Purdue University announced Monday May and June graduate and undergraduate summer courses will be conducted remotely, and a decision about in-person July classes will be made by May 15.
“It is our hope that we are able to offer all courses originally planned for summer in a remote format,” Purdue Provost Jay Akridge wrote in a letter. “Academic progress for all students continues to be a priority.”
Exceptions could be made on an individual basis for "small scale experiential learning", after a public health review. The university’s Early Start, Summer Start, and Summer College for High School Students programs are included in the decision.
Akridge also confirmed the cancellation of conferences and events on campus for the month of May. The school will decide whether to hold June events by April 15, and July events by May 15. Purdue athletics will abide by campus, NCAA, and Big Ten policies.
Purdue’s decision about July events could also impact the admissions and orientation event process.
“Our Admissions team is actively preparing plans for what those events will look like, with the goal, as always, to give students and their families a chance to get to know Purdue and everything that makes being a Boilermaker so great,” Akridge wrote. “Details on what these events may look like will be shared in the coming weeks as health and safety guidelines continue to evolve.”
The university is currently operating under Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order for Hoosier residents, which has been extended until April 20.