Forward Together - Protecting our Panthers

Planning a Safe Return to Campus 

Everyone at the University of Northern Iowa is excited to see our students back on campus this fall and to welcome our new Panthers. While our campus operations may look a little different, we are working to ensure the high-quality learning experience that students at UNI are accustomed to, while also protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and Cedar Valley Community.

This website is regularly updated and serves as the starting point for information you need for your safety and the success of the approaching academic year. Important information to highlight includes:

  • Fall classes will begin on Monday, August 17, one week earlier than originally scheduled.

  • Following the guidance of public health organizations, UNI students, faculty, staff and visiting community members are required to wear face coverings in all campus buildings. All students, faculty and staff can receive two masks and one shield at no cost from the UNI Bookstore by presenting their UNI ID.  

  • In preparation for fall semester classes, all UNI students are required to complete an online training program by Friday, August 14 on campus expectations and prevention practices related to COVID-19. Additional important student information can be found in a July 22 campus update.

  • All faculty and staff must review the Fall Protocols document prior to Monday, August 3.

Questions or Suggestions?

If you have questions or suggestions about the UNI Forward Together process, please email us at forwardtogether@uni.edu.