The First 50 Days of Fall 2021


Greetings AU Ravens,

As we look ahead to fall 2021, I am excited to share our plans to restore the in-person campus experience through our classrooms, residential living, events, and activities. 

With increasing access to the COVID-19 vaccine, we are optimistic about this decision and our ability to be in community in new ways this fall. Our campus has come together admirably in following health and safety guidelines, resulting in a steadily low number of cases within our community. Keep up the good work, AU!

We are working to establish best practices for moving forward safely this next year. Some scientifically-proven healthy habits for fighting the virus may still be in place, but we will be re-establishing the face-to-face, residential student experience that AU is known for.

Here’s what we will be working to reinstate within the first 50 days of the fall semester:

  • In-person classes 
  • Intramurals and student activities
  • Traditional visitation and activities in the residence halls
  • In-person chapel and worship events
  • Athletic events during the fall, winter, and spring
  • The Homecoming Street Fair
  • Campus dining renovations in the Marketplace
  • Renovations in a few academic spaces: the business lab, computer science lab, cybersecurity lab, and electrical engineering lab

As you become eligible, please remember to upload your vaccine documentation (select the Raven) to the Health Services portal so we can keep our records up to date and have a good understanding of AU’s herd immunity in our campus planning efforts. 

As the eligibility of those on campus continues to grow every few weeks, AU maintains a strong trajectory toward a strong, vibrant, in-person experience this fall. 

Be encouraged, Ravens. We are #StillAU, and still in this together.

God bless, 

President Pistole


Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.