Coronavirus Updates and Information

Coronavirus FAQs

The well-being of University of Northwestern students, faculty, and staff is of utmost importance. In light of this, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to respond in the best interest of our community.

Following is a summary of decisions that have been made for the UNW community for the near future. Additional FAQs and links to important resources are below.

  • On-campus classes have moved to a virtual learning environment through the end of the spring 2020 semester.
  • Current online classes continue to be provided online as scheduled.
  • All on-campus co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are suspended through the end of the Spring 2020 semester
  • Consistent with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz's directive to everyone in the state to "stay at home" and limit movements outside home beyond essential needs effective Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. to Monday, May 4, residence hall checkouts are on hold until the order is lifted.
  • Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies will be postponed. Details about the date, time, and venue for commencement will be forthcoming.
  • Northwestern's virtual learning environment will be extended through the summer. Details about summer offerings, dates, and fees will be provided in the coming days.

Please continue to watch for updates from the president and on this website.

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