This page contains program information and updates specific to Tippie students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Visit coronavirus.uiowa.edu for campus information, resources, and updates.

Please note that things are constantly changing, and we will attempt to keep this up-to-date as much as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

Tippie College-specific Frequently Asked Questions

Note: The university's COVID-19 website provides information specifically for faculty.

I traveled for Spring Break. Am I restricted from coming to campus?

The Governor has recommended that anyone travelling internationally OR domestically out-of-state last week should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days. You should seek ways to work with people remotely and avoid coming to campus. If you have something you need from your office, please call Christine in the Dean's Office (355-2859) and she will arrange for Rick to go into your office to retrieve the item and arrange a place for you to pick it up.

I need technical support. 

Information Technology Services (ITS) is ready to help with employee computer-related support. Please use one of the following options: 

I still have questions about teaching remotely.

The University has established a Keep Teaching at Iowa website where you can find a variety of resources. In addition, the Tippie College has created an ICON page for teaching-related materials and videos of our teaching sessions and town halls. Visit the Tippie ICON page for these and other teaching resources compiled by the Stead Technology Services Group (STSG).

How do I remote in to my computer at work?

Refer to this university page on working remotely.

How do I use Skype on my home computer?

Refer to this document in TIP (scroll down for info on Skype).

Will I be able to come to my office?

Yes. The short answer is that PBB and PC will be closed to the public, but if you have prox card access you will be able to use it to enter the building. HOWEVER, to keep the building clean and keep the safest conditions for all of our staff, including janitorial staff, many of the public spaces will be closed. This includes the BizHub, faculty/staff lounge, computer labs, and some restrooms. This is NOT business as usual. We ask that you come in ONLY to do a specific activity, such as record a lecture or pick up a book, and then leave.

Can I still record in classrooms?

Yes. If you reserve the room in advance. If you have not already gotten permission to record in a classroom, contact your department administrator who will reserve the room with classroom scheduling. Once reserved, contact STSG so that they can check the technology in advance to make sure that it is ready. We will have staff to clean all equipment before you begin and when you finish.

Will there be anyone available in the building?

Yes. We have identified a set of “essential personnel” who will be keeping the building and technology safe and running smoothly. The total number will be less than five. They are available to help with technology needs. The ITS helpline is also still open. Call 319-384-HELP (4357) or email  its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu.

All 5-week interim courses will have to be delivered virtually.

Will the semester go an extra week?

No. The date of the academic year remains unchanged. The last day of classes will be May 8 and finals week will be May 11-15. Faculty should communicate their final exam or alternate assessment plans (such as take-home exams, papers, etc.) directly to their students. 

What about student advising?

All student advising for all Tippie programs will be done remotely. Early registration for the fall 2020 semester is being moved back by one week to allow more time for students to connect with their advisors. Early registration will now take place April 20 to May 1.

Are the dates for midterm class lists changing?

Yes. The new deadline to submit your Midterm Class Lists is Thursday, April 2, at 5 p.m. The same attendance rules apply (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education). Students will receive notification of non-passing grades and non-attendance after the April 2 deadline.

Are withdrawal dates changing? 

Yes. Undergraduate courses can be dropped with advisor authorization through the last day of classes, May 8. Additionally, complete withdrawals (dropping all classes) for the spring 2020 semester can be done with advisor authorization through May 8. After that date, students will need to petition for a late drop or late withdrawal and the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program's authorization will be required. Graduate courses can be dropped with advisor authorization through the last day of classes, May 8, and the requirement for dean's permission is removed. April 14 is the deadline for complete withdrawals for the spring 2020 semester. After April 14, graduate students need the Associate Dean of the Graduate Management Program's permission. 

Will the university change its grading? 

Yes, temporary grading options will be added for the Spring 2020 semester. 

  • Undergraduate program: A temporary Pass/Nonpass (P/N) grading option has been adopted for all undergraduate courses taught during the Spring 2020 semester. Students will choose to receive either the letter grade recorded by the instructor or a P/N designation for each of their courses by Friday, May 8.
  • Graduate programs (including PhD): A temporary Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option has been adopted for graduate courses taught during the Spring 2020 semester. Students will choose to receive either the letter grade recorded by the instructor or a S/U designation for each of their courses by Friday, May 8.  

What will happen with summer classes? 

In an effort to allow students to continue their educational path with as little interruption as possible, the Tippie College has chosen to move all summer programming online. This includes all on-campus and off-campus classes and any intersession courses. 

How do I keep sensitive data protected when working from home? 

The Information Security and Policy Office (ISPO) has created a resource designed to provide guidance on this subject. 

Will this affect my research?

Given the nature of business research, many faculty will be able to continue their research as long as it can be done from home. Research programs requiring live subjects, or that can only be performed on-campus, should be discussed with the research office (nick-street@uiowa.edu or sara-maples@uiowa.edu). Additional information is available through the UI Vice President for Research.

Are the faculty research and teaching staff awards still going to happen?

All award nominations are still open, and the deadlines are being extended. Please consider recommending your colleagues for these awards. Nomination information can be found in TIP.

Does this change faculty evaluations and the Promotion and Tenure process? 

A number of policies have been adjusted: 

  • No teaching observations will be conducted during the spring semester. If they were done prior to the move to remote teaching, these will be included in the annual review. 
  • While students will have the opportunity to provide feedback to instructors, these evaluations are for formative purposes and will not be used for faculty evaluation. 
  • Annual and reappointment reviews for both probationary and non-tenure track faculty should still be completed for this academic year (virtually), using current practices. The deadline for completion and submission to the Office of the Provost has been moved back to June 1, 2020. Departments and colleges should try to complete annual post-tenure reviews (virtually) whenever possible. If not possible, post-tenure annual reviews may be postponed to the fall 2020 semester. Post-tenure peer reviews may also be postponed until the fall semester. 
  • Effective immediately, the university is providing all tenure-track probationary faculty a one-year automatic extension of their tenure clock. The extension will apply to the current probationary period and may lengthen the time to the first probationary review (year 3 or 4 depending on the college) or the time to tenure review. The Office of the Provost will enter the extension into Workflow effective May 1, 2020. You may decline the automatic extension, but after declining you will not be able to reinstate the extension. Remember that the tenure expectations remain the same whether an extension has been applied or not. Faculty who are affected by this extension will be contacted invididually with more specific information. 

For details on these changes, please see: https://provost.uiowa.edu/temporary-changes-faculty-policies-spring-2020

Are the library and its resources available to me remotely? 

Yes, all seven UI Campus Libraries and Special Collections are available online with 24-hour Hawk-ID access to databases, e-books, e-articles, streaming video, and e-images. If you need help with course reserves or library instruction, the Business Library staff are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at lib-bus@uiowa.edu. They are also monitoring an online chat service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach out to them through their Contact Us page

Am I going to be charged for my monthy parking and my Recreation Services membership? 

No. The university is waving any fees for parking permits, van pools, and bus passes for March and April 2020. For more information on Parking and Transportation changes, please see their Alert Page. The Recreation Services Department has made changes to their billing. Information can be found on the Recreation Services COVID page.  

What about student advising?

What does this mean for graduation and end-of-the-year events?

All events normally held at the end of the year will be cancelled. This includes commencement, the Recognition Reception, the After Party, and more. We hope that we will have opportunities in the future to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff.

What if I become sick and cannot conduct my live online class?

Contact your DEO. Your DEO will work with you to find a substitute or other solutions to keep the class programming.

When can I expect to hear from the university on other decisions?

The university is taking the necessary time to ensure any decisions we make protect our higher education accreditations and our students’ access to future programming including graduate education. It’s important to involve shared governance and collegiate leadership in the decision-making process and avoid any unintended consequences. University-wide announcements will be made on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule.

How can I help students who have been affected?

The University of Iowa Student Government, Graduate and Professional Student Government, and donors have contributed additional funds for the Student Emergency Fund, which provides microgrants averaging between $50 and $350. Students who experience an event or unforeseen circumstance that negatively and severely impacts their academic success, which may include unexpected medical and travel costs, unexpected decrease in work hours and income, and other unforeseen expenses due to COVID-19, should consider applying with the Office of the Dean of Students. Grants will be awarded based on funds available, which are limited.

Donate to the Student Emergency Fund.

Note: College-specific messages regarding COVID-19 are being collected on TIP. In addition, the HR section of TIP provides other resources for employees. 

Note: The university COVID-19 website provides information specifically for staff.

Will I be able to come to my office?

Yes. The short answer is that PBB and PC will be closed to the public, but if you have prox card access you will be able to use it to enter the building. HOWEVER, to keep the building clean and keep the safest conditions for all of our staff, including janitorial staff, many of the public spaces will be closed. This includes the BizHub, faculty/staff lounge, computer labs, and some restrooms. This is NOT business as usual. We ask that you come in ONLY to do a specific activity, such as record a lecture or pick up a book, and then leave. If you need access, please contact Christine in the Dean's Office at 335-2859.

I traveled for Spring Break. Am I restricted from coming to campus?

The Governor has recommended that anyone travelling internationally OR domestically out-of-state last week should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days.  You should seek ways to work with people remotely and avoid coming to campus. If you have something you need from your office, please call Christine in the Dean’s Office (355-2859) and she will arrange for Rick go into your office to retrieve the item and arrange a place for you to pick it up.

What if I need a computer to work from home and I don’t have one?

STSG has a limited number of laptops available. Contact them at 319-335-0873 or email cba-stsg@uiowa.edu.

How do I remote in to my computer at work?

Refer to the university's page on working remotely.

I need technical support.

Information Technology Services (ITS) is ready to help with employee computer-related support. Please use one of the following options:

  • Click the “Request Help” button on the Keep Teaching at Iowa website
  • Email the ITS Help Desk at its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu
  • Conduct an online chat with the ITS Help Desk
  • Call the ITS Help Desk at 319-384-HELP (4357)

How do I use Skype on my home computer?

Refer to this document in TIP (scroll down for info on Skype).

Can I get access to WiFi on campus?

Drive-up wireless service is being offered to allow UI students, faculty, and staff access to high-speed internet without having to enter campus buildings.The service is currently available at the Hancher South Lot (Lot 55). It will soon be available in the Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lots 85 and 39), the Myrtle Avenue Lot (Lot 48), and other locations. Visit the Working Remotely guide on the ITS website for updates.Users should join the eduroam network and log in with their HawkID@uiowa.edu and HawkID password.

How can I find out more about how this will change my accrued leave and/or my hourly pay?

The Board of Regents issued a statement temporarily waiving certain board policies and administrative rules. The University of Iowa announced a number of policies related to leave, reassignments, and pay. They can be found on the UI Human Resources Pay Practice FAQ

What if my work cannot be done remotely?

Employees should talk to their supervisors about whether their work can be done remotely. Employees who do not have work to do remotely have the option of taking vacation time (not sick leave) or they can be put into a temporary employee pool where they may be assigned work for another unit. Supervisors should inform Tippie HR if they have an employee with remote bandwidth to take on other projects.

Am I going to be charged for my monthy parking or for my Recreation Services Membership? 

No. The university is waving any fees for parking permits, van pools, and bus passes for March and April 2020. For more information on Parking and Transportation changes, please see their Alert Page. The Recreation Services Department has made changes to their billing. Information can be found on the Recreation Services COVID page.  

What about student advising?

All student advising for all Tippie programs will be done remotely. Early registration for the fall 2020 semester is being moved back by one week to allow more time for students to connect with their advisors. Early registration will now take place April 20 to May 1.

Are the ESC staff awards still going to happen?

All award nominations are still open, and the deadlines have been extended to April 10. Please consider recommending your colleagues for these awards. Nomination information can be found in TIP.

What does this mean for graduation and end-of-the-year events?

All events normally held at the end of the year will be cancelled. This includes commencement, the Recognition Reception, the After Party, and more. We hope that we will have opportunities in the future to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff.

Are the Library and its resources available to me remotely?

Yes, all seven UI campus libraries and Special Collections are open online with 24-hour Hawk-ID access to databases, e-books, e-articles, streaming video, and e-images. If you need help with course reserves or library instruction, the Business Library staff are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at lib-bus@uiowa.edu. They are also monitoring an online chat service from 8 to 5. More contact info is available on their contact us page.

When can I expect to hear from the university on other decisions?

The university is taking the necessary time to ensure any decisions we make protect our higher education accreditations and our students’ access to future programming including graduate education. It’s important to involve shared governance and collegiate leadership in the decision-making process and avoid any unintended consequences. University-wide announcements will be made on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule.
 

How can I help students who have been affected?

The University of Iowa Student Government, Graduate and Professional Student Government, and donors have contributed additional funds for the Student Life Emergency Fund, which provides microgrants averaging between $50 and $350. Students who experience an event or unforeseen circumstance that negatively and severely impacts their academic success, which may include unexpected medical and travel costs, unexpected decrease in work hours and income, and other unforeseen expenses due to COVID-19, should consider applying with the Office of the Dean of Students. Grants will be awarded based on funds available, which are limited.

Donate to the Student Life Emergency Fund.

Note: College-specific messages regarding COVID-19 are being collected on TIP. In addition, the HR section of TIP provides other resources for employees.

Note: The university COVID-19 webpage provides information for students.

I’m staying in Iowa City. Can I get into the Pappajohn Business Building?

No. In order to reduce the risk to the essential staff that do need to remain in the building, all public spaces (the BizHub, labs, etc.) are closed.

I traveled for Spring Break. Am I restricted from coming to campus?

The Governor has recommended that anyone travelling internationally OR domestically out-of-state last week should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days. You should seek ways to work with people remotely and avoid coming to campus. If you have something you need from the building, please call the Dean's Office (335-2859) and we will arrange a place for you to pick it up.

Will the semester go an extra week?

No. The date of the academic year remains unchanged. The last day of classes will be May 8 and finals week will be May 11-15. Faculty should communicate their final exam or alternative assessment plans (such as take-home exams, papers, etc.) directly to their students. 

I don't have technology available to me to learn online. What am I supposed to do?

The University is working hard to figure out ways to help students who do not have technology available to them. Please check the Keep Learning at Iowa website for additional information.

I don’t have WiFi. How am I supposed to take classes online?

Drive-up wireless service is being offered to allow UI students, faculty, and staff access to high-speed internet without having to enter campus buildings. The service is currently available at the Hancher South Lot (Lot 55). It will soon be available in the Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lots 85 and 39), the Myrtle Avenue Lot (Lot 48), and other locations. Visit the Working Remotely guide on the ITS website for updates.Users should join the eduroam network and log in with their HawkID@uiowa.edu and HawkID password.

Depending on where you are located, you may be able to access Spectrum broadband and WiFi internet access, which is being offered free for 60 days to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

We are asking faculty to be mindful of these possible limitations and design their courses in ways that can be downloaded and completed in shorter blocks of time. If you find yourself unable to get WiFi access, then let your faculty member know.

My internet access is too slow for Zoom and other video-based programs. What do I do?

Many internet providers are offering additional speed and removing data limits for students. Contact your provider, explain your situation, and ask what they can provide to you for free. 

Are withdrawal dates changing?

Yes. Undergraduate courses can be dropped with advisor authorization through the last day of classes, May 8. Additionally, complete withdrawals (dropping all classes) for the spring 2020 semester also can be done with advisor authorization through May 8. After that date, students will need to petition for a late drop or late withdrawal and the Undergraduate Program Associate Dean's authorization will be required.

Will my scholarship be affected if I have to drop a class? 

Normally scholarships awarded through Admissions and Student Financial Aid require continuous full-time enrollment. This requirement will be waived for this semester. Students who drop below full-time or decide to withdraw will maintain their scholarship eligibility. Keep in mind that the eight semester scholarship limit remains in place. This same rule applies to scholarships granted by the Tippie College of Business. 

Will the university change its grading? 

Yes, temporary grading options will be added for the Spring 2020 semester. A temporary Pass/Nonpass (P/N) grading option has been adopted for all undergraduate courses taught during the Spring 2020 semester. Students will choose to receive either the letter grade recorded by the instructor or a P/N designation for each of their courses by Friday, May 8. Details can be found here: https://provost.uiowa.edu/temporary-changes-academic-deadlines-and-policies-undergraduate-students-spring-2020

Does Pass/Not Pass count towards the CPA credit hours requirement? 

It depends. Different states have different requirements. Kevin Den Adel is the best contact to discuss this issue. Contact him about the specifics of your career plans before moving any accounting classes to Pass/Not Pass.

How do I meet with my TA or professor for office hours?

Faculty will have remote office hours. Please refer to each faculty member's ICON site for class-specific information.

Can we cancel group projects?

Tippie faculty have established course objectives that ensure you will be successful in subsequent courses and your future career. This may include group projects. Virtual teamwork is a reality of today's work world. If you have not had experience working in this way, then learning it will pay off in the long term.

How do I meet with my advisor to register for classes?

All student advising for all Tippie programs will be done remotely. Early registration for the fall 2020 semester is being moved back by one week to allow more time for you to connect with your advisors. Early registration will now take place April 20 to May 1.

  • If you must be authorized by your advisor to register for fall, please schedule an appointment with your advisor through MyUI as usual.
  • If you are not required to be authorized by your advisor but do want to talk with your advisor about your planning, please schedule an appointment with your advisor through MyUI as usual. You can find more information on our website.

I’m not admitted to Tippie but have admissions questions. Can I still meet with an advisor?

Yes. If you are not advised in the Tippie Undergraduate Program Office and have an advising or admissions question, we are still happy to assist, as we would normally do during our drop-in hours. Please complete the online Drop In Referral form. It will be directed to the appropriate advisor who will be in touch with you.

I don’t have a course scheduling question, but want to meet with my advisor. Can I?

If you have a question that is not connected to registration, you may either email or schedule a remote advising appointment, depending on the length of your request. Please follow these guidelines:

  • If the matter could reasonably be resolved in a drop-in meeting (5-10 minutes), please email your advisor.
  • If the matter requires more time than this, please schedule an appointment with your advisor in MyUI. Please include your phone number in the “Notes” field when scheduling.

I’m an international student. Will moving classes online affect my immigration status?

  • As international students who are limited in how many online classes you can take, this change will not impact your immigration status.

    International Student and Scholar Services is working closely with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) which oversees SEVIS in order to ensure that these courses still count towards your full-time enrollment as F-1 and J-1 students. You can find more information specific to international students on the International Programs website.

My Tippie-affiliated student organization has an upcoming professional trip. Has that been canceled too?

All student organizations affiliated with Tippie have been directed to suspend all in-person meetings and events including professional trips. You can continue to conduct business as an organization but you must do so without convening as a group, face-to-face. The university will not be providing logistical support for professional trips, and will withhold Tippie funds.

Steps to take as you alter travel plans:

  • Reach out to your hotel or travel agency contacts for cancellation policies. For organizations with a contract, this occurrence is considered an “Act of God” and thus allows your organization to cancel and receive a full refund. If you need assistance dealing with a contract, please contact the SOBO or the university’s contract office.
  • Contact businesses you plan on visiting because many are imposing restrictions
  • Contact the SOBO office if you have questions regarding payment and/or refunds

Are the library and its resources available to me remotely? 

Yes, all seven UI Campus Libraries and Special Collections are available online with 24-hour Hawk-ID access to databases, e-books, e-articles, streaming video, and e-images. If you need help with course reserves or library instruction, the Business Library staff are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at lib-bus@uiowa.edu. They are also monitoring an online chat service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach out to them through their Contact Us page

How do I access the Bloomberg terminal or other financial databases?

Tippie faculty are aware that your access has been limited and faculty will adjust their expectations. Unfortunately, there is no remote access to the Bloomberg terminals. Students are advised to reach out to their professors regarding information that you might need from a Bloomberg terminal. In many situations, there are alternative databases, like FactSet, that one can use to retrieve similar information. Note: While access to Bloomberg data is not available, during this time students do have free access to Bloomberg Market Concepts (Bloomberg's online certification course). Students can log in or create an account with their uiowa.edu domain.

Is the Frank Business Communication Center still open?

The Frank Center will be moving to an online tutoring format for the remainder of the semester. Any currently scheduled appointments after spring break will be changed to online appointments, and any new appointments will automatically be made as online appointments. You can learn more on the Frank Center's appointment scheduling website.

Will any of my tuition or fees be refunded? 

The university will refund, on a prorated basis, several fees including: 

  • Room and Board: Refund prorated March 19 to May 16 
  • Recreation Fee: Refund prorated from March 23 to May 16
  • Arts & Cultural Events Fee: Refund prorated from March 23 to May 16
  • Course Fees: Colleges are currently reviewing course specific fees. Refunds will be determined on a course-by-course basis 

Will there be university billing fees for late payments on my UBill?

The UI will not charge late payment fees for U-Bills for the remained of the Spring 2020 semester. In addition, registration restrictions, or registration holds, for past due balances will not be assessed for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 registrations. This applies to anhy past due balances on U-Bills commencing on Jan. 1, 2020 or later. Please contact the University Billing Office at ubill@uiowa.edu or by phone at 319-335-0071 with questions. 

Are Cambus Services and Parking/Transportation Services effected? 

Yes, the university has reduced its Cambus schedule and made a number of changes both for Cambus and for parking services. To find the most up-to-date information, visit the UI Parking and Transportation Alert Page

Is the Pomerantz Career Center still open?

Yes. The services of the Pomerantz Career Center are available virtually, including a virtual job fair scheduled for April 15, 2020. You can find more information on their website.

Is commencement going to be rescheduled?

All events normally held at the end of the year are cancelled including commencement. We are currently considering other ways to celebrate your accomplishments.

Will there still be summer classes and programs?

In an effort to allow students to continue on their educational path with as little interruption as possible, the Tippie College has chosen to move all summer programming online. This includes any on-campus or off-campus courses as well as any summer study abroad programming. 

These changes pose a significant financial hardship to me.

The University of Iowa Student Government, Graduate and Professional Student Government, and donors have contributed additional funds for the Student Life Emergency Fund, which provides microgrants averaging between $50 and $350. Students who experience an event or an unforeseen circumstance that negatively and severely impacts their academic success, which may include unexpected medical and travel costs, unexpected decrease in work hours and income, and other unforeseen expenses due to COVID-19, should consider applying with the Office of the Dean of Students. Grants will be awarded based on funds available, which are limited.

Read more and apply.

Can I get access to WiFi on campus?

Drive-up wireless service is being offered to allow UI students, faculty, and staff access to high-speed internet without having to enter campus buildings. The service is currently available at the Hancher South Lot (Lot 55). It will soon be available in the Hawkeye Commuter Lots (Lots 85 and 39), the Myrtle Avenue Lot (Lot 48), and other locations. Visit the Working Remotely guide on the ITS website for updates. Users should join the eduroam network and log in with their HawkID@uiowa.edu and HawkID password.

Will the semester go an extra week?

No. The date of the academic year remains unchanged. The last day of classes will be May 8 and finals week will be May 11-15. Faculty should communicate their final exam or alternate assessment plans (such as take-home exams, papers, etc.) directly to their students. 

Are withdrawal dates changing?

Yes. Graduate courses can be dropped with advisor authorization through the last day of classes, May 8, and there is no requirement for dean's permission. April 14 is the deadline for complete withdrawals for the spring 2020 semester. After April 14, graduate students need the permission of the Associate Dean of Graduate Management Programs.

Will the university change its grading?

Yes, temporary grading options will be added for the Spring 2020 semester. A temporary Pass/Nonpass (P/N) grading option has been adopted for all undergraduate courses taught during Spring 2020 semester. Students will choose to receive either the letter grade recorded by the instructor, or a P/N designation for each of their courses by Friday, May 8. Details can be found here: https://provost.uiowa.edu/temporary-changes-academic-deadlines-and-policies-undergraduate-students-spring-2020

How do I access the Bloomberg terminal or other financial databases?

Tippie faculty are aware that your access has been limited and faculty will adjust their expectations. Unfortunately, there is no remote access to the Bloomberg terminals. Students are advised to reach out to their professors regarding information that you might need from a Bloomberg terminal. In many situations, there are alternative databases, like FactSet, that one can use to retrieve similar information. Note: While access to Bloomberg data is not available, during this time students do have free access to Bloomberg Market Concepts (Bloomberg's online certification course). Students can log in or create an account with their uiowa.edu domain. 

Are the Library and its resources available to me remotely?

Yes, all seven UI campus libraries and Special Collections are open online with 24-hour Hawk-ID access to databases, e-books, e-articles, streaming video, and e-images. If you need help with course reserves or library instruction, the Business Library staff are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at lib-bus@uiowa.edu. They are also monitoring an online chat service from 8 to 5. More contact info is available on their contact us page.

Will any of my tuition or fees be refunded? 

The university will refund, on a prorated basis, several fees including: 

  • Recreation Fee: Refund prorated from March 23 to May 16
  • Arts & Cultural Events Fee: Refund prorated from March 23 to May 16

Will there be university billing fees for late payments on my UBill?

The UI will not charge late payment fees for U-Bills for the remained of the Spring 2020 semester. In addition, registration restrictions, or registration holds, for past due balances will not be assessed for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 registrations. This applies to anhy past due balances on U-Bills commencing on Jan. 1, 2020 or later. Please contact the University Billing Office at ubill@uiowa.edu or by phone at 319-335-0071 with questions. 

Are Cambus Services/Parking and other UI Transportation systems effected? 

Yes, the university has reduced its Cambus schedule and made a number of changes related to Cambus, parking, and other transportation services. To find the most up-to-date information, visit the UI Parking and Transportation alert page.  

What does this mean for graduation and end-of-the-year events?

All events normally held at the end of the year are cancelled including commencement. We hope that we will have opportunities in the future to celebrate your accomplishments.

These changes pose a significant financial hardship to me.

The University of Iowa Student Government, Graduate and Professional Student Government, and donors have contributed additional funds for the Student Life Emergency Fund, which provides microgrants averaging between $50 and $350. Students who experience an event or an unforeseen circumstance that negatively and severely impacts their academic success, which may include unexpected medical and travel costs, unexpected decrease in work hours and income, and other unforeseen expenses due to COVID-19, should consider applying with the Office of the Dean of Students. Grants will be awarded based on funds available, which are limited.

Read more and apply.

Will the university change its grading?

Yes, temporary grading options will be added for the Spring 2020 semester. A temporary Pass/Nonpass (P/N) grading option has been adopted for all undergraduate courses taught during Spring 2020 semester. Students will choose to receive either the letter grade recorded by the instructor, or a P/N designation for each of their courses by Friday, May 8. Note: This does NOT apply to current 11-week off-campus programs. It will apply to all upcoming intersession classes. For clarification on if this applies to you, please contact the director of your program. Details can be found here: https://provost.uiowa.edu/temporary-changes-academic-deadlines-and-policies-undergraduate-students-spring-2020

What does this mean for graduation?

All events normally held at the end of the year are cancelled including commencement. We hope that we will have opportunities in the future to celebrate your accomplishments.

Who should I contact and how do I contact them?

Email is the method to reach people within the programs. See our list of contacts:

Can I still register for summer semester?

Yes, summer registration is currently open and our Fall 2020 registration will open April 13, with our PreMBA and Certificate students able to register beginning April 20.

Will I be able to come to my office?

Do not come to the office for work. The Pappajohn Business Building is closed to the public, but if you have prox card access you will be able to use it to enter the building ONLY for a specific task that can be completed quickly, such as record a lecture or pick up a book, and then leave.

I traveled for Spring Break. Am I restricted from coming to campus?

The Governor has recommended that anyone travelling internationally OR domestically out-of-state last week should seriously consider self-isolating for 14 days. You should seek ways to work with people remotely and avoid coming to campus. If you have something you need from the building, please call Christine in the Dean's Office (335-2859) and she will arrange for Rick to go into your office to retrieve the item and arrange a place for you to pick it up.

Can I still record my lecture in classrooms?

Yes, if you reserve the room in advance. If you have not already gotten permission to record in a classroom, contact your department administrator who will reserve the room with classroom scheduling. Once reserved, contact the Stead Tech Services Group (STSG) so they can check the technology in advance to make sure that it is ready. We will have staff to clean all equipment before you begin and when you finish.

Will there be anyone available in the building?

Yes. We have identified a set of “essential personnel” who will be keeping the building and technology safe and running smoothly. The total number will be less than five.

I still have questions about teaching remotely?

The university has established a Keep Teaching at Iowa website where you can find a variety of resources. In addition, the Tippie College has created an ICON page for teaching-related materials and videos of our teaching sessions and town halls. Visit the Tippie ICON page for these and other teaching resources compiled by STSG.

Can I get access to WiFi on campus? 

Drive-up wireless service is being offered to allow UI students, faculty, and staff access to high-speed internet without having to enter campus buildings. The service is currently available at the Hancher South Lot (Lot 55). It will soon be available in the Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lots 85 and 39), the Myrtle Avenue Lot (Lot 48), and other locations. Visit the Working Remotely Guide on the ITS website for updates. Users should join the eduroam network and lot in with their HawkID@uiowa.edu and HawkID password.

Are the Library and its resources available to me remotely?

Yes, all seven UI campus libraries and Special Collections are open online with 24-hour Hawk-ID access to databases, e-books, e-articles, streaming video, and e-images. If you need help with course reserves or library instruction, the Business Library staff are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at lib-bus@uiowa.edu. They are also monitoring an online chat service from 8 to 5. More contact info is available on their contact us page.

Will the semester go an extra week?

No. The date of the academic year remains unchanged. The last day of classes will be May 8 and finals week will be May 11-15. Faculty should communicate their final exam or alternate assessment plans (such as take-home exams, papers, etc.) directly to their students. 

Will this affect my research?

Given the nature of business research, many individuals will be able to continue their research as long as it can be done from home. Research programs requiring live subjects, or that can only be performed on-campus, should be discussed with the research office (nick-street@uiowa.edu or sara-maples@uiowa.edu). Additional information is available through the UI Vice President for Research

Will the university change its grading?

Yes, temporary grading options will be added for the Spring 2020 semester. For graduate students, a temporary Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option has been adopted for graduate courses taught during Spring 2020 semester. Students will choose to receive either the letter grade recorded by the instructor, or a S/U designation for each of their courses by Friday, May 8. Details can be found here: https://www.grad.uiowa.edu/coronavirus/faqs

Will any of my tuition or fees be refunded? 

The university will refund, on a prorated basis, several fees including: 

  • Recreation Fee: Refund prorated from March 23 to May 16
  • Arts & Cultural Events Fee: Refund prorated from March 23 to May 16

Will there be university billing fees for late payments on my UBill?

The UI will not charge late payment fees for U-Bills for the remained of the Spring 2020 semester. In addition, registration restrictions, or registration holds, for past due balances will not be assessed for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 registrations. This applies to anhy past due balances on U-Bills commencing on Jan. 1, 2020 or later. Please contact the University Billing Office at ubill@uiowa.edu or by phone at 319-335-0071 with questions. 

Are Cambus Services/Parking and other UI Transportation systems effected? 

Yes, the university has reduced its Cambus schedule and made a number of changes related to Cambus, parking, and other transportation services. To find the most up-to-date information, visit the UI Parking and Transportation alert page.  

What does this mean for PhD comprehensive and final exams, commencement, and finishing up my degree?

We will make every effort to hold dissertation defenses and comprehensive exams remotely. Specific information about the rules for these exams can be found at the Graduate College site. If you have further questions, please contact Renea Jay.

Does this mean graduation is cancelled?

Yes, unfortunately our students will not have the opportunity to participate in a ceremony this spring. We are exploring options for how to best celebrate this important milestone in students' lives in an alternative fashion.

How can I help students who have been affected?

The University of Iowa Student Government, Graduate and Professional Student Government, and donors have contributed additional funds for the Student Life Emergency Fund, which provides microgrants averaging between $50 and $350. Students who experience an event or unforeseen circumstance that negatively and severely impacts their academic success, which may include unexpected medical and travel costs, unexpected decrease in work hours and income, and other unforeseen expenses due to COVID-19, should consider applying with the Office of the Dean of Students. Grants will be awarded based on funds available, which are limited.

Donate to the Student Life Emergency Fund.

Most of the Tippie College’s events have been cancelled. If we learn of events being rescheduled, we will include that information here. To confirm cancellations, please reach out to the respective units.

Cancelled Events

  • Tippie Women Summit
  • Tippie Recognition Reception (possibly to be held this summer/fall)
  • Student Leadership Awards Reception
  • JPEC Awards Ceremony
  • Professional Accounting Council meeting 
  • Tippie Analytics Cooperative

Rescheduled Events

  • Future BA Prof (moved to early August 2020)