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Coronavirus Information

Communication to COD Community

Our doors are now fully open to serve you on campus. Read the latest announcement from College of DuPage President, Dr. Brian Caputo.

This webpage is used to provide the College of DuPage community with up-to-date information and resources regarding the College’s response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please continue to check back for updates.

What to Expect on Campus

Campus Closures

  • Until further notice, College of DuPage facilities on the main campus and at the regional centers will be formally closed to the public.
  • The College of DuPage Library is open to employees, students, and the public. For hours of operation, visit the Library's website.
  • Only a limited number of approved essential staff, faculty and students that have classes on campus may enter a College of DuPage facility. Those who enter a facility are expected to follow safety guidelines.
  • College faculty and staff should continue to work from home to the maximum extent possible.
  • All events (internal, hosted and rental at the main campus, COD regional centers, and the MAC) are cancelled until further notice.

For information on how we are keeping students safe and support services that are available, view Frequently Asked Questions

Alternative Instruction

  • A limited number of in-person classes will be held on campus for the summer semester. Alternative instruction, including hybrid and online courses, is being offered.

Also called synchronous online learning, courses meet completely online in real time at specified days and times using video chat software. All assignments are submitted online. This format is designed to allow students regular face-to-face contact in a virtual format.

Also called asynchronous online learning, courses are taught completely online following instructor timelines and learning outcomes. Students interact mostly through discussion boards and written messages and all assignments are submitted online. 

Courses meet mainly online with additional meetings occurring in person as necessary to accomplish learning objectives. Students will meet on campus for labs, studios or clinical work. Face-to-face meeting days and times for each section will vary depending on the course and learning needs.

To ensure success, students should do their best to have access to computer hardware and software, including a webcam and Wi-Fi service. Our list of Student Resources can help you continue success during this time.

The College reserves the right to convert initially designated hybrid courses to Virtual Class Meeting (VCM) or Online (NET) delivery if environmental conditions warrant it. 

Remote Learning Options

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COD has several plans in place to help students learn in a safe environment and continue their goals.

What To Expect on Campus

  • Starting Thursday, June 24, masks are optional for those fully vaccinated and required for those not fully vaccinated.
  • All screening will be eliminated at the main campus and centers and employees no longer need supervisor approval to enter the College.
  • Maintain social distancing. Stand six feet apart when meeting, talking or standing in line. 

While regular classroom cleaning will be followed and hand sanitizer will be available, students are encouraged to bring their own wipes for cleaning their space and their own hand sanitizer.

The following doors are accessible, all other doors on campus will be locked:

  • Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Door One
  • Technical Education Center (TEC), Door Seven
  • Health and Science Center (HSC), Door One
  • Student Resource Center (SRC), Door Seven
  • McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Door Ten
  • Culinary & Hospitality Center (CHC), Door Three

Campus Safety Guidelines


Additional Information

The following documents are used to screen and self-report COVID-19 symptoms to help prevent the spread of the virus on campus:

College of DuPage is keeping track of confirmed cases of students and employees:

If you or a person you know is experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care right away. Report your symptoms to: 

  • The Dean of Students Office at (630) 942-2485 or email Include your name and student ID number in your message.

The best way to prevent coronavirus is to reduce your exposure. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends taking the following steps to protect yourself:

  • Starting Thursday, June 24, masks are optional for those fully vaccinated and required for those not fully vaccinated.
  • Stay 6-feet away from others.
  • Get vaccinated when it is available to you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces like like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • Monitor your health daily for fever, cough, shortness of breath or other symptoms of COVID-19.


Contact Information

For Student Affairs Related Questions

Campus Central
(630) 942-3000

For Campus Health and Safety or COVID-related Specific Questions

Phil Gieschen
Coordinator of Risk Management
(630) 942-2993