Covid-19 News

May 14, 2020
Students, faculty and staff, We have been notified that a staff person who, last week, spent time in Great Plains East and limited time in Great Plains West, has tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to share the identity of the individual. The campus areas in which that
May 14, 2020
Members of the Northern community, Several months have passed since unprecedented events caused instruction to move online and virtually emptied our campus. In those weeks, routines and in some cases lives have abruptly changed. Underlying these changes is an emerging awareness that this pandemic
May 8, 2020
NSU Virtual Campus Town Hall Recap More than 150 faculty and staff tuned in for Northern State University’s Virtual Campus Town Hall on Tuesday, May 5. NSU President Dr. Tim Downs opened the question-and-answer session saying he’s proud of how everyone has responded to changes caused by the COVID-
May 7, 2020
Dear Colleagues, Dr. Fouberg and I have been charged with overseeing Northern State University’s Return-to-Campus Taskforce. The taskforce’s charge is: Each area shall identify safety procedures, guidelines and operating processes for resuming all university activities on campus. Each area shall
May 6, 2020
Northern community, NSU’s leadership team is forming several COVID-19 Contingency Planning Task Forces. We have put together the COVID-19 Academic Planning Fall 2020 Task Force to address adaptations for Fall 2020 classes. Here are the members of this task force: COVID-19 Academic Planning Fall
May 6, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – As schools all over the nation continue to teach the remainder of the semester online, many teachers can become overwhelmed. When teachers are only able to communicate with their students via Zoom calls and occasional emails, it becomes easier for students to fall behind in their
May 1, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, This spring has truly been a time of unprecedented challenges, with the need to continuously adapt to an evolving situation. As we near the end of this online semester, I am struck by how resilient you all are. Everyone – students, faculty and staff – worked hard
May 1, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will resume on-campus operations, including face-to-face learning, for the fall 2020 semester, following the guidance of the South Dakota Board of Regents. Northern’s decision, announced in conjunction with the Board of Regents statement, followed careful
April 29, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 summer theater season for Northern Fort Playhouse has been canceled. Though the cancellation wasn’t an easy decision, it was the right one, said Northern Fort Playhouse Board of Directors President Sandi Jaspers. “
April 27, 2020
POSTED APRIL 27, 2020 - INFORMATION MAY HAVE CHANGED   Sent on behalf of the S.D. Board of Regents   Good afternoon, In coordination with Governor Noem’s Executive Order 2020 - 12, the South Dakota Board of Regents will extend remote work through May 31, and if we are unable to accommodate remote
April 23, 2020
ABERDEEN, S.D. – With the recent events concerning COVID-19 and social distancing, professors all over the nation have been teaching their previously in-person classes exclusively online. With this sudden migration, however, some classes have proven more challenging to adapt to an online format
April 21, 2020
POSTED APRIL 21, 2020 - INFORMATION MAY HAVE CHANGED   From NSU Facilities and NSU Student Involvement and Leadership   Campus is closed to the public and most buildings are locked. The Student Center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and is closed on weekends. The Wolf Shoppe is closed to the


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.