CLAS Fall 2020 Resources: For Graduate Students

Tested positive? Showing symptoms? Think you may have been exposed?

If you have tested positive for, are showing symptoms of, or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19:

  1. Visit this page on the UI Coronavirus website.

  2. Stay home and isolate yourself from family, friends, and roommates as much as possible. If you develop symptoms while in class or on campus, go home or return to your dorm room. 

  3. Contact Student Health or your personal health care provider to see if you need COVID-19 testing. DO NOT walk in to QuickCare, Student Health, any UI Health Care clinic, the State Hygienic Lab, or any emergency room. 

  4. Complete these forms ASAP:

  • Self-reporting form for individuals who have tested positive for or are showing symptoms of COVID-19. This reporting is voluntary, but crucial to containing the spread of COVID-19.

  • Absence Explanation Form: Your instructors will work with you to keep up on your coursework, provided you fill out this CLAS Absence Explanation Form.

Resources for Teaching Assistants: Academic Delivery

This page has policies, procedures, and practices regarding academic delivery during Fall 2020.

CLAS Graduate Student Fall 2020 Resources

Check this page for resources for coping with life as a graduate student during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graduate College Coronavirus FAQs

This page contains information from the Graduate College about graduate education during the COVID-19 pandemic.


These videos have been produced by the University of Iowa to help students understand the COVID-19 virus, and the UI's expectations for students:

Your Role in Returning to Campus

COVID-19 Myths and Facts 

COVID-19 Strategies

Learning online can be challenging: Here are some helpful resources

Stay connected, manage classes, and get support using the resources at this page.

Feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed? University Counseling Services offers services to students.

The University Counseling Service is open to help you during the Fall 2020 semester! UCS offers mental health services for all UI students, including "Tele-mental Health" sessions using Zoom.

Learn about UCS's services here.

UI Coronavirus Resources and Information

Here are evidence-based guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to offer a world-class academic experience.