Announcements: COVID-19

March 12, 2020

Washington University is closely monitoring the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As the situation continues to develop and rapidly change, the university is making recommendations and putting new policies in place to help guide decision-making about events and visitors to our campus.

Spring Break and Classes

In line with the university’s direction, spring break is extended an additional week and classes will not resume until March 23. At that point, we will not have in-person courses taught in the classroom or any other setting until at least April 30, 2020. All classes will be conducted online. Students will receive instructions from their academic deans and faculty before March 23 about the individual programs and the classes in which they are enrolled. Login to the Olin COVID19 portal for details and FAQs. Updates are made daily.

Graduate and professional students involved in individual rotations or doing individual research may continue their programs, but must limit travel and group activities consistent with other university policies.


To protect our Olin Business School community, we are following the university’s lead and canceling the events listed below. University leaders continue to monitor the situation. Should conditions change, additional events and activities may be canceled and/or rescheduled.

March 26, 2020Cardinals Season Opener (internal event)
March 31, 2020Driving Innovation through Inclusiveness, Trust and Belonging
April 1, 2020Olin Award Luncheon
April 2, 2020Health Care and the 2020 Election: Why are Americans paying so much for health care?
April 3, 2020Century Club: DAA Panel
April 3, 2020Olin Emerging Leaders Awards Luncheon
April 3, 2020
Olin Distinguished Alumni Awards & Dinner Gala
April 3, 2020Graduate Reunion at Olin Celebration Weekend
April 16, 2020Leadership Perspectives: Vison. Values. Momentum. The Chancellors view on leadership.
April 17, 2020National Council Meeting
April 19, 2020Fourth Annual Shakespeare at Olin

For up-to-date information on the university’s response to the coronavirus, please visit the COVID-19 information page or call the COVID-19 information hotline at 314-935-8300 or 888-234-2863.