Covid-19 University Updates

· Covid-19 University Updates

All classes cancelled until Tuesday, Sept. 8

From NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio

All classes on Northwestern State University’s main campus in Natchitoches and other sites in Shreveport, Alexandria and Leesville have been cancelled through the Labor Day holiday and will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 8.  This includes all in-person and online classes.  Anything course-related including, but not limited to, due dates, assignments, […]

Sports suspended until spring

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State’s fall sports schedules are moving to the spring of 2021.

The Southland Conference announced Thursday the league will postpone fall sports conference competitions in football, volleyball, soccer and cross country with the intent of playing in the spring semester.

The league’s fall sports teams are allowed to keep contracted non-conference games, if they so choose, and can schedule additional games, as well. NSU has chosen not to participate […]

WRAC announces COVID facility regulations

In accordance with Northwestern State University, State of Louisiana, and CDC guidelines, the NSU WRAC will require modifications to normal operations.  These changes are necessary to protect the health of our students, faculty, staff and community members.

  • If you have been experiencing symptoms of illness, please do not come in until cleared by a doctor.
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Maggio: We are all in this together.

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

Everyone associated with Northwestern should take pride in the efforts and progress that have been so evident in the university’s plans and preparations for the Fall 2020 semester.

We appreciate our new and returning students whose confidence in the school is reflected in their decision to enroll this fall in a time […]

Update: Maggio outlines information for start of the semester

The fall semester is just a few short weeks away, and it will be exciting to have everyone back for another exciting academic year.  We have worked diligently to adapt our campuses, instructional sites, and online learning resources to the new realities of higher education during this global crisis. As I mentioned in previous correspondence, […]

Update: Provost provides information on Fall 2020 course delivery

Administrators at NSU have been working diligently to ensure that the start of the Fall 2020 semester occurs in the safest way possible for all students, faculty, and staff of Northwestern State.  With that safety in mind and considering all local, state and federal guidelines/recommendations, we have developed a plan which will allow us to accommodate […]

Maggio discusses Return To Campus plans

The beginning of the Fall, 2020, semester and a new academic year are just a month away, and it will be exciting and gratifying to have students, faculty and staff back together for in-person classes and activities.

There have been extensive and innovative efforts in recent weeks to adapt our campuses, instructional sites and online learning […]

NSU developing return-to-campus framework

NATCHITOCHES – Staff and administrators at Northwestern State University are preparing for the Fall 2020 semester with a focus on safety along with the continuity of learning and research. Classes will be offered through several modalities, including face-to-face, online and in hybrid format with an emphasis on social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks to […]

Update: Aug. 8 commencement cancelled

After extensive consideration, the university has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person commencement ceremonies that were scheduled for Aug. 8 for our Spring, 2020, graduates.

The recent surge in coronavirus in Louisiana and across the nation and the extension of the Phase 2 reopening plan for the state made it imperative for us to […]