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INFORMATION AND UPDATES

04/26/21
Open Vaccination Clinic at NSU in Echols Arena on May 5, 2021
Vaccinating our community is the best tool we have in the fight to keep our community safe, our loved ones safe and care for ourselves. Yes, it is an individual decision, but it is an individual decision that has community implications. As we work together to move forward in creating a more nurturing, interactive and engaging educational experience for the Fall, getting vaccinated is an incredibly important step in that direction for all of us. On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, NSU will be partnering with Sentara Health to host a Pfizer first dose vaccine to anyone 16 years or older from 2−7 p.m. The attached flyer has the information to register by scanning a QR code or calling the scheduling center. Some limited walk-up appointments will be available, but we urge everyone to register if possible.

For students who have not been vaccinated already, we highly encourage you to get your first vaccine on campus before you go home. Assistance with finding a second dose site if you do not live close to campus will be provided by contacting covid@nsu.edu.

This clinic is for the NSU community, the surrounding community, and anyone who is seeking a comfortable environment to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Please share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors as we do our part in protecting our community.

COVID Vaccine Registration Flyer - NSU0505 (.pdf)

04/14/21
Vaccination Discussion
Dear Campus Community:

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 7:00 - 8:00 PM, the President's Office, the Student Government Association (SGA), Athletics, Student Affairs, and the COVID-19 Task Force will host an open zoom meeting for the campus community to hear from Spartans who have already been vaccinated and why, as well as answer any questions about the vaccination process.

Vaccines are one of our best tools in our effort to keep our community and our loved ones safe from COVID-19. We want to acknowledge the recent news from the FDA about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and provide the community with the facts. Out of an abundance of caution, the State of Virginia has stopped using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine immediately after the FDA and CDC recommended pausing its use until further review.  The new guidelines were issued after six U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals  were reported after receiving the J&J vaccine out of 6.8 million doses administered. While concerning, the small number of cases and the abundance of caution taken in response, show that the important health safeguards in place for COVID-19 vaccinations are working.

NSU has helped facilitate vaccinations using the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. For those who want to get vaccinated, we will continue to seek off-campus access to vaccinations as we continue to look for opportunities to host a clinic on campus. Please keep a look out for a campus announcement for an on-campus clinic.

01/20/21
Spring 2021 Registration One-Stop-Shop | Download the Scheduling Contact List
The Department of Enrollment Management and the Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center are excited to assist students with registration, advising, and financial aid matters. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Academic Departments, Enrollment Management, Student Accounts, the Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center and the Financial Aid Office will be offering virtual appointments for students to participate in our One-Stop-Shop service as an alternative to face-to-face contact. Face-to-face service will only be available for students that have a matter that cannot be resolved virtually. All Face-to-Face service matters will be handled in the Student Center, Room 149.

The One-Stop-Shop will be held from January 25–February 2. The hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Academic Advising will be done virtually.  

It is strongly encouraged for students and their families to utilize virtual appointments if possible. For those that require a face-to-face service, the following Health and Safety protocols must be employed:

  • Use of Face masks/Face coverings is required on campus.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain physical/social distance between individuals; it is one of the best tools to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus and slowing its spread.
  • Avoid situations that would violate physical/social distancing rules, when unavoidable, use face masks/face coverings.

Please see the attached document for information on scheduling virtual Registration One-Stop-Shop and Advising Appointments.

01/08/21
Faculty and Staff Return Testing Information Read the Announcement
Start of the Semester - Classes Begin − January 27, 2021. ​
All employees may voluntarily take a COVID-19 test on campus for free. Testing will be held on January 14, 2021. If demand warrants it, there may be additional testing times provided. See the announcement above for additional information.

01/08/21
Student Return Testing Information Read the Announcement
Start of the Semester - Classes Begin − January 27, 2021.​

All residential students and any student who plans to be on campus this spring for any reason must complete testing on campus prior to January 27, 2021.

  • New Students and Residential Students – January 19, 2021 and January 20, 2021
  • Returning Residential Students – January 21, 2021 through January 26, 2021
  • Commuter Students and Graduate Students – January 22, 2021 through January 26, 2021

 

01/08/21
Campus Announcement - COVID-19 Updates Read the Announcement

Message from the Vice President for Student Affairs/COVID-19 Administrator
Happy new year to the NSU family. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and winter break. On behalf of the COVID Task Force, I wanted to share some important information and context as we prepare to keep our community safe and continue building the Culture of Care President Adams-Gaston has called all of us to do.

On December 18, 2020, the University of Virginia released a COVID-19 infection model that projects if cases continue at their current rate. Virginia will see weekly confirmed cases peak at over 98,000 ending the week of February 7, 13 times higher than what we experienced this last summer. As of the writing of this letter, we continue to see rapidly rising COVID-19 test positivity rates across the state. While our goal is to have students back on campus in the spring, we all need to be flexible, as you were in the fall semester. The decision to move forward with bringing students back to campus will depend on the local conditions with COVID-19 as well as the state and federal directives that may be in place.


1/20/21
Campus Annoucement - Spring 2021 Registration One-Stop-Shop 

The Department of Enrollment Management and the Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center are excited to assist students with registration, advising, and financial aid matters. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Academic Departments, Enrollment Management, Student Accounts, the Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center and the Financial Aid Office will be offering virtual appointments for students to participate in our One-Stop-Shop service as an alternative to face-to-face contact. Face-to-face service will only be available for students that have a matter that cannot be resolved virtually. All Face-to-Face service matters will be handled in the Student Center, Room 149.


The One-Stop-Shop will be held from January 25–February 2. The hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Academic Advising will be done virtually.   

It is strongly encouraged for students and their families to utilize virtual appointments if possible. For those that require a face-to-face service, the following Health and Safety protocols must be employed:

  • Use of Face masks/Face coverings is required on campus.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain physical/social distance between individuals; it is one of the best tools to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus and slowing its spread.
  • Avoid situations that would violate physical/social distancing rules, when unavoidable, use face masks/face coverings.

Please see the attached document for information on scheduling virtual Registration One-Stop-Shop and Advising Appointments.

Spring 2021 Updated Virtual One-Stop Contact List

Spring 2021 Semester

The Academic Calendar has been modified to reflect changes necessary to promote the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff. Below is an overview of the academic calendar:

Spring Reopening Dates
Date Event
TBA New Student Residence Hall Move-In
January 27, 2021 Classes Begin
TBA Returning Student Residence Hall Move-in
Tuesday, February 2 Drop/Add Deadline & All Tuition and Fees Due for Spring 2021 Semester
Note: There will be no Spring Break in Spring 2021
Saturday, May 8 – Friday, May 14 Finals Week
Friday, May 7 Semester Ends
   
 

The University will plan for Commencement activities for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 graduates.  We will adhere to guidance issued by government officials regarding the hosting of large events.