Protecting Yourself and Others

If you feel ill, please stay home or in your resident hall room. Do not come to any NSU campus or building. Follow CDC guidelines, take care of yourself, and notify the COVID-19 case manager. To self-report positive COVID-19 results, email the COVID-19 case manager or report via the iShark mobile App. Self-Report Forms Voluntarily Report Vaccination Status

Latest University Updates on COVID-19

Dear Colleagues,

At the start of the pandemic over 16 months ago, I committed to you that we would avail ourselves of all feasible strategies and resources to ensure the safety of our NSU campus community. Since that time, we have met the challenge by pivoting to flexible online learning modes, implementing remote work options, providing new safety measures, making available personal protective equipment, introducing new hygiene and social distancing protocols, and responding to the individualized needs of students, faculty, and staff.

Planning for the start of the 2021 fall semester/term, we are facing the renewed challenge of the rise of the Delta variant, which has dramatically increased the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, particularly in South Florida. In response, I must consider what more we could be doing to maintain the safety of our employees and students across our various locations, workspaces and teaching/learning environments.

After due consideration of the limited options available to us, I have decided to require that all NSU employees (full- and part-time faculty and staff, adjunct faculty, and temporary employees) be vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandatory vaccination policy and the process for requesting an exemption due to documentation of a medical condition or deeply held religious reason may be accessed here.

The policy will be effective August 1st and requires that employees complete their vaccination by September 20, 2021 and report their status into the NSU Vax Max portal by or before that deadline date.

This provides employees with a two-month period to obtain either the one-shot Johnson & Johnson or the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccines and allow for the two-week period thereafter for antibodies to develop in order to be considered fully vaccinated.

Employees who previously entered their completed vaccination status in the Vax Max portal are already compliant with the mandatory vaccination policy and do not need to take any further action.

Employees who do not complete their vaccination by September 20, 2021, and do not receive an exemption, will be given the option to convert to unpaid leave status for up to 45 days to consider the vaccination options or request an exemption.

As many other business leaders and educational leaders have done around the country, I take this step in the interest of providing for the greatest measure of safety and protection for our NSU community—and in the desire to enable us to return to a more secure quality of life with fewer safety restrictions in the coming year.

Thank you and Fins Up,

George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D.
Nova Southeastern University

Vaccination Numbers

NSU Student Vaccination Rates by Campus (as of 7/26/21)

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COVID-19 Numbers

NSU COVID-19 Weekly Reported Cases by Population (week ending 7/25/21)

Fall Classes

Beginning Fall 2021, BlendFlex classes will end and NSU will resume traditional in-person classes and online classes. This in-person requirement is independent of achieving the 80% vaccination goal.

For general instructions on how to set up a Zoom account or for assistance with a Zoom, Canvas, Kaltura, or Sharkmedia issue, please visit the Office of Innovation and Information Technology's support page.

Zoom, Canvas, Kaltura Support


The Student Experience

What to Expect When On Campus

When you arrive on campus, you’ll notice we made some changes to help keep everyone as safe as possible – including informational posters, more hand-sanitizing stations, and safety plexiglass installations. At NSU, we pride ourselves on our commitment to serving a diverse student population. Grab lunch in the open air or set up a study group via Zoom. However you do your part, let's team up to keep our Sharks swimming in safe waters!

Important Answers to COVID-19 for Students

Stop the Spread

Faculty & Staff Experience

What to Expect as Employees

As we enter a brave new world in education, the success and safety of our faculty and staff are important now more than ever. From innovating online and in the classroom, to preparing our campus facilities with additional health and wellness measures; thanks to your combined efforts, our model of education will continue to be a game changer for students near and far.

As a member of Shark Nation, let's navigate these unchartered waters together by continuing to deliver exemplary education that is recognized worldwide.

Explore Faculty & Staff COVID-19 Resources

Important Answers to COVID-19 for Faculty & Staff

University Resources and Tips for Managing COVID-19

iShark Mobile

COVID-19 Information at your fingertips! Take a Symptoms Quiz & Self Report.

NSU Clinics

NSU’s health clinics are implementing measures to ensure patient safety. Our clinics are transitioning to a telehealth platform in addition to office visits.

Symptoms & Self Isolation

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to those associated with other respiratory viruses, including the flu. 

Prevention Tips

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Travel Advisory

Students and Employees are urged to consider travel carefully and to visit the CDC website for guidance.

Coping With Stress

Student and Employee Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Your COVID-19 Questions Answered

How You Can Help

To help students in need, NSU has created the COVID-19 Student Support Fund. All emergency funds will go directly to the students during this crisis.

Donate to the Student Support Fund