halls, including key dates.

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Parents: Stay informed

Sign up here for the IU Family Connection email, which provides ongoing updates from IU Bloomington, including our response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Support and resources

You have many sources of support and access to resources on the IU Bloomington campus, as well as accurate information on coronavirus.iu.edu.

Need extra support or care?

We are here for you. Please submit a Care Referral if you are feeling concerned for yourself or another Hoosier. We will help get students connected to the appropriate resources.

Learn about applying for COVID-19 emergency funding.

Bias incidents

For incidents related to bias, discrimination, or harassment, please submit a bias incident referral.

Campus childcare centers

All three IU Bloomington childcare centers are closed through the spring semester. Find more information and updates on the Early Childhood Education Services website.

Crimson Cupboard

The Crimson Cupboard is open.

Hours of operation to pick up prepackaged bags:

  • Mondays: 2–4 p.m.
  • Fridays: 2–4 p.m.

Disability Services for Students

Staff from the Disability Services for Students (DSS) office are available remotely. If you need support, email iubdss@indiana.edu.

Office of Financial Wellness and Education

If you are experiencing financial stress or looking for financial guidance, the Office of Financial Wellness & Education is available for online one-on-one appointments for any Indiana University student. Please email mnysmrt@iu.edu to learn more.

IU Health Center

Most of the IU Health Center services remain open to support you and your well-being. Get the latest information here.

If you are experiencing illness, please call 812-855-5002 before coming to the IU Health Center, or screen your symptoms using the IU Health screening app. If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath and have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, please isolate yourself and call the IU Health Center immediately.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be offering limited services by phone/video. Appointments, including 30-minute CAPS Now visits for new clients, can be made by calling: 812-855-5711. For emergency situations, please call 911.

You may also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Indiana Memorial Union

Limited areas in the Indiana Memorial Union are open to facilitate student study needs. To access the building, please enter through the Alumni Hall doors to access the computer lab and Starbucks lounge. Please note that social distancing practices will be in place.

The Biddle Hotel and all dining options in the building are closed.

Office of International Services (OIS)

International students and scholars should review the guidance from the Office of International Services (OIS).

OIS is closed to in-person visitors but remains committed to providing the same expert immigration advice.

Learn more about OIS’s online services.

Internet/Wi-Fi access

IU is providing free, 24-hour, high-speed Wi-Fi access across the state in parking lot hot spots to IU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public who may not have internet connectivity due to COVID-19-related library and business closures.

In Bloomington, Wi-Fi is now operational in the Orange parking lot between Memorial Stadium and Assembly Hall. The service provides the full range of internet usage from an individual's personal device, allowing people to view websites, download materials, log into instructional or conferencing programs, file taxes, and apply for unemployment and other aid.

If you have concerns about internet connectivity in your permanent home, please contact vpsa@indiana.edu for support.

Learn more about IU's Wi-Fi hot spots

Mail Services

Mail Services is currently operating normally. Visit the Mail Services website for updated information.

Office of Parking Operations

The IU Bloomington Parking Operations website provides up-to-date information on the status of parking operations and policies on the Bloomington campus, including information on parking permit refunds.

IU Recreational Sports

You can find the latest information about recreational facility closures on the Bloomington campus on the IU Recreational Sports website.

Looking for a new at-home workout option? Rec Sports now offers "Rec Sports at Home"—online, guided group exercise classes that anyone can access. New classes are added each Monday on the Rec Sports website or on the Rec Sports YouTube channel.

Residence halls

Access to RPS on-campus residence halls and apartments is limited to students approved to reside on campus at this time. Other RPS residents should consult the RPS website for updated information regarding their move-out process.

Student Advocates Office

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please apply for COVID-19 Emergency Funding if you have a critical or dire need.

The Student Advocates Office is available remotely. If you need support, please email advocate@indiana.edu.

Student Central

Find information on changes to the spring 2020 semester on the Student Central website, including an FAQ that covers topics such as summer and fall registration deadlines, grades, and enrollment.

Student Legal Services

Have a question about your off-campus lease? Student Legal Services offers several tips for managing your lease if you need to leave your rental unit early.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority provides the Coronavirus Eviction and Foreclosure Resource Guide on their website.

Transportation

Campus Bus Service is limiting the number of passengers allowed on buses.

Campus Commute, the intercampus shuttle service offered by Go Express Travel and subsidized by Indiana University, has been discontinued. Effective immediately, it will no longer provide transportation between IU Bloomington and IUPUI.

Wells Library

All IU Libraries' physical locations are closed at this time. Virtual reference is fully ready for students and faculty Monday through Friday.

You can now access an expanded selection of digitized books through the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Choose your favorite way to contact IU Libraries:

Hours of service:

  • Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Students are invited to schedule one-on-one Zoom consultations with Learning Commons Research Assistants.

Accessing online resources off campus? Ensure you have full-text access to all IU Libraries' ebooks, journals, databases, and more.

Find Wells Library service information

Do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19

Good hygiene

You can help prevent the spread of disease.

  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wash your hands effectively.
  • Stay out of crowds.
  • Clean surfaces around you daily.

See tips and tricks to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Self-quarantine

If you are in a situation in which you are asked to self-quarantine, follow the instructions provided by public health officials and IU.

Students who do not follow these requirements will be in violation of the Code of Student Conduct and will be subject to student conduct charges and may be dismissed from the university.