IUP To Reduce Students On Campus Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is reducing the number of students that will be on campus this fall amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter posted to the IUP's website, school President Michael Driscoll wrote, "We have thought long and hard about what is best for our students and their academic success while balancing our prioritization of the health and safety of the IUP family and our home communities."

Driscoll said only incoming freshmen, those required to be on campus due to their academic program, most graduate students, international students, and those with special circumstances can return.

All other students are being asked to complete their assignments online, away from campus.

In his letter, Driscoll stressed there are no COVID-19 cases at the school. "We do not have any reported or confirmed cases of coronavirus infection on our campuses at this time. This rebalanced plan is designed to enhance the work we have already done to mitigate risk for our students, employees, and communities," he wrote.

In May, the University had originally announced plans for in-person learning at the school.

Classes are scheduled to begin on August 24.

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