Campus Updates

Indiana University is excited to welcome students, faculty, and staff to the spring semester and share what learning, teaching, and research will look like. Learn more about changes to the 2021-2022 academic calendar, what life on campus will be like and how the university is working to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.

Description of the video:

Student: Hey there IU Southeast! I’m Ericia Henry and I’m on my way to get my COVID-19 mitigation test. Come on, and I’ll show you just how quick and easy it is. So, what is mitigation testing? It’s a quick and painless COVID-19 test that everyone on campus will be asked to take at least once as long as their symptom free. This helps us stay IUS Strong. Email notifications go out on Fridays so be sure and check your emails regularly! Make sure you read the email entirely and sign-up using your IU username only. Once you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email telling you where to go and what to do. Testing normally happens in the Commons but be sure to check and read your email carefully as the location of testing can sometimes change. Once you get to campus, there will be sings pointing you in the right direction. Last thing, this is a saliva test so no eating or drinking anything besides water 30 minutes prior to your testing. Let’s go get tested!

Staff Member: Hi! Are you here for mitigation testing?

Student: Yes, I am.

Staff Member: Awesome, I’m going to ask you a few questions, if that’s alright with you.

Student: Ok.

Staff Member: Perfect, Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days?

Student: No.

Staff Member: Awesome, and are you experiencing any symptoms, COVID like symptoms like these, today or the past 3 days?

Student: No, I have not.

Staff Member: Awesome! Have you eaten or drank anything in the past 30 minutes? Awesome, I will get you checked in. Can I get your name?

Student: It’s Ericia.

Staff Member: Alright Ericia, you’re all checked in. If you would just go stand 6 ft in front of that table right there, they’ll print you out a label and get you started.

Student: Ok.

Staff Member: So this will be your vile that you will provide your specimen in.

Student: Ok.

Staff Member: If you will just spit up until you hit the label right here, that will be great.

Student: Alright.

Staff Member: And here’s an alcohol wipe to wipe down when you’re done giving your specimen before you drop it in the bucket at the last station.

Student: Ok, thank you! 

Staff Member: Hello! If you would just wipe down your specimen with the alcohol wipe provided there. And then you can throw away your trash and the alcohol wipe here. And then if you’ll just tighten that tube and drop it in the bucket. Thank you!

Student: Well, that was easy! Participating in mitigation testing helps us stop the spread of COVID and keep our campus IUS Strong. Test results are normally returned between 36 and 48 hours. You’ll get an email if you’re negative and a phone call if you’re positive.

Thank you for doing your part in keeping our campus IUS Strong!

Public Safety Advisory

All IU students and employees are required to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

A COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all IU students, faculty and staff beginning with the fall 2021 semester. Get your first dose by July 1.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine

Cloth face coverings are required on all IU campuses

Effective June 1, 2020, all faculty, staff, students, contractors, suppliers, vendors, and visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings in all hallways, elevators, public spaces, and common areas, and when entering all IU buildings, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Read more in the latest public safety advisory.

I think I may be sick, what do I do?

If you suspect you have contracted the Coronavirus, please enroll in an IU Health Virtual Visit, where you will receive a health assessment and be given instructions on receiving a COVID-19 test. You will also be instructed about self-quarantine or other measures to protect you and those around you.

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Message from the Chancellor

February 25, 2021 - Fall Semester Plans

Dear IU Southeast Faculty, Staff, and Students

As you all are likely aware, President McRobbie issued a letter yesterday afternoon outlining the plan for instruction and education on all the campuses of Indiana University for the upcoming fall semester. The plan is to return to mostly normal operations of the university and to resume in-person instruction on all IU campuses.

This decision was made based on advice from IU's medical and public health experts who have been leading the university's comprehensive and successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly a year now.

As detailed in President McRobbie’s letter, the Fall Semester will commence on Aug. 23, 2021, and continue without a break through Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. We will have a week’s break for Thanksgiving, and then the Fall Semester will continue for a three-week period from Nov. 29, 2021, to Dec. 19, 2021. Depending on the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary to revert again to a hybrid mode of instruction for this final three-week period. More details about how our campus will operate for the Fall Semester will be forthcoming.

This great news is a result of all of your hard work and strict adherence to IU’s health and safety guidelines. We need to continue to strictly observe IU’s policies, including masking, social distancing, avoiding crowds and groups, personal hygiene, and complying with regular mitigation testing, that have proved so effective.

As we have learned this past year, this health crisis is constantly changing, so please check your email for further messages as plans are confirmed. As always, I could not be more proud of the IU Southeast community. You continue to show patience, understanding, and a commitment to keeping us all safe and healthy. Your actions are paying off, and together we are moving forward.


Dr. Ray Wallace

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