Important information for graduate students and post docs related to COVID-19

Last updated 6/19/2020

As you know, the university response to the COVID-19 outbreak is constantly evolving. Below are links to important resources and communications relevant to graduate students and postdoctoral associates.

The most current information can now be found at Graduate students should watch the Protect Purdue website for important updates for students as well as the information posted for faculty/staff and researchers depending on your various roles at Purdue. The Graduate School also has a running list of Graduate Student FAQs related to COVID.

University Senate has been hosting “Fall Reopen” town halls open to the entire campus. Recordings of past town halls and information on upcoming town halls is available on the University Senate Website.

Important Websites:

Purdue University COVID-19 Official Website – major university announcements, status updates, and links to important information. Please check this page often; it is constantly updated.

College of Engineering COVID-19 Resources – information and resources for CoE students, staff and faculty. This page is regularly updated.

ISS COVID-19 Information – information for International Students and Scholars. This page is regularly updated.

Purdue Research COVID-19 Information – information from the Executive Vice Provost for Research and Partnerships for managing research activities. This page is regularly updated.

Indiana Back on Track Website - Indiana's phased reopening plan. Please note that Tippecanoe County and Purdue University may have additional and more restrictive guidelines than those allowed at the state level. Always follow the most restrictive guidelines.

Tippecanoe County Health Department - COVID-19 information for Tippecanoe County.

Emails & Announcements:

5/19/2020 - Email on Returning to Research Operations - from EVPRP Theresa Mayer, additional details regarding the plan to ramp up research operations Phase 2.

5/3/2020 - Email on Returning to Research Operations - from EVPRP Theresa Mayer, an introduction to the plan of slowly ramping up research operations this summer. Please note that Phase 1 includes only research teams currently operating under existing critical on-campus research continuity plans. Lessons learned from this initial phase will inform the ramp up of additional research throughout the summer. Additional information will be forthcoming. 

4/10/2020 – Email to Graduate Students from Graduate School Dean Linda Mason - includes links to resources for assistance.

3/24/2020 – Email to Graduate Students from Graduate School Dean Linda Mason - includes FAQs related to academics and more.

3/22/2020 – Self-quarantine if you've traveled – urging all those who are returning from travel: please DO NOT come in to shared spaces where others are still working for 2 WEEKS and to comply with social distancing and self-quarantining after travel.

3/20/2020 – Recalling Purdue Faculty, Staff and Students who are Abroad – Purdue faculty, staff and students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and who are presently abroad are hereby advised to return to the U.S. as soon as possible. Please read this memo for further information.

3/14/2020 – Email to Graduate Students and Post Docs from CoE Associate Dean Dana Weinstein – guidance for graduate students and postdoctoral associates in the College of Engineering.

Helpful Tips:

Pandemic resources for graduate students

Telecommuting Tips – helpful information compliments of Purdue’s Ag & Biological Engineering Department

Forward Your Office Phone – Info on registering your mobile or other phone, compliments of Purdue’s Ag & Biological Engineering Department