COVID-19

Helping you plan for fall 2021

We're excited to welcome you back to campus for fall 2021! IU is returning to mostly normal operations (with most classes being offered in-person). We believe that our physical campus will once again become the vibrant hub of community and in-person connection we know and love this fall. However, to make this happen, IU is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine requirement.

F-1 students

If you are currently outside the U.S., we understand the difficulties you may experience trying to obtain a visa (if necessary), make travel arrangements, and enter the country. The university is committed to helping you find a way to continue making academic progress. While most classes will be in-person, some academic programs are offering hybrid or online course enrollment. Thus, F-1 students at IU continue to fall under the Department of Homeland Security's immigration guidance from fall 2020 and spring 2021.

This means that if you arrived on campus for summer 2021 or earlier, you are permitted to enroll in only online courses for fall 2021 from a regulatory perspective. However, your academic program determines what course types are available for your enrollment. You need to work with your department to determine if you have an option for online study. Regardless of whether you are online or in-person, you need to meet all appropriate immigration status requirements.

Our office is available to help in case you have any visa- or travel-related questions. You should direct other questions to your department.

J-1 students

The U.S. Department of State is requiring all J-1 students to enroll in at least one in-person class (coded as P, HY, IN, or IS on the schedule) for fall 2021 no matter when you arrived in the U.S.