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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Northwestern Engineering Resources

Information for the Northwestern Engineering community during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic

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Remote Work

Learn how to set up your remote work environment using a University-supplied computer or your personal computer and best practices for working in remote teams. Find information about cloud file storage, VPN, video conferencing, remote desktop, and phone and voicemail solutions.

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Video Conferencing

Learn about McCormick's preferred video conferencing solutions for lecture capture, online classes, or online meetings. Tools covered include Zoom, BlueJeans, and Panopto.

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Learn more about VPN access and setup required to access remote desktop and some campus resources while off-campus.

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Faculty Resources

View resources for:

  • Online & Hybrid Teaching
  • Remote Advising
  • Guidance Research Operations during the Pandemic
  • Reimbursement Services
  • Notary Services
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Students Resources

View links to University COVID-response information on:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Academics
  • Undergraduate Advising
  • Housing
  • Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Travel
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Staff Resources

Find resources and information on:

  • Remote Work
  • Video and Audio-only Conferencing
  • Northwestern Employee Assistance Program
  • Learn from Where You Are (from Northwestern HR)
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Zoom Backgrounds

Marketing has created a variety of custom zoom backgrounds for your online calls or presentations.

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Health Monitoring

Report your symptoms or illness to the University.

Community members are required to report if they test positive for COVID-19, develop symptoms, or are self-isolating due to suspected or known exposure to it.

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Updates from the CDC

View updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Situation Summary
Travel Health Notices