Aurora University

Plan for Fall Instruction

WOODSTOCK, IL (July 23, 2020) -- Aurora University recently announced that the fall semester instruction at Main Campus will be delivered in a remote format. Recognizing that the Aurora University Woodstock Center offers different services and serves a different student population, this change in modality will not completely extend to AU Woodstock Center.

As of Thursday, July 23, it is the intent to offer a combination of traditional (face-to-face) and remote learning options for the students at AU Woodstock Center during the upcoming fall semester. Specifically:

  • Graduate Education courses, including EdD, will be delivered in a remote format.
  • The Teacher Residency cohort will meet in a traditional (face-to-face) format.
  • The MBA and MPA courses will meet in a traditional (face-to-face) format.
  • The BSW cohorts currently plan to meet in a traditional (face-to-face) format. However, the final decision is subject to direction from the Council on Social Work Education, the accreditation body for the School of Social Work. A decision is expected soon and will be communicated to our BSW students as soon as possible.

Instructors will be in touch with more details and scheduling information for individual classes. Students with specific questions about their programs of study are encouraged to contact their enrollment/academic advisor Toni Malley ( / 815-337-6273) or Amy Neff ( / 815-337-6041).

Students returning to Woodstock Center in August will notice changes:

  • Staff, instructors, and students must wear masks.
  • Classrooms will be reconfigured and limited to 50% capacity to allow for social distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer, wipes, and masks will be readily available throughout the building.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols will be in place.

It is the singular goal of AU Woodstock Center to provide students with a safe learning environment and instruction that is appropriate for its adult student population.

Please note that this plan is based on the continuation of the North Suburban Region’s Phase 4 status in the Restore Illinois Plan.

Please contact Dean Catherine Peterson at or 815-880-5356 with any questions regarding the upcoming fall semester at AU Woodstock Center.

For additional COVID-19 information and resources, visit our COVID-19 Resources Center.

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