Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Campus Housing

As you saw yesterday, the university announced that we will be moving all academic instruction online until further notice. Although students are strongly encouraged to make plans not to return to campus, the residence halls and Greek houses will not close. The Commons dining hall will also not close. The hours of operation for all food venues can be found online along with the spring break hours of operation.

Again, any student who can go home for the remainder of the semester is encouraged to do so. If you plan to stay home for the remainder of the semester, please fill out this form. If you are traveling during spring break and do plan to return to your residence hall community, please fill out this form

Student Belongings
For students who are currently living on campus, have not left yet, and do not plan to return: Please box up the belongings you are leaving and place them on your side of your room. Please put your name and current room number on each box. 
For students who have already left campus and do not plan to return for the remainder of the semester: Illinois Tech staff will be boxing up your belongings. All items will be stored by Illinois Tech. 

As of now, the Chicago Transit Authority has not issued any information indicating that your UPass will not work. You can expect your UPass to work until May 10, 2020.

Student Travel
At this time, as per Chicago Department of Public Health guidance, any student returning to campus from any location with a substantial incidence of the coronavirus (COVID-19)—such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-designated countries of risk or domestic locations such as greater New York, Seattle, and San Francisco/Sacramento—must stay home and monitor their health for 14 days. If you will be returning to the residence halls or Greek houses, please email so we can communicate specific instructions upon your return.

Food Service
The Commons, Global Grounds, and 10 West will be open regularly for the remainder of the semester. The hours of operation for each venue may vary. Please check the Illinois Tech Culinary and Hospitality Services website for up-to-date information.

Family Communication
A message to parents and family members was sent via email yesterday. However, if you are able, please feel free to forward appropriate communication to your parent(s) and/or family members to ensure that they are “in the know.”

Thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation from the national to the local level. The university will continue to keep the community updated. For the most up-to-date information regarding Illinois Tech’s response to COVID-19, please visit

Please send any questions to

Katherine Stetz
Vice Provost, Student Affairs and Dean of Students