Dear %%First Name%%,
As you are probably aware, Indiana University has extended spring break for an additional week due to the coronavirus. The break will now be from March 14 to 29 to provide travel flexibility for all students given the stress on domestic and international travel systems.

In addition, the university will transition to online learning for all courses during the remainder of spring semester. Since you are already an online student, this transition should not significantly disrupt your online courses. However, your instructors may need some time to adjust their syllabi and course designs to accommodate the extended break. Your courses will proceed as your instructors determine following spring break. Watch for any updates to your syllabi in Canvas.

We do understand that you could be impacted in other ways. As a result, we suggest that you be prepared:
  • Please visit regularly to see the latest information and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We want you and your community to stay safe.
  • If you are ill, please notify your instructor as soon as possible so you can work through any necessary accommodations together.
  • In the event that your instructor becomes ill, be prepared to adjust your schedule or planning to accommodate possible changes to the course.
We also understand that preparations for COVID-19 are impacting communities across the US. This may include disruptions to technologies that you currently rely on to complete your courses (for example, broadband networks may slow due to increased traffic). If these changes impact your ability to complete coursework, contact your instructor for possible solutions.

Please note that, although courses are transitioning to online environments, the IU campuses will remain open. If you live near an IU campus and need to access resources to complete your coursework, you are certainly welcome to come to campus and use university services and technologies.

Of course, the situation surrounding COVID-19 is proving to be fluid, so stay current by reading your notifications and emails from the university.

Thank you for being a part of IU's community. We appreciate your help in keeping yourself and your community safe and healthy. Good luck as you finish up the semester, and please contact us if we can be of more assistance.

Chris J. Foley, EdD
Associate Vice President
Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs

Director, Office of Online Education
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