Student Update

NDSU will return fully to live and in-person classes with the fall semester.

NDSU is strongly recommending that all people wear face coverings in indoor spaces when social distancing cannot be maintained. However, effective with the start of classes on Monday, August 23, 2021, masks will be required in all classroom settings whether such classes are credit, non-credit, training sessions, etc.  Faculty members who are able to maintain social distance from students may remove their masks during the class for purposes of being more easily heard.

The following rules will also apply:
 
a.      Every person should be comfortable wearing a face covering and is encouraged to do so. People should not face any pressure to discontinue doing so.  
b.      Health care operations on campus, including Student Health Service and Counseling Center, will continue to be able to mandate face covering in accordance with regular health care protocols.

    Student Life

    We have established creative approaches to co-curricular activities, to foster learning and growth that comes from experiencing groups while following all current institutional guidelines regarding social distancing and face covering usage.  You can learn more about engagement and activity at NDSU through the links below.

    Residence Life

    Students who need to quarantine will do so in their own rooms. 

    Separate rooms will be set aside for students living in the Residence Halls who may need to isolate at any point during the semester. 

    Quarantine and isolation meals for students who are symptomatic, have been exposed to someone who tests positive, or have had a positive COVID-19 test.

    Planned day-to-day operational adaptations include providing disinfectant stations for student use and scheduling additional sanitation by campus custodians. 

    Learn more at NDSU Residence Life.

      Dining

      Dining has implemented a number of modifications, including: 

      • Thorough cleaning and disinfecting on a regular and frequent basis, following state and federal public health agencies guidelines, utilizing EPA approved cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectants.
      • Poly gloves for those who want to utilize them while using self-serve areas.
      • West Dining Center will continue to be an allergen friendly facility free of tree-nuts and peanuts with Clean Eats station offering items free of the top eight allergens. Students with food allergies may contact Hannah Prigge for specific meals/needs.
      • Take-out meals available from all three dining centers to allow students to eat outside of the dining center.
      • Hand-sanitization stations throughout serving areas, in addition to disinfecting wipes available for use. 
      • Quarantine and isolation meals for students who are symptomatic, have been exposed to someone who tests positive, or have had a positive COVID-19 test. 

      Learn more at NDSU Dining Services.

        Student Health Service

        COVID-19 testing is available at Student Health Service

        Students can receive free vaccinations at Student Health Service by appointment, which can be scheduled by calling 701-231-7331.

        Students may be required to wear face masks while in Student Health Service. 

        Both in-person and limited telehealth appointments are available.

        Counseling Center

        NDSU’s Counseling Center will continue to offer one-on-one counseling through telemedicine and in-person as possible.

        • Support groups will be offered virtually for a variety of mental health concerns.

        Well-being Resources on Campus and in the Community
        As a member of the NDSU community, resources are available for you should you need help in dealing with adverse reactions to things happening in the world today.  A variety of resources are listed below:

        For students on campus and remotely (telehealth):
        Counseling Services: 701-231-7671
        Disability Services: 701-231-8463
        Student Health Service: 701-231-7331

        In a crisis or emergency situation:
        Call University Police: 701-231-8998
        Call 911
        Go to a Hospital Emergency Room
        Go to Prairie St. Johns  for a Needs Assessment: 701-476-721 (510 4th St. S.)
        Call the FirstLink Help Line: 1-800-273- TALK (8255) or 2-1-1
        Call Rape and Abuse Crisis Center: 701-293-7273

        Questions?

        Please send questions to ndsu.covid@ndsu.edu