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University Status

Learn more about the current expectations and guidelines for Northwestern's community. 

Current Activity Level

The campus activity level is Yellow.

What This Means

In-person activity resumes. Due to local/regional trends and positivity rates on campus, targeted populations may have increased testing or reduced in-person activity.

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Phase 5

View the Winter Summary for information about how Northwestern has updated its protocols to align with Phase 5 of the State of Illinois reopening plan.

Campus Operations

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.