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Department Services During COVID-19

We are committed to providing attentive and comprehensive administrative support to the MSE community during this challenging time. Please view the pages below for detailed resources.

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Office Hours

Effective Tuesday, July 6, the MSE Department Office (Cook 2036) will be fully open for regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. CT through 5:00 p.m. CT). Please note that all administrative staff members are on a hybrid schedule; if a specific member is not in the office on a select day, please contact them via e-mail. Our goal is to continue providing great customer service to all MSE community members.

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Appointments will no longer be required for regular department services. 

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Other Services


Student/postdoc/researcher mail is currently available for pick-up in the main hallway of the MSE office suite (Cook 2036). Core faculty mail remains in Cook 2036 near the printer.

You can pick up non-perishable packages directly from Tech D110 Monday through Friday, 12 - 1 PM. Perishable packages are available for pick-up from Tech MG92 Monday through Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM. Immediate pickup of perishable packages is necessary due to limited space.


Beginning July 6, the department's 2nd floor printer in Cook 2036 will once again be available for black-and-white or color printing. For instructions on connecting to the 2nd floor printer from your computer, please click here

The department's 3rd floor printer in Cook Hall is available for black-and-white printing. For instructions on connecting to the 3rd floor printer from your computer, please click here

*To print/scan documents or connect with either printer, you must be a registered user. If you would like to be registered for the 2nd or 3rd floor printer, please email with your University (student/employee) ID number.*

Keys and Wildcard Access

Please send your NetID and Employee/Student ID to to request Wildcard access to Cook Hall and the Tech building. If you need additional access to specific facilities, please specify this in your request. For key requests, please fill out this form and submit your request to matsci@northwestern.eduPlease forward email documentation of PI approval with all access requests.

Notary Services

If you have a document to be notarized, you can contact Shirley Bar-Meir and Elena Lindstrom to set up an appointment time.

Room Reservations

To reserve the MSE Department Large Conference Room (Cook 2058) or Small Conference Room (Cook 2047) from an "" email address via Outlook: 

  1. Click on “Calendar” in Outlook.
  2. Create a new appointment or meeting.
  3. In the "Title" field, please list the purpose of the meeting.
  4. In the "Location" field, perform a room search for "MSE Conference Room" ( or "MSE Small Conference Room" ( Once selected, the room name should also populate in the "Required" attendees field.
  5. Send the calendar invite. All requests for Cook 2058 and Cook 2047 will automatically be directed to MSE staff for approval. Your request is pending until you receive a final approval message from MSE staff. 

You can also email MSE staff at with your room reservation needs.


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University Resources

Office for Research COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Northwestern Engineering Resources

Northwestern COVID-19 and Campus Updates

Procedures for Positive Cases of COVID-19

Travel Expectations During COVID-19

COVID-19 Cleaning Protocols

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