Aurora University

Update - 5 May 2022

Institute for Collaboration

A message from Dr. Amy Gray, Vice President for Student Life:

I am writing with a COVID update for all AU students who will be enrolled in on-campus summer courses at any Aurora University location, as well as all on-campus employees.

As a reminder, Executive Order 2021-22, which was issued on 3 September 2021, requires employees and students who are not fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series or two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine) to provide evidence of weekly COVID testing. Please note that we will not be offering on-campus surveillance testing during the summer months. Weekly evidence of off-campus testing from an off-campus testing facility, such as a pharmacy or medical clinic, will be accepted, as will the results from at-home self-test kits. Proof of testing can be submitted as follows:

  • Students on the Aurora campus, including Orchard Center, must submit documentation of testing to by noon each Friday.
  • Students at George Williams must submit documentation of testing to Yvette Howard at by noon each Friday.
  • Students at Aurora University Woodstock Center must submit documentation of testing to Michelle Kowalski at by noon each Friday.
  • Employees at any location must submit documentation of testing to

This Executive Order has been renewed monthly since September and is currently in effect through 28 May 2022. Of course, this guidance may change and we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the campus community as guidance from public health officials and the State of Illinois evolves.

As always, students and employees who are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms or are seeking guidance due to a possible exposure are encouraged to contact AU’s COVID Line at 630-844-7500 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In general, AU will follow the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding isolation and quarantine.

Thank you, in advance, for your continued cooperation.