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COVID-19 Information & Key Wellness Support Resources

COVID-19 Information

Northwestern Resources

NM Student Health Service COVID-19 Care Changes

Changes to building operations at 633 Emerson [Searle], service, pharmacy, televisits, and testing. 

NU COVID-19 Updates

News and resources for the Northwestern community.


Answers to some common questions including academics, travel, health concerns, and more. 

Wildcat Wellness - Return to Campus Quarantine Period

Northwestern is requiring all students living on campus or in the Evanston area to participate in “Wildcat Wellness,” a two-week period that aims to reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19 and to better position the campus community to start the quarter healthy and well.

Residential Services COVID-19 Information

The information on these pages is primarily for residents remaining on campus during the remote instruction period and the policies in place for Undergraduate and Graduate residents. There is also some information for students who have left campus and are seeking updates about mail service, storage/shipping options, and more. 

Taking Care of Your Mental Health (CAPS) 

CAPS Clinical Social Work has complied community resources that may be helpful to you as we weather the shelter-in-place and social isolation recommendation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning During COVID-19 (ASLA)

Suggestions to help you navigate this disruption and continue to learn and feel engaged as a student.

Northwestern Career Advancement Services

NCA continues to provide full virtual services to all of our students and employer partners.

Food Accessibility

On-campus dining hours and Purple Pantry information.

Religious and Spiritual Support

RSL continues to offer crisis support during this time around multiple areas of concern.

Financial Support Services

Student Enrichment Services and Financial Aid Offices

Multicultural Student Affairs

MSA is accessible for virtual meetings with staff and through their newsletter, social media, and virtual events.

Community Standards COVID-19 FAQ


External Resources

CDC COVID-19 website

Up-to-date national information from the Centers for Disease Control.

IDPH COVID-19 website

Up-to-date Illinois state information from the Illinois Department of Public Health

Evanston COVID-19 Updates

For coronavirus related information pertaining specifically to the City of Evanston.


Illinois residents wanting to speak to a mental health care professional can text the word “TALK” to 552020. The service is also available in Spanish by texting “HABLAR” to 552020.

Key NU Wellness Resources

Northwestern offers a wide range of resources and programs for supporting your overall wellness, which we organized into Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

Below are key resources that are always available to those in need of support or who are supporting others.