USI unveils plan for fall semester, commencement


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- The University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees approved an interim university budget that ensures all university faculty and staff will be paid in full through the end of the calendar year.

The university also announced it will use a flexible course delivery model, meaning classes will be taught in-person, online, or as a hybrid course. Course offerings will be available later this summer.

Student housing at the university will be open at at a maximum of 85 percent, with some apartment buildings being left intentionally vacant for possible quarantining. The university is expected to reopen to the public on July 6.

University employees over 65 years old, those with certain underlying health conditions, or employees living with people are who considered especially at risk for COVID-19 can request alternative work arrangements or consideration.

Commencement ceremonies will be held in August at the Screaming Eagles Arena. The College of Graduate Studies will hold their ceremony August 14 at 6:00 PM, while the Romain College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts will graduate on August 15 at 9 AM and 2 PM, respectively. The Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education and the College of Nursing and Health Professions will graduate on August 16 at 9 AM and 2 PM, respectively.

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(This story was originally published on May 28, 2020)


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