Andrews University students, staff and faculty are World Changers. We have been for almost 150 years. So, rather than backing down, Andrews University is standing up. We are World Changers for a changing world.

We invite you to review this website frequently for up-to-date details on in-person operations.


Campus tests



Cumulative Positive Cases*



Currently in Isolation*



Completed Isolation*


*Cases includes individuals who have tested on- or off-campus. For complete details, click here.

Latest Updates

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 testing and related details, please see our Latest Updates section. A calendar of important dates for spring semester 2021 can be found here.

First Week of Spring 2021

The spring 2021 semester is scheduled to commence remotely beginning Monday, Jan. 11. On-campus undergraduate programs will have a partial week of synchronous classes and activities (Wednesday through Friday):

Monday: COVID-19 testing; no classes
Tuesday: COVID-19 testing; no classes, virtual academic assembly
Wednesday: COVID-19 testing; synchronous virtual course introductions; no laboratories
Thursday: COVID-19 testing; synchronous virtual course introductions; no laboratories; virtual chapel
Friday: Co-curricular activities in preparation for MLK holiday

Professional degree programs (such as medical laboratory sciences, nursing, physical therapy, public health, social work, speech pathology), graduate programs, cohort programs, interactive online programs, etc. may adopt a revised schedule. Please consult with your advisors immediately to discuss your spring class schedule.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

For the well-being and protection of our students, employee and guests, Andrews University has developed a COVID-19 Safety plan. Learn more

CampusClear App

#CampusClear is free, easy to use, and respectful of your privacy. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

Current and Future students ask questions related to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), travel and activities.

Community Covenant of Care 

As followers of Jesus, our personal rights and preferences are secondary to His call to care for the wellbeing of others. Learn more

International Students

Information regarding international students coming to campus. Learn more

Still have questions?

Drop us a note at, and we'll get you in touch with the campus faculty, staff and/or resources that can help answer your questions.


At Andrews, we face challenges head-on with determination, kindness and faith. Safety, Community and Inclusivity are the three guiding principles of Andrews University's philosophy for in-person operations. 

How We are Starting Again

Some colleges have opened and then closed a few days later. We want to make sure Andrews is open for the long haul. So, we have created a framework for life at Andrews that will keep us safe while learning together.

To read the whole policy, go to our COVID-19 Safety Plan page.

Residence Life

As residence life affects many of our students, we want you to know we are committed to your continued safety throughout your experience here.

In order to safely return to in-person instruction, Andrews University developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan. Learn more

Navigating the Plan

As you can imagine, there are a lot of details to cover to make sure we stay safe and to prevent problems that might shut us down. We compiled these detailed plans in our COVID-19 Safety Plan document. Click on the appropriate image to jump to the section of the plan that deals with your topic of interest.

Spring Semester 2021

Nov. 2, 2020
Dec. 1, 2020
Dec. 11–Jan. 3
  • Anyone accessing the campus must continue to use CampusClear
Jan. 4, 2021
  • All employees and students must resume daily reporting of their conditions on CampusClear.
Jan. 6–8, 2021
  • Testing for employees and local students
  • International students (except Canadian students) must arrive on campus in order to fulfill the 4-day waiting period before COVID testing.
Jan. 10, 2021
  • Orientation for new international students, 7–8:30 p.m. (online event)
Jan. 11, 2021
Jan. 11, 2021
  • Orientation for all new students (including new international students), 7–8:30 p.m. (online event)
  • Domestic students must be on-campus and schedule a COVID test within 24 hours of arrival.
Jan. 18, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day; no class
Jan. 19, 2021
  • Face-to-face instruction for spring semester resumes
Jan. 20, 2021
  • Registration for spring semester ends
Feb. 2, 2021
  • Mid-week break: no class
Feb. 15, 2021
  • Presidents Day: no class
March 10, 2021
  • Mid-week break: no class
March 30, 2021
  • Mid-week break: no class
April 21, 2021
  • Mid-week break: class
April 30, 2021
  • Exam preparation day
May 3–6, 2021
  • Spring semester final exams
 May 6, 2021
  • End of spring semester


Fall Semester 2020

Nov. 24, 2020
  • Final day of fall semester exams
Dec. 10, 2020
  • End of fall semester (for any final remote assignments/projects)
Dec. 11, 2020–Jan. 10, 2021
  • Year-end break


Latest Updates

Nov. 19, 2020 Remote Learning Request Form Available
Campus Announcements
Nov. 19, 2020 International Students: Will You Be on Campus Dec. 11 to Jan 10?
COVID-19 Updates
Nov. 19, 2020 Five Key Updates: Winter Break
Campus Announcements
Nov. 17, 2020 Confirmation of Fall Exam Schedule
Campus Announcements
Nov. 15, 2020 Andrews Switches to Remote Learning Nov. 18
Campus Announcements
Nov. 11, 2020 Need to Know November 2020
Campus Announcements
Nov. 9. 2020 Spring 2021 Information for International Students
Campus Announcements
Nov. 9, 2020 REMINDER: Virtual Town Hall for Students Today
Campus Announcements
Nov. 4, 2020 Required Mental Health Assessment Training
Campus Announcements
Nov. 3, 2020 Deepening Our Commitment to Safety & Community
Campus Announcements
Oct. 30, 2020

Mandatory Wearing of Marks
Campus Announcements

Oct. 30, 2020 Spring 2021 Opening Plan
Campus Announcements
Oct. 19, 2020 COVID-19: A Request for Extra Care
Campus Announcements
Oct. 15, 2020 Need to Know: October Issue
Campus Announcements
Oct. 12, 2020 Travel Guidelines Reminder
Campus Announcements
Sept. 29, 2020 Quarterly HEERF Funds Expenditures Report
Campus Announcements
Archived Updates Previous Andrews University COVID-19 Updates


Important COVID-19 Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Current and Future students ask questions related to the impact of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

For the well-being and protection of our students, employee and guests, Andrews University developed a COVID-19 Safety plan.

Learn More



For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11, NIV

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10, NIV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6, NIV