Due to the ongoing pandemic, Saint Ambrose University in Davenport will not hold its usual spring commencement ceremony on May 9th. Instead, some sort of virtual event is being considered, with a possible campus celebration at a later date. 

Students will not return to Knox College this spring. Wednesday the college announced that the rest of spring term will be held remotely because of the pandemic. 

While classes are closed because of the pandemic, the Bettendorf School District has started handing out meals at two sites. The drive through service is open Monday through Friday, from 11:30 am until 1 pm, at Bettendorf Middle School and Neil Armstrong Elementary.

Even though the schools are closed, the Rock Island School District has started handing out meals to students. Spokeswoman Holly Sparkman says drive through meal pick is being held at seven locations, Monday and Thursday. Everyone that goes through the line will pick up enough food for three days. 

Since students will not be returning to their schools Monday after spring break, the Davenport School District will distribute meals at six satellite locations for the next three weeks, and possibly longer. 

Classes at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport will continue via what's called "distance delivery" through the end of the spring semester. The university made the announcement Thursday due to the continuing spread of COVID-19.

Augustana College

Spring break will start one week early, and last one week longer than planned, for students at Augustana College. Friday President Steve Bahls announced in a message to students that in response to concerns about COVID-19, they'll be sent home this weekend.

Students attending the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will switch to online classes, after a longer-than-usual spring break. Thursday it announced next week's spring break will be extended by two days, through Tuesday March 24th, then classes will resume the following day, but online.

WIU Cancels Classes

Mar 12, 2020

Following the lead of several other public universities in the state, Western Illinois University will cancel all classes next week - March 16th through the 20th.

Classes on campus have been canceled at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport due to worries about COVID-19. Thursday the university announced it's switching to online classes only, through at least the end of the month (3/29).