2017-2018 Periods of Coverage

Student walking through campus in the fall.

Autumn Quarter

If you confirm your NU-SHIP enrollment in Autumn Quarter, you are covered from Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018.
If you start the academic year in a quarter other than Autumn, your 2017-2018 NU-SHIP enrollment will be as follows:

  • Winter Quarter enrollment: Coverage from Jan. 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2018
  • Spring Quarter enrollment: Coverage from April 2, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2018
  • Summer Quarter enrollment: Coverage from June 25, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2018

Open Enrollment Period

You must confirm or waive your NU-SHIP enrollment during your relevant insurance open enrollment period. Your open enrollment period is determined by the first quarter you are actively registered at the University, each academic year. (For almost all students, this is Autumn Quarter.)

Quarterly Open Enrollment Periods:

  • Autumn Quarter: July 1, 2017 – October 1, 2017
  • Winter Quarter: December 18, 2017 – January 19, 2018
  • Spring Quarter: March 12, 2018 – April 13, 2018
  • Summer Quarter: May 21, 2018 – July 6, 2018

Winter 2018: Open Enrollment

For students beginning Northwestern programs during Winter Quarter 2018

  • Winter Quarter 2018 enrollment: Coverage from January 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018
  • Open Enrollment period: December 18, 2017 - January 19, 2018