COVID-19 Update: Buildings, Commencement and Summer



3.18.20 — Here is up-to-date information:

Building Security Information
The School of Law’s Dockser, Knowles and Cargill buildings are among those that the University will be securing this Friday, at 5 pm. Students with a compelling reason to access these buildings to retrieve or remove items (e.g., cleaning out lockers) may do so expeditiously and following best practices for social distancing. On Wednesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 19, the law school complex will only be accessible by the Knowles Center, 416 Huntington Avenue, entrance from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. The buildings will only be staffed by public safety officers. Anyone with questions should contact We highly recommend that individuals entering the building have their NU ID or state-issued ID. 

The School of Law is working with the University administration to develop a plan regarding the law school’s commencement activities.  

The School of Law has not yet reached a decision about whether to move summer quarter classes to online or remote delivery. We are monitoring the situation closely and will notify students as soon as we develop plans for law school summer quarter classes. Students with questions or in need of assistance with respect to spring enrollment, do not hesitate to contact Academic and Student Affairs at

All NUSL COVID-19 Updates
Northeastern University is closely tracking the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and university leaders are making contingency plans and decisions in accordance with global public health authorities. To view communications for the Northeastern University School of Law community (ordered chronologically beginning with the most recent) with information and resources, please visit

About Northeastern University School of Law
The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students unparalleled practical legal work experiences. All students participate in full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 1,500 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.

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