COVID-19 Response

Fall 2020 Opening

St. Ambrose University will re-open for the Fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, one week earlier than the original academic schedule.

The last day of in-person classes for most students will be November 24, the day prior to Thanksgiving Break. See the FAQ page for more information.

The decision to re-open campus was made by University President Joan Lescinski, CSJ, PhD, and the Cabinet in consultation with a 9-member Task Force appointed by the president.

The university will do all that it can to ensure the safety and well-being of the campus community. Expect future communication as academic and student support logistics become solidified.

July 30 – Read an overview on that decision-making process

Please review the FAQ page that is updated regularly. Scroll down for the Campus Updates section.

Bee Promise All Students: Policy and Expectations Town Hall Aug. 5

Semester Begins

Aug. 17

First Day of Classes

The first day of classes will begin Aug. 17, one week earlier than originally scheduled.

End of In-Person Classes

Nov. 24

Last day of in-person classes

The last day of in-person classes for Fall 2020 will be Nov. 24. Stay tuned for the official Finals Week schedule.

Message from Sister Joan

Sister Joan announces the Bee Safe, Bee Responsible Promise

Read The Promise

Campus Updates

July 31 – Fall Athletics

National competitions for football, soccer, and women's volleyball will move to Spring 2021.

Conference games for those sports still can be played in the fall.

Cross country continues as planned with its conference championship Nov. 7.

From the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC): "Exact dates for league matchups as well as conference tournament championships in the spring have yet to be determined.  The conference's scheduling committee will determine that structure once the NAIA announces its national championship dates for each of the three sports affected."


July 8 – Move-In Dates Announced

Franklin, Hagen, North, Rohlman, and Tiedemann Residents – Move-in is Saturday, August 15.

Davis, Houses, McCarthy, and Townhouse Residents – Move-in is Sunday, August 16.

Residents will receive an email July 9 with further details. This website and the Residence Life website will be updated with the same information.


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You can expect a response within 1-2 business days.

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