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COVID-19 Expectations for Students

The health and well-being of our community is Northwestern’s highest priority.  As such, Northwestern has developed the following expectations for all students who are registered for classes or participate in any University program (even remotely). As a part of attesting to the Northwestern Student Handbook, enrolled students are also attesting to reading and understanding the following summary of expectations and complying with them.

Northwestern University may modify these expectations at any time as guidance from federal, state, and local governments and/or the University evolves. Substantive modifications will be communicated to students via email and other methods.  As a reminder, in addition to the expectations set forth below, all students are expected to follow policies applicable to students, including those contained in the Student Handbook and your specific academic program. 

If you do not follow these expectations, you may be referred to the Office of Community Standards or your dean’s office for follow up, and understand that the consequences of regular non-compliance may include removal from campus and/or the University. If you have questions, you may raise them with the appropriate  University office.  

Updated 2022-08-30