Northwestern will provide a variety of on-campus living options and experiences. Review the Housing Selection Overview webpage for more information.
Based on current health guidelines, Northwestern intends to be in-person for the Fall Quarter 2021.
Use this page to learn more about our plans for classes, co-curricular activities and procedures for staying safe.
Northwestern tracks a number of internal and external metrics and offers Quarantine and Isolation Housing for undergraduate students living in residence halls, residential colleges, fraternity houses and sorority houses.
If there is a spike or surge in cases specific to Northwestern, a number of steps might be taken, including:
COVID-19 testing will likely continue in some fashion in the Fall. Testing protocols will not be determined at a future date, based on vaccination and its impact on transmission.
Northwestern will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021-22 academic year. At this time, faculty and staff will not be required to be vaccinated. Please view our vaccination requirement FAQs for more details.
Information about Fall Quarter 2021 will be added to this webpage as it becomes available. For additional information, use the following resources.
Returning to the United States? Current and future international students can visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.
For answers to common questions about the upcoming Fall Quarter, review our Fall Quarter 2021 FAQs.