Updated: March 15, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. CST

Residential Students and Families:
 
We want to remind all residential students that they are welcome to return to campus at any time (barring any illness or CDC imposed quarantine requirements) and complete their distance/online learning from their campus residence. While we have made the prudent choice to move all of our teaching online, practice social distancing and cease all campus gatherings, we also want to provide the choice to our students and families as to where they reside to complete their spring 2020 educational experience. 
 
At this time, Millikin University is not closing any of the residential units. Students may elect any of these courses of action:
  • Return to campus on or after Monday, March 16, 2020 and reside on campus for the remainder of the semester.
  • Remain in their home communities for their choice length of time, leaving their belongings in their residential unit and returning to campus at a later time.
  • Voluntarily move out of their residence during business hours Monday, March 16 -Friday, March 20, 2020.

We are asking all residential students to complete an online registry, sent to them directly via email, letting us know their intent regarding housing.
 
I know this is a stressful and rapidly changing time for us all, and we respect the choices of our students and families to either remain in housing, remain in their home communities for a period of time or move back home permanently. Depending on the number of students who choose to return, we may need to consolidate students to fewer residential buildings.
 
Please know that all Millikin University offices and student support services will remain operational through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. We are here to serve our students, regardless of their physical location. We will also be maintaining a modified dining program for those students electing to remain on campus.
 
We do want to be clear that Millikin IS NOT CLOSING, and we welcome our residential students to remain on campus, should they choose to do so. We will closely monitor local, state and federal guidance that may change our course of action.
 
We will also be updating the University's COVID19 website with all email notices and further updates. While we may not have answers to all of your questions at this time, and changes to our plans are expected, we will do our best to provide a high ethic of care, service and support as we all navigate this rapidly changing and unprecedented environment. We ask for your cooperation and patience as we all work together in BIG BLUE SOLIDARITY.
 
Sincerely,
 
Raphaella Prange
Vice President for Student Affairs