COVID-19: This Quarter at Kellogg



The health and well-being of our community is Kellogg's top priority. We continue to follow federal and state guidance, along with decisions made by Northwestern University.

  • Current Kellogg students, faculty and staff should continue to use their internal resources for ongoing communication
  • All events and interviews for prospective students will be held virtually until further notice



Health and safety
Please refer to Northwestern University’s COVID site first for health and safety policies.

Precautions and protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety for the Kellogg community. These protocols include social and physical distancing, face coverings, enhanced cleaning in all our spaces, testing strategy for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals, procedures for positive cases and contact tracing.

To foster a healthy campus environment, all individuals on campus must submit a health check daily which asks about health symptoms and exposure and an agreement to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct quarterly. If you are returning to campus, please download the Kellogg COVID-19 Daily Health Check App and follow the instructions provided.


Teaching modalities
This quarter, we are offering our Full-Time and Evening & Weekend MBA Programs in a hybrid format. For Executive MBA, we will be expanding our pilot hybrid program on our Evanston and Miami Campuses to include all students who reside in the U.S, as well as international students traveling from countries permitted by the U.S. State Department and the CDC. We made these decisions in order to comply with region-specific health guidelines and provide maximum flexibility and access to members of our community. No matter the format, we’re committed to delivering an exceptional experience for students across all Kellogg degree programs.

We have been intentional in designing classroom and co-curricular experiences in order to dissolve barriers between those on campus and those online. Our hybrid model brings faculty and students together in the classroom — following strict social-distance protocols — while facilitating live collaboration with virtual peers. (Watch this video to see this format in action.)


Prospective students
We are not able to welcome prospective students to visit any Kellogg facilities at this time. If you are a prospective student, we encourage you to browse the many options for bringing the Kellogg community to you and sign up for an admissions event.

Other events
Until further notice, all thought leadership and community events outside of classes are being held virtually.

Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update

Visit the NU Coronavirus Page for university-wide decisions, including campus updates and community health measures.



Featured research on COVID-19

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Don’t Let Your Company Culture Falter During the Pandemic

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Want to see how fellow Kellogg students and alumni are doing their part? Check out our blog.