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Noteworthy at Northeastern: Welcome, spring!

Friday, January 21, 2022

Northeastern Illinois University began its first week of Spring 2022 classes this week. Though our instruction is currently taking place remotely, we’re still dedicated to your success. Learn more in the latest edition of Noteworthy at Northeastern.  

Around the Commons

Spring 2022

Northeastern Illinois University’s Spring 2022 semester began on Tuesday, Jan. 18. If you’ve already been admitted to NEIU, it’s not too late to complete your registration if you haven’t already done so! Registration ends Jan. 22 for the full term and March 23 for the Second 8-week term. The University continues to make the health and safety of students, faculty and staff its top priority and will continue a remote instruction and work period until Jan. 31, when students and employees are scheduled to return to campus. 

Remote Instruction Support

During this period of remote instruction, Northeastern would like to remind students of the following support services available to them: 

  • Study spaces are available in the Student Union on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Student Counseling Services (SCS) will be available to meet with students for teletherapy. To schedule an appointment, please call (773) 442-4650 or email counsect@neiu.edu. SCS will respond to voicemails from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can reach a counselor for emergency intervention by pressing “2” per the outgoing message.
  • Student Health Services provides a wide array of wellness, illness, and health promotion services for our students by appointment. Call (773) 442-5800 or email health-services@neiu.edu for assistance.
  • Student Disability Services continues to support students by facilitating the provision of reasonable accommodations. Please email sds@neiu.edu or call (773) 442-4595 for appointments or questions.
  • Student computer loans for emergency use are available. Please complete the Student Emergency Fund application for this type of request.

The Student Emergency Fund and Student Food Pantry services continue to be available as a means of support to all students. Questions and concerns regarding these and other programs for students can be directed to coronavirus@neiu.edu and the Division of Student Affairs at student-affairs@neiu.edu.

NEIU For You

Beginning in Fall 2022, Northeastern Illinois University will cover the cost of four years of tuition for eligible students through the NEIU For You scholarship. NEIU For You will also cover the cost of a three-credit hours class for eligible transfer students. Learn more and apply today!

And there’s more!

To do

NEIU Libraries Book Talk

NEIU Libraries will host a virtual book talk with Associate Professor of History Francesca Morgan author of “A Nation of Descendants: Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History” from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. The discussion is open to all, but you must sign up to receive a link. Questions can be directed to Edward Remus at e-remus@neiu.edu

In the Media

  • The NEIU Libraries' guide to Chicago City government records has been featured on The Metropole, the official blog of the Urban History Association. The blog post was co-written by Associate Professor of History Josh Salzmann and Emiliano Aguilar, who interned at NEIU Libraries last summer. The guide is co-authored by Salzmann and NEIU Social Sciences Librarian Edward Remus. 

COVID-19 update

From Jan. 12-19, 12 students and two employees reported positive COVID-19 tests. One of the students was on campus. None of the employees were on campus. Since March 2020, a total of 118 employees and 379 students have self-reported to the University that they tested positive for COVID-19. Employees and students who feel sick should stay home. If you test positive for COVID-19, students should immediately notify Student Health Services, and employees should notify their supervisors and the Office of Human Resources. Additionally, faculty and staff are required to report positive and presumptive student COVID-19 cases and exposures to Student Health Services. When someone who has been on campus tests positive, Northeastern works with the Chicago Department of Public Health to determine the appropriate response, which differs greatly depending on the situation. We continue to follow Chicago Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our students and employees. 

Student Health Services is currently verifying COVID-19 vaccination information for students and employees for this term. Data will be released in the coming weeks.

Other COVID-19 updates

Stay up to date on everything regarding COVID-19 by visiting the Return to Campus website. 

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