QUINCY, Ill. – Quincy University has announced it is planning for a return to face-to-face
classes and campus activities for the 2020 Fall Semester and the entire academic year.
QU is in regular contact with the Adams County Health Department and is a participant
in the ongoing local task force to reopen Adams county. In addition, QU is located one mile
from Blessing Hospital and works together with their administrators and those at Quincy
Medical Group to ensure that the university is taking all of the necessary precautions to protect
our students, faculty and staff.
“We recognize there will be important changes to how QU conducts classes, rehearsals,
labs, practices, athletic competition, campus dining and life in the residence halls and campus
houses,” said Brian McGee, Ph.D., QU president. “As a starting point, those coming to campus
this fall should expect there will be new physical distancing guidelines in place. It also is
possible we will make and announce some revisions in the academic calendar for Fall
2020, along with changes in classroom configurations and assignments.”
“QU’s small size, location in a small city, and proximity to leading regional healthcare
providers give the university many advantages in minimizing the risk of new COVID-19
outbreaks,” said McGee. “While there is much more to learn about this particular virus, QU will
make use of its advantages to protect students and other members of our community.”
QU will make an announcement by June 15, 2020, regarding the academic calendar and
additional details of the return of students to the QU campus for fall, with more announcements throughout the summer. Regional and statewide guidance may change over time, and the university is prepared to make revisions in its plans from month to month, and even after the fall semester begins.
“There is much we don’t know at this time about the COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing effects on Quincy, the tri-state area, and the nation,” said McGee. “Between now and August, the administration, faculty, and staff of the university will be reviewing new information
as it becomes available, planning for multiple contingencies, and preparing for the safe and orderly return of students, faculty, and staff to campus.”
QU will comply with all public health directives of the State of Illinois and the Adams County Health Department.
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.