Please know that Northland is continually reviewing and updating the FAQs as new guidance and information is shared from the CDC, Minnesota State System Office, and local, state, and federal health authorities.
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Classes, including online classes, will be suspended from March 16 to March 29. Faculty and staff will spend the two weeks preparing to continue instruction in alternate formats starting March 30.
As of today, we plan to resume classes on Monday, March 30, in alternate formats. Check the Northland COVID-19 page for updates as they are available. Please check back frequently as this is a dynamic and fluid situation. We also recommend you monitor your Northland email daily to receive all updates and follow Northland on Facebook and Twitter.
Due to the updated "Stay At Home" order issued by Minnesota Governor Walz, all in-person instruction is suspended at least through Sunday, May 3. Students please be sure to check D2L and your email for the latest updates from your instructors on specific classes, and/or contact your instructor(s) and/or advisor with any questions directly related to a specific course. Select classes with required lab activities will resume once the stay at home order is lifted, but be certain to contact your instructor prior to coming to campus for any activities.
Alternate formats means any number of possible changes to how a class is held. For example, it could mean using technology in a different way or even a change in the number of times a class is held. Because many students do not have adequate access to technology, and some subjects cannot be taught in an online format, we are actively exploring a range of alternatives.
Every effort will be made to have alternative course formats that will work for everyone. Students who do not have home internet access can explore various temporary no-cost and low–cost internet and communication services that some companies are now offering. Northland is aware of the following companies offering limited, no-cost/low-cost services during the coronavirus outbreak.
Check your Northland e-mail for direction from your instructors.
As of today, we plan to resume classes on Monday, March 30, in alternate formats. Check the Northland COVID-19 page for updates as they are available. This web page will be updated daily, and more frequently as needed.
We are making changes to the summer schedule now in order to best assure that those of you taking summer classes are (1) best informed of how the class will be delivered in advance and (2) to assure that the courses have as little interruption in their delivery as possible. To summarize the changes:
If you have already registered for a summer class on one of our campuses, and it is a class that we are moving to online, you will receive a separate email specific to your class(es).
The changes are in response to uncertainty surrounding the length of the ongoing impact of COVID-19 within our communities.
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Student Services (Registrar, Financial Aid, Admissions, Counseling, Advising, Disability Services, Academic Success Center, Dean of Student Affairs office, and general student support) continue to be available to help support you. Many of our employees are working remotely, but are still available during business hours through email, phone, and Zoom videoconferencing.
To speak with any Student Affairs staff member, please call or email the office that you are looking to contact and a staff member will respond to you and find the best way to connect with you.
The physical library spaces are closed until further notice. However, library services are still available through remote access only. Please contact Librarian Cynthia Jorstad during business hours by email or by phone at 218-683-8757 for all your library needs and questions.
In addition to direct help from the Northland library, students may use AskMN. AskMN is a 24/7 online research help service available to all Minnesota residents and students. It is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries. On the AskMN site, in the column on the right, there is a specific option for college research help.
Until further notice and in alignment to the "Stay At Home" order issued by Minnesota Governor Walz, the Academic Success Center will provide tutoring through remote access only. A student may sign up for tutoring on WC Online. This mode of delivery gives a student the opportunity to interact with their tutor face-to-face via video conference. A student may upload written papers and assignments for tutors to review during their session. Below is a list of tutors and their respective areas of expertise.
If a student needs tutoring outside of business hours, they have access to online tutoring through Tutor.com which is located in their D2L Brightspace. Tutor.com is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I have attached the directions to sign up for an account in WC Online as well as step-by-step directions to access Tutor.com through D2L.
If a student receives services through the Academic Success Center for a documented disability and they have testing accommodations the student should contact Chris Fossum to set up an accommodated test.
If a student needs their accommodation letter updated due to changes in course format the student should contact Sara Johnson or Chris Fossum.
Section last updated updated 03/19/2020, at 1:30 p.m.
No, Northland's spring commencement ceremonies have been cancelled. We know this is disappointing, and we did not make the decision lightly. Effective immediately, and according to current Minnesota Department of Health and CDC guidelines, any campus-related gathering must have less than 50 people if social distancing can be adhered to. Meetings or gatherings where social distancing cannot be accommodated should be moved to a virtual environment, postponed, or cancelled.
In light of these recommendations, Spring 2020 in-person commencement ceremonies at Northland have been cancelled.
Northland will explore different options to celebrate students' achievements. We will inform you of how Northland will proceed as soon as it's been established. As long students have met all their degree requirements, they will receive their degrees.
All NJCAA conference sporting events are cancelled through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. In addition, the NJCAA has cancelled all remaining winter and spring championships.
Visit NorthlandPioneers.com for more information.
All admissions events are postponed until further notice.
The Northland virtual tour is an excellent way of exploring Northland from the comfort of your own home. Experience life in the Northland’s classrooms, labs, libraries, and bleachers on your phone or tablet — no VR glasses necessary.
No, there will be no student club/student organization meetings or events from March 16-29.
Effective Sunday, March 15, all college hosted events with more than 50 people will be suspended until further notice.
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The stay at home order is effective from March 27 at 11:59 p.m. to May 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Northland’s COVID-19 Task Group is monitoring circumstances closely and receiving guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Our facilities department is spending extra time cleaning buildings and sanitizing commonly touched surfaces (such as railings and door handles). Hand sanitizer stations are provided throughout campus.
We are following the recommendations and direction of the Minnesota Department of Health, in coordination with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person. Washing your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds is your best defense against the flu and COVID-19. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. For more information, visit the CDC website.
Do not come to campus if you are sick. Cover coughs and sneezes. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Wash your hands frequently.
It is important to use your best judgment and take actions to ensure your health and safety. If you feel that you should not come to campus, please communicate with faculty or other staff via email.
Do not come to campus when you are sick. Communicate with faculty or other staff via e-mail. Contact your physician or medical clinic by phone or email.
Contact your physician or medical clinic by phone or email.
We would act on the advice of the Minnesota Department of Health and in coordination with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Northland Community and Technical College wants all students, employees, and visitors to feel safe and supported during their time on our campus. Students who need to talk with a counselor or have questions may contact counseling.
Northland is committed to creating an inclusive climate for all of our community members. The CDC offers guidance on countering stigma related to this virus. If you believe that you are experiencing discrimination or bias related to your national origin, race, or other protected characteristic, please contact Northland.
All college-related international travel and college-related out-of-state travel through Northland Community and Technical College is suspended.
Personal travel should be approached with caution. For more information regarding domestic and international travel related to COVID-19, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health.
It is important to have access to accurate and consistent information regarding COVID-19. Reliable sources include:
Section last updated updated 03/20/2020, at 3:40 p.m.
When your classes are converted to an alternative format, you are still expected to participate. If you participate, your financial aid will not be affected.
If you must miss class, please contact your instructor. If you will be unable to complete the semester, we encourage you to start by contacting Advising to discuss your best academic options. If needed, you will be directed to the Financial Aid Office for special circumstances consideration.
Effective at the end of the day on Friday, March 20, 2020, all work study assignments will be suspended from March 23 thru March 27. The only exception to this is work study assigned to the maintenance and IT departments. We recognize students may depend on the earnings of work-study and we, like all Minnesota State institutions, are working to determine how to minimize or eliminate the financial impact to students this causes. More information will be forthcoming in the days ahead.
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Advisors are available via alternative methods other than in-person advising meetings. Please call or email your advisor, they will contact you to set up a phone, Zoom, or email meeting so that you can chat about class selections and receive your access code for the fall 2020 semester.
Yes, class registration is still scheduled to open on April 1, 2020. If you need help with registration, please contact your advisor, and they will assist you via phone, Zoom, or email.
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Yes! We look forward to having you join our community. Our application process is easy. Fill our our free online application today.
Due to ongoing concerns and preventative measures regarding COVID-19, Northland is suspending all campus visits/tours until further notice. While you may not be able to physically tour Northland, we encourage you to explore Northland’s beautiful campuses by taking our Virtual Tour today!
Our admissions team is excited to meet with you. At this time all meetings with prospective students are being set up remotely to ensure the health and safety of everyone. Our admissions representatives can set up a phone call or Zoom (video) meeting with you or contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also explore our digital Viewbook, the primary guide to the Northland experience, our academic programs, and find out what it's like to be an student at Northland.
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Due to the "Stay At Home" order issued by Minnesota Governor Walz, all Northland campuses are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Northland students, faculty and staff are welcome on campus using select entrances. Please see campus entrance signage for more details.
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Members of the news media should contact Northland Marketing & Communications with any questions about Northland’s response to COVID-19.
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