Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Please check back frequently for updates. 

NVU and the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) have had to make some difficult decisions about the remainder of the spring semester at Northern Vermont University and the other VSCS residential institutions. NVU is extending remote instruction through the end of the semester and students will not be returning to the residence halls on April 6 as we had initially hoped. NVU continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation within Vermont and across the country. The health and safety of the Northern Vermont University community is our top priority. The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) is following guidelines set by state and federal authorities, including Vermont Governor Phil Scott, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

There are no known cases of COVID-19 in the NVU community.

NVU’s campuses are closed to all outside traffic. The university is open via remote means, including on our website and by phone, email, and virtual meetings. 

See details regarding remote instruction, moving out of residence halls, and billing adjustments in the March 24, 2020 university-wide communication below. 

  • NVU has moved to to remote instruction through the end of the spring semester. A policy related to pass/fail options will be forthcoming. 
  • Residence halls will not reopen this semester, and the VSCS is requesting a rapid move-out to be completed by March 30. 
  • Refunds for room and board. We recognize decisions around billing and refunds are critically important to our students. Billing adjustments will be issued for room and board at a pro rata rate, dating back to March 16. For those still in residence, the adjustment will date to your last day on campus.
  • NVU has made the difficult decision to reschedule our May 2020 commencements. We will hold our ceremonies in May 2021 on both campuses on the same day as the class of 2021 commencements, but in a separate ceremony. Additionally, this spring we will create senior slideshows for each campus to be featured alongside other virtual celebratory experiences.
  • All athletic games, matches, and practices have been suspended for the spring semester. 
  • The NAC and NECC has cancelled all spring sport conference regular season and championship contests. 
  • All public events and gatherings on NVU campuses, scheduled between March 14 – May 10, 2020, have been cancelled or postponed. This includes events hosted by external groups.
  • The SHAPE facilities on both campuses are closed until further notice, effective March 13, 2020.
  • All university travel--international or domestic--is cancelled and not permitted through August 30, 2020; this includes in-state and non-essential travel between campuses.

COVID-19 is unparalleled. It will change the world. What it will not change is the grit, perseverance, heart, and action of NVU. North makes a difference that lasts.