Summer 2021 Campus Experience
Guided by current public health and safety recommendations, our plan for summer 2021 will look much like spring 2021. For example, mask wearing, social distancing and contact tracing will continue. Some important details are included below to help students plan for summer enrollment.
Classes and Academics – Summer 2021
No, all Purdue students can enroll in online (synchronous or asynchronous), residential or a combination of online and residential courses for Summer 2021.
If a needed course is only offered on campus, will departments be required to work with students who cannot make it to campus?
Students enrolling in residential courses will be expected to attend in-person classes when they are able. Students in residential courses are also encouraged to contact instructors immediately if advised to isolate/quarantine.
Study Abroad is suspended for Summer 2021. Students who were planning to study abroad should consult their academic advisor for alternative enrollment options.
In order to mitigate risk in teaching environments, the reduction of student capacity in all scheduled teaching spaces will take place as follows:
- Reduce student occupant capacities in all classrooms, by at least 50% in most classrooms.
- Limit large classroom occupancy to no more than 250 students.
Each classroom is being evaluated by physical facilities to provide a new capacity limit and install a see-thru barrier between the instructor and you. This is done to maintain a safe distance between the instructor and the nearest student while teaching. In some cases, furniture is being removed from the physical classrooms, or areas of the classrooms are cordoned off so you can’t use those seats. For some of the scale-up rooms in WALC, it has been determined by physical facilities that they may need to be converted to tablet-chair rooms, because the 3 person/3 table setup for students would not allow us to meet the de-densification requirement and maintain appropriate social distancing. In instructional labs or in discussion-based courses — where all students cannot face in the same direction and capacity of about 50% can’t be maintained — additional barriers will be provided and you will be required to wear face shields. Additional protocols will be established for entry/exit; sanitation/cleaning; and potential staggered or extended start time for classes. This might mean instructors would have to start class 10 minutes later so you can enter the classroom in a staggered fashion with your fellow classmates.
What are the guidelines for eating and drinking on campus? Can I eat in buildings or while I’m in class?
Housing and Dining – Summer 2021
Due to COVID-19, no outside guests are permitted during the 2021 summer term.
Move-in dates vary by contract and can be found on this website. Students can move from their spring assignment to their summer assignment if they are unable to return home between the end of the spring semester and beginning of summer. However, an early arrival fee of $32 per day applies for the dates outside of contract terms. The $32 fee does not include meals.
Campus Life – Summer 2021
The Purdue Student Union Board is currently planning more than 25 activities, ranging from movies on Slayter Hill to talent shows to BINGO, for Summer 2021. The vast majority of activities will be occurring outdoors all around campus. There will also be a number of virtual activities for students completing fully online courses.
Financial Aid – Summer 2021
Yes, students interested in applying for need-based aid must complete the Summer Aid Application aid in their myPurdue portal, as well as complete their 2021-22 FAFSA by March 1, 2021. More information regarding summer aid and requirements can be found on the Purdue Division of Financial Aid website.