WIU moves summer courses online due to COVID-19

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — One month after Western Illinois University decided to move all classes to online format, the school announced summer courses will also be in a remote format.

WIU officials said in a release Friday, all on-campus events scheduled through June 30 are canceled due to COVID-19.

Summer courses will still be offered at WIU, but no in-person sessions will be offered. Officials said all general education, undergraduate and graduate courses and honors courses will be held online.

Olson Hall will continue to stay open for students who need to stay on campus during the summer semester. Food service will also be provided.

Officials said all summer camps and other activities on the Quad Cities and Macomb campuses that are scheduled through June 30 have been canceled. Programs planned for off-campus sites will also be canceled, including all WIU-sponsored study abroad trips.

WIU decided last month to cancel all spring 2020 commencement ceremonies due to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding COVID-19.