Quincy University has announced that effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm all campus buildings will be closed to the public until further notice in light of the recent announcement from the State of Illinois to shelter in place.  The university will be closed to public use of the Health and Fitness Center and the Quincy University Chapel.   In addition, all prospective student campus visits will be postponed.

Consistent with the directive from the State of Illinois, Quincy University is currently scheduled to reopen to the public on April 8.

Effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, only essential personnel will be permitted on campus to assist and care for students.  Essential employees will be contacted by their supervisors.  All employees with questions about work assignments and campus access should contact their supervisors.

All other employees will work from home and will be available to assist students through email, phone and video conferencing.  Residence halls will remain open for registered students.

Faculty have been preparing for several days to teach all classes in an online format beginning on Monday, March 23.  A decision about when classes will resume in a face-to-face setting is expected by Wednesday, March 25.  In response to the Governor’s executive order, the earliest day face-to-face classes could resume is April 8.

“We hope that all members of the QU community will follow these shelter-in-place directions as we work together in Illinois to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said Brian McGee, Ph.D., QU president. “We will get through this challenging time, we will stay safe, and we will be stronger than ever.”

Additional announcements about university services will be made to students, faculty and staff by email.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is celebrating 160 years as a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts, residential university. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with each student to design a customized success plan to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275. Quincy University. Success by Design.