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.
Resumption of Fall 2020 Instruction
The 2020-21 academic year will begin as originally scheduled on August 24, 2020.
Fall Semester 2020will run from August 24, 2020 through December 20, 2020, but all on-campus, in-person instruction will end the week prior to Thanksgiving week (November 20, 2020). Any instructional programming that takes place after Thanksgiving will be online. There will not be a Fall break.
What is called aWinter Sessionwill run from December 21, 2020, to February 7, 2021 and will beentirelyon-line. Each campus can use this period to schedule flexible on-line instruction that best fits the needs of students and programs.
Spring Semester 2021will beginonlineon January 19, 2021 and on-campus, in-person instruction resumes on February 8, 2021, running till May 9, 2021,without a Spring break.
A guide for returning to campus as well as an at-a-glance phased re-entry plan are now available. Learn More >>
Cloth Face Covering while on Campus
Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, all faculty, staff, students, contractors, suppliers, vendors, and visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings in all hallways, elevators, public spaces, and common areas, and when entering all IU buildings.
Cloth face coverings must also be worn in office spaces and outdoor spaces where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
Wearing a face covering is not required in private offices or when alone in a space. Learn More >>
Student Grades for Spring Semester
This semester has changed significantly for everyone in the past few weeks, and we want to provide every opportunity for students to remain on track with their goals. IU Northwest has approved new flexibility with grade policies to support student success in Spring 2020 coursework.
Both of these options protect the student GPA from the negative impact of grades they might consider lower than what they would earn in more normal circumstances.
Satisfactory Grade Option. This option converts a grade of a solid C or higher to an S-Satisfactory. The S grade satisfies degree requirements and pre-requisites for future classes, but it is not calculated in the GPA.
Passing Grade Option. This option changes a grade of D-, D, D+, or C- to a P-Passing. The P grade does not satisfy degree requirements or pre-requisites for future classes, but they do count for elective credit. Additionally, P grades are not calculated in the GPA.
To exercise either option, students need the permission of their instructor and advisor. Advisors can help students understand how these options fit within their academic and professional goals. More information is available on the Registrar and Academic Affairs webpages, including the form students need to initiate if requesting this change as well as an extensive FAQ.
This is a student-initiated change of grade request. Faculty members cannot decide to assign an S or a P without a student first initiating a request.
Students will send the form to the instructor for their signature. After the instructor verifies that the student's grade meets the qualifications, they should sign and return to the student who will forward to their advisor. This step is to allow them to discuss whether there are any ramifications that would keep them from exercising this option, based on their major. The advisor will then complete the process with the registrar.
After final grades are posted, the deadline to use one of these options is July 1, 2020.
Remote Classroom Instruction
Summer I and Summer II courses will be taught online.
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.
Under the plan recommended by the Laboratory Research Restart Committee appointed by President McRobbie, research that needs to be conducted on campus (e.g., it requires special facilities, equipment, access to protected data, in-person contact with research subjects, or otherwise cannot be conducted remotely) may be conducted on campus beginning June 1, 2020, provided that it can be conducted in compliance with the On-Campus Research Restart Guidelines. Learn More >>
Students who were actively employed on March 23, 2020, who anticipated working on campus, but are not able to work remotely, will receive pay for an average of hours worked over the previous six months, until their expected assignment end date, or June 30. 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. 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.
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 CDC and State of Indiana guidelines, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC), and IU Athletics, the IU Northwest Department of Athletics is planning a resumption of intercollegiate varsity athletics for 2020-21.
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. View the campus map page >>
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. Learn more >>
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 tutoring, contact Dr. Axel Schulze-Halberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-980-6780.
Writing Center tutors offer real-time online tutoring sessions on Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 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. For consideration, please complete this application form. Learn more >>
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 email@example.com, 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.
Spring 2020 parking refunds
IU will provide a refund to students who had parking passes for the spring 2020 semester. The credit will be based on the type of permit the student had and applied to any unpaid charges on the students' bursar account. 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 >>