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Updated April 7, 2020

Campus operations | Remote Jaguars | Events | Health and wellness | Travel | Additional resources

Recent updates for the IUPUI community

Issued on March 28, 2020, by Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of University College Jay Gladden

IUPUI has approved new flexibility with grade policies to support student success in Spring 2020 coursework. Both of these options protect students' GPAs from the negative impact of grades they might consider lower than what they would earn in more normal circumstances.

  1. Satisfactory Grade Option. This option converts a grade of a solid C or higher to an S-Satisfactory. The S grade satisfies degree requirements and pre-requisites for future classes, but it is not calculated in students' GPAs.
  2. Passing Grade Option. This option changes a grade of D-, D, D+, or C- to a P-Passing. The P grade does not satisfy degree requirements or pre-requisites for future classes, but they do count for elective credit. Additionally, P grades are not calculated into students' GPAs.

To exercise either option, students need instructor and advisor permission, so they should start discussing these options now.  Advisors can help students understand how these options fit within their academic and professional goals.

Deadline to Exercise Grade Options: May 29 

Town Hall meetings held on March 27, 2020

Chancellor Paydar held Town Hall meetings for faculty and staff on Friday, March 27. Joined by a number of colleagues, he shared updates and responded to questions related to COVID-19 at IUPUI.

Campus operations

In order to ensure the health and safety of the university community, the following changes have been made:

  • All teaching has moved to virtual modes for the remainder of the spring and for all summer sessions.
  • Most IUPUI staff and faculty are working remotely, in compliance with the governor's stay-at-home order. 
  • Campus buildings are locked and only accessible to essential employees.
  • IUPUI has closed most of its student housing as of March 20.

Housing, Campus Recreation, and Meal Plan fees

Students who lived in campus housing, acquired meal plans, and/or purchased a membership to the fitness center no longer have access to these services. Therefore, prorated credits—if applicable—will be posted to your bursar account.

For more information, read the update from Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Eric Weldy.

A summary of changes and closures

Some services and buildings have adjusted hours for the remainder of the semester due to spring break and the suspension of in-person classes.

  • University Library is closed, but will increase the availability of virtual services including the Chat service. You can call 317-274-0469, text 317-279-6630, or email questions to refdesk@iupui.edu.
  • Other libraries on campus that are closed include the McKinney Law Library, the School of Dentistry libraries, and the Herron Art Library, but virtual services in all of these libraries remain available.
  • The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is operating with reduced hours, but 24-hour study is available via card access to School of Medicine students.

Honors College will maintain a virtual presence Monday through Friday from 8a-5p. Please visit the Honors College website for additional information.

The following offices within the Division of Enrollment Management will be operating virtually Monday through Thursday from 8:30a-5p and Friday from 9a-5p:

  • Adaptive Educational Services & the AES Testing Lab are closed until further notice. Please call 317.274.3241 or email aes@iupui.edu for general inquiries, and for more information, visit the Adaptive Educational Services webpage.
    • Although not physically present, the staff will be available virtually Monday through Friday from 9a-5p and can be reached as follows:
      • Kevin McCracken, director of adaptive educational services, at kjmccrac@iu.edu or 317.274.3241.
      • Dr. Mercedes Cannon, associate director, at mecannon@iupui.edu or 317.274.3241.
      • Natalie Albert, accommodations coordinator, at npalbert@iu.edu or 317.274.3241.
      • Leslie House, testing lab/interpreter coordinator, at lghouse@iupui.edu or 317.274.0489.
      • Marcia Stevenson, administrative assistant, at marlstev@iupui.edu or 317.274.3241.
  • The LGBTQ+ and Multicultural Centers will be operating virtually and will be accessible via phone or email Monday through Friday from 9a-5p. For assistance please call or email:
    • LGBTQ+ Center: 317.278.8130 or lgbtcntr@iupui.edu
    • Multicultural Center: 317.274.4764 or mciupui@iupui.edu

Campus Center

  • Will operate with modified hours: Monday through Friday from 7a-7p and Sunday from 11a-7p.
  • The Market is open daily from 9a-5p and on Sunday from 11a-5p.
  • Barnes & Noble bookstore is closed.
  • The game room is closed.

IUPUI Campus Health

  • Coleman Hall: Open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 7:30a-5p and Thursday from 9a-5p.
  • Campus Center: Closed.

Office of Student Advocacy and Support

  • The Office of Student Advocacy and Support is available to support students virtually. Please email stuadvoc@iupui.edu for questions and to speak with a staff member.
  • Beginning the week of April 13, Paws' Pantry will open for students 10a-2p Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please bring your CrimsonCard. Paws' Closet will open for virtual appointments 10a-2p on Wednesdays. Email pcloset@iupui.edu to set up an appointment.
  • For a list of resources to help you meet your basic needs, please visit helpmeroar.iupui.edu. Students can find a variety of services and resources within a five-mile radius of campus.

Housing and Residence Life

  • Will maintain regular office hours. 

  • The Office of International Affairs remains open Monday through Friday 9a-5p though all services are being conducted virtually to promote public health and the safety of our community. For all questions and services, please contact the office directly.
  • A drop box has been installed by the front window to assist with document processing.

Galleries are closed until further notice. Please check the Herron website for updates.

Parking and Transportation Services is opening up parking options for employees that are required to work on campus. These permissions will be in effect through May 11 and will be re-evaluated at that time.

  • EM Permits will be valid in the Barnhill, Sports (center section), Blackford Street (non-BG spaces), and Gateway Garages.
  • ST permits will be valid in EM surface spaces.
  • NC and NCS permits will be valid in EM and ST surface spaces as well as the Barnhill, Sports (center section), Blackford Street (non-BG spaces), and Gateway Garages.
  • TGS, BGS, CH, Evening, and Garage permits will be valid in all EM and ST surface spaces.

Please visit the Parking and Transportation Services website for additional information on permit permissions.

  • Weekend service on the Crimson Line is discontinued until the fall semester
  • The Gray Line (Route 2) will run every 15 minutes from 7:30a-7:30p.
  • The Yellow Line (Route 3) will run every 15 minutes from 7a-10p.

Stay connected

Teach from home

  • Visit the IU Keep Teaching website for resources for teaching remotely.
  • Visit the IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs to read latest faculty updates, hear from Executive Vice Chancellor Kathy Johnson, and browse more IUPUI-specific resources for teaching remotely.

Learn from home

Work from home

Events

All IUPUI-affiliated events have been postponed, canceled, or conducted virtually for the rest of the semester (summer events are still under consideration).

Commencement

In the interest of public health, IUPUI spring commencement exercises have been postponed to a later date when it will be safe to celebrate together. This change does not affect the timing in which students will receive their degrees.

To learn more, please read President McRobbie's message.

Watch Chancellor Paydar's message to the IUPUI Class of 2020

Athletics

As of March 16, 2020, the Horizon League has canceled all sport competitions until the end of the academic year. For more information, read the announcment from IUPUI Jaguar Athletics

The IU Natatorium at IUPUI will also be closed through the end of spring semester. Please check the IU Natatorium website for updates.

Travel

The university has outlined its guidelines for travelers on the homepage of the IU Coronavirus COVID-19 resource website.

Visitors

All tours and in-person visits have been canceled for the remainder of the semester. If you had planned a campus visit through the Office of Admissions for the coming months, virtual tour options have now been added to the office's website.

Additional resources

In addition to the information on this site, these resources are of particular interest to the IUPUI community. Please check this site frequently for the latest details regarding IUPUI’s preparation and response related to the COVID-19.