• Novel Corona Virus - COVID-19 Crookston Campus Updates

COVID-19 Crookston Campus Update

Updated: March 31, 2020, 9:00 a.m.  

The University of Minnesota is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and aligning our actions with all recommended guidelines. For the most up to date information from the University of Minnesota System, visit the systemwide Safe Campus website and the University COVID Action Network (U-CAN) resource page

General Updates   |   Operational Updates   |   Student FAQs/Resources   |   Faculty/Staff FAQs   |   Technology Support   |   Cancellations, Closing & Postponements


General Updates arrow pointing down

  • The University of Minnesota Crookston Campus is under extended reduced operations. Therefore, for the sake of the health of the individuals who remain on campus as essential employees and residents who are sheltering in place, we ask that you please refrain from coming onto campus for any reason. Instead, please shelter in place and reach out to UMN Crookston staff and faculty via e-mail/phone for assistance. If you are designated as an essential student employee and are registered as such with Student Affairs through Human Resources, you are still permitted to access campus.  Our highest priority is the health and well being of our community.
  • Those returning to campus should follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health advice on hygiene and prevention.
  • UMN Crookston students will be taught online through the end of the semester.

  • Students are encouraged to stay home and continue classes online. At this time, residence halls, dining services, and other student services are operational, but reduced.

  • All events held on-campus are cancelled through the end of the semester. UMN Crookston commencement ceremony is postponed - details will be shared over time. 
  • All University sponsored travel has been cancelled.

  • If you have traveled abroad to an area affected by COVID-19 or have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, health officials encourage you to seek further guidance from your preferred health professional.


Operational Updates arrow pointing down

  • Events and Programs
    All on campus events are cancelled through the end of the semester.

  • Admissions
    Please check the Admissions COVID page for latest updates.
  • Athletics
    The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference suspends all Intercollegiate Athletics activities, cancels 2020 spring conference competition and championships. Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association cancels the remainder of the 2019-20 competition season.

    For athletic eligibility questions, contact Bridget Steffes, and for all other athletic related questions contact Shawn Smith or Stephanie Helgeson.

  • Dining Services
    Lunch and Dinner will be available from the Eagle's Nest from Noon to 1:00 p.m and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. using meal plans or cash operations. Eagle's Essentials Pantry will be available.

  • Wellness Center
    The Wellness Center is closed until further notice.

  • Residential Life
    Please do not return to campus unless absolutely necessary. Questions or concerns, contact Lisa Samuelson.  Also see our Student FAQs - Residential Life for further updates.

  • Post Office
    The University will continue to receive in-bound mail Monday through Friday. For student and faculty/staff specific questions, see Student FAQ and Faculty/Staff FAQ pages.


Student FAQs/Resources arrow pointing down

Answers for students regarding general questions, coursework, registration and graduation.

Student FAQs  Student Resources  Student Emergency Aid


Faculty/Staff FAQs arrow pointing down

General frequently asked questions and answers for faculty and staff.

Faculty/Staff FAQs   Mental Health Resources for Employees


Technology Support arrow pointing down

A wealth of information from the Computer Help Desk including internet services, VPN, Zoom, laptop microphone issues; and also Academic Support Services and Telephone Services.

Technology Support


Cancellations, Closings & Postponementsarrow pointing down

Check this page for all the latest cancellations, closings and postponements related to COVID-19.

Get the latest updates