For Students

Helping you prepare for the semester ahead

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 2020-2021 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.

We know that our community values of respect and consideration for each other are especially important in this unusual time. Please keep the Grenadier community in mind as you make decisions for yourself, and reach out if you are in need of any assistance.

Thank you for your help and flexibility as we work to keep IU Southeast safe and healthy.

Frequent and proper hand washing is one of the best defenses we have in the fight against this virus. It is important for all of us to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Hi! I'm Chancellor Ray Wallace. As we return to campus this fall, it is important for each of us to do our part in stopping the spread of Covid-19. Be sure to wash your hands frequently, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.

Hey Gus! Help stop the spread of Covid-19 on campus and be sure to wash your hands frequently. Come on, I can show you how. It only takes 20 seconds. The first thing you want to do is get your hands wet under clean running water. Then, you're going to apply soap and lather your hands by rubbing them together. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, in between your fingers, and under your fingernails. Don't forget your thumbs or your wrists. Make sure you scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. That's as long as singing the "Happy Birthday" song twice. When you're done, dry your hands off with a clean towel or let them air dry. Finally, when you're finished turn the water off with a paper towel. Be sure to wash your hands after you use the toilet, after touching high traffic areas like doorknobs, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and before you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Washing your hands is the best way to get rid of germs, but if soap and water aren't readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with at least 60 percent alcohol. When you apply hand sanitizer, place the recommended amount in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together so that the gel touches all surfaces of your hands and fingers. Just like you would if you were washing your hands. Do this until the gel is dry on your hands, or about 20 seconds. Now you know how to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other germs, by washing your hands well. Stay healthy and safe IU Southeast and go Grenadiers!

Face coverings are now required on all IU campuses. Types of campus spaces where face coverings are mandatory include, but are not limited to, classrooms, office spaces (including cubicles), elevators, hallways, outdoor spaces, and other locations where intermittent interactions with others might occur, such as seating near aisle ways and other passages.

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As we return to campus this fall it is required for everyone to wear a mask in all hallways, elevators, public spaces, classrooms, and common areas, as well as when entering all IU Southeast buildings. Wearing a mask helps mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protects those around you in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms yet. It is important that we follow the proper steps while wearing a mask. So, here to explain how to properly wear your mask is Megan, an IU Southeast Nursing student, and our mascot, Gus!

Before you put on your mask, make sure your hands are clean. Now you're ready to put on your mask. Make sure your mask sits snuggly on the sides of your face, and covers above your nose and below your chin at all times. Make sure when you are wearing your mask you do not touch the outside of your mask or your face. When you are ready to take your mask off, make sure you are in a safe environment and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer first. Be sure and remove your mask from the ties or ear loops. Don't grab it from the front. Make sure you wash your hands after taking your mask off and wash your mask after each use! Stay healthy and safe IU Southeast, and go Grenadiers!

Giving each other space is critically important in the fight against COVID-19. Remember, don’t be like Gus! Wear your mask properly, and keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.

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Don't be like Gus when you come back to campus. Be respectful of others and stay at least 6 feet away from each other. Keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to COVID-19 and to slow its spread. Stay healthy and safe IU Southeast and go Grenadiers!