Coronavirus Information: Campus operating with essential personnel; classes online for remainder of semester. More Information »

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Last Updated: 03/18/2020 5:35 p.m. (This document is evolving. Please check back for updates.)

Are classes still being held?

Effective March 18, 2020, and with the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and the larger community in mind, the university has made the decision to move all classes for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester to an online format. Classes resume online March 30; formats could vary based on course needs and the instructor. Watch for communication from your instructors and check your Sakai course sites often. 

Will outdoor athletic teams still compete?

No. All athletic competition has been cancelled in addition to all public gatherings and events.

Do I have to leave campus?  

We are requiring all students to move out of their residence halls and strongly recommending students move out of their St. James and SAC apartments as well as Greek houses and return to their permanent address for the remainder of the semester. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, making this decision necessary with very little advance notice.

Please make every effort to move out as soon as possible between March 19 - March 23, 2020. Residence Halls will be open for move out from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday, March 19 and from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, March 20 through Monday, March 23. If you are not able to do so in those dates, we will be making arrangements for later in the semester and will communicate those as they are determined. 

What if I cannot go home? 

We will work with students who are not able to vacate campus on a case-by-case basis.

What if I do not have internet access at home?

Students received an email on March 11 and again on March 18 with a link to a brief survey regarding access to technology while you are away from campus. If you have not done so, please take a moment to fill it out. We will work with those who are in need of assistance. You can see those communications in our communication section of this site. 

Will my internship, practicum, clinical or student teaching continue?

As long as your site is still operating, you should report as previously assigned. If you have further questions, contact your academic advisor or career advisor (as appropriate).

What if I have a specific question about a class?

Your instructor will reach out to you early next week to provide specifics regarding your course requirements and learning format.

Will food still be available on campus?

Meal service will be available to Bradley students staying on campus in the residence halls. For those on meal plans, you will be able to use your meal swipes for take-out meals provided in Williams Hall, as these meals are a continuation of the existing meal plan in place. For those without plans, students can use BU Bucks, cash or credit card (price is $7 for breakfast, $8 for lunch and dinner options). Please see below for details:

Hours of Operation – Williams Hall
Monday – Friday:
Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday:
Brunch: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Dinner: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

You will need your card to access Williams Hall or the Student Center. Access is only allowed during posted meal times. When you arrive at the dining hall, you will be able to pick a cold salad/fruit selection and a hot meal selection to go. Meals will be pre-packaged for you to take with you for dining. (There will be no sit-down option in the dining hall). Meals will include beverages such as juice, soda or water.

How do I forward my mail?

  • Go to USPS.com/move to change your address online.
    • This is the fastest and easiest way; you will get an immediate email confirming the change.
    • There is a $1.05 charge to change your address online. You will need a credit or debit card and a valid email address. The $1.05 charge to your card is an identity verification fee to prevent fraud and make sure you’re the one making the change.
    • Warning: You don’t need to pay a separate company to change your address. Scammers may charge $40 or more to do what you can do for just $1.05 using the moving section of the official USPS.com website.
  • Go to your local post office and request a Mover’s Guide packet.
    • Inside the packet is PS Form 3575. Fill out this change of address form and give it to a postal worker behind the counter or drop it into the letter mail slot inside the post office.
    • You should receive a confirmation letter at your new address in five business days.

Will we have Commencement?

The formal Commencement program scheduled for Saturday, May 16, has been cancelled, as well as all related events. The university is looking at ways to celebrate students’ accomplishments in a meaningful way.

Will the summer online classes be offered?

At this time summer online courses will be offered as planned.

What about the beginning of school in the fall?

At this point, the fall term is unaffected.

Do I get a refund on housing and tuition?

We will continue virtual learning and we expect to complete the semester, so no tuition refunds will be provided. We have received many questions regarding housing and meal plan refunds. We will evaluate those as the situation continues to unfold. Please be patient in our responsiveness to this question. 

What about course and laboratory fees?

We are looking into plans to provide laboratory access where feasible. When that determination is made those impacted will receive communication. 

Will campus still be open?

We have moved to an alternative workplace scenario for most employees.  Limited personnel who have received approval and those who are essential to keeping the university running will remain working on campus.

Can I walk or work out at the Markin Center?

No. The Markin Center is closed until further notice.

Is the Library open?

The Cullom-Davis Library will be closed to visitors starting March 19, but you will be able to access many of the resources online through the following methods:

Can my high-school student visit campus?

No. The admissions office has canceled all visits, visit day programs and other events.


This page is intended to provide information about the novel coronavirus, precautions that are being taken and prevention measures you can take, as well as information on the effects of measures various governments are taking to stem the outbreak.

This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.