Covid-19 News

July 13, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will continue to utilize HyFlex on campus, starting again in spring 2022.   HyFlex was used during the COVID-19 pandemic from fall 2020 to spring 2021. HyFlex, or “Hybrid Flexible,” includes not only face-to-face instruction but also synchronous and
May 8, 2021
NSU Student Affairs adapts to challenging year of serving students during COVID-19 Northern State University Student Affairs launched an ambitious effort to do three things this year: protect the community’s health, keep campus open, and help students connect and engage at Northern. Each effort
May 4, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – With spring semester coming to an end, the South Dakota Board of Regents has announced a first step toward normal operations for Northern State University and the five other regental institutions. Starting Monday, May 10, NSU and the other BOR universities will become “mask
March 15, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – After a year of adapting to changes due to COVID-19, Northern State University is planning a shift back to more normal operations for the fall 2021 semester. The South Dakota Board of Regents made this announcement today for the six BOR universities and two special schools, citing
February 19, 2021
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two sisters who both teach in the Harrisburg School District found a virtual way to connect their students during the pandemic. Northern State University alums Ellen Weber and Kaye DesLauriers continued their tradition of connecting Weber’s first grade students with DesLauriers’
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


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.