While the spring semester is well underway at IUPUI, students, faculty and staff are returning to campus for the first time since mid-November. COVID-19 is still a threat around the globe, and IUPUI is continuing to take the necessary precautions to help stop the spread of the virus.
JagNews gathered the operations plans for several campus hot spots and services as campus reopens.
Starting Feb. 8, there will be eight options for on-campus dining. You can find hours and closings online. For frequently asked questions regarding safety protocols and meal plans, visit IUPUI Dining online.
Parking and Transportation
University Library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. The building is closed Saturdays and open from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
The Ruth Lilly Medical Library is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. The building is closed Saturdays and open from noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. The 24-hour study space is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for School of Medicine students only.
The Ruth Lilly Law Library is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays, the library is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The building is closed Saturdays and open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
The Dentistry Library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturdays and Sundays.
The Office of Student Conduct will continue to support students and host meetings via Zoom this spring. Meetings can be scheduled by calling the office at 317-274-4431 or by emailing a member of the team.
Students, faculty and staff can submit reports of personal misconduct or incidents of discrimination, harassment, hate, bias or retaliation online.
Presentations and trainings will continue to be offered on a variety of topics, including organization, personal or sexual misconduct; general office overview; the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct; Title IX and sexual misconduct; and more. Contact Jose Magallon to request a presentation for your class, student organization or office.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, will provide all services remotely this spring through secure telehealth platforms. A full range of services is still being offered.
If you are looking for group or individual counseling, medication management, and/or testing services, contact CAPS at 317-274-2548 or email@example.com.
You can also find resources -- like a virtual care package, emotional wellness and COVID-19 resources, self-screening and self-help tools, ULifeline, and drop-in workshops -- at caps.iupui.edu.
Support is available for students who have experienced interpersonal violence or stalking. You can reach the CAPS confidential advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or 317-274-5715. Learn more at sapir.iupui.edu or on the Student Affairs website.
Campus Center and Student Experiences
Campus Center Hours: Between Feb. 6 and May 10, the Campus Center will be open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Campus Center Information Desk will be open during these hours and can be contacted at 317-278-2533. The CCSE Administrative Office (CE 370) will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at 317-278-8511.
The seating areas throughout the Campus Center, including the Citizens Commons and open spaces on campus, will continue to be arranged to allow for appropriate physical distancing. Food services will continue to operate, but only five of the nine locations will be open: Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, Caribou Coffee and the Market at Campus Center. Locations will be open until 6 p.m. No fountain drinks will be served.
The CUBE Student Organization Center will continue to remain open with enhanced cleaning operations and a setup that abides by university physical-distancing guidelines. The CUBE Help Desk will continue to remain open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to provide support to students and student organizations.
Student organizations are encouraged to continue operations and maintain connections with members. You can learn about our 500-plus student orgs at thespot.iupui.edu. Student involvement and services fairs, student organization officer town hall meetings, and other educational and engagement opportunities for the student organization community will continue to be held virtually.
The Game Room will reopen Feb. 6, with the space capacity limited to six players in the space at a time. One-on-one play only will be allowed for table tennis and billiards, and single-player gaming at either Xbox or PS4. The Game Room hours will be 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-10:30 p.m. Sundays. No Game Room reservations will be accepted for the spring semester.
Fraternity and Sorority Life will continue to recruit new members, provide educational opportunities, promote a sense of belonging, and advise members both virtually and in-person with the four governing councils and 25 chapters/charters that make up the fraternity and sorority community. Larger community forums and community educational programs will be held virtually, with the exception of a specialist training that will be held in-person following university gathering guidelines.
Alternative breaks will continue to provide opportunities for students to explore social issues in an online format while connecting students to local, in-person opportunities when possible.
The Regatta Steering Committee plans to host a series of virtual and small in-person events to get students involved and excited about IUPUI.
The Campus Health clinic in the Campus Center will remain closed for the spring semester. Please visit the Coleman Hall clinic at 1140 W. Michigan St., Suite 100, which is open Monday through Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 317-274-2274 or 317-274-8214 to make an appointment. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or are interested in voluntary COVID-19 testing, visit covid.iu.edu and follow the instructions for testing.
Campus Health is available for things like sick visits or illness, injury, medication refills, annual preventative exams, well-woman visits, immunizations, TB testing, pregnancy tests, STI testing, wellness screens, and more.
Housing and Residence Life
All residential communities will be open this spring, but with physical distancing and enhanced cleaning procedures being implemented. Students and staff will be expected to abide by all precautionary measures put in place by the university.
To limit the possible spread of the virus, Housing and Residence Life has announced:
- All rooms in IUPUI's residence halls will remain as single occupancy, unless two students choose each other as roommates.
- Students may have two guests help them on their spring semester move-in day.
- No guests will be allowed in the residence halls for the remainder of the academic year or until it is deemed safe for outside guests to visit housing.
- Everyone must wear a mask while occupying shared spaces in the residence halls. Students will not be required to wear masks in their own room if they live alone or if roommates agree not to do so.
- IUPUI has restructured its housekeeping and maintenance team schedules to increase the frequency of cleanings with disinfectants in the residence halls' bathrooms and public areas.
- Residential students can expect to be called for COVID-19 mitigation testing up to two times per week.
- Move-out for the end of the spring semester is Sunday, May 9. Students living on campus can apply to live on campus for the summer or the 2021-22 academic year starting in early March.
For a complete breakdown of all guidelines and events hosted by Housing and Residence Life, visit housing.iupui.edu.
Health and Wellness Promotion
The Health and Wellness Promotion office space, CE 350, will be available on Fridays by appointment only. Students can walk in for information and to speak with members of the team Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule a Friday appointment, call 317-274-3699.
HWP will hold recurring virtual Condom Club membership training sessions, but students need to register ahead of time. Members can pick up premade to-go bags or submit an order in advance if they want to request specific items, such as specialty condoms. To register for training or submit an order, visit go.iupui.edu/condoms.
The Know Your Status HIV/STI testing events will take place on the first Thursday of February, March and April. The HWP team is working to streamline referrals to other testing options as well. Campus Health offers free HIV and pregnancy testing and wellness screenings year-round. Learn more at health.iupui.edu.
Health-and-wellness coaching and tobacco-cessation coaching will be virtual, with all sessions conducted via Zoom. Tobacco clients are still eligible for nicotine replacement therapy, which can be mailed to clients' homes or made available for pickup. Learn more at go.iupui.edu/coaching or go.iupui.edu/quitsmoking.
For spring 2021, addiction recovery support meetings will return Feb. 8 and be held virtually throughout the semester. The schedule for meetings will be posted on the events calendar. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or @RecoveryIUPUI on Twitter and Instagram.
Whether in-person, live on Zoom or prerecorded, HWP has you covered with health and wellness group presentations. Updated descriptions are posted and can be requested at go.iupui.edu/presentations.
Educational Partnerships and Student Success
Educational Partnerships and Student Success is available to support students, families and campus partners Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In-person services are available for prescheduled and/or walk-in appointments, on Tuesdays only, starting Feb. 9.
EPSS will host various events throughout the year, including its annual Spring Weeks of Welcome, which will run Feb. 8 through 18 with both in-person and virtual events.
Sophomore Success Services and the Advancing Women Mentoring Program will be virtual this spring, and students can still participate. To learn more about these programs, contact email@example.com.
Office of Student Advocacy and Support
Starting the week of Feb. 8, Paws' Pantry will be open the following days and times:
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., students only, appointment only.
- Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for student, faculty and staff appointment-only hours.
- 4 to 7 p.m. for student appointment and walk-in hours (only 2 walk-ins per semester).
Paws' Pantry clients can sign up online at paws.iupui.edu to shop the pantry twice per month. Clients will fill out a form to secure their appointment time and fill out a shopping list and must sign up no later than 24 hours in advance of the open time for the pantry.
Paws' Closet will operate by appointment only. Appointments are offered every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Clients will need to schedule an appointment online at paws.iupui.edu at least 24 hours in advance of the closet opening. For clients needing urgent access to clothing that cannot be accommodated during normal appointment hours, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with someone in the Office of Student Advocacy and Support.
Until Feb. 5, the Jaguar Campus Recreation fitness facility -- The Jag -- is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed Saturdays and Sundays. Starting Feb. 6 and running through the end of the semester, The Jag will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The deadline to register for intramural sports is March 16. Register now.
No open recreation will be allowed in the Jungle. CROF sand volleyball and outdoor basketball will be limited to 10 players on each court at a time. Club sports will be encouraged to operate but must abide by physical distancing and student organization guidelines.