NDMU faculty are central to the University’s mission of providing an excellent educational experience to every student. Your well-being is vital to our continued success.

What You Need to Know

  • Effective, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, NDMU will adopt a mask-optional policy for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, with the following exceptions:
    • Face masks will continue to be required in all classroom settings, including labs and other instructional spaces. This measure remains in place out of an abundance of caution, given the increased density over a prolonged period of time in many instructional settings.  
    • Masks should also be worn by anyone who is positive or has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with the virus.
  • All students, faculty, and staff who will be learning, working, or living on NDMU property, including participating in off-campus professional program clinicals, practicums, and internships, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot, when eligible. Individuals that are 100% remote will remain exempt from the University’s vaccine requirement.
  • Individuals may confidentially seek medical accommodations via the Office of Human Resources. Remote work will no longer be approved following June 14, 2021, except as may be required under ADA.

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Women's College

Planning to offer all Women’s College courses face-to-face.

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

On-campus ASBN courses will proceed with all courses offered face-to-face. Elkridge students will continue to proceed in a hybrid format.

Adult Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

Courses for College of Adult Undergraduate Studies and College of Graduate and Professional Studies populations will be a mixture of face to face and synchronous (real time) remote learning with a few exceptions:

School of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy will return to primarily face-to-face instruction. Additional details and information regarding course-specific modalities will be forthcoming.

NDMU Online

Courses for NDMU Online programs will proceed without changes.

Experiential Education

Clinicals, practicums, and student teaching internship experiences required as a part of a professional program’s curricula will continue in accordance with each Schools’ and host site’s customized procedures and protocols. However, NDMU anticipates that in-person attendance will be the primary modality for professional practicums, clinicals, and internships. In-person experiences will adhere to strict safety precautions. Additional information will be forthcoming from respective Dean’s offices.

In-person service learning, volunteer service, and internships are anticipated to resume, with permission and safety precautions for the fall semester. Semester, yearlong and short-term study abroad will remain suspended.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

If eligible, faculty members may also avail themselves of paid leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). A summary of FFCRA is available via the U.S. Department of Labor’s informational poster (PDF). The program is available through September 30, 2021. Contact the Office of Human Resources for additional information.

Additional Information

Note: This site will be updated frequently with new announcements, additional policies and procedures as needed and as new information becomes available. We recommend that you check the site often and regularly.