COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information for Purdue ChE students, staff, and faculty

Here is the latest information about the COVID-19 situation, specifically as it relates to Davidson School of Chemical Engineering students, staff, and faculty. Last updated January 26, 2021.

Here is the latest information about the COVID-19 situation, specifically as it relates to Davidson School of Chemical Engineering students, staff, and faculty. Last updated January 26, 2021.

Protect Purdue Plan

Protect Myself. Protect Others. Protect Purdue.

Latest Protect Purdue updates (as of September 24, 2020):

Purdue COVID-19 Dashboard:

Purdue University's comprehensive COVID-19 (coronavirus) response page

Spring 2021 Welcome Back Message from President Mitch Daniels

West Lafayette Campus reopening status timeline


How do I teach remotely?

ChE Undergraduate Office

The ChE Undergraduate Office is operating virtually!  While our location in FRNY G041, is not available for face-to-face meetings, we are happy to assist you remotely.
The ChE Undergraduate Studies Office can be reached via phone (765) 494-5650 or through our Virtual Office Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. 
Current ChE Students: 
Current ChE students should email their advisor directly if they have questions that do not require a 15 minute appointment.  Advisors will direct students on how to set-up a virtual appointment if the advisor feels that an appointment is necessary. All appointments will be provided virtually which includes Spring registration. Virtual Spring advising meetings will be available October 5th - November 20th, 2020. Instructions will be provided to students outlining the process to sign-up for an appointment via BoilerConnect. 
Prospective Students and T2M Meetings: 
All prospective and T2M meetings will be virtual for the Fall 2020 term. Prospective students and families should refer to the ChE Ugrad website for more details or call (765) 494-0756 to speak with a ChE Undergraduate Staff Member. 

ChE Graduate Office

The ChE Graduate Office is currently closed; however we are available remotely. Should you have any questions or concerns, we can be reached via email:
Current ChE Graduate Students: 
All in-person advising appointments have been cancelled. Please communicate via email with your advisor. 
Prospective Students & Visitors:
In accordance with Purdue University policy concerning coronavirus, all university-sponsored events (including those hosted by registered student organizations and admissions) involving external visitors have been suspended, effective March 16 through May 2. This includes prospective student visits. More information about Purdue and coronavirus can be found here:

An update on Summer 2020 from Provost Jay Akridge


Message from Dr. Katie Sermersheim, Associate Vice Provost & Dean of Students


Faculty, staff and students making a VPN connection should use the new higher-capacity

Purdue University ITaP is asking faculty, staff and students to switch to a new higher-capacity Virtual Private Network (VPN) service where possible. A Virtual Private Network provides a secure connection from your laptop or desktop at home or another remote location to systems on campus.

Student Preparations Checklist/References for remote learning

Purdue College of Engineering Updates and Resources

Purdue College of Engineering COVID-19 Resources (Updated March 23, 2020):

Instructional Labs:

All instructional labs will be closed to students, including the Bechtel Innovation Design Center.

Computer Labs: 

All ECN computer labs will be closed to students.  ECN is working on making the ECN computers in those labs available to you via Remote Desktop.  Instructions will be forthcoming.


All libraries are closed to students, with the exception of Hicks undergraduate Library. Hicks will remain open to Purdue students Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm to provide access to workstations and WiFi for a limited number of students ONLY. This is subject to change at any time. No in-person library services will be provided and social distancing protocol will be strictly enforced.


Advisors will be available, but not for in-person appointments.  They will be accessible via digital platforms (email, phone, some videoconferencing).  More information on this to come soon.

Support Services:

Academic success resources, when available, will be online. The Center for Career Opportunities has suspended in-person career coaching and drop-in offerings, but has several online options.   

Events/Restaurants/Things to Do:

Campus events have been cancelled, including EWeek, SpringFest, and GrandPrix.  The CoRec is closed.  All Indiana restaurants, coffee shops and bars are closed to in-person seating.  Some may have delivery/carryout options.  The Tippecanoe Mall and all local movie theaters are closed. 

All West Lafayette campus events canceled through June 30