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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

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

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates

Northwestern University continues to monitor the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and has convened a group of senior administrators to manage and lead the University’s response to this outbreak.

Updated Staff Handbook Now Available Online

Human Resources is pleased to introduce an updated Staff Handbook.

HR introduces a new remote learning solution: Learn From Where You Are

Learn From Where You Are is here to provide you access to on-demand and live virtual learning, and offer you ways to grow professionally, build your skills, and stay engaged and connected.

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

August 11, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive

Drop-in Meditation

August 18, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive

New Faculty & Staff Benefits Orientation

August 19, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM