Students, parents and visitors to Indiana Tech can find the most recent COVID-19-related announcements here.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Indiana Tech’s COVID-19 protocols for the 2020-21 academic year, email us at COVID19@indianatech.edu.
If Indiana Tech identifies any operational changes that need to be made for the second semester of the 2020-21 academic year (i.e., alterations to our academic calendar or changes in the way our classes are delivered), those changes will be announced by the university early in October.
Approximately one week before traditional classes begin on Indiana Tech’s main Fort Wayne campus, students will receive an email directing them to complete a form within the university’s Residence Life Portal. This form will include a series of questions that each student must answer to be permitted back on campus. The questions are below, and, depending on one’s answers, some students may be asked to quarantine themselves until the two-week COVID-19 contagious period has passed.
- Have you traveled outside of the US in the past 10 months? If you can answer yes, please explain.
- Have you lived, or traveled, in the US to an area designated a “hot spot?” If you can answer yes, please explain.
- In the last 14 days, have you displayed any of the following symptoms? If you can answer yes, please explain when symptoms occurred and how long symptoms were present.
- Sore Throat
- Muscular Pain
- Shortness of Breath
- Loss of Appetite
- Loss of Taste
- In the past 14 days, have you been in contact with an individual diagnosed and/or treated for COVID-19? If you can answer yes, please explain.
All individuals in indoor University facilities must wear fabric or disposable surgical-style masks that cover their nose and mouth. Bandanas, scarves, and headbands are not acceptable. Masks must be worn by all passengers in University-provided transportation, such as fleet vehicles and buses. Drivers of University-provided transportation must wear a mask when passengers are in the vehicle.
Individuals may remove masks indoors only if they are:
- in their own private workspace with no one else present, or
- in an enclosed room with others and all individuals can maintain six of feet distance apart, or
- in a dorm room or apartment, or
- participating in activities in which a face mask cannot practically be worn, such as eating and drinking.
To find a COVID-19 testing site within the state of Indiana, visit the Indiana State Department of Health website.
For Illinois: dph.illinois.gov/testing
For Kentucky: govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19
Due to recent announcements by the U.S. government and related news coverage, I understand many of you may be concerned about the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) notification released on July 6. Please rest assured that this policy will not affect current international students here at Indiana Tech. Indiana Tech will proceed as normal with on-campus classes for the fall 2020 semester, so the guidelines in the SEVP notification are not applicable to us. The government’s regulation applies schools who will only offer online or hybrid courses for fall 2020.
If you are an international student in the U.S., please plan to return to campus for your classes as scheduled. Indiana Tech is planning for a safe return to campus and taking precautions to make sure students, staff and faculty remain safe and healthy after you arrive. Some of the many steps we are taking include, but are not limited to, requiring students to wear masks in classes, disinfecting classrooms and touchable surfaces on campus frequently and maintaining social-distancing in spaces around campus.
If you are a returning international student who is currently out of the country, please follow the guidelines provided to you by International Admissions for your return plans. If you are not planning to return to the U.S. and are planning to take classes remotely from your home country, please contact International Admissions ASAP for immigration advising. Any questions regarding your F1 status should also be directed to our International Admissions office and they will be happy to help you. The International Admissions team can be reached at 1.260.399.2864, email@example.com, or https://international.indianatech.edu/.
I hope that each of you, your friends and loved ones are staying well. I look forward to welcoming you back to campus this fall.
Fall Move-In Schedule: In an effort to spread out the move-in process and lessen the congestion at each residence, the following schedule for arrival is in place for the fall of 2020.
|Saturday, Aug. 1||Varies||Returning international students (due to 5-month visa requirements|
|Sunday, Aug. 2||2-4 p.m.||Summer Bridge students|
|Wednesday, Aug. 5||9-11 a.m.||RA staff|
|Friday, Aug. 7, through Monday, Aug. 10||Varies||New international students|
|Saturday, Aug. 8||9-11 a.m.||Women’s soccer/Tennis|
|Sunday, Aug. 9||9-11 a.m.||Men’s basketball/Women’s basketball|
|Monday, Aug. 10||9-11 a.m.||Cross country/Golf/Softball|
|Monday, Aug. 10||2-4 p.m.||Men’s wrestling/Women’s wrestling|
|Tuesday, Aug. 11||9-11 a.m.||Women’s volleyball/Bowling|
|Tuesday, Aug. 11||2-4 p.m.||Men’s lacrosse/Women’s lacrosse/Men’s volleyball|
|Wednesday, Aug. 12||9-11 a.m.||Baseball/Hockey|
|Wednesday, Aug. 12||2-4 p.m.||Men’s soccer|
|Thursday, Aug. 13||9-11 a.m.||Men’s track and field|
|Thursday, Aug. 13||2-4 p.m.||Women’s track and field|
|Friday, Aug. 14||9 a.m.-2 p.m.||New non-athlete students/Band|
|Saturday, Aug. 15 & Sunday, Aug. 16||11 a.m.-5 p.m.||Returning non-athlete students|