Recent CDC guidance indicates counties with substantial or high transmission rates are, once again, requiring the wearing of face coverings. Beginning Tuesday, August 10, face coverings are required for all persons in indoor public spaces at Northland.
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We understand this is an interesting and challenging time, but it is also an opportunity for growth and learning. Northland is preparing for a return to a full campus experience for the fall 2021 semester.
In order to ensure that we can provide you with the best possible education and prioritize your safety, we are making unprecedented changes this fall. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting you during this time. We remain committed to providing you with the absolute best learning experiences so you will have the greatest chances for success.
We are committed to following state health and safety guidelines, and if these change in the coming weeks, our operations will adapt as well. We are also committed to our mission of providing our students with a high-quality education.
Everyone will be required to wear a face covering or mask while on campus.
For Fall 2021 Northland:
Technical programs will have in-person, hands-on labs adjusted to assure student and staff safety with social distancing and other safety protocols.
Lecture-based courses will be adjusted to assure student and staff safety, including alternative formats that provide some in-person and/or live video instructional time (e.g., Zoom). Specific formats will vary by program and instructor.
Note: Depending on requirements by State and Health officials, delivery format of courses on our campus schedules may be adjusted during the semester.
We are pursuing creative approaches to co-curricular activities, to foster learning and growth that comes from experiencing groups while following physical distancing guidelines.
Find answers to questions the Northland community is asking about related to COVID.
Yes – masks are required on campus, whether you are in the classrooms, common areas, cafeteria, library, bookstore, or anywhere else where you may encounter other individuals. All individuals on our campuses – employees, students, visitors, vendors and service providers – are required to wear a face mask/covering upon entering any college building.
The only exceptions are as follows:
Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that makes it unreasonable for the individual to maintain a face covering. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who have a medical condition that compromises their ability to breathe, and individuals who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.
To receive any modifications, employees must work with Human Resources and students with the Academic Success Center director (Sara Johnson).
The College will continue to work with MDH and county officials to closely track COVID-19 cases. Given the sensitive nature of sharing private medical information, the college as a whole will not be notified of positive cases. However, the college’s Safety/COVID Contact will be informed of all positive COVID-19 tests and depending upon the results of initial investigation and contact tracing will take the necessary steps to notify those individuals who have been impacted and implement action plans..
Fall semester begins on Monday, August 23 and ends with finals week December 13-16. See all semester dates and deadlines.
Please note, in-person classes could be cancelled or converted to online/remote if the COVID situation gets worse. To ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, we must be prepared to adjust. We will continue to follow the recommendations from the State of Minnesota and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures.
You should check your course schedule and read all the notes. You can review your course schedule by logging in to e-Services with your StarID and password. If you do not know or cannot remember your StarID or password, please visit starid.minnstate.edu for assistance.
Northland offers students multiple options when taking courses ranging from traditional face-to-face to completely online, allowing you to choose the delivery method that accommodates your goals and your learning style. Its education designed to fit your life! See Northland's Course Delivery Guide for more information.
Dining service will be available.
Vending machines will be available at both campuses. Additionally, the Northland Store will have snacks and other food items available for purchase when open.
Students may bring food and beverages to campus. Masks may be removed while eating. However, before and after eating a meal, face masks/coverings must be worn. Social distancing must be maintained when seated with others while eating.
Food must be consumed in appropriate areas, such as the campus dining areas. Eating in labs, shops and classrooms in not permitted.
Typically you will need access to the following items for the best online learning experience:
If you do not have a computer to participate in online/remote classes, our campus computer labs will be set up with social distancing for use on both campuses. If you have technology concerns, please contact your advisor or instructor.
No. You can log in to your zoom account using your StarID and StarID password. If you do not know or cannot remember your StarID or password, please visit starid.minnstate.edu for assistance.
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