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Health & COVID-19 Specific Questions

What is the protocol if a student tests positive for COVID-19?

  • A student who tests positive for COVID-19 will be asked to return home to isolate until cleared by Arnold Health Services to return to campus. If returning home isn’t possible, a quarantine space and appropriate support will be provided to students living in university-provided housing. For off-campus students (sororities and apartments/houses), students will need to isolate or quarantine at their home or chapter-provided housing.
  • We will be working closely with McLean County Health Department to identify all close contacts of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 to contact trace, test, and isolate. 
  • Illinois Wesleyan Physical Plant workers are conducting deep cleaning and disinfecting of all on-campus community spaces, especially those occupied by students who receive positive test results. 
  • IWU faculty and saff are prepared to support students who are isolating and unable to attend class, either with virtual instruction/materials, extensions, or other appropriate accommodations. 
  • For students who test positive for COVID-19, approval to return to campus and campus activities will be provided by Arnold Health Services. Required criteria include completing the isolation period and displaying an improvement in symptoms (if applicable). Students must also provide a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test result after the isolation period has been completed. All symptomatic students will be encouraged to discuss the need for a cardiac screen with their primary care providers or with their athletic trainers if they participate in DIII Athletics. After 20 days of isolation and in the absence of a negative test, an infectious disease consult will be secured by Arnold Health Services to allow clearance. Cardiac consults will be arranged by Athletics for symptomatic student athletes who continue to test positive. Combining time, symptom improvement, and testing exceeds the CDC recommendations and has been adopted to safeguard the health of the Illinois Wesleyan campus community.

Anyone who becomes ill and/or is displaying any symptoms should plan to stay at home or in their rooms, and contact Arnold Health Services (309-556-3107) for further direction. 

Our Counseling and Consultation Services staff are prepared to assist students during this time of uncertainty (309-556-3052).

Do I need to quarantine if I have close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID?

Yes. Arnold Health Services is coordinating all Illinois Wesleyan contact tracing; McLean County Health Department (MCHD) is available for consultation. Students who believe they meet the criteria for being a “close contact” (direct contact more than 15 minutes, closer than 6 feet with a known or presumed positive case) may elect to begin quarantine in anticipation of further instructions. If you are identified as a “close contact,” you will be instructed to quarantine for 14 days. 

Should I test for COVID during quarantine if I am a close contact? 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all close contacts test for COVID. Arnold Health Services (AHS) can assist students to determine the best timing for testing. If students have transportation, they can pre-register at testdirectly.com and test at the Interstate Center. They should forward their results to AHS. If students do not have access to transportation, they can test from 12-12:30 on Wednesdays at Shirk Center. McLean County Health Department has been clear that you cannot test out of isolation or quarantine.

Do I need to quarantine if my roommate or my teammates are identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID?

Students who have interacted with an identified “close contact” (making them a secondary contact) do not meet the criteria of a “close contact” requiring quarantine. Self-assessment is difficult and we recommend that you consult with Arnold Health Services (309-556-3107) or a health care provider before making independent decisions about your own health and isolation status.

Will students living in University-provided housing who test positive for COVID-19, but cannot return home, be quarantining in the Marriott in Uptown Normal?

Our students from University-provided housing who are unable to return home will not be moved to the Marriott in Uptown Normal for quarantine. Student support will be coordinated by the Dean of Students Office and Arnold Health Services.

Will I need to isolate for 48 hours after testing?

No, but you must adhere to all the currently expected public health guidelines (masks, distance, hand-washing, avoidance of large group gatherings).

Can I test at the Interstate Center instead of on campus for surveillance testing?
No. We have arranged on-campus testing for convenience and to assure we have results in a timely manner.

If I’ve tested recently (in the last two days) off campus, do I still need to participate in the surveillance testing?
No. Please contact Arnold Health Services at 556-3107 if you have tested recently, so we can help monitor your risk factors; you can be moved to a later date for surveillance testing.

If I’m feeling sick, should I still participate in surveillance testing?
No. If you have symptoms or are ill, we want to ensure that you are not transmitting illness to asymptomatic others at the testing site. Please contact Arnold Health Services at 556-3107 for further instructions (which may include testing, isolation or some other strategy).

I’m a recently added “contact”, should I participate in the surveillance testing?
No. You should be quarantining, which means no contact with others.

I am scheduled to work. Can I come later?
No. Testing is only provided from 11-12:30. Please ask your supervisor to allow you to attend. If you are working off-campus and require longer notice, we can defer your testing by one week. Please notify Mindy McCluskey at 556-3196. This is critical to campus health.

Should I miss class for testing?
No. If you have a class conflict for the entire testing window, please contact Mindy McCluskey at 556-3196.

What if I miss the testing?
If you miss your surveillance testing, you may be restricted from campus activities (including athletics), dining, and other things.

Can I test, even if I’m not selected for surveillance testing?
A number of “opt in” surveillance tests are available for asymptomatic individuals to be tested on campus, with a weekly sign-up form made available to the campus community.

Daily Self-assessment Symptom Tracking

What tools can I use to do my daily COVID-19 risk self-assessment?

All students are required to do daily COVID-19 symptom checking to keep ourselves and others as safe as possible. Before you arrive on campus or leave your room each day, please utilize one of the following tools to monitor your symptoms. Students that have any of these symptoms should remain at their residence and call Arnold Health Services for further guidance at (309) 556-3107.

Campus Clear or Healthy Together

(Both available on the Apple App Store and Google Play)

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-checker 

Mayo Clinic Self-assessment Tool 


Cleaning Protocols

What chemicals are being used on an ongoing basis to disinfect the campus work and common areas?

We are currently using Stabilized Aqueous Ozone(S.A.O.) SAO has an efficacy rate of 99% to 99.9999% for various forms of pathogens, including killing the Novel Coronavirus with a 1 minute dwell time. We will still follow up with Glybet III or Steriphene disinfectant spray.

Traditional chemicals such as TB Cide Quat may still be used in locations that have not had a SAO Dispenser installed yet or if a dispenser was to be out of service for any reason. 

SAO Pathogen Summary

Spartan’s - TB Cide Quat SDS

Are the chemicals used for disinfecting harmful to campus employees or students?

The beauty of SAO is that it is nontoxic with zero impact on people, animals and the environment.

For information on Spartan’s TB Cide Quat, please refer to the Spartan’s SDS.


Air Quality

The Physical Plant is working diligently to do everything in our power to provide a safe and healthy environment for us all. In the weeks leading up to the return to campus, our management staff put in place plans to verify the working order of all ventilation equipment on campus. Thankfully there was not much corrective work that needed to be done, due to the preventative maintenance program that was initiated upon Jim Blumberg's arrival as director more than six years ago. Here is a list of the work that has been and will continue to be performed for our safety:

  • All outside air controls and equipment were checked and repaired as needed.
  • The outside air vents were all cleaned as well.
  • The outside air dampers were all set to a minimum of 30 percent, (up from a previous setting of 20%) allowing for continuous outside air.
  • The filters were changed, and continued to be replaced with MERV 13-14 filters. You will continue to see filter replacements on campus as we are monitoring the efficacy of the filters as part of daily building rounds performed by our HVAC crew. 
  • Maintenance and repair of all of our air handling equipment and exhaust equipmentcontinues on a regular basis as part of our preventative maintenance programs.

Finally, the field study revealed results for air exchanges in the sampled classrooms and offices which exceed design and code requirements. As shown in this spreadsheet, the air exchanges met or exceeded the design goal of 6-9 exchanges per hour (a measure of how many times the air enters and exits a room from the HVAC system). Given the results of this study, and the conscientious work by our staff, we are confident the rest of the campus would yield the same results.


 

Dining

What protocols are in place in Sodexo dining areas? 

  • Keep 6 feet distance in food station lines
  • Wear masks until seated to dine, then re-mask after finished dining
  • Follow the seating expectations as stated on the dining tables, following the "Sit Here" signage
  • Chairs are not to be moved to gather at other tables – chairs need to remain where they are placed
  • TO GO means to go. If packaging food from the Commons, then you are forgoing a chair to sit. You may package your food and exit the dining area.

Athletics

Why are some teams able to compete and others are not?

The NCAA divided collegiate sports into three categories: low risk, medium risk and high risk. Each risk level will enter into different phases of resocialization of sport at different times and paces. Low risk sports are currently allowed to compete and have full practices.

It seems like a lot of individuals are in a certain space. Why?

The Restore Illinois Plan, based on recommendations by the CDC and IDPH, allows for groups of up to 50 in a space. If there is 30 feet between groups or a barrier, you can have another 50, and so on. In athletics, while in Phase 1, we are being more stringent on this rule and only allowing groups of 25 or fewer to work together in smaller spaces. As we move to Phase 2, teams will be able to have up to 50 in a group, but there are only a few teams that will have that many in a group. A majority of the teams will still practice in groups of 10-25 players. All activities that we are permitting in Phase 1 would not put any student-athlete, staff member or coach into a “First-Contact” category by University, McLean County Health Department of Illinois Department of Public Health standards.

Why are some wearing masks while others are not?

During heavy cardiorespiratory or high intensity exercises, health officials do not recommend wearing a mask due to airflow restriction. We are requiring masks at all other times and instances. Our standard for wearing a mask is even stricter than the CDC recommendation of 6 feet. We expect our student-athletes and coaches to be in a mask if they are within 10 feet of another individual. Some sports have social distancing built into their rules/alignments. Baseball will naturally have over 10 feet between infielders and outfielders, so they would not be required to have a mask on at that moment. When they go into the dugout where there is more density, they will have a mask on. Individuals working out on their own will not be required to wear a mask; partners playing catch 30 feet apart will not be required to wear a mask.

What else is Athletics doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Athletics is taking temperatures on every individual that is entering the Shirk Center. Each student-athlete is being screened and temperature checked when they arrive for practices. Additionally, Athletics is surveillance testing 25% of student-athletes in medium and high risk sports every two weeks (12.5% every week). This is 15-20% higher than our standard University testing protocol. With the assistance of our Physical Plant, athletic training staff, coaches and other staff, additional cleaning regimens have been implemented to mitigate risk.

Are these sports activities safe?

All activities that we are currently permitting meet or exceed the recommendations by the NCAA Sports Science Institute, Restore Illinois Phase 4, and local professionals, including our health and medical personnel on campus. Many organizations and institutions are allowing competition in medium and high risk sports this fall.  IWU will not be competing in any outside competition in those categories until January 2021.

What about athletic team meetings?

IWU Athletics has implemented the same protocols for classroom use as academic units. Classroom limits have been posted on every door in the Shirk Center and all chairs are spaced 6 feet apart to accommodate proper social distancing. All individuals must wear a mask when in the classroom.

I have seen students playing soccer or basketball games in close contact and not wearing masks. Why is this occurring?

All students, faculty and staff have access to the Shirk Center and Tucci Stadium for workouts and activities. We don’t have the staffing to monitor every space at all times of the day, and rely on the Titan Pledge. Staff will make rounds and correct any groups or individuals not following proper protocols. Now that practices have started, we will have better control of those spaces and more individuals will be present to monitor and enforce policies.

What are some other things that the athletic teams will be doing to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19?

Some sports that share a ball will be wiping down balls in between drills and at the end of practices. Others will be moving their indoor sport to outside during their practice times several times during the week. There will be hand sanitizer in the gyms and fields so student-athletes and coaches can prevent contact spread throughout practices. Currently, no person-to-person contact is allowed in any sport or activity.  


 

Music

How are ensembles and rehearsals treated?

  • The Symphony Orchestra will function as a small string ensemble and will rehearse with masks and with the required distancing between players. Sneeze guards will be placed between musicians.
  • Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds will divide into groups no larger than 10 players and will work in large spaces, with the required distancing. Sneeze guards will be placed between musicians. Rehearsals will last 30 minutes, and the space will be vacant for at least 30 minutes to allow for air exchange.
  • Brass players will use bell covers.
  • Choral Ensembles will divide into small groups to practice and will use Singer’s Masks.
  • Opera rehearsals will be reimagined to involve no more than 4 singers in Westbrook at a time, separated by 20 feet, singing away from each other, and with the side doors of the hall open. 
  • Singers will use the newly designed Singer’s Mask for choir and opera activities.

How is the piano accompaniment service delivered to students?

  • Accompanists will be assigned a non-shared space for their exclusive use.
  • Accompanists will wear masks at all times.
  • In-person rehearsals with students will only be scheduled in a large venue, with social distancing.
  • Accompaniment will also be delivered via technology in Presser Hall, via technology long-distance, or through recordings of students' repertoire. 

What are the safety protocols for applied music lessons? 

  • Applied lessons will take on various modes of teaching, depending on the instrument. In all cases, social distancing will be adhered to.
  • Larger teaching spaces will be used for brass and woodwinds. 
  • Brass students will use bell covers.
  • Pianists, percussionists, and string players will be required to wear masks and social distance during all lessons. 
  • Voice students and some woodwinds will be wired via a fast internet connection to their teachers and accompanists, who will be in a separate room. Between lessons, the students’ rooms will remain vacant for at least 20 minutes while air purifiers are in use. 
  • Teachers will wear masks at all times.

What are the safety protocols for group piano lessons?

  • Students will bring their own headphones to class.
  • Facial masks must be worn at all times. Face shields are optional. 
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray will be available in the classroom. 
  • Keyboards will be sanitized at the end of each class.
  • Students will be socially distanced, and will use the same keyboard at each class.

Are students allowed to use practice rooms and lockers?

  • Each piano major will be assigned a practice room for her/his exclusive use.
  • All other students will sign up for practice space
  • Practice rooms used by non-aerosol producing instruments will be vacant for 30 minutes after use, to allow for air exchange.
  • Practice rooms used by aerosol producing instruments/voice will be vacant for 1 hour after use, to allow for air exchange.
  • Piano majors will not use lockers; they will have their own practice rooms to store items.
  • Flute and trumpet students will be assigned pit lockers only. 
  • Each practice room will be supplied with disinfecting spray and a towel. Students shall wipe down surfaces, piano keys, music stands, chairs, doorknobs, light switches, and other high-touch areas before and after use. 

How is Titan Band rehearsing during this time?

  • While weather permits, the Band will rehearse in the outdoor tent. The ensemble will split into two groups, each limited to a 30-minute session with a break between the sessions.  
  • All chairs and stands will be sanitized before each session.
  • When the Band moves to indoor rehearsals, it will follow the School of Music’s adopted protocols for ensembles: no more than 10 players in a large space, the use of bell-covers, a 30-minute limit on rehearsal time, and a 30-minute break to allow for air exchange. Sneeze guards will be placed between musicians.

Theatre

The School of Theatre Arts has provided the following guidelines and protocols for students, faculty and staff:

How were these protocols developed?

SoTA faculty and staff gathered information from professional theatrical unions and organizations. This information was shared with School of Nursing Director and Interim Executive Director of Health and Counseling Vickie Folse (campus COVID-19 health and safety czar), who then collaborated with the director of SoTA in developing these guidelines, which were then approved by the faculty of SoTA.

Are masks really coming off in rehearsals?

So far, our first two productions are looking for alternatives to removing masks. Mask removal is only by consent of all involved. Our third production is still intending on mask removal (early November), and all concerned have volunteered for weekly testing and physical distancing/masks while they take the time to create their own "bubble" to the best of their ability. This is in line with protocols developed by a few theatres who managed to stay open over the past summer.

Do I see members of SoTA outside without masks?

You might, however that is a moment of fresh air and "reset." The intention is to get a breath of fresh air, physically distanced, before returning inside to the work. We do advise all of our community members to be aware of their physical distancing.


Events & Activities

Convocations/Lectures/Panels: 
Although we are still exploring many of these events, we are committed to continuing important intellectual activities in support of your education. We anticipate that most convocations, large lectures and panels (like career panels) will be delivered virtually. Our spring experience suggested that attendance at many of these types of events actually increased as students had greater opportunity to maximize their time.

Theatre/Music Events
Theatre productions and music recitals are an integral part of an active arts program; unfortunately, health guidelines and audience size restrictions will change participation. For spectators, we anticipate that many of these events may be presented both in-person with restricted audiences and virtually (when contracts/licenses allow) which will provide opportunity for a global audience. Check out the School of Theatre Arts (SoTA) social media for their newly announced season! SoTA in-person audiences will be limited to theatre students only, but we anticipate virtual opportunities to view performances. For music performers, ensembles will be small, have physical partitions that limit droplet spread, or will continue virtually. Your friends and family may be able to see performances virtually that they might not otherwise have been able to attend.

Athletics Events:
Please see the July 27 update – CCIW postpones fall sports, and FAQs about the decision.

Fitness Center/Intramurals:
The Shirk Fitness Center will be available to all students for recreational fitness and approved activities. Capacity will be limited in all areas, which may require adjustments to operational hours or scheduled workout times. Intramural sports are currently being re-evaluated. You should receive a survey soliciting your opinion on intramural opportunities, so please be sure to fill it out. The current plan is to provide intramural opportunities in the fall and winter that will still allow for physical distancing during competition.

Hosting a Campus Event or RSO Meeting:
We appreciate that many departments and registered student organizations host events as a big part of developing community on campus.  In order to facilitate these events, each group or department will participate in training regarding campus protocols and procedures prior to hosting an event. Adherence to health protocols is critical to event and meeting planning. Scheduling will accommodate a 30 minute change-over period to allow for cleaning; reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Planning for Group Meetings: Meeting room occupancy limits have been revised in our reservation system, 25Live, to reflect the need to allow 6 feet of physical distance between attendees. Please check your RSO reservation to ensure that the place you’ve reserved will accommodate your membership, if you decide to continue meeting in person this fall. If you decide to meet virtually, Google Hangouts is operational now and we are hoping to offer an institutional Zoom license to better facilitate meetings. When making your reservation, the type of meeting (in-person, virtual or hybrid) can be included in the campus e-weekly and event announcements.

Event Participation Tracking:
When someone contracts COVID-19, the McLean County Health department will begin a process of contact tracing to determine who else may have been exposed through sustained contact, like attending events. Part of our obligation to assist with contact tracing is tracking in-person event participation. Students may be asked to register for an event and/or sign-in upon arrival. We do not want participation tracking to infringe on privacy and will continue to work through these details with groups. 

FAQs:

  • Will fraternities and sororities still have parties? Small group social events will be permitted, in accordance with inter/national policies, campus policies and health expectations. Large events will not be possible. Chapter leaders will receive further guidance on practices and policies to continue enhancing social connectedness and meaningful membership experiences. All approved social events will be substance-free.
  • Can off-campus parties still occur? Again, gatherings should be limited to small groups. We expect students to be vigilant and to use good judgment in support of public health, both on and off campus. Students who recklessly endanger public health may face student conduct consequences.
  • Are non-IWU student guests allowed on-campus? Non-student guests are not permitted in the residence halls for at least the first four weeks of the semester, but are permitted to visit campus in designated places (outdoors, other spaces where social distancing is possible). All students should think critically about reducing sustained contact with others in appropriate ways and limiting the traffic in our residential spaces. In order to prevent the spread of illness, we need to think of campus as a new kind of ecosystem and do all that we can this fall to make it viable.
  • What will I do on campus during the two-day isolation period following testing? Our testing implementation team is working on addressing the specifics that our 2-day testing and isolation protocol will entail, including roommate accommodations and students traveling from hotspots. We will share this information in detail just as soon as we are able. Our staff Is already planning fun, substantive and meaningful opportunities for virtual connection throughout the mandatory isolation period and meals will be provided during this time. We will then be ready to welcome students into more active, in-person, and social distanced activities as we prepare to begin the semester.

Academics

What is the rationale for holiday/weekend classes?

There are several important factors in our decision related to holiday and weekend class.  First, we are required by accrediting agencies to deliver the standard number of course contact days, which these adjustments allow us to provide.  Second, in order to protect the IWU and Bloomington/Normal communities, we have a responsibility to avoid unnecessary travel into and out of Bloomington. By cancelling Fall Break day, and holding class on Labor Day and four Saturdays, we minimize travel throughout the fall and complete the semester several days before Thanksgiving. This will allow students to travel home for the winter holidays ahead of the crowds. We also hope to reduce the potential intersection of flu season and COVID-19. We added holiday/weekend classes at the beginning of the term when workloads are typically lighter and preserved full weekends later into the term. We recognize that Saturday classes add pressure to an already busy semester, but we believe this will benefit community health in the long run. We assure you that our Counseling and Consultation Services staff are prepared to assist students with this high-stress period.

What are the dates for holiday and weekend classes?

You can view the updated Academic Calendar here.

Tuesday classes will meet on Saturday, August 22
Wednesday classes will meet on Saturday, August 29
Thursday classes will meet on Saturday, September 5
Monday classes will meet on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)
Friday classes will meet on Saturday, September 12
Friday classes will meet on Friday, October 16 (Cancelled Fall Break Day)
Note: Courses will meet at their normal time on these designated Saturdays. 

The Saturday classes were positioned early in the semester to minimize conflicts with athletics and to front-load our efforts so that students would have full weekends during the more intense, later parts of the semester.

What will happen if I get sick and need to miss class?
Although we are taking many steps to keep the IWU community well, faculty are prepared to support students who may become ill, either with virtual instruction/materials, extensions, or other appropriate accommodations.  Students who withdraw from all classes due to illness will follow our standard withdrawal procedures and refund policies. Special circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What if I want a fully virtual schedule?
Students who elect a fully virtual course schedule will need to enroll in O and F courses for fall 2020. If you need assistance with course changes, course planning or other academic decisions, we recommend contacting your academic advisor or academic department chair or director. The Director of Academic Advising can also be reached at advising@iwu.edu. Students who live at home will be granted exemption from the residency requirement for the fall semester only, or until we make decisions about spring course offerings.

What do "P, H, O and F" mean on my course schedule?

Course delivery will vary. When the revised course schedule is available in late July, individual courses will be designated as in-person (P), hybrid (H), online (O), or HyFlex (F). We are working on the details of how that will be visible for students and will update in mid July.

  • An in-person (P) course will meet in-person during all of the scheduled hours.
  • A hybrid course (H) will implement a mixture of in-person and online activities. Students would need to participate in some in-person activities to complete the course (e.g. classroom, lab, performance, clinical, etc. activities).
  • An online course (O) will be carried out entirely online using either synchronous pedagogy or a blend of synchronous and asynchronous pedagogy.
  • A HyFlex (F) course will be designed so that students can fully participate either in-person or remotely and switch modes as needed. A student could take the course from any location, but would have opportunities to participate in-person if living in B/N.

When will I be able to adjust my class schedule?
We are currently gathering the course designations from the academic programs and it will take us some time to arrange course changes. We anticipate completing changes to the program of classes and posting course delivery designations (P, H, O, F) in Banner by late July. Please check your IWU email throughout the summer as you may also receive communications from academic departments and the Registrar's Office about plans and changes. If you need assistance with course changes or decisions, please contact your academic advisor or email advising@iwu.edu. If you need your PIN to make changes to your schedule, please email registrar@iwu.edu.

What are the dates for the Fall semester?
You can view the updated Academic Calendar here.

Where can I purchase my textbooks?
Once you have registered for your classes, you may secure your textbooks through the University bookstore. The bookstore has undergone some changes and our new campus partner is ready to welcome and serve your needs. These changes include an expanded selection of rental textbooks, digital textbooks and price matching. Textbooks are available for purchase at any time once you have registered. You may purchase books in-person at the campus store, online through the bookstore website or by phone, 1-309-556-3059.

What are the course meeting times for Fall 2020?
Scheduled classes for the fall 2020 will meet according to the following schedule:

MWF TR MF M R
8:00-8:50 a.m.
9:05-9:55 a.m.
10:10-11:00 a.m.
12:50-1:40 p.m.
1:55-2:45 p.m.
3:00-3:50 p.m.
8:00-9:15 a.m.
9:30-10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
1:05-2:20 p.m.
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
2:00-3:15 (or MW) p.m.
6:15-8:55 p.m. 6:15-8:55 p.m. 


Gateway & First-Year Experience Courses

All GW and FYE courses for the fall semester will be scheduled in the following time periods:

MWF 10:10-11:00 a.m.
MF 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Will I be able to take any of my classes as Credit/No Credit?
IWU’s standard grade modes and policy will be in place for the Fall 2020 (see pp. 72-73 of the University Catalog for the policy). Students taking courses that fit the policy’s criteria needed to submit this form to registrar@iwu.edu by Friday, August 21, 2020.

Financial Questions

Is any money that I pay on my tuition bill right now refundable?

All money paid towards your fall tuition and fees will be fully refundable until the first day of class. Once the semester has started we will follow the normal refund policy.

If I commute from home will I lose all of my financial aid?

Most aid is available to students who commute. You would not be eligible for the IWU Residential Grant, IWU Residential scholarship, IWU McLean County Scholarship, or need-based student employment (exceptions can be made to student employment). However, even with this change, we can guarantee you that your net payment to IWU will be less than living in a University-owned living unit, based on the elimination of room and board charges.


Fall Planning 

View Slides from our Webinar for Students and Families on Fall Planning

FAQ on Fall Sports Decision