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A Coronavirus Update from President Glassman


To our EIU students, faculty, and staff —

In my authority as President and in consultation with the Provost, I have instructed our university leadership to proceed with remote learning for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. This decision, though difficult, was made in response to state and federal best-practice suppression and mitigation strategies to help contain the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety of our students and employees is our top priority.

Please know that despite this decision, the University will remain open for the duration of the semester—including residence and dining centers for those choosing to remain on campus, the library, our student services offices (such as the Health Center, Counseling Center, Career Center, Advising Center) and our general business offices.  Even as these offices are open, much of the work will be conducted remotely.

More information will be forthcoming soon, including a collection of FAQs that will provide students and employees with answers to many of their prevailing questions. Please continue to monitor the EIU webpage and your EIU email account.


David Glassman, President
Jay Gatrell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs



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