Have an amazing college experience without missing a beat.
Earn an impressive degree while having an unforgettable college experience. IU Northwest is successfully navigating the pandemic, with safety resources and practices in place. What that means for you—the ability to live the college life you dreamed, with the comfort of knowing you’re safe.
The fall 2021 semester on all IU campuses will be in person and we expect a return to mostly typical operations. Because of the university's new vaccine requirement, you'll see most restrictions lifted, including no physical distancing, more in-person events and a return to our typical classroom settings.
Arts & Sciences Building, Moraine Student Center and Savannah Center: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All other buildings: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Anderson Library Conference Center: closed
Arts & Sciences Building: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All other buildings: closed
*All times subject to special events and campus closures. The hours listed above exclude campus holidays and approved campus events.
Will I need to wear a face mask while on campus?
IU recommends individuals wear a mask inside buildings on campus, beginning August 5. This is a time-limited recommendation. We will continue to monitor local conditions and will make changes to individual campuses based on local data.
This requirement applies to all members of the university community, including employees, students, contractors, suppliers, vendors, and visitors.
* COMPLIMENTARY MASKS ARE AVAILABLE at the Savannah Center 112 (across from the Bookstore) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F), or the Moraine Student Center 116 (IUPD-Northwest) from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. (M-F and weekends).
While I am hopeful we all remain healthy, I do wish to remind you of the process should you begin to feel sick.
Isolate: do not come to campus for work or study.
Schedule a symptomatic test: begin the process by completing the COVID-19 symptom checker to detail the symptoms you are experiencing.
Get tested: If testing is required, you will be given information concerning where to go, testing hours, etc. Symptomatic patients should NOT arrive at the IU Northwest Health & Wellness Clinic unannounced; walk-in testing is NOT being done.
Get your results: Your COVID-19 test result will be emailed to you within 24 to 72 hours of your symptomatic test.
I was in close contact with someone who tested positive. What should I do?
If you live with someone, or have spent time with a close contact, who is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please encourage them to isolate (i.e., in a bedroom and bathroom to themselves), wear a mask and consult with a healthcare provider.
You should quarantine in your residence until you know if the individual has tested positive.
If you are fully vaccinated, you will be asked to monitor your health for 10 days to ensure you don't develop any symptoms. As long as you don't have symptoms, you may continue with your normal routine and do not need to quarantine.
Close contacts who are not fully vaccinated are expected to quarantine for 10 days from the time they were exposed.
What kind of health and safety precautions will be in place?
Yes. Classrooms, labs, dining, recreation and other campus facilities will return to pre-pandemic capacities, with no physical distancing required. Classes will be held in person in typical classroom settings.
What resources are available to students for academic success as well as health and wellness?
IU Northwest is committed to the success of all of our students both inside the classroom and outside. Students always have access to the faculty members teaching their courses, academic advisors, student affairs professionals and others.
We're also keenly aware of the toll the pandemic is taking on our students' mental health. Our on-campus student health and counseling centers have a number of mental health resources including counseling.
COVID-19 Vaccine Questions
Will IU Northwest require the COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. A COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all IU students, faculty and staff beginning with the fall 2021 semester. You must be fully vaccinated before returning to campus. Get your first dose by July 1.
All current students, faculty and staff will use IU’s COVID-19 vaccine report form to attest that they are vaccinated and report all doses of your vaccine. If you’re receiving a two-dose vaccine, you should complete the form after each dose.