Resources to help monitor the global outbreak of COVID-19

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

Covid-19 Response News
October 21, 2020

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will hold an in-person winter commencement ceremony, open to all 2020 Northern graduates.

October 20, 2020

COVID-19 has affected all NSU community: students, faculty and staff.

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.

Current Cases (Self-Reported)

Quarantined or Isolated (on campus)

As of 10/23/20


Quarantined or Isolated (off campus)

As of 10/23/20


Active Cases

(Faculty & Staff)


Active Cases



Total Active 




Current self-reported positives of faculty, staff or students affiliated with Northern State University. These statistics currently include: number of active COVID cases among faculty/staff; number of active COVID cases among students; number of faculty/staff/students currently in quarantine or isolation. Additional information may be added throughout the semester.


Each Monday, the South Dakota Department of Health will report aggregate higher education COVID data on its website,


For information regarding Northern’s response to Covid-19, please email us:

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In trying times, history shows that communities and cultures prevail when people are drawn together for a common cause. Our common cause is to continue offering a great educational and co-curricular experience to our students. I’m confident that we’ll come out of this viral period succeeding as an institution, in order to sustain our community, our students and each other.
— NSU President Tim Downs