COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest regarding our Fall Term opening.

COVID-19 Updates

Bluejays Unite!

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.


A thumbnail image link to the Elmhurst University COVID-19 Alert Status and Response chart PDF.

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.


Start Here

Bluejays Unite! A Return to Campus outlines our guiding principles and plans for Fall Term 2020.

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Latest Updates

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.


Classroom Technology

The Student Experience

Enhanced Cleaning

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.

Testing Procedures

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,, which is being monitored between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Helpful Resources

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.

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