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ISU moves summer courses online amid COVID-19 pandemic


NORMAL (WEEK) -- In the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Illinois State University is extending online learning through the summer.

ISU President Larry Dietz announced Thursday all undergraduate and graduate courses will be taught online for the 2020 summer semester.

"The University will continue to evaluate clinical and lab experiences for relevant disciplines and determine whether alternative learning experiences can be provided over the summer," Dietz said in a statement.

All summer courses will be graded utilizing traditional grading scales for those courses.  

For incoming students, the required two-day summer orientation and registration program will be held in a virtual setting. More details are to be provided at a later date.

Dietz also said all summer camps, conferences, events and activities held on the ISU campus or sponsored by the university scheduled through July 31 will be postponed or cancelled.

All University-related, non-essential domestic travel and all international travel is suspended through July 31, 2020.  Essential university-related travel requires written pre-approval of the president or appropriate vice president. 

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