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Pandemic Response Planning

Spring 2021

Welcome Back!

Check here for the latest updates about Spring 2021.

Students and staff of North Park University, thank you for your commitment to a safe fall 2020 semester! Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, we will once again each have a part to play in keeping our community safe and healthy. Below you will find the information and resources needed to do your part. Visit often for updates and answers to your frequently asked questions.

Please reach out to if you have specific questions or concerns.

Campus Alert Level

LEVEL 1 — New Normal

Campus metrics are currently within Level 1 parameters and Chicago remains in Phase 4 of the Reopening Chicago Plan. Please remain vigilant and continue to follow all North Park Wellness Protocols, including CampusClear, physical distancing and masking. The Pandemic Response Team is monitoring conditions closely and will keep the campus community up to date.

Campus Education

The Campus Reopening Task Force’s Risk Mitigation Team has developed four training modules to educate the community on the ways we can protect ourselves and each other while safely living and learning in-person on campus.

We strongly encourage everyone to complete all four modules before your campus return date, so you will know what to expect and we can answer any questions you might have.

Training Modules

Online Orientation for New Students

An online orientation course is now available for new students and families. In this course, you will be introduced to tools that support your transition, integration, and engagement with your North Park family.

You can complete the different modules over several sessions. While it doesn’t have to be done all at once, you should complete it before classes start. For the best course experience, we recommend the Chrome web browser.

Online Orientation

Sign The Viking Shield

It’s up to ALL of us to work toward a safe and healthy semester. The Viking Shield is a personal commitment to protect the community by observing safety protocols for individuals, others, and the entire campus.

Sign the Shield

University Resources

Resources from Health Authorities

Use this list of resources to stay informed as major health organizations monitor and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The World Health Organization

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Illinois Department of Public Health

The Chicago Department of Public Health

Sign Up for Campus Alerts

North Park uses a campus alert communications system, Blackboard, to immediately inform the campus community of emergency situations. To ensure that you receive these updates, follow these instructions to sign up or update your campus alert information.

How to Sign Up

Still Have Questions?

For questions regarding COVID-19 and North Park University’s response to the outbreak, please email

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