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Learn more about specific work-related coronavirus/COVID-19 information and resources for the Northwestern community

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Open Enrollment for 2021 Benefits

Open Enrollment for January 1, 2021 plan changes will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 26 and close at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 13. A summary of plan changes will be mailed to your current address in early October.

On Campus Flu Shots available in October and November

HR Well-being has partnered with Health Maintenance Institute to host on campus flu shot clinics in October and November. Flu shots are free for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff.

COVID-19 and Campus Updates

Find information and resources for Northwestern's phased return to campus.

New! Wellness Grants for Physical, Emotional or Financial Wellness

Through YourLife wellness grants, faculty and staff may apply for funding for wellness activities, events and/or space.


Drop-in Meditation

October 27, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

New Faculty and Staff Benefits Orientation

October 28, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop-in Meditation

November 3, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM