Covid-19 News

December 23, 2020
While 2020 has been a year of challenges, there have also been many points of pride this year. That includes enrollment growth, e-learning increases, and various times where members of our campus community stepped up to help others during this difficult year. These highlights were bright spots
December 17, 2020
Sent on behalf of the Dean of Students and VP Enrollment, Communications and Marketing   Students, faculty and staff, The South Dakota Department of Health, in partnership with Vault Health Inc., is now offering at-home COVID-19 testing kits, available at no cost to South Dakota residents. This is
November 24, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem has approved a $468,850 grant from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help the Northern State University Center for Statewide E-learning handle larger enrollments this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 2,400 high school students from 104 South Dakota
October 27, 2020
Faculty and staff attended the Campus Town Hall on Monday, where NSU President Dr. Tim Downs reviewed the results of the spring 2020 Campus Climate Survey. The survey was conducted in April 2020 in accordance with HB 1087, a bill passed in 2019 with the purpose of promoting free speech and
October 21, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold an in-person winter commencement ceremony, open to all 2020 Northern graduates. Due to the altered fall schedule – with face-to-face instruction ending after Thanksgiving – the ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in the
October 20, 2020
COVID-19 has affected all NSU community: students, faculty and staff. Below is a perspective of one member of the community: Brianna Geigle is a student in the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program. She was completing her internship when the pandemic broke out. Q: In what ways did your
October 20, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – High school students who weren’t able to take the ACT or SAT this year due to the pandemic are still eligible for admittance into Northern State University. Northern and its fellow South Dakota public universities are emphasizing test-optional academic pathways for prospective
September 28, 2020
Please note: The Sept. 30 mass testing event  is moving indoors. The testing will now take place in the Avera Student Center Centennial Rooms.   Faculty, staff and students: As we navigate through the fall semester, we continue to explore options that may slow the spread of COVID-19. I’m pleased
September 1, 2020
Pictured: Hillary and Jonathan Goff with their three children: Adrianne, 12, Genevieve, 5, and Emelyn, 3.                      After her entire family came down with COVID-19, Northern State University’s Hillary Goff is encouraging people to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. “Be
August 27, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University has decided to cancel the 105th annual NSU Gypsy Day Parade, as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus. The decision was made after careful consideration, involving discussions with state and local health care officials. In addition, Northern
August 21, 2020
From the Office of NSU Dean of Students Sean Blackburn   Dear Students, The first weekend of the academic year is here. The best precaution you can take this weekend to stay healthy and to protect our community is to wear your mask even when you’re off campus. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people
August 4, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – When Northern State University students return to the campus this fall, they’ll be entering a brand new educational environment focused on safety as well as learning. Though many classes will resume in person, others will be offered online – and, in some cases, through a hybrid


COVID-19 precautions and resources

Frequently asked questions related to Northern's COVID-19 response

Return-to-campus and academic planning task forces' membership and charges

The COVID-19 Student Emergency Relief Fund will provide grants to students.