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Latest Updates for Student Success


How to order your course-required textbooks

View this step-by-step guide:

  1. Use the textbook wizard on and enter term, department, course and section of your class to search for the books required.
    (The screenshot of the textbook wizard interface with drop-down buttons for the term, and text entry boxes for the department, course, and section fields.)
  2. Following the prompt on each required textbook, choose your text format: rent or buy and new, used, digital (the screenshot shows an example of a textbook and a list of options available for that textbook: buy new; buy used; buy digital; rent new; rent used; rent digital.)
  3. Check out, choose your shipping method and add any last-minute items to your cart.

Order Textbooks Now

Read Provost Rowlands latest message commencement, reimbursements and other timely updates. (May 12, 2020 and April 6, 2020)
Do you have questions or concerns about navigating college online? We now have a live online chat with experienced NKU students who are here to support you. Visit and click the “Live Help” icon to chat with an NKU Student Pilot today!

Information Technology Resources Available

In order to facilitate student success given the shift to alternate Instruction, additional IT related resources are being made available:

  • Loaner Technology
    1. laptops (windows and Mac) are available
    2. Ipads are available
    3. Wifi Hotspots are available for internet access
    4. webcams class participation (note currently out of stock but we have ordered more)
    5. Headsets with microphone for class participation
  • Norse Tech Bar remains open in the University Center to serve students that are on campus
  • Our virtual labs have been updated to provide additional access to academic specific software licenses allowing remote access
  • All students now have access to a Zoom Pro license and can connect via Zoom directly from their Canvas course.

For any of the above items, students can stop by the Norse Tech Bar, contact the IT help desk (572-6911) or email


NKU COVID-19 Travel Reimbursement Procedures for Faculty, Staff and Students

Please see the following communication from Provost Sue Ott Rowlands for the latest NKU COVID-19 travel reimbursement procedures for faculty, staff and students.


NKU Creates Emergency Fund for Students Impacted by COVID-19

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:

  • Providing food, toiletries and funding necessary medications;
  • Aiding in any educational-related expenses as NKU moves to online classes;
  • Assisting students who may need to travel home or to and from work;
  • Helping cover unmet financial costs due to loss of employment; and
  • Supplementing student wages unable to be earned due to closures.

NKU will begin raising funds immediately, and students can apply for funding now. To learn more about the Student Emergency Fund, visit its website.


NKU Education Abroad

If you have questions about Education Abroad trips and/or opportunities, please contact the Office of Education Abroad at 859-572-6908.


NKU Health, Counseling & Student Wellness

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.


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