March 12, 2020 – Valparaiso, Indiana – As updates continue to emerge regarding COVID-19, Valparaiso University is monitoring the situation and meeting regularly to review local, state, and national health agency reports and assess preparedness plans.
Out of an abundance of caution, Valparaiso University announced it has modified the University’s operations in order to fulfill its educational mission as a student-focused residential campus, keep its campus community safe and healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19 to more vulnerable populations. All Valparaiso University classes will be delivered remotely from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 12. In-person classes are currently scheduled to resume Monday, April 13. The University will remain open.
At this time, there are no known cases of coronavirus on Valparaiso University’s campus. This is an evolving situation, and Valparaiso University administrators have been in discussion with public health and government agencies.
In addition to suspending in-person classes on campus, the University has suspended all Study Abroad programs, all University-sponsored international travel and all non-essential University-sponsored domestic air travel. All students studying abroad were recalled on March 10, and students are in the process of returning home.
Valparaiso University also announced that, effective immediately, on-campus gatherings are limited to no more than 100 people until further notice. Athletic activities on campus will continue as scheduled, but will be under the same 100-person limit. Athletic activities that require travel by domestic air will be canceled.The campus announcement, as well as other updates and communications, are available atvalpo.edu/coronavirus.