Protect Purdue

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Last Update: April 6, 2021

Latest Updates

Campus COVID-19 vaccine site: Purdue's campus COVID-19 vaccine distribution site opened April 6 to help vaccinate as many students as possible before the end of the spring semester. The campus vaccine clinic will prioritize Purdue West Lafayette students, per Indiana Department of Health guidance. A waitlist system is available for employees, spouses and dependents. Fully vaccinated? Submit documentation to PPHC.

Share your COVID story: Purdue University Archives and Special Collections is collecting written memories, oral histories, videos, photographs, and more, detailing the personal experiences of the Purdue community during this unprecedented moment in history. Share yours.

Summer 2021 updates: The upcoming summer session will look much like spring 2021. Select summer programs, including Summer Start, Early Start and Summer College for High School Students will return. Related: Summer Events, Visitor and Travel guidelines

Masking and other Pledge protocols to continue: Purdue will continue to operate according to the Protect Purdue Pledge and current guidelines on masking, social distancing and gatherings through at least spring commencement ceremonies on May 15-16. Related: Follow the Pledge even while away from campus

May 2021 Commencement: In-person commencement will return in May 2021; Spring ’21 commencement for undergraduate, Graduate School master's and professional candidates will be held at Ross-Ade Stadium; a ceremony for doctoral candidates will be held in Elliott Hall of Music. Related: Commencement week events and visitor guidelines

Work location guidance: In a video message to employees, President Daniels shares that, while some activities clearly need to move back to their previous operating modes, many others are candidates for new arrangements after the pandemic and invites faculty and staff to share their input on the future of work at Purdue. Related: Additional Guidance on 2021-22 Academic Year Work Location

Updated: Spring Events Guidelines (March 19): Guidelines for on- and off-campus events during the spring 2021 semester.

Fall 2021 update: Relying on the best science and public health guidance, and building on lessons learned so far, our intent is to take another step toward full restoration of our residential instruction model for fall 2021.

Spring Travel Guidelines: Guidance for the spring semester is now available.

Spring Visitor Guidelines: Units are encouraged to delay or cancel any invited visitors through the spring 2021 semester.

Face Mask Protocols: Required safe health protocols include face masks, distancing, robust personal hygiene for anyone who must be on campus.

Additional details and guidance are shared in the messages below.