COVID-19 Update: March 13, 2020

Dear UC Community,

Based on recently confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our Cincinnati region, the University of Cincinnati will activate the following protective measures for our campus community.

  • Remote instruction for classes will extend through the end of the semester.
  • Spring Break will extend through Wednesday, March 25. Classes will resume on Thursday, March 26.
  • University housing and dining facilities will close for the remainder of the semester. Students must check out of University housing by day’s end on March 25. On March 16, students will receive detailed information on the process, timeline and safety precautions for retrieving their personal belongings. For those students who cannot return home to permanent residences or have extenuating circumstances, we will work with you to identify alternative housing solutions.
  • The University intends to reimburse students on a pro-rata basis for room and board agreements. Detailed information will be forthcoming.
  • Tangeman University Center, West Pavilion and both Campus Recreation facilities will close until further notice.
  • The University will abide by Governor DeWine’s new order restricting gatherings to no more than 100 people.

As of now, the University remains open. Faculty and staff should consult with their supervisors on the applicability of the University’s Alternative Work Schedule policy. Again, supervisors are urged to consider CDC guidance regarding individuals at higher risk for COVID-19. 

These are unprecedented times. None of us should apologize for feeling scared, confused, frustrated or overwhelmed. More than ever, we must rely on each other for compassion, care, support and understanding. I want to thank all Bearcats, near and far, for leading the way in your respective communities.

In closing, be assured that your health, safety and well-being remain our highest priority. For more information on the University’s response to coronavirus, as well as for future updates, please visit our dedicated website at

With gratitude,

Neville G. Pinto