COVID-19 Community Update – March 11, 2020
Dear Northwest University community member,
While the campus is open, including residence halls, the cafeteria, and all university offices, students are not generally required to return to campus until face-to-face classes resume sometime after April 5. Many students may want to return to their homes after Spring Break, but all are welcome on campus. Student leaders and student workers should check with their supervisor about any changes to responsibilities and whether or not they can fulfill their responsibilities remotely.
We look forward to having everyone back on campus as soon as conditions permit. With so many away on Spring Break or working and studying from home, I can't help but reflect on how grateful I feel for every member of our community. I am continuing to pray for all of you, for everyone who is working, or studying, or traveling, for those who are with family, for those who are having fun and those who may be feeling ill, for those who are feeling lonely, and especially for anyone who feels anxious or worried or afraid. This situation will pass soon enough, and normalcy will return. To paraphrase the poet Robert Browning's poem, "Pippa's Spring," the time will soon come when we'll say, "God is in Heaven, and all's right with the world."
Joseph Castleberry, Ed.D.
President, Northwest University