Below, you will also find information specific to Indiana University Northwest. Please refer to this page often, as information will be updated on a regular basis.
Please take care of yourself, your friends, and the IU community.
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Chancellor William J. Lowe
Hello. I’m Bill Lowe, Chancellor of IU Northwest.
Please let me be among the first to welcome you back from Spring Break.
The last few weeks have brought sweeping changes to all of our lives. The times in which we now live are new to all of us. Things are different, very different.
But what has not changed is our commitment to your success—today and always.
By now, you should have received direction from your professors about online instruction, and I hope that you are off to a smooth start.
Even though campus is currently closed to all but essential personnel, all student resources and services are available to you in other ways, including video conferencing, by phone, and, in some cases, even chat.
As always, your advisors and library staff are available and ready to assist with whatever academic needs you may have.
Please know that we are here for you in other ways, as well. If you find yourself struggling with your classwork, your emotions, or even your finances, please reach out to us. Your success and wellbeing are our highest priorities.
As we move to online instruction for the remainder of the semester, I would like to thank our faculty and staff who have been working hard during the break to enable a smooth transition. I could not be more proud of everyone at IU Northwest. Summer Session 2020 courses will all be offered online as well.
Graduating seniors, this is still your year. I would like to recognize all of the students who received their degrees last winter and who will receive them this May and August. We salute you for your achievement, and, rest assured, we will celebrate your accomplishments in a fitting way as soon as the time is right.
Looking ahead, I encourage you to enroll in summer and fall courses, and remind you that every current student who enrolls by April 19, for more than 6-credit hours in the fall semester, will receive free parking.
Things can change quickly, so please visit our website at iun.edu for the most up-to-date information, as well as more details on summer and fall enrollment. And please watch your IU email for special messages from me and other campus and IU leaders.
And finally, please take care of yourself and your family. As college students, you represent the very best of the future of our region and our nation.
Thank you, stay safe and be well.
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IU Northwest is staffed only by essential personnel until further notice. The campus remains in operation and all services are available by email, telephone, or online.
Remote Classroom Instruction
IU is suspending face-to-face classes and transitioning to virtual learning for the remainder of the spring semester.
If you need technical assistance with remote classroom instruction, please contact the UITS Help Desk at 219-981-4357, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the live chat option at ithelplive.iu.edu.
Labs and Studios
Labs and studios are not accessible to students until further notice.
If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact your instructor for more information.
Whether or not student employees are able to accomplish their work remotely depends on the character of their duties, the resources required for their work, the needs of their units and equity among colleagues. Such decisions, once again, are at the discretion of division-level supervisors. Please contact your supervisor for more information.
All on-campus events, whether sponsored internally or by community-based organizations are canceled, with the possibility of rescheduling to later dates, through to the end of spring semester. Event calendar >>
Registration and Advising
Fall 2020 registration is underway.
The Student Advising Center Advisors will conduct all advising and registration appointments by phone or virtual (Zoom) appointments. To schedule or change an advising appointment, contact your primary advisor or log on to one.iu.edu—SAS (Student Appointment Scheduler)—Search for your advisor’s name—Schedule Appointment—Choose specific day/time.
Free Parking for Fall 2020: Students who register for 6 or more credit hours for the fall 2020 semester by April 19 will earn free parking for that semester. After registered, students will receive a letter from IU Northwest confirming they met the requirements, with information on how to acquire their free parking pass.
IU has postponed all Spring Commencement Ceremonies on all campuses that are scheduled in May, including IU Northwest. All IU graduates will be able to participate in a future IU Commencement Ceremony when the public health situation again allows us to do so. All IU degrees will continue to be awarded when earned, and this change of plans in no way affects the timing and awarding of IU degrees. Learn more >>
John W. Anderson Library and Conference Center
The John W. Anderson Library and Conference Center is closed until further notice. During this time, library services and research assistance will continue to be provided in multiple ways, including phone and online. Learn more >>
In accordance with the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC), the Department of Athletics has canceled all spring sports for the 2020 season. Learn more >>
UITS Support Center
To model safe social distancing, the UITS Support Center (Hawthorn Hall, Room 108) is making appointments for service or pick-ups. Please call 219-981-4357 or email email@example.com to arrange an appointment for service. Delivery or service for desktop computers and Ricoh printers are temporarily paused.
IU Northwest Bookstore & IU Credit Union
The Barnes & Noble IU Northwest Bookstore is closed until further notice. Learn more >> The IU Credit Union is closed until further notice. Learn more >>
Free Drive-Up Internet Access: Hot Spot Lot
IU Northwest invites campus and community members to take advantage of the free drive-up internet access (“Hot Spot Lot”), located at the campus’s main parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway. Users can access the internet without leaving their cars.
How to access the IU Northwest Guest Network
Faculty, staff, and students can log into IU’s secure networks from the lots, just as they would on campus.
The IU Northwest guest network should be treated like any public access point, and users should be aware that security is the same as any other public wireless network. It is not known how long the availability of this service will last.
The IU Police Department – Northwest officers will be patrolling the area as usual.
Tutors in Math, CIS (Computer Information Systems), and the Sciences are prepared to conduct tutoring through Zoom videoconferencing and Google Hangout. To connect with tutors, look for links to those sites, which instructors will be posting on their course’s Canvas pages. If you encounter any difficulties with Math, CIS, or Sciences tutoring, contact Dr. Axel Schulze-Halberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-980-6780.
Writing Center tutors will utilize real-time online tutoring throughout the semester. Students can schedule appointments via email at email@example.com. If you encounter any difficulties gaining access to a writing tutor, contact Dr. Garin Cycholl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-980-6568. Learn more >>
Students who need to take their Math or English placement tests, which are necessary to be placed in required math and composition classes, can do so online. Learn more >>
Student Financial Anxiety
If you are experiencing financial hardship due to any of the changes brought about by the coronavirus, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance. Please contact Dean of Students Beth Tyler to discuss your situation, either by email at email@example.com or by phone at 219-981-5660.
Office of Counseling Services
This unprecedented change to each of our everyday lives is stressful, even for those who tend to be calm, cool, and collected. If you’re finding it difficult to focus on school during this time, for any reason, IU Northwest’s Counseling Center remains open for current and new clients.
To schedule an appointment, send your request, from your IU email address, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 219-980-6741. Once they receive your request, a counselor will contact you and complete an intake assessment to determine the best level of service for you, for example, teletherapy by phone, video (Zoom Health), or a referral to one of our community providers.
Please be assured that your information is strictly confidential, as it would be if you received services in person.
For questions related to IU Northwest parking, please contact the Office of Parking Services at email@example.com or 219-981-4246. Learn more >>
Use the search bar at the top of our website or refer to the A-Z Big List to access information on campus services. Learn more >>