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UMD COVID-19 Information

  • Campus is under extended reduced operations and all facilities are closed to the public and require secured access
  • For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, all classes will be taught through alternative instruction. All summer 2020 courses will also be online. 
  • All employees (including student employees) are required to work remotely. ONLY employees who have formally been designated as an "essential employee" and have been instructed to be on campus by their supervisor, can be on campus. 
  • Students, please do not return to campus if you have a safe alternative. The University will ensure sufficient residence hall rooms available for students who truly have no other alternatives.
  • The University has cancelled all events 50 people or larger through the end of the semester. Smaller events and meetings should not be held without ensuring adequate social distancing of at least six feet. 
  • All non-essential, University sponsored travel, both domestic and international, for faculty, staff, and students is cancelled.
  • For students forced to quickly adapt to new learning realities and new financial circumstances, the impact is significant and immediate, especially those who already face financial insecurity. The new University of Minnesota Duluth Student Emergency Fund supports students impacted by COVID-19, helping them gain access to housing, food, tuition, mental health services, and transportation.

The University of Minnesota is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and aligning our actions with all recommended guidelines. For the most up to date information from the University of Minnesota System, visit the systemwide Safe Campus website.

Frequently Asked Questions  

Operational Updates

All campus offices and departments have suspended face-to-face services and employees are working remotely. Find contact information for a specific unit in the campus directory

Athletics: NCIS suspends regular season activity. NCHC Men's Hockey Tournament and NCAA Championships cancelled. 

CEHSP: Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic services are suspended for the remainder of Spring Semester 2020.

Dining Services: Dining Services is open only to those still living on campus with a meal plan.  Dining is operating with a consolidation of services focused in Superior Dining. The Food Court and Northern Shores Coffee will be closed until further notice. Dining will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to allow students to pick up their three meals each day during that one timeslot. The pick-up meals include that day’s lunch, that day's dinner, and the following day’s breakfast.

Facilities Management: Staff continues to disinfect campus spaces including disinfecting classrooms and securing them with tape on the door to let customers know that these spaces have been disinfected. Please keep out of these spaces unless you have an approved reservation. FM continues to focus on touch point cleaning in all spaces. Disinfectant kits for departmental offices are being created for departments to use and will be available for pick up in Darland 241. If you need refills, please work with your custodian, custodial supervisor, or call FM front desk at 726-8262 for additional disinfectant. 

GlensheenClosed until further notice. 

Housing: Desk hours open 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

ITSS: Call 218-726-8847 and leave a detailed message (phone calls will not be answered directly). Email Submit an ITSS Service Request form. ITSS has installed outdoor wireless for drive-up use in Pay Lot G by Civil Engineering and Lot B by HCAMS.

Kirby Student Center: Facility is closed to the public. Kirby staff are working remotely. All events are cancelled until May 10.

Kathryn A. Martin Library: Suspended face-to-face service, not open to the public. Connect with a librarian for assistance 24/7 through AskUs service or reach out to UMD librarians for subject-specific support via their website.  To learn more about library services during this time visit Going Online with the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Natural Resources Research Institute facilities in Duluth and Coleraine are closed until further notice, with limited essential access only. Researchers are working remotely. Inquiries can be sent via email to

One-Stop Student ServicesContact or call 218-726-8000, M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., for support and services online. 

Recreation Sports and Outdoor ProgramsProgramming suspended. Rec center closed.

Undergraduate Admissions: Prospective students and families are encouraged to contact admissions at, directly contact their counselor or call 218-726-7171 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CST). Admitted students can view all of their next steps. Find current information related to campus visits online. All admission events and visit programs through May 1 are canceled. 

Transportation: DTA routes #18 (Duluth Heights/UMD) and #23 (Central and East Hillside/UMD) are suspended through the end of the academic year.

Tweed Museum of Art: Closed until further notice.