Coronavirus COVID-19 | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Stay in the Know.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay in the Know.
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NWACC Family,

Managing life's responsibilities during a pandemic- taking classes online, working more or working less, home schooling and social distancing from family and friends - can make it difficult to stay focused on achieving your educational goals and/or performing your job. Although there are many uncertainties in the world right now, one thing is certain: We will get through this together. 

The purpose of this COVID-19 webpage is to keep our college community informed regarding NWACC's response to the pandemic. Please check this website often to stay up to date. 

NOTE: Be sure to also monitor your NWACC email to stay updated on NWACC’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Due to the fluidity of the situation, public relations emails will reach employees and students the quickest. Updates to the college's website: will be done as quickly as possible. 



  • Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies are postponed, but the college plans to hold an in-person ceremony in December for spring and fall 2020 graduates. Once more ceremony details are finalized, the college will be notified.
  • Summer classes are offered online. 
  • NWACC plans to offer in-person classes this fall, while implementing college-wide safety measures and having contingency plans on hand. 
  • Student Services such as registration, enrollment and advising are available online.


  • NWACC employees will continue working remotely with a new target date of May 26th to begin returning to campus in phases, and all courses will be continued online for the duration of the summer 2020 session.
  • NWACC plans to offer in-person classes this fall, while implementing college-wide safety measures and having contingency plans on hand. 
  • NOTE: Your supervisor has been instructed to communicate with you on addressing work-related capabilities and needs so that you can extend your remote work beyond the original March 20th deadline.

Your flexibility and understanding is appreciated as our college community works to continue to offer quality higher education while keeping in mind the safety and health of our students and employees.  


Please view an encouraging video message by NWACC President Dr. Jorgenson: 


COVID-19 Virus

About COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Learn about symptoms, transmission, testing, treatment and how to prevent getting sick. 

About COVID-19

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NWACC's Response to COVID-19

Read more about NWACC's response to COVID-19, including sanitation measures, moving courses online, and social distancing.

NWACC's Response

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Online Resources & Services

View online resources that can help you enroll in classes, get in touch with teachers, and connect you to services which are now available virtually. 

Online Resources

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Travel and Events

Learn more about travel restrictions abroad, out of state and throughout the state due to COVID-19, and what to do if you've traveled to an infected area. 


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COVID-19 Reports

View NWACC's bi-weekly reports on COVID-19 cases, guidelines and other information related to the college, NWA, Arkansas and the country as a whole. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that students and employees have many questions during these uncertain times. View the answers we can currently provide.


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2020 Spring Graduation

Although NWACC's 2020 spring graduation ceremony was postponed for the safety of our students, employees and the community, the college plans to hold the ceremony in the fall. 


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Returning to Campus

Learn about NWACC's plans to allow employees, students and the public back to campus in phases. During this fluid time, plans and timelines may need to be adjusted. Your patience is appreciated. 


Emergency Assistance Fund

This fund provides immediate assistance to students financially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about donating to the fund and supporting NWACC students during these uncertain times.