Vincennes University Coronavirus Update - March 17, 2020

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March 17, 2020

5:00 PM (EDT)

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University has been monitoring the changing environment of the coronavirus pandemic and is announcing updates to VU’s plan for addressing the spread of the virus.


1. Classes at all VU sites, including online, will resume on March 23. Courses will now be delivered online or in alternative delivery formats for the remainder of the semester. Beginning March 23rd, all Spring courses will have an associated Blackboard component. Blackboard is Vincennes University’s online learning management software that will allow students to continue their learning in a virtual environment. By March 22nd, students will see a Blackboard icon when they sign into MyVU.  Clicking on that icon will enable students to see the Blackboard shells for each of the courses they are enrolled in. In the “My Announcements” box for each course, the student will find a greeting from the instructor and an explanation of how the course will unfold for the remainder of the semester.

2. Vincennes University’s residence halls will not be reopening and will stay closed for the remainder of the semester. All students living in the residence halls are being asked to move out beginning this weekend. To facilitate the retrieval of personal belongings, promote an orderly process, and observe good social distancing practices, a schedule for move-out has been developed and can be found below. Students will be e-mailed instructions about the check-out process.

VU is aware that there may be some individuals living in VU housing who have a unique situation requiring them to remain on campus. To request approval to remain in on-campus housing, please contact VU’s Housing Office at (812) 888-4225 or by email at

VU is committed to offering a safe, instructive and virtual learning environment for the remainder of the semester. Please remember that we are all in this together. As this fluid situation changes, we will respond to the recommendations and requirements of health agencies and government entities accordingly and keep you informed.

Best regards,

Chuck Johnson, Ph.D.


Vincennes University

On Campus Housing Move-out Schedule

Please be mindful of the dates below. If a conflict exists, please contact the Housing/Res Life Office at (812)888-4225 or by email at




Friday, March 20

Clark and Vigo Residence Halls

University Apartments

8:00am to 8:00pm

Saturday, March 21

Harrison and Vanderburgh Residence Halls

University Apartments

8:00am to 8:00pm

Sunday, March 22

Godare and Ebner Residence Halls

University Apartments

8:00am to 8:00pm

Saturday March 28

Any Residence Hall

University Apartments

8:00am to 8:00pm