NAMPA, Idaho — Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) released its plan for the fall undergraduate academic schedule in response to current health concerns. NNU will have a compressed schedule, with face-to-face classes being held on campus from August 31 through December 10.
The compressed schedule will ensure students have comparable class time to what they would have had on the previous schedule.
“NNU’s 20-21 Planning Team has combed through a significant volume of the most current health information and has carefully considered a variety of alternatives to our academic calendar. We believe that the modified calendar will contribute to our ability to continue delivering to our students the excellent education and robust community for which NNU is known, while simultaneously prioritizing the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and host community,” said NNU President Joel Pearsall.
The fall semester will begin one day earlier and end one week earlier than previously scheduled. There will also be a phased move-in for residential students. Students are encouraged to stay on campus over the Thanksgiving break to reduce the health risks associated with travel. Students who choose to travel outside Idaho for the break will finish their semester remotely.
The Graduate and Professional Academic Calendar is under review by the Planning Team. Updates to NNU’s fall plans continue to be made as needed to ensure the health and safety of the community and maintain compliance with recommendations from the CDC and Governor Brad Little. All updates will be communicated at nnu.edu/Fall2020 as they become available.