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COVID-19 Campus Updates

Please following along here for AU’s ongoing coronavirus related information, articles, links, and video.

3/22/2021 9:03 a.m. First 50 Days of Fall 2021 Initiative

Read the announcement email from Anderson University’s President Pistole here or watch the video below:

3/16/2021 8:56 a.m. Rapid Testing Available after Easter Break

Since our academic calendar breaks often create long weekends, you may have plans to spend time with individuals outside your usual circle of friends and family. You may also plan to travel outside of the state, or even the country.

Therefore, in the continued focus on your safety and the safety of others on campus, our COVID-19 Task Force will be offering rapid testing following each of the long weekends. Please email Covid19@anderson.edu for a rapid test upon your return to campus.

This testing is intended to give you peace of mind during your break and will allow us to continue opening up the campus in stages as we remain safe and healthy, together. Even if you don’t travel anywhere over your break it wouldn’t hurt to get tested.

3/11/2021 10:39 a.m. The Next 50 Days Initiative

Read the announcement email from Anderson University’s President Pistole here.

3/8/2021 11:38 a.m. KWC- Updated Weight Room Hours

Due to limited space within the weight room and the continued need to wear masks and maintain physical distance, for the remainder of the semester. See the list of hours here.

3/7/2021 5:02 p.m. Return to Campus Message after Spring Break

Watch the latest return to campus message from President Pistole here.

3/5/2021 9:51 a.m. Rapid Testing Available after Spring Break

Since our modified spring break days are creating long weekends, you may have plans to spend time with individuals outside your usual circle of friends and family. You may also plan to travel outside of the state, or even the country.

Therefore, in the continued focus on your safety and the safety of others on campus, our COVID-19 Task Force will be offering rapid testing following each of the long weekends that you can sign up for, on the dates below:

If you have any questions, please email Covid19@anderson.edu. This testing is intended to give you peace of mind during your spring break, and will allow us to continue opening up campus in stages as we remain safe and healthy, together.

2/15/2021 4:46 p.m. Weekend Open House Reinstated

Weekend open house hours have been reinstated. Click here to read more.

2/05/2021 3:42 p.m. Super Bowl Gatherings

Here are some guidelines from the CDC about hosting safe(r) Superbowl gatherings: LINK HERE

1/29/2021 2:48 p.m. Available Meeting Spaces for Students on Campus

Student life has created designated, socially-distanced spaces on campus for student clubs and organizations. To view the list of locations, click here.

1/28/2021 5:04 p.m. Available Meeting Spaces for Students on Campus

If you are on the AU health plan, you may go to Health Services for COVID testing if you have been exposed or are symptomatic. Please contact Health Services here to make an appointment.

1/22/2021 4:31 p.m. On-Campus Quarantine/Isolation Changes

Due to current quarantine capacity issues on campus, the Covid-19 Task Force has initiated a priority system for newly diagnosed cases. Students who are required to quarantine or isolate and who live outside a 100-mile radius of campus will be given priority for campus quarantine spaces. Those students who live within a 100-mile radius of campus may be asked to quarantine at home. A waiver system is in place for those with extenuating circumstances and will be discussed with each student upon the requirement to isolate or quarantine.

1/19/2021 5:17 p.m. Back on Campus Reminder

Assistant Provost & Dean of Students, Chris Luekenga, sent an email to the student body to remind students of the policies on campus. To read the email, click here.

1/13/2021 12:10 p.m. Athletics Spectator Policy

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Council of Presidents determined that the HCAC will not allow spectators (from on or off campus) for any athletics events until at least February 15, 2021, and will be re-evaluated at that time.


You can watch upcoming Ravens home contests via a live video webcast.

Upcoming Home Contest Video Webcast Information:

Thursday, Jan. 14  
AU Men’s Basketball vs. Transylvania
6:15 pm tipoff

MBB Live Webcast Link

Saturday, Jan. 16
AU Women’s Basketball vs. Transylvania
3:00 pm tipoff
1/11/2021 6:51 a.m. Kardatzke Wellness Center Reopens Jan 13
The COVID 19 Task Force has determined the KWC will reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13 for use by current faculty, staff, and students only.
Masks/face coverings are required.
Faculty/staff locker rooms remain closed.
Once open, the building will be operating under customary academic calendar hours :
Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Friday, 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
1/6/2021 2:53 p.m. Returning to Campus in January 2021

Read everything you need to know on re-entry testing for employees and students, plus information on residence halls, the Verifly mobile app, food services, and the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Click here.

12/26/2020 8:00 a.m. Returning to Campus Update from President Pistole

President Pistole sent an email to the student body explaining the procedures for re-entry to campus. To read his email, click here.

12/11/2020 4:49 p.m. Kardatzke Wellness Center Remains Closed

Based on COVID-19 Task Force guidance the Kardatzke Wellness Center will remain closed to the general use of the weight room, cardio room, upper track, fieldhouse, and Bennett Natatorium.

The first week of January the Task Force will assess the COVID positivity rate in the county and release updates regarding the potential reopening of the facility.

12/11/2020 3:36 p.m. End of Semester/Return to Campus Update

President Pistole sent an email campus-wide that explained what course of action the university will take between now and next semester. To read the email, click here.

12/01/2020 4:34 p.m. Kardatzke Wellness Center Closed

Based on COVID-19 Task Force guidance the Kardatzke Wellness Center remains closed to general use of the weight room, cardio room, upper track, fieldhouse, and Bennett Natatorium.

The Task Force will continue to monitor positivity rates in the county and on campus to assess when the facility can reopen.

11/20/2020 9:00 a.m. On-Campus Testing for Students

Today there are two times and locations that students can get free rapid testing. Learn more here.

11/19/2020 5:00 p.m. COVID-19 for Fall Semester

President Pistole sent an email to the students the listed out the plans for the rest of the fall semester. Read the email here.

11/17/2020 9:00 a.m. Free Testing Clinics

Free drive-through clinic offered by the Madison County Health Department (MCHD), staffed by our nursing students and faculty.  Turn-around time is 2-5 days.  Bring your cell phone for registration.

Tue Nov 17


6-8 p.m.

Both at Hoosier Park Anderson 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson

Th Nov 19 

1-3 p.m. at Beulah Park 503 S Park Ave, Alexandria

6-8 p.m. at Calloway Park, 902 Calloway Park Dr, Elwood

11/13/2020 12:25 p.m. KWC & COVID-19 Testing

The Kardatzke Wellness Center (KWC) is closed starting at 7 p.m. today, Friday, November 13. Reopening the KWC will be evaluated following Thanksgiving break. We are offering COVID-19 testing on campus on Monday, November 16. Learn more here.

11/13/2020 12:25 p.m. Tips for Thanksgiving

COVID-19 tips for celebrating a safer Thanksgiving. Learn more here.

11/12/2020 6:24 p.m. Virtual Classes Effective Monday

Classes have been made all online effective Monday, Nov 16. Learn more here.

11/11/2020 11:04 a.m. KWC Weight Room Closed

Due to the potential increased campus COVID-19 cases and exposures, the KWC weight room is closed until further notice.

11/06/2020 11:35 a.m. Spring Break Response Plan

President Pistole sent an email to the student body to update them on the current plan for spring break. To read the email, click here.

10/29/2020 12:50 p.m. Motivational Update from Provost Morris

Dr. Morris sent an email to the student body to motivate students to continue being safe after Thanksgiving break. Read the email here.

10/23/2020 1:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Announcement

President Pistole shared important information about campus after Thanksgiving. Watch the video here.

8/21/2020 5:00 p.m. KWC Hours

KWC has posted update hours. View them here.

7/30/2020 4:20 p.m. Create Opening Announcement

Dining services has made an announcement about opening Create. You can read it here.

7/30/2020 8:00 a.m. KWC Soft Re-opening

Read about the Wellness Center’s plans to reopen starting August 1 here.

7/17/2020 8:05 p.m. NCAA Update

The NCAA has provided an update regarding collegiate sports. You can read it here.

6/19/2020 9:00 p.m. Return to Campus Plan

Sarah Neal has posted a video about the return to campus plan, which you can view here.

6/15/2020 9:00 a.m. Welcome back to campus!

President Pistole has written a letter to campus, welcoming them back. Read it here.

6/12/2020 10:46 a.m. Daon app update

Sarah Neal explains how the campus will use the Daon app. View the video here.

6/11/2020 9:49 a.m. Mail Center/Cashiering Update

The Cashiering Function will not be open today, June 11th – meaning any deposits that are dropped in the box will not be processed until next week.

The Package Window will still be open 1pm-4pm. Incoming mail will be sorted, but not guaranteed at any certain time as we will only have 1 staff member.

Outgoing mail will still be sent. If you have items that need metered, please have those to the package window by 3pm.

6/11/2020 9:00 a.m. HCAC Update on COVID-19 Planning

Athletics has posted an update regarding the plan for fall sports. View the whole letter here.

5/22/2020 5:00 p.m. Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Read the disclosure here.

5/22/2020 2:34 p.m. GPA Requirements

The director of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has posted a letter about GPA requirements. You can read the full letter here.

5/4/2020 4:57 p.m. Move Out Instructions for Students

The housing team has sent a letter with full move out instructions for students. Read it here.

5/4/2020 7:52 a.m. Making The Adjustment (Final)

Tim States has written another letter to faculty and staff about adjusting to working from home.

5/1/2020 4:18 p.m. Move Out Updates
As you may have already heard, Governor Holcomb announced new guidelines during this afternoon’s press conference. We are reviewing his announcement and making sure our plan is fully compliant. We will be ready to send move-out instructions on Monday afternoon, barring any additional announcements from state and local leaders. Please be sure to check your email.
Here’s what you can expect on Monday:
  • Instructions for how to sign up for a move-out appointment.
  • What to do if you can’t return to campus to pick up your belongings (Don’t worry! We’ll work with you.)
  • A summary of health and safety measures we have put in place to protect you and our housekeeping staff throughout this process
Please hang on to your questions. They may be answered on Monday.
5/1/2020 9:47 a.m. Summer Camps Update

All in person summer camps through July are canceled. Look for further updates regarding music camps that will shift to an online format.

4/20/2020 7:50 a.m. Making the Adjustment Part 2

Read the second letter from Tim States about making the adjustment here.

4/17/2020 8:31 p.m. Letter from President Pistole

President Pistole sent a letter to students with updates and a video, which you can see here.

4/16/2020 6:05 p.m. Summer Camps Update

As information about COVID-19 evolves on a daily basis, the safety of our faculty, staff, students, and campus guests continues to guide our evaluations. A Task Force has been meeting regularly to be able to navigate the many decisions to ensure the safety of our community. Today, the difficult decision was made to cancel all camps, conferences, and events on the campus of Anderson University through June 30. We will reevaluate July events by May 1. We want to give you as much notice as possible so that you can plan for the future.

4/14/2020 11:50 a.m. Continued Counseling Services

Counseling Services is still available to students virtually. Read more here.

4/13/2020 7:51 a.m. Letter from Tim States

Read his letter to faculty and staff here.

4/8/2020 4:48 p.m. Enrollment Deposit Extension

Due to ongoing concerns and the changing environment surrounding COVID-19, Anderson University is extending the deadline to confirm your intent to enroll and pay your enrollment deposit from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020.

3/30/2020 1:01 p.m. Mail Center Updates

See here for mail center hours and procedures for the remainder of the semester.

3/30/2020 12:21 p.m. Chapel Attendance Requirement

Dean of Students Chris Luekenga wrote to the students concerning Spring 2019-2020 chapel requirements. Read the letter here.

3/27/2020 10:00 a.m. Update from the President

President Pistole sent out an update to students regarding common questions and concerns. Read the full letter here.

3/26/2020 9:00 a.m. On Campus Student Update

Any students who have remained on campus and begin experience symptoms should fill out the Self Report Form and wait for contact from Sarah Neal.

3/20/2020 4:40 p.m. Campus Housing Update

Due to travel restrictions in Madison County, students will not be allowed to return to collect their belongings at this time. Read the full note here.

3/20/2020 3:39 p.m. ACT/SAT now test optional for admission

Anderson University has officially announced that the SAT and ACT are optional when applying. The decision was originally planned for the 2020-2021 academic year, but the university felt it was best to implement the change now, during this crucial moment in our nation’s history. Read the full article here.

3/19/2020 1:07 p.m. Update from the Office of the Registrar

In response to the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Office of the University Registrar has suspended in-person office visits.
While our physical locations will be closed, the day-to-day operations will remain available on a virtual basis.

Virtual office hours:
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registrar contact: registrarinfo@anderson.edu | 765-641-4165

Transcripts can be ordered by visiting: getmytranscript.org

For questions regarding graduation, please call 765-641-4164

3/19/2020 10:00 a.m. Campus Housing Update

New information regarding campus housing can be found here.

3/18/2020 7:13 p.m. Video from President Pistole





3/18/2020 7:10 p.m. Campus Housing Closures

Maggie Platt, Director of Residence Life, published a letter to students and families about the closing of campus housing. Read the whole letter here.

3/18/2020 2:43 p.m. Letter from the President

All classes for the remainder of the semester will be online. All athletic events and music, theatre, and dance performances are canceled. Read the full letter from President Pistole here.

3/16/2020 11:24 a.m. Nicholson Library Update

The decision has been made to close Nicholson Library for Spring Break and the e-learning week. Read more here.

3/16/2020 11:12 a.m. Campus Update

The Office of Work Life Engagement provided an update for faculty and staff moving forward. Read the letter here.

3/13/2020 11:19 p.m. Campus Update

Please call ahead (765-641-4222) to be seen at Health Services.

3/13/2020 4:58 p.m. Campus Update

The decision has been made to close the entire Kardatzke Wellness Center for both the spring break week and the e-learning week.

3/13/2020 4:38 p.m. Letter to Parents

Read President Pistole’s full letter to parents here.

3/13/2020 4:28 p.m. Campus Event Update

Due to students remaining off campus the week following Spring Break, Spring Into Dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 2. There will be two performances that day, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. If you already have tickets, they can be used for either performance since it is general admission and there are no assigned seats.

3/13/2020 11:13 a.m. Coronavirus FAQ

Anderson University has developed an FAQ regarding coronavirus, our response, best practices, and more. View the full document here.

3/12/2020 7:27 p.m. Campus Food Service Update

View the statement from our campus food service regarding coronavirus here.

3/12/2020 5:55 p.m. Update from Campus Life

In our continued effort to provide the safest and healthiest environment we would ask that you please pay close attention to the following information concerning being on Campus. If you have indicated that you need to stay on campus over Spring Break or the e-learning week you will want to pay special attention. Read the full letter here.

3/12/2020 3:45 p.m. Update from the Office of Chapel Attendance

The campus will not be gathering for Chapel during e-learning week. Therefore, the total number of opportunities remaining, and the minimum attendance requirement for non-exempt and partially exempt students has been reduced by two for this semester. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please send an email to chapel@anderson.edu.

3/12/2020 3:25 p.m. Update from Admissions

The health and well-being of our prospective students and their families remains our highest priority.  We are navigating this situation as new information is made available.  In light of recent developments with the COVID-19 virus, Anderson University is suspending all face to face campus visits at this time.  Your visit experience is still important to us as we know you have big decisions to make. We are offering virtual Admissions appointments! Please view our visit page for more information.

3/12/2020 9:19 a.m. Campus Update

All Spring Break Tri-S trips have been postponed. Read more here.

3/11/2020 4:47 p.m. Letter from the President

For the week following spring break, March 23-27 we will shift all classes to an online, e-learning system.  There will be NO in-person classes that week. Read the full letter from President Pistole here.

3/11/2020 9:03 a.m. Parent Letter

With COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, at the forefront of everyone’s mind Anderson University wanted to clarify what is happening with Tri-S trips over Spring Break. Read the full letter here.

3/10/2020 2:47 p.m. Campus Update

The London Spring Break Tri-S trip has been postponed. All other Spring Break trips remain unchanged. Read more here.

3/07/2020 3:03 p.m. Parent Letter

Anderson University updates parents on a letter previously shared with students. Read the full letter here.