updated March 31, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
In order to facilitate student success given the shift to alternate Instruction, additional IT related resources are being made available:
For any of the above items, students can stop by the Norse Tech Bar, contact the IT help desk (572-6911) or email norseIT@nku.edu
Please see the following communication from Provost Sue Ott Rowlands for the latest NKU COVID-19 travel reimbursement procedures for faculty, staff and students.
As the region navigates the impacts of COVID-19, Northern Kentucky University launches a new Student Emergency Fund to support student success during this challenging time.
NKU’s COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund focuses supporting our students’ needs during the global pandemic—whether educational or personal. Any student can use the resource to reduce a financial barrier associated with life circumstances during the COVID-19 outbreak, including:
NKU will begin raising funds immediately, and students can apply for funding now. To learn more about the Student Emergency Fund, visit its website.
In light of the latest Coronavirus developments, NKU will shift to alternative instruction beginning March 23, moving from face-to-face classes to online delivery. We made this decision with health and safety of our campus in mind, as well as for our entire community.
To give faculty and staff time to prepare, we are extending spring break for students through Saturday, March 21. Residence halls still will be open to students who were planning to return to campus on March 15. When classes resume on Monday, March 23, they will proceed through our alternative platforms. Students should watch for emails with details about the transition to the online format and adjustments to clinicals, labs or other necessary requirements for course completion.
At this time, we still have zero confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region and at NKU. That notwithstanding, Coronavirus is a growing concern, and Kentucky is under a state of emergency. As a regional leader, we must do our part to ensure we are following the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations for social distancing to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
What does this mean for the campus?
We understand this announcement will generate questions. Please be assured we are here to support our students, faculty and staff. Many aspects of the Coronavirus are out of our hands, but we are committed to ensuring our students stay on track toward their planned graduation dates.
If you have questions about Education Abroad trips and/or opportunities, please contact the Office of Education Abroad at 859-572-6908.
The Health, Counseling & Student Wellness office provides services that help NKU students, faculty and staff achieve and maintain optimal levels of physical and emotional functioning. Learn more.
NKU is committed to honoring your continued student employment. If you are an Independent Work Study (IWS) or Federal Work Study (FWS) student you are not required to work but may continue working. If you choose to not work, you will be paid based on your previously established work schedule. The time submission process will remain the same (submit time in MyNKU for supervisor approval). Please keep in mind, students are prohibited from working during a scheduled course time as listed on their spring class schedule. The course schedules will remain the same throughout the spring semester, even though we have switched to online delivery. Work directly with your immediate supervisor to discuss work arrangements. (excludes grant funded positions).