NAU’s COVID-19 updates: Event changes, summer classes, pass/fail grading, housing and dining credits

Northern Arizona University continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and adjust campus operations accordingly. For an updated number of cases in Coconino County, visit the Coconino County Health and Human Services website. To help protect yourself and others, follow the guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. State Department and the Arizona Department of Health and Safety.

Below is the latest information about NAU’s response. Refer to for updates.

Events, commencement and summer classes

All university events through May 31 have been cancelled. This includes the in-person spring commencement ceremonies, convocations and related events. All summer academic sessions that start in May will be delivered online. NAU has not yet made a decision on classes starting later in the summer.

Given that changes are taking place on a daily basis, NAU will make decisions on future events and classes 30 days in advance. Updates will be released on the website.

Pass/Fail grading

Effective immediately and for this semester only, all undergraduate and graduate students (with the exception of students in Personalized Learning programs) may convert Spring 2020 classes to Pass/Fail (P/F) grading with certain limitations.

Students may submit requests to change the grading scale for classes by submitting the Request to Change Grading Basis form. Student have until May 2 to request Pass/Fail grading for a Spring 2020 class. Faculty will continue to assign grades as specified in the course syllabus.

See the Office of the Registrar website for more details.

Spring 2020 housing and dining credits

NAU will issue students who are able to move out of NAU residential housing by April 16 a credit that represents 25 percent of the spring semester’s housing and dining charges, which will be applied to outstanding balances that are on each student’s account for those items. If a student has a credit balance after these are applied to spring housing or dining charges, that credit will be applied to any fall 2020 semester charges. Dining Dollars and block meal plan balances left at semester end will roll over to the next academic year.

Please review the Housing and Dining Credit FAQs for more information.