Aurora University

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 13 March 2020

AU has suspended in-person classes and moved to online/remote classes. The campus remains open.

  • In-person classes are suspended on all campuses as of 12 March. Classes will resume through online and remote formats on 18 March through at least 3 April.
  • All AU athletic competitions are canceled for the remainder of the spring semester.
  • The campus remains open, and all university offices are open as usual.

13 March 2020
COVID-19 Advisory 6.0

The Aurora University leadership continues to closely monitor developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are meeting regularly to discuss implications for our students, faculty, and staff and we will continue to provide updates here as information becomes available. We anticipate that things will continue to evolve; therefore, please read these updates in their entirety to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.

  • Following the lead of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC), AU's multi-sport athletic conference, all remaining athletic competitions for the 2019-2020 academic year have been canceled for the rest of the spring semester.
  • While in-person classes are suspended on all campuses and have moved online until 3 April, the Aurora campuses, Woodstock campus, and GWC campus remain open. AU Online classes are unaffected by this change.
  • Students will hear from their deans and faculty about specific academic plans by Tuesday 17 March.
  • With the exception of the Dining Hall, all campus common spaces on the Aurora campus, including the library, fitness centers and weight rooms, and computer labs will be closed until Monday 16 March. The Dining Hall will be open for normal business hours through the weekend.
  • Beginning Monday morning, the following schedule will be in place for food service on the Aurora campus:
    • The Dining Hall will be open on its regular schedule, except dinner will be served only from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
    • The Spartan Spot will serve food from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
    • All other food service locations on campus will be closed
  • GWC students will be notified about food service hours on the GWC campus.


Observations from Brenda Barnwell, dean of the School of Social Work:

“We grow as we go.” During a time of change, I continue to be impressed by the growth mindset and flexibility of our students, staff, faculty and administration. We have the courage to move forward by figuring things out together.

“We grow as we face change.” Resiliency is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Aurora University exemplifies resiliency on many levels. Change is not easy, but we do not need easy. We need one another.

“We have this!” Together Aurora University will prepare for change, move through the process and come out even stronger, thanks to our many partners on campus, in the community and throughout a wider circle of support.