During the ongoing developments related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak it is our intent to keep the School moving forward while protecting the health and welfare of our students, faculty, and staff.

Here are a few changes we have adopted.


Campus Remote Work

As of Monday, March 16, most of our staff will not be available in their offices to assist you. Please contact them by email.

Course Information

Classes will resume as soon as possible after spring break, with a goal of full operation by Monday, March 30. Instructors will inform students on how they will conduct their classes.


Art + Design laboratories will be closed for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

The Checkout Window will be closed to everyone other than instructors requiring equipment to support online instruction.

Due to the closure of A+D’s labs, this semester’s facilities fee will be prorated (53% of $95 = $50.35) to reflect the portion of the semester (8/15 weeks) that the labs have been open and available to students up to this point. On their bill, students will see a charge labeled “Art Design Facilities Charge - $50.35.”

Faculty and graduate students will retain previous access to facilities that do not require staffing, including graduate studios.

Studios and outside doors will remain accessible to students via existing card access until 10:00pm on Sunday, March 29, to allow for the removal of materials and the return of keys.

Per university guidelines, students will no longer have access to studios after this time. Beginning Monday, March 30, building open hours will be Mon-Fri 7am – 5:30pm.

Communications for Faculty, Staff, and Students

We ask that you continue to utilize the weekly newsletter for School communications, which will include updates and important School information.   


Spring semester is a time of celebration for our School, and we are working on finding new temporary ways to continue with our previously planned events.

2020 BFA Exhibition

The 2020 BFA Exhibition will be reconceived as an online experience. The Exhibition Committee will be in touch with expanded project submission information in the coming weeks. This online exhibition will be accompanied by a printed catalog.


Re-Fashioned is moving to Facebook in photo and video form and will be available for viewing on May 9 at 7pm. It has a dedicated Facebook page.

2020 MFA Exhibition

Although Krannert Art Museum is currently closed to the public, installation of the 2020 MFA Exhibition at KAM will go ahead as planned for students who still wish to participate. Publication of the MFA exhibition catalog will also go ahead as planned. Students whose work will not be installed at KAM will still be represented in the catalog and on the KAM website as planned. 

Alternative programming for the awards ceremony and the Art + Design convocation will be developed.