Resources to help monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19

campus messages

COVID-19: Grading (Pass/Fail) Update from NSU Registrar (March 27)

COVID-19: Update from NSU Career Services (March 27)

COVID-19: NSU images available for use as Zoom backgrounds (March 27)

COVID-19: Student internet assistance from Midco (March 26)

COVID-19: Updated Wolf Shoppe, Post Office and Print Shop hours (March 26)

COVID-19: Non-essential personnel to work remotely through May 15 (March 25)

COVID-19: Important information from NSU Residence Life (March 24)

COVID-19: NSU update from President Downs - response to COVID-19 (March 24)

COVID-19: Northern moves classes online for remainder of spring semester (March 24)





campus Links and resources

NSU Continuity of Operations - Technology: Information on teaching, learning and working remotely

Top Five Steps to Securely Working From Home: An SSA fact sheet with tips for working securely from home

Residence Life Spring 2020 Checkout: Steps to take for checking out of the residence halls.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about NSU's response to COVID-19.


Zoom Background Images:

Wolves Country

Regional Science Education Center

NSU Wolf

NSU Tagline

NSU Pillars

NSU Flags

Tech Center

symptoms of covid-19

It’s important that if you feel unwell, stay home. It’s also important to know the symptoms of the COVID-19 virus:

  • A fever over 100 degrees F
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you’re experiencing these symptoms and think you may have COVID-19, please call your health care provider. (If it’s an emergency, call 911.) The South Dakota COVID-19 information line is 800-997-2880.



additional Resources

Northern has been in contact with local health care providers, the City of Aberdeen, the S.D. Board of Regents and Brown County Emergency Management regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Our campus and community must remain vigilant during these times and Northern has assembled a team to prepare for and discuss all possibilities. Click here for a dashboard showing up-to-date cases of the COVID-19 virus.


Currently, the best thing individuals can do is take preventive measures. There are several sources that provide recommended practices, including the World Health Organization and S.D. Department of HealthAvera Health Student Health Services, located in Student Center 254 (down the hall from Admissions), has very limited supplies of alcohol-based hand gel for students.





  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze (with a tissue or into your sleeve).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water (or alcohol-based hand gel).
  • Stay home if you are sick.