How We Are Responding to the COVID19 Threat

In Fall 2020, courses in our department are taking place online, with some offered in hybrid (online + in-person) format for students residing in Champaign-Urbana. All of our students on campus also have access to studio desks and other key analog and digital resources. 

While we do not know how the pandemic will unfold during the months ahead, we are on track to conclude the Fall and Spring semesters on schedule, so that our BLA seniors, MSUD students, undergraduate and graduate minors, and advanced MLA and Ph.D. candidates will be able to complete their work and graduate as planned. Our professional development activities, including portfolio reviews and our annual career fair, are taking place online, making possible an expanded scope of participation. Similarly, our event series is being hosted online, via Zoom, and we invite you to visit our Events page for information and registration links, so that you may attend from wherever you are.

Detailed information about the campus-wide response to COVID-19 can be found through the University’s COVID-19 information page.

With all best wishes, and hoping you and yours are keeping safe and well,

David L. Hays, Professor and Brenton H. and Jean B. Wadsworth Head