Elmhurst University plans to return for the Fall Term with an academic environment that includes in-person, hybrid and online learning.
We will continue to follow the latest guidance from government and public health officials, as well as our University working groups, and we are ready to pivot to alternate plans as needed. The results of our on-campus testing can be viewed on our dashboard.
Current Alert Level
Today’s alert status is YELLOW . The University’s COVID-19 Task Force will continue to assess a number of factors to communicate an overall picture of health and safety. Click the thumbnail image to open the full criteria.
Bluejays Unite! A Return to Campus outlines our guiding principles and plans for Fall Term 2020.
Other helpful links include:
Updated 12:15 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Fall Term 2020 Planning
In our new video series, campus leaders and students talk about how Elmhurst University is preparing for a safe Fall Term 2020.
The Student Experience
Housing and Dining
Mask and Testing Requirements
For our collective health and safety, wear a mask on campus. The COVID-19 Task Force would like to remind you that wearing face masks in all University-owned and -operated buildings and facilities is not only a state of Illinois requirement, it is also an Elmhurst University requirement. It is mandatory for all areas within buildings (e.g., hallways, classrooms, restrooms) except private offices. Masks are also required outside when physical distancing is not possible.
- University Testing Results Dashboard
- Residential Student Testing
- Commuter Student and Employee Testing
If you believe you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, call your doctor’s office prior to showing up. This will help your doctor’s office take steps to prevent others from being infected or exposed. You can also find testing information and guidance from DuPage County.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has, please help us keep you and our campus community safe. Submit a report to our trained contact tracers so that they can inform people who may have been in contact with you. Your name will be kept confidential.
If you have further questions, you can send them to our dedicated email address, email@example.com, which is being monitored between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday.
- City of Elmhurst Coronavirus Preparedness and Prevention
- Elmhurst University Wellness Center
- City of Chicago
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Statewide Hotline: (800) 889-3931
- Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hotline for COVID-19-Related Stress
- Illinois launched Call4Calm to put residents in touch with mental health professionals. Text TALK (or HABLAR, for Spanish) to 552020. The service is free, and you only provide your first name and ZIP code.
Living By Our Values
The safety of our campus community remains our top priority, which is why we are taking these precautions now. But we remind everyone that this is an opportunity to come together, not to spread fear or mistrust. COVID-19’s proliferation from its origins in China has been accompanied by unfortunate reports of bias, disinformation and worse.
As our Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy states, we will not tolerate discrimination against any member of our community.