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COVID-19 has changed how we learn and work, how we connect with each other, and how we go about our daily lives. While we are scattered across the country and globe and cannot be together on campus, technology can bridge the physical distance between us. 

Use this page as a resource for joining virtual gatherings and events, finding new ways to engage and more.

Community Conversations

A new series, Community Conversations, will have senior leaders invite students, faculty and staff to share their thoughts on public safety, well-being and equity. The series of six events, beginning Monday, Nov. 23, will provide spaces for all members of the University community to have meaningful engagement and deep discussion on how to improve Northwestern.  

Participants in each session will include President Morton Schapiro, Provost Kathleen Hagerty, Senior Vice President for Business and Finance Craig Johnson and Vice President for Student Affairs Julie Payne-Kirchmeier.

This event is limited to 15 participants, excluding the senior leaders, to facilitate a small-group discussion. Additional potential participants will be placed on a wait list. Due to new Illinois pandemic guidelines that limit indoor gatherings, events in November and December will be held remotely.

How Our Community is Helping

Northwestern is contributing to the fight against COVID-19 and making an impact. In times of crisis, our community of faculty, students, staff and friends alike pull together to make a difference.

What's Happening

Participate in virtual gatherings, meetings, lectures and more, from home.

Featured Event

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IPR 2020 Election Panel

Hear from Northwestern scholars,  Martin Eichenbaum (Economics); Laurel Harbridge-Yong (IPR/Political Science); Erik Nisbet (Communication Studies/IPR); Chloe Thurston (IPR/Political Science); and Moderator Daniel Galvin (IPR/Political Science), on a variety of election issues.


A Class That Does (Not) Matter: Rethinking Cold War Latin America from the Middle (Ricardo López-Pedreros)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Please join the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program for this lecture by historian Ricardo López-Pedreros. The l...
Race and Blackness in Middle East Studies: A MENA Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
This event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required: Participants Mand...
[UN SDGs Webinar 5] The Pitfalls and Potential of International Cooperation
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Many observers are excited that Joe Biden’s presidency promises to bring international cooperation back into American fo...


Connect through Virtual Art Experiences

With the power to inspire, heal and transform, much of the world’s greatest art has emerged out of adversity. Experience the arts and connect with our community from home.


Our Community Response

Read about how our community is answering and supporting the fight against COVID-19.


Support for our Community

Northwestern offices are offering a variety of resources to navigate learning and working remotely.

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