Northwestern transitions to online classes due to COVID-19

Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, Northwestern College is transitioning to online course delivery for all traditional undergraduate classes effective Monday, March 23. Complete information about Northwestern’s decision can be found at

All traditional undergraduate on-campus classes are canceled through Thursday, March 19. The campus will reconvene online on Friday, March 20, at 10 a.m. for a required convocation. All instructors will offer their classes online starting Monday, March 23, through the rest of the semester.

All student activities, campus ministries and campus events are canceled by the close of the day on Saturday, March 14. Normal campus operations will continue. Faculty and staff are expected to work as usual; however, there may be some modifications to campus services and to work assignments.

Northwestern’s current graduate and online courses will operate as previously planned with no break next week.

Residential students are asked to move out of the residence halls/apartments as quickly as is reasonably possible, but no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. Students whose situations may necessitate extending their on-campus housing may petition to continue living on-campus beyond that time by filling out an online form by noon on Monday, March 16.

Campus dining will remain open for regular hours through Monday, March 16. Food service will be available in the following weeks for those students who must remain on campus.

Northwestern’s recreational facilities (Juffer Fieldhouse, RSC Fitness Center and the Bultman Center) will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday, March 14. Date to reopen will be communicated later.

Campus visits for prospective students will be available on a limited basis.