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List of Iowa colleges & universities switching to online learning

IOWA (KWWL) -- Iowa schools that have moved to temporary online instruction include UNI, University of Iowa, Iowa State, Drake University, Grinnell College and Cornell College.

University of Northern Iowa

In an effort to protect the health of the campus community, the University of Northern Iowa announced that all on-campus courses will move exclusively to online instruction beginning Monday, March 23 through at least Friday, April 3.

In an effort to protect the health of the campus community, UNI courses will move exclusively to online instruction from...

Posted by University of Northern Iowa on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

During this period, faculty can teach online from their offices or off-site. These educators have been asked to work closely with students to continue their coursework in an uninterrupted manner upon the completion of spring break, which runs from March 16-20.  

The UNI campus - including residence halls and dining facilities - will remain open, though the Student Health Clinic and the Counseling Center will be closed the week of spring break. Staff will continue working, though UNI continues to advise staff who are ill to stay home.

All updates will continue to be shared at the website.

Iowa State

Iowa State University is moving all classes online beginning Monday, March 23 and continuing through April 3, 2020. The university will reassess the situation during the week of March 30. The period of online instruction may be extended if conditions warrant. Please review President Wintersteen's announcement for more information for students and employees.

In an email sent to students living on campus, the Department of Residence clarified that housing and dining will remain open and provide services to on-campus residents who need to stay. Detailed information about those services and the process to stay on campus will be sent to those students.

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa will move to virtual instruction beginning March 23, and continue online courses through at least April 3.

Grinnell College

Grinnell College is advising students to make plans to go home for spring break and finish the semester there.

Drake University

Drake University is closing campus for two weeks after spring break.

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College says they're moving the majority of classes online as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cornell College

Cornell College has decided to shift their course model to distance learning via online courses. The new change will take affect on March 23 and will last until at least April 15.

While there are no confirmed cases on campus, college officials say they're moving to protect the well-being of the community and those who live around the college.

Students were originally scheduled to be on spring break through Sunday, March 15. The college is extending the break by one week until Sunday, March 22 in order to make preparations. The college will make a decision regarding whether students will return for Block 8, the final block of the year, by the beginning of April.

The college is also suspending employee business travel internationally and domestically. The college is also holding virtual visit events for those considering enrollment at Cornell. Campus offices will remain open, but faculty and staff  are encouraged to forgo in-person meetings.

Luther College

A release from the college says, "In a proactive step towards protecting the health and safety of students, faculty and staff as well as the most vulnerable members of our campus and local communities, Luther College is moving to distance learning formats March 30 through April 9 following Spring Break. Courses will resume on campus on April 14, following Easter Vacation.

The campus will remain open to faculty and staff, who will continue with their regular work schedules, as well as to students who have received permission to live on campus during this time.

Dining Services and student support services will also remain open, likely in a more limited format. 

Clake University

According to its website, Clarke University will suspend face-to-face instruction for two weeks. The college will move to online classes from March 23 to April 5.

The college expects to return to traditional instruction on April 6.

Students will be able to remain on campus during the virtual class period. However, they must register with Residence Life.

University of Dubuque

According to its website, the University of Dubuque will extend its spring break for an additional week. In-person classes are scheduled to begin on March 23.

The college's campus will remain open during the extended break. Students who cannot stay at their homes are welcome to return to campus.

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