COVID-19 Updates

University COVID-19 Information and Resources

Please check the Iowa State University COVID-19 Response website and Inside Iowa State regularly for important updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The response website includes all of President Wintersteen’s updates to the campus community, FAQs by audience, information about the fall 2020 semester, including student life, personal health, Cyclones Care, and academics and learning, as well as the latest updates and resources and Iowa State Innovation at Work during this time.

Guidance for students who may need to take extra precautions due to COVID-19 can be found here.

Iowa State COVID-19 Information and Resources


LAS Updates

For college-specific information for students and faculty and employees, please check the LAS COVID-19 Updates Page. This page includes messages from Dean Beate Schmittmann and other resources.

LAS COVID-19 Updates


Greenlee School Updates


Greenlee Offices

Greenlee’s main office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also reach the main office by calling 515-294-4342 or emailing

If you have IT support questions, contact If you have questions related to Greenlee labs, contact

To reach Greenlee faculty or staff, see our online directory.

Face Coverings and Physical Distancing in Hamilton Hall

Cloth face coverings are required indoors in all university buildings, including Hamilton Hall, and outdoors in the presence of others. If you forget your face covering, disposable face coverings are available in 101 Hamilton. Please review ISU’s face covering policy.

In Hamilton Hall, two circular routes — around the first-floor student interaction area and in the lower level — have been designated one way to help with traffic flow. In areas of two-way traffic, please keep as far to the right as possible. Signage and floor markers have been posted around the building to designate the routes and help you find your way to classrooms and labs in the building.

In communal areas and hallways, some furniture has also been removed to create more space for physical distancing. Hand sanitizer stations have also been placed in several locations throughout the building.

Academic and Faculty Advising

Your academic or faculty advisor remains your point of contact for advising related questions.

Advising appointments are by appointment only (virtual or in person if there’s a pressing need). Schedule advising meetings with the academic advisors (Jessica Hansen-Moench, Kelsie Poe and Juli Probasco-Sowers) through EAB or by calling 515-294-4342 whenever possible rather than coming into the main office.

For in-person appointments, please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible. A designated waiting spot is marked in the hallway near the men’s restroom on the first floor.

Faculty office hours and meetings (including advising meetings, student organizational meetings, thesis/creative component defenses) should take place in a virtual environment this semester unless there is a pressing need to meet in person. Even then, some individuals may still require virtual options. Refer to our faculty directory for contact and appointment scheduling info for individual faculty members.

Greenlee Classes

The Greenlee School is offering a mix of in-person and online instruction, including classes that meet primarily face-to-face, classes that meet completely online, and classes that feature a blend of each. Associate Director Jay Newell shared an update on 2020-21 Greenlee courses in a letter to Greenlee majors on July 13, 2020.

Spring 2021 classes begin on Jan. 25. Students who need assistance in changing their spring course schedule should contact their advisor. See 2020-21 key dates and ISU academic information.

More information about procedures for classes in Greenlee teaching labs located in Hamilton Hall is available on our Labs & Equipment page.

Greenlee Lab Reservations and Equipment Checkout

The Greenlee School received permission to open some computer stations in our labs on an appointment-only basis during the 2020-21 academic year. Students taking approved Greenlee courses will also be able to check out the necessary equipment once class lists are received from instructors and processed. Instructors will be notified one this has occurred. Find more information about reservations and procedures on our Labs & Equipment page.

See our Labs & Equipment page for more information about Adobe software availability.

ISU Laptop Requirement and Greenlee IT Laptop Recommendations

All students at Iowa State University are required to own or obtain a laptop computer or other device appropriate to their discipline. Iowa State University Information Technology Services established an information page about the requirement.

To support students, the university is making laptops available through the Iowa State Library Laptop Loaner Program. For details, visit the ITS information page, and click on “What if I can’t afford to buy my own laptop computer?”

The college has additional information on LAS-specific recommendations. Our IT staff has additional information on Greenlee-specific recommendations for optimum compatibility with Greenlee lab computers.

COVID-19 and Internships

Summer 2021

Because the impact of COVID-19 on employment remains uncertain, we’ve installed a safety net for 499A internships. While we anticipate most students will secure a 499A internship, we have a back-up plan if COVID-19 eliminates your options. If you’re graduating in 2021 but by mid-April are still struggling to secure an internship, please make an appointment with your faculty advisor to discuss the 499 summer “safety net” internship class.

Prior to registering for the summer course students must provide the following to their advisor:

  • Documentation of six targeted cover letters and applications
  • Updated resume
  • Updated portfolio
  • Proof of attendance at a career fair, or a meeting with someone at LAS Career Services

Summer 2020

COVID-19 Internship Policy for Spring/Summer 2020Last updated May 15, 2020