August 28, 2020 - Announcement


Dear Northern,


Our students are returning to campus today, and the fall semester is scheduled to commence on Monday. We have planned more diligently for this academic year than any other year in our institution’s history, and I want to extend my warmest thank you to the entire Northern family for coming together to make it happen.

I could not be more proud of the way the MSUN staff and faculty have risen to this unprecedented challenge. In the span of six months we have had to develop new safety protocols; adapt curriculums and delivery methods; find technology solutions for each room on the entire campus; make office and residence hall modifications; upgrade our cleaning and sanitizing efforts – the list is nearly endless, and at times overwhelming. Yet we have stayed the course, worked out solutions, and carefully thought through every scenario we could envision.

We know that the future is never guaranteed, and the path forward is still an uncertain one. But we also know that whatever comes, we are moving forward together.


Welcome home, Northern Lights!


Chancellor Greg Kegel


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