Last Updated May 18, 8:25am MDT

This page provides the latest updates regarding COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the NNU community. Maintaining health and ensuring the safety of our community is of utmost priority.


You are welcome to contact with any questions you may have. This email inbox is being monitored and we will reply to you as soon as possible.


NNU has established a task force that is meeting daily to monitor the ongoing developments of COVID-19 locally, regionally, nationally and globally and evaluating how the changing conditions may impact NNU. Members of the task force include Jay Akkerman, Todd Baker, Larissa Bunker, Mark Cork, Bryon Hemphill, Eric Jackson, Joel Pearsall, and Karen Pearson. We are doing all that we can to prevent and minimize exposure to our campus community and are putting plans in place to respond quickly should conditions change. All of the decisions we are making are informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Information will continually be updated here as it becomes available.


Additional information about COVID-19 is available on the CDC website at



Current Impact on the Campus Community


Last Updated April 24, 3:25pm MDT


  • All Summer Term courses that begin on May 11 will be conducted via remote learning. This includes: Undergraduate "First Session" courses, and Graduate and Professional Studies courses with these Summer term designations: A1, A5, A6, A7, A8. Before June 1, we will reevaluate our situation and decide the modes of delivery for courses offered during the second half of the Summer term.
  • Face-to-face courses transitioned to remote learning on March 30, 2020 and will continue in this manner through the remainder of the Spring semester.
  • Regular, fully online courses continue in Canvas as originally scheduled.
  • We are postponing this year’s May Commencement exercises; as soon as possible we will communicate the new date for Commencement.
  • All Residence Halls closed Saturday, March 21 at noon. In exceptional circumstances, a small number of students have been permitted to remain in University housing. Student Life has made arrangements with this small group of students regarding housing and meals.
  • Student Life has communicated with students as to how and when to retrieve their personal belongings from student housing.
  • Undergraduate students have been communicated with about the process for Room and Board refunds. Questions should be directed to
  • Student support from the NNU Center for Academic Success & Advising is available online.
  • The NNU Wellness Center is providing services via modified operations. Through the remainder of the academic year Counseling Services have transitioned exclusively to virtual visits via tele mental health (TMH) and Health Services has moved from walk-in scheduling to scheduled appointments only. Appointments for both services need to be scheduled by contacting the Wellness Center at
  • University Staff and Faculty will be working remotely until further notice. Essential functions on campus are staffed as needed to support university infrastructure.
  • As was previously communicated, all university-sponsored travel is canceled until further notice.
  • Our University Chaplains and the Office of University Mission & Ministry are providing a variety of faith formation resources to help the campus sustain community, and peace in Christ during this unique time.




NNU’s Wellness Center can provide support for student's health concerns (both physical and emotional). Please note: If you are a current student and showing flu-like symptoms, please call the Wellness Center and/or your RD before visiting the Wellness Center.


Updated information on travel advisories—if you are planning to travel, please keep a close eye on the travel status of your intended location


Follow the recommended procedures to reduce the spread of viruses:


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Use your elbow to cover your mouth when coughing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home or in your dorms if you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched objects and surfaces.