Purdue Northwest to suspend classroom teaching for two weeks following spring break

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: March 12, 2020

In response to the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Purdue University Northwest (PNW) announced today (March 11) a temporary suspension of many on-campus activities in support of the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff and the greater PNW community. The measures were announced in a message from Chancellor Thomas L. Keon to all students, faculty and staff.

PNW suspended face-to-face instruction beginning March 12, through April 4. Following spring break (March 14-22), classes will be taught online or through alternative delivery from March 23 through April 4. At this time, PNW anticipates face-to-face instruction to resume April 6, while the university continues to monitor this extremely fluid situation.

The PNW campuses will remain open, however, all events will be suspended from March 12 through April 4.

“The health and safety of our entire PNW community is our highest priority,” Keon stated. “While we have no reported cases of COVID-19 on our campuses, there are confirmed cases in Indiana and Illinois. To minimize the impact of the potential spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our PNW community, we are taking actions to address these current circumstances.”

PNW will continue to monitor the situation and will provide future updates accordingly.