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Fall Reopening

Mandatory COVID-19 Training & Agreement

Dear Faculty and Staff,
Norfolk State University remains committed to the health and safety of our faculty, staff and the University community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The success and well-being of each NSU community member is of paramount concern and requires a shared responsibility of us all. As part of that shared responsibility, all faculty and staff are required to receive training and comply with University policies and public health measures implemented for the health and safety of the University community. 

For the faculty and staff, Awareity’s MOAT, the same platform used for annual Security Awareness Training, has been chosen to provide the training and the COVID-19 Faculty Staff Acknowledgement document. These are both contained within MOAT’s Norfolk State University Vault. Completion of both is mandatory. Failure to complete the training will result in reporting to supervisors and the Office of Human Resources and potential disciplinary action.

Information and instructions for completing the NSU COVID-19 Training Module can be found below:

  • The COVID-19 Training module is intended for all faculty, staff, and students.
  • The training module document will include a link to a short training video.
  • You will be required to take a short quiz after reviewing the training video. 
  • You will be required to read and accept the COVID-19 Faculty and Staff Acknowledgment document.
  • Faculty and Staff access the training module by logging into MOAT at

Let’s all do our part to protect each other!

President Adams-Gaston Shares Campus Reopening Message

Norfolk State University President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston shares an important message with the Spartan Community about the University's Campus Reopening Plan.   click here

Let’s All Do Our Part: How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 on Campus
Welcome back to campus! 

It's going to take all of us doing our part to have a safe campus experience and a safe fall 2020 semester. To see how we can achieve a successful return to campus, click here.

Welcome Message

Norfolk State University President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston shares a welcome message with the Spartan Community as virtual courses start today for the first two weeks of the Fall 2020 semester. Behold. - click here

Fall 2020 Registration One-Stop-Shop
8/25/2020  - Updated 9/3/2020

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.   

The One-Stop has been extended until September 9.  All registration and payment of balances must be paid by this date. 

The following Health and Safety protocols must be employed:

  • Use of Masks/Face coverings is required on campus
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Maintain physical/social distance between individuals; it isVirtual-One-Stop-Shop-Contact-List.pdf 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.
  • Updated Virtual One-Stop-Shop Contact List - pdf

President's Message to Students

Dear Students:
I write once again with an update on our commitment to provide you with the highest quality of instruction, service, and support as a Norfolk State University (NSU). This year has been nothing short of unprecedented. Yet, in the midst of many challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic and countless acts of violence and brutality perpetrated on men and women of color, we are resilient as a community.  - Read the announcement

President's Message to Faculty and Staff

Dear Faculty and Staff members, 
I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. These past few weeks have been unprecedented. Across the nation, universities, colleges, school districts, and other entities have made critical and difficult decisions regarding their modes of operation that are in the best interest of their community and the individuals they serve.  Such is the case here at NSU, and we have worked together to implement measures and modes for the health and safety of the entire campus community.  - Read the announcement

ODU and NSU Joint Statement on Fall 2020 Opening Plans

We address our campus communities with enthusiasm and excitement about the start of the fall semester. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University have worked on our respective plans, and it is our collective desire to do what is in the best interest of our students, our employees and the #757 communities we serve.  - Read the announcement

NSU Virtual Town Hall Meeting Recording now Available 

Norfolk State University President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston recently participated in a virtual town hall meeting with Dr. Justin Moses, Vice President for Operations and Chief Strategist for Institutional Effectiveness, COVID Director Dr. Michael Shackleford, and Dr. Leonard Brown, Vice President for Student Affairs (via phone), to answer questions from the Spartan community about COVID-19 and the University’s campus reopening plan.  To watch the recording, click here

Fall 2020 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:

Fall Reopening Dates
Date Event
August 29 – September 1, 2020 New Student Residence Hall Move-In
August 26, 2020 Classes Begin
September 2 - 7, 2020 Returning Student Residence Hall Move-in
September 4, 2020 Drop/Add Deadline & All Tuition and Fees Due for Fall 2020 Semester
September 7, 2020   Labor Day - No Classes
November 18 – November 25, 2020 Finals Week
November 25, 2020 Semester Ends
NOTE: There will be no fall break.

The University will plan for Commencement activities for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 graduates.  We will adhere to guidance issued by government officials regarding the hosting of large events.