Spring 2021 Registration Is Open
Learn Safely and Keep Moving Toward Your Degree

A Pandemic Doesn’t Stop our Mission

The College of Arts and Sciences Continues its Strong Tradition of Teaching, Learning, and Research.

Northeastern Illinois University and the College of Arts and Sciences have prioritized the safety of our students, faculty, and staff during this time so students can continue to learn in the city and the lead in the world and make progress toward their degrees.

We remain committed to our students and our faculty continue to innovate and transform their teaching to cultivate vibrant online and remote classrooms to provide students with engaging learning opportunities and to configure the limited number of face-to-face classes, such as studios and labs, to optimize both safety and learning.

As the Spring 2021 semester approaches, Northeastern Illinois University has announced that face-to-face classes will be held to a minimum, offered when lab and studio activities are deemed essential, to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. Courses for the fall semester will be offered in remote, online, hybrid, and, in some instances, face-to-face formats with appropriate safety precautions. For more information on the fall return, please read our Coronavirus Response.

These decisions are made in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines, as well as new guidance released by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Upcoming Events

Geography & Environmental Studies Internship Information Session

3:05-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

Where: Zoom; email a-peimer@neiu.edu for the link.
Contact: Alex Peimer, a-peimer@neiu.edu

This virtual workshop will cover internship requirements, policies and strategies to find opportunities. Required for Environmental Studies students registering for GES 383: Internship in G&ES in Summer 2021, which is offered only once a year. Students planning to graduate August 2021, December 2021 or May 2022 need to attend. 

English Faculty Fall Symposium

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

Where: Zoom; sign up for access
Contact: Hilary Jirka, h-jirka2@neiu.edu

The English Department invites you to attend this one-day conference with faculty sharing and discussing their works-in-progress. Our scholars and creative writers in the English Department give you glimpses of what they’re working on and thinking about, and you’ll have a chance to answer questions. View the full program.

The Beautiful Crossing Discussion with NEIU faculty and Alana Murphy

The College of Arts and Sciences Partners with the Chicago Public Library on One Book, One Chicago 

6-7:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16

Join us live on YouTube as we discuss "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid and themes of immigration, refugees and the challenges of facing us today with Northeastern Illinois University faculty members Tim Libretti (Acting Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences), Maria De La Torre (Associate Professor and Acting Chair of Justice Studies & Latina/o and Latin American Studies; Global Migration and Social Justice), and Brad Greenburg (Professor of English, author of "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed"), as well as Alana Murphy from The Beautiful Crossing, a platform for sharing stories from former refugees and asylum seekers. The panelists will discuss emigration and refugee challenges based on their research areas and experiences. We will also talk about the writing style and tone of the "Exit West," which is both sharply current and dreamily magical. More information.