Communications & Updates

Collection of key university communications to students, faculty and staff

Recent Updates

April 3, 2020

UofL Board of Trustees were updated on the University's response to COVID-19 which included:

An executive summary and presentation were provided regarding information about ongoing planning meetings, major decisions that had been made and communications that had been shared with campus

A recording of the full meeting is available.

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March 27, 2020

President Bendapudi made the following announcements:

  • All Summer Term 2020 courses will be delivered online.
  • We are keeping tuition low for students enrolling online this summer in courses that would have traditionally been delivered in-person. The new rates apply to Summer Term 2020 only.
  • The Delphi Center will provide additional support to instructors to take their courses online for Summer Term 2020.

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Provost Beth Boehm made the following announcements:

  • A process that is as painless as possible and entirely self-service to change grading type until the date listed next to the course.
  • The Pass/Fail option should be seen as an opportunity to complete your semester with less stress about grades; it is not a license to stop participating in the course.

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March 24, 2020

The Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation provided the following updates:

  • If you have not ramped down your non-essential research activities at this time, you are instructed to do so immediately.
  • In order to facilitate the ramp down of non-essential research in a safe and effective manner, UofL’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS) has developed a laboratory ramp down checklist.

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March 23, 2020

The Student Body President provided the following resources to students:

  • Information on online courses, housing, graduation, commencement, and student services.

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Human Resources made the following announcements:

We are happy to announce that the University of Louisville is an eligible employer for two of the recently passed federal government emergency programs that will go into effect on Monday, March 23:

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA Expansion)

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March 20, 2020

Provost Beth Boehm made the following announcements:

  • All undergraduate and graduate students will be permitted to convert any of their courses to pass/fail grading for the Spring 2020 semester.

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March 19, 2020

Faculty and Staff Senate Leadership made the following announcements:

  • If you are feeling a growing sense of anxiety, reach out to a colleague.
  • Take advantage of the online resources to help understand changes and receive help with the technology.
  • Check on your colleagues, family members and neighbors during these challenging times.
  • Faculty, support staff who may be more tethered to campus than you are. And staff, support faculty who are trying to juggle new teaching experiences, conferences and work in the field falling through
  • We are all dealing with new scenarios in our homes. Let’s support each other

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March 18, 2020

President Bendapudi made the following announcements:

  • We are extending remote and online instruction through April 28.
  • Finals will be conducted remotely.
  • By March 29, all students are asked to move out of our campus traditional and suite-style residence halls (Threlkeld, Miller, Unitas, Community Park, Kurz, Louisville and Billy Minardi). Students who do move out of our campus residence halls and have no outstanding balances may have a pro-rated portion of their housing costs and meal plan dining dollars credited to the fall semester in the 2020-2021 school year. Students who are graduating this semester and have no outstanding balances will be refunded a prorated portion of their housing and unused dining dollars.
  • Spring commencement has been postponed.
  • The Health Sciences Fitness Center and the Student Recreational Center facilities have closed.

For faculty and staff:

  • The remote work program will continue through the end of the semester, April 28th.
  • International and domestic university-sponsored travel is suspended through the end of the fiscal year, June 30.
  • Events hosted by any University of Louisville entity or at any University of Louisville facility are to be postponed or cancelled through at least April 28.

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Director of Campus Housing made the following announcements:

Residents of our traditional and suite-style halls should depart their residence halls by March 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Residents who do not have an alternative housing option may request to remain on campus by completing the Housing exception form on the Housing portal at https://louisville.edu/housing

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March 17, 2020

Dean of Students provided updates about the following:

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March 16, 2020

ITS provided the following information and suggestions:

  • We have increased functionality with our Microsoft Office365 offerings and encourage the use of these resources to work virtually
  • Review the Working Remotely webpage, ask your Tier1 personnel for assistance or contact our ITS HelpDesk with any questions on remote work readiness.

Student Affairs provided the following request:

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March 14, 2020

President Bendapudi made the following announcements:

  • All events hosted by the University of Louisville or at a University of Louisville facility will be postponed or cancelled through April 28th.
  • We have developed an emergency temporary telecommuting policy so as many of our staff and faculty as possible can work remotely.

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March 12, 2020

President Bendapudi announced the following decisions:

  • Spring Break is extended through March 17, Classes will be delivered remotely starting March 18 through April 5.
  • International travel is suspended effective immediately.
  • Nonessential domestic business travel is suspended effective immediately.
  • On-campus events will continue, but are under review.
  • UofL’s campuses remain open and operational.

The Provost and the Dean of Students announced the following additional decisions:

  • Campus housing, dining, libraries and all other buildings and student services will remain open, and student workers may continue working.
  • Students who are currently abroad or are planning to take a personal trip outside of the country are required to complete the Returning Traveler’s Report (under Travel Guidelines) prior to returning to campus.
  • If you are returning from a CDC Level 3 country or a CDC Level 2 country with a COVID-19 indication, you are required to self-isolate away from campus for 14 days immediately upon your return to the country.
  • All nonessential campus events are suspended.

The Delphi Center announced the following information for faculty:

  • New training opportunities for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Panopto have been developed to address more specific needs.
  • Other trainings designed to help you move your classes to online instruction include an online module, in-person classroom trainings and live virtual trainings

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Email Communications

Sent From To Subject
March 27, 2020 President All Campus Important Announcement regarding Summer Term 2020 [PDF]
March 27, 2020 Provost Students Provost-Pass/Fail Grading [PDF]
March 24, 2020 EVPRI Research Community Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for the UofL Research Community [PDF]
March 23, 2020 Student Body President Students SGA COVID-19 Update [PDF]
March 23, 2020 Human Resources Faculty & Staff Emergency Paid Sick Leave, Family and Medical Leave [PDF]
March 20, 2020 Provost Faculty Message from the Provost re pass/fail policy [PDF]
March 20, 2020 Provost Students New pass/fail policy and other resources for students [PDF]
March 19, 2020 Faculty & Staff Senate Faculty & Staff Message from Faculty Senate and Staff Senate Officers [PDF]
March 18, 2020 President All campus Remote Operations Extended through April 28, Spring Commencement Postponed [PDF]
March 18, 2020 Director of Campus Housing Students Email to all residents on closing traditional halls and suites [PDF]
March 17, 2020 Dean of Students Students Update from the Dean of Students [PDF]
March 16, 2020 Dean of Students Alumni Our students are at the center of all we do [PDF]
March 16, 2020 ITS All campus ITS guidelines, services for remote work [PDF]
March 16, 2020 Provost Faculty Update from Provost Beth Boehm [PDF]
March 15, 2020 EVPRI Research Community Remote work guidelines for the University of Louisville research community [PDF]
March 14, 2020 ITS Employees ITS guidelines, services for remote work [PDF]
March 14, 2020 President Employees Implement remote work plan, postpone/cancel events [PDF]
March 12, 2020 Delphi Faculty Online training for faculty [PDF]
March 12, 2020 Provost, Dean of Students Students Covid-19 update [PDF]
March 12, 2020 Faculty Senate Faculty Covid-19 preparation [PDF]
March 11, 2020 EVPRI Research Community Coronavirus preparations [PDF]
March 10, 2020 President All campus Coronavirus planning [PDF]
March 5, 2020 Campus Health All campus Update on UofL, coronavirus [PDF]
March 4, 2020 Campus Health All campus Update on coronavirus and spring break [PDF]
February 28, 2020 Provost All campus Update on coronavirus concerns [PDF]
January 31, 2020 Provost All campus Update on response to coronavirus [PDF]
January 29, 2020 Provost All campus Response to coronavirus [PDF]