Learn more about the current expectations and guidelines for Northwestern's community.
Current Activity Level
The campus activity level is now Yellow.
limit on gatherings on or off campus
Prepare to Return to Campus
With safety as our guiding principle, students, faculty and staff are in the process of returning to campus. Learn more about the process that ensures we protect all members of our community while repopulating our campus.
Get Ready to Return
Return to Campus Policy and Guidelines
As a condition of returning to campus, community members are required to follow the policies and requirements issued by Northwestern.
This policy applies to all staff and faculty who return to work physically on our campuses or are planning to do so, as well as graduate and undergraduate students who are instructed to return to campus to work or research in laboratories.
The safety and health guidelines provide requirements for social and physical distancing, face coverings, cleaning, personal hygiene, health monitoring, communication and ways to protect the vulnerable and community.