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Looking Toward a More Normal Fall ’21 Semester

A Message from President Elaine C. Collins:

Dear NVU Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Despite the cold temperatures and the early-spring snowfall, the crocuses and longer daylight hours tell us spring is underway. We are already thinking of the fall semester and I have some news to share.

I am excited to announce that NVU is intending to return for the fall 2021 semester with as much normalcy as possible, including in-person orientations and welcomes for our new and returning students, classes taught in person and in the classroom, robust in-person student activities, and the freedom to visit with friends and family on and off campus. All of this, of course, will be dependent on the status of the global pandemic and any state restrictions in place.

As a result of your dedication to the collective health and safety of the NVU community, we have been successful at keeping our positive COVID cases low. I applaud each of you for the success of this academic year so far. Thank you. As we make our way through the remaining six weeks of the semester—yes, just six weeks—I urge you to stay steadfast in your commitment to the health and safety of our communities.

Enjoy the spring—get outside and enjoy the warming weather. While you are looking toward the future, you might consider signing up for a summer class! Learn more about NVU summer classes at

Have a nice weekend. Happy spring!