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coronavirus information for the Butler Community

Covid-19 Information for the Butler Community

Butler University leadership, administration, faculty, and staff are working to manage the impact of COVID-19 on our community. We are very much committed to, and planning for, a safe return to an on-campus educational and living experience in the fall. At the same time, we acknowledge that our top priority in doing so is the health and safety of our entire campus community. 

This website, containing University Communications, FAQs, and links to External Resources, will be updated regularly to reflect the latest developments. Visit the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention for the most up-to-date information about the status of COVID-19.

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Latest Updates

  • Butler University is committed to, and planning for, a safe return to an on-campus educational and living experience in the fall. At the same time, our top priority will remain the health and safety of our entire campus community.
  • Butler’s Health and Safety workgroup has started the first of many steps to formalize a path forward for our University plan. To that end, we are taking the initial actions including a self-screening process for all on-campus employees, following the Indiana State Department of Health's COVID-19 testing and contact tracing protocols, encouraging that face masks be worn at all times on campus when employees are in the company of others or in common areas, and implementing CDC social distancing requirements. More information can be found on the Coronavirus communications page.  
  • Butler recognized the graduating class of 2020 with a brief Celebration of Degree Conferral on Saturday, May 9. The event is available for viewing on the Commencement website. Graduates will receive a special package containing their diplomas by mail in June.
  • A full Commencement Ceremony to celebrate all May, August, and December 2020 graduates will be held Friday, December 18, 2020, in Hinkle Fieldhouse.
  • Campus housing move-out process is set and will run through May 31, 2020. Information is available on the Coronavirus FAQ page.
  • All Summer Session courses will be held online (with the exception of a small number of Chemistry courses). Visit the Coronavirus FAQ page for details.