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Adler University Moves to 
 Virtual Instruction Due to 
 COVID-19 Precautions 03.17.20
Adler University Moves to
Virtual Instruction Due to
COVID-19 Precautions

Updated as of March 17 at 5 p.m.

Out of an abundance of caution in response to the COVID-19 public health situation, Adler University is moving its classes to virtual instruction. The Chicago Campus classes moved to a virtual environment beginning March 16 and the Vancouver Campus began virtual instruction on March 17. Both campuses’ classes will continue virtual instruction through the end of the spring term, which concludes April 26.

By moving our classes to virtual instruction and encouraging faculty and staff to work from home, Adler University is encouraging social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

It is with great relief that we share that the test results regarding the member of our community potentially exposed to COVID-19 have come back negative. We have notified those who worked closely with or may have had contact with the individual. As a precaution, the Chicago Campus underwent a deep cleaning on March 13, following Centers for Disease Control protocols for disinfecting all surfaces.

We are working with the Chicago Department of Public Health and Vancouver Coastal Health to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation in both cities and to use the most current information to keep our community safe.

We stand in support of our community member and others who are affected by this virus. We can all play a role in keeping our communities safe by listening to public health experts and protecting the most vulnerable among us. Using common sense, following the best hygiene practices, remaining calm, and adhering to our Adlerian values are our best strategies for keeping everyone safe and healthy.

Learn more about Adler University’s response to COVID-19.

Media Contact: Jelene Britten, Director of Communications, (312) 662-4154,


About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.