March 22, 2021
Dear North Central College Campus Community,
Thanks to your collective efforts, we have been able to operate in-person throughout the current academic year, and our focus remains on having a safe and successful finish to the spring semester. At the same time, the College has begun the planning process for next fall. We are excited to announce that we are planning for and looking forward to starting the fall 2021 semester in-person and as scheduled on Wednesday, August 25.
As part of the planning process, the Institutional Response Team (IRT) will evaluate the College’s health and safety protocols, along with current public health recommendations and the state’s Restore Illinois guidelines. In the coming weeks, the IRT will provide more details regarding the on-campus living and learning experience for our fall 2021 semester.
We are optimistic about the expanding rollout of effective COVID-19 vaccines, and the exciting opportunities the vaccine may afford us regarding in-person on campus activities and educational experiences in the fall. We encourage all members of the campus community to get vaccinated as soon as they are able. The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) has stated that individuals who work at or attend college within DuPage County are currently eligible for the vaccine, and Governor Pritzker recently announced that vaccine eligibility will expand to most Illinois residents over the age of 16 beginning April 12. You can register for the COVID-19 vaccine on the DCHD website. Additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website.
In the meantime, your continued commitment to the #TogetherNC pledge and adherence to the College’s health and safety measures will be critical to our ability to have a strong finish to the current academic year, and as we shape our plans for the one ahead.
Troy D. Hammond
Professor of Physics
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of English