National University is closely monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as State and County Public Health Departments to proactively respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and well-being of our campus community.
To ensure the continuity of education for our students and as a practical matter, please be prepared to conduct all coursework online through April, May and June, and until further notice. We continue to hear updates from national, state and local health authorities, programmatic accreditors, and licensure agencies. No doubt there will be further changes to which we will have to respond collectively.
Info for Students
As such, although F-1 students are normally restricted in the number of courses that can be taken in an online modality, you will remain in status while attending the remainder of your March course online. Please contact email@example.com if you have additional questions.
If you are unable to attend your course due to illness for an extended amount of time, the University will remain as flexible as possible and within Department of Education guidelines to ensure that any negative impact or disruption resulting from your absence is reduced. You may also contact the Student Accessibility Services Office and the Financial Aid Office for more information.
If you need homeschooling resources, Sanford Harmony’s free Harmony at Home toolkit is here to make this time as easy as possible for your family.
On March 21st, President Trump signed into law S. 3503 which enables the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The law gives VA temporary authority to continue payments, uninterrupted, in the event of national emergencies, allowing for continued benefits even if the program has changed from resident training to online training. Veteran students will continue receiving the same monthly housing allowance payments they received for resident training until December 21, 2020 or until the school resumes in-person courses, whichever occurs first.
As a student, you also have free access to SilverCloud Health, which offers secure, immediate access to online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programs for: stress, depression, anxiety, and resiliency. The programs focus on identification of the issue and learning new techniques to overcome and manage symptoms. Register for your free account – use the pin: national.
The University has taken the actions below to help impacted students.
- Student Business Services is extending payment due dates for students currently set up on an existing payment arrangement for March, April, May, and June 2020 terms until June 30, 2020. Classes will not be dropped for non-payment during this time. Payments may be deferred by contacting SBSAdvisor@nu.edu.
- Student Finance is extending due dates for current terms through June 30, 2020. For any questions or concerns, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- NU Institution loan payments and accrual of interest has been suspended through September 2020 with 0% interest, in alignment with federal student loans per the U.S. Department of Education. NU Institution loan questions should be submitted to PerkNuhelp@nu.edu.
NU HR Information for Faculty and Staff
On March 19, 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom, the California State Public Health Officer, and the Director of the California Department of Public Health issued an order directing all residents of California to stay at home or their place of residence effective immediately and until further notice.
National University will continue to provide course instruction, student services, and advising in an online format to support academic continuity and help students stay on track to meet their academic goals. At this time, only a select group of staff members have received direct notice from their supervisors to come to campus to maintain critical operations and functions. If your job duties can be performed remotely, your supervisor will work with you to facilitate a successful transition plan.
- Do not activate “Out of Office” auto-responders or messaging unless you are utilizing sick time/PTO.
- Notify your supervisor and coworkers of changes to your core remote work schedule.
- Be available to your supervisor and coworkers by telephone and email during core hours.
- Return calls and emails in a timely manner.
- Participate in any required video/teleconferences, scheduled on an as-needed basis.
- Have office calls forwarded to the remote site (if/when possible).
- Answer the telephone during core hours.
- Request supervisor approval prior to working overtime (non-exempt employees).
- Take rest/meal breaks while working remotely in full compliance with all applicable policies and laws.
- Request supervisor approval to use vacation, sick, or other leave in the same manner as when working at Employee’s regular work location.
Uncertainty can be stress-inducing and anxiety-provoking for many people. The resources found in our Quick Links and below may help you cope during these difficult times: