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We are very excited to welcome our Golden Eagles back to campus for the Spring 2022 semester!

Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. All instruction will take place remotely until Jan. 31, 2022. NEIU is dedicated to helping you succeed, and that includes prioritizing the health and safety of our campus community. Each day, take a moment to check in with yourself and be mindful of your physical and emotional health. Take proper precautions and seek care if you are ill. Don't forget to consider your emotional well-being.

Northeastern has adopted an Interim COVID-19 Policy, which we encourage you to review prior to coming to campus.


  • Masks are required indoors in all common public spaces, including classrooms, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required while outside, in residence hall rooms, or while eating or drinking in designated eating areas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises individuals to consider wearing a face mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with others who are not fully vaccinated.
    • Individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a high quality face mask, such as a three-layer surgical mask, KN95 or N95 respirator mask to protect against the omicron variant. 
    • Surgical, KN95, and/or N95 masks will be distributed to all classrooms and office suites. Masks will also be available for students and employees at the Main Campus Welcome Desk.
  • Per Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Executive Order 2021-22 (available to read in Arabic, Polish, Tagalog, Chinese, Spanish and Hindi), all higher education faculty, staff and students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • All members of the Northeastern Illinois University community are also required to get a COVID-19 booster shot as soon as they are eligible per the CDC Booster Shot guidelines.
  • Individuals who have already been exempted from the vaccination requirement due to medical or religious reasons will be exempt from the booster requirement. Exempt individuals are still required to test weekly for COVID-19. 
  • Students are required to report positive COVID-19 test results to Student Health Services at (773) 442-5800 or
    • If symptoms occur while on campus, please notify your instructor and return home immediately. Upon positive COVID-19 test result, students will learn remotely until a negative test result has been obtained.
  • Students should wash their hands, as needed, with soap and water for 20 seconds. Alternatively, hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout all University locations. 
  • Please review the COVID-19 vaccination requirements and submit proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result prior to returning to campus on Jan. 31. 


  • Events: Events will resume on Jan. 31, following current CDC, IDPH and CDPH guidelines. When possible, events will be held outdoors.
  • Meetings: Virtual or hybrid meetings are strongly encouraged. In-person meetings require a record of attendance.


  • Commuting: When commuting to campus via public transportation, follow CTA, Metra or Pace guidelines. 
  • Domestic Travel: Persons who are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine can travel freely within the United States. If persons who are not fully vaccinated must travel, they should follow the CDC’s recommendations for unvaccinated persons. 
  • Sponsored Domestic Travel: University-sponsored domestic travel by students, faculty, and staff is permitted. Domestic travel requests must be submitted through the standard Travel Authorization Request and Encumbrance (TARE) procedure for official authorization for travel. 
  • University-Sponsored International Travel: All University-sponsored international travel by students, faculty, and staff continues to be suspended. Individual requests to be considered for an international travel exception may be presented to the Division Vice President for evaluation. 
  • Personal Travel: Personal travel is not governed by the University. Students, faculty, and staff who are traveling for personal reasons should do so in compliance with the CDC guidelines for domestic travel, the City of Chicago Travel Advisory, and the CDC guidelines for international travel.

Important Resources

Northeastern Resources

Student Emergency Fund
Northeastern has designated the Student Emergency Fund to help students who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Details on donating or applying for assistance are available on the Student Emergency Fund site.

For student medical questions
Phone: (773) 442-5800

For questions from international students and those interested in study abroad
Phone: (773) 442-4796

For questions about University housing
Phone: (773) 442-4663

For questions about student life
Phone: (773) 442-4600

For admissions, financial aid, registration and student accounts questions

For student employment questions
Phone: (773) 442-4696

Government Resources

Northeastern will continue to work with federal, state and city partners who are monitoring the virus. Please email or fill out the form if you have any questions or concerns that aren't already answered within this site.