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Purdue set to close academic, administrative buildings Wednesday

Purdue University will close nearly all of its academic, research and administrative buildings Wednesday due to the coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 23, 2020 9:02 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University will close nearly all of its academic, research and administrative buildings Wednesday due to the coronavirus, according to Provost Jay Akridge.

The exceptions include the Stewart Center (Welcome Center entrance only), Hicks Undergraduate Library, Purdue University Student Health Center and the Purdue Memorial Union.

According to the university , Hicks Undergraduate Library will be monitored and only open to students without WiFi or computer access. Akridge said staff will monitor social distancing and will clean throughout the day. It will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Purdue Memorial Union will have limited lounge seating available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food service in the union is closed. 

There are limited food options at dining courts. Akridge said credit cards and meal swipes can be used at Wiley Dining Court, Third Street Market and the food truck at Hawkins Hall for takeout order only. 

The buildings will still be unlocked Monday and Tuesday.

Purdue has also launched a new call center to answer questions from students, parents, faculty and staff. The center will be staffed by employees from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number to contact the center is (765) 496-INFO (4636) or toll-free 1-833-571-1043.

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