Indiana University to close campuses, remain virtual-only for remainder of semester

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WEHT) – Indiana University announced on Sunday that students will not return to in-person courses for the remainder of the Spring semester. All campuses will remain virtual learning only.

The notice also states that IU will close most of its residence halls and on-campus housing on March 20.  Students with highly exceptional situations who do not have a permanent residence or cannot return to their permanent residence, including some international students, will be sent alternate procedures.

The school will also extend the Spring Break period by one additional week. It will now be from March 14 to 29. This additional week will provide more travel flexibility for all students given the stress on domestic and international travel systems. It will additionally give faculty time to prepare for completing the semester via virtual teaching.

All extracurricular events, including the annual Little 500 bike races, will also be canceled. The status of commencement ceremonies will be decided at a later date.

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(This story was originally published on March 15, 2020)

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