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To further support social distancing and to comply with Governor Kevin Stitt’s amended executive order on April 1 for all non-essential businesses to close temporarily, we are closing all buildings on-campus through April 30 to the public while retaining essential services and functions with modified access.

March 30th - May 8th - All NOC classes delivered online

To reiterate, the College schedule is:·

  • Alternate Instructional Delivery with all NOC classes delivered online, March 30 through the remainder of the semester
  • Continue to follow the NOC Academic Calendar with the last day of the spring semester, May 8
  • All final grades are due Monday, May 11
  • College-related events with greater than 10 attendees are suspended until at least May 11
  • Return to normal operations, tentatively set for May 11  

*Please note that any of these are subject to change with short notice as conditions are evaluated daily and this is a rapidly evolving situation.

To stay up-to-date on NOC event postponements and cancellations click here.
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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    03.31.2020 - Severe Storms and Tornadoes – Updated Temporary Policy and Procedures

    You are responsible for finding an area of refuge in the event of a tornado. We know many of you prefer to seek refuge early. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly discourage individuals from coming to an area of refuge before necessary.   Read More...

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    03.26.2020 - NOC Buildings Closed to the Public with Modified Services Beginning Monday, March 30

    Because the well-being and safety of our campus community is of the utmost priority, Northern Oklahoma College is committed to doing our part as a college to reduce the spread of COVID-19 with a daily review of the evolving situation. NOC will reopen with modified services Monday, March 30. NOC instruction, for the remainder of the semester, will be conducted in a distance learning environment. Students and employees should regularly check their NOC email and Blackboard accounts f...  Read More...

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    03.23.2020 - All Employees, Students, and Mission-Critical Campus Visitors/Vendors

    All Employees, Students, and Mission-Critical Campus Visitors/Vendors:Your health and well-being continue to be our top priority. Please carefully review this Travel Update concerning domestic and international travel, instituted in response to the increasing number of transmissions of COVID-19 worldwide.Effective immediately, all NOC employees, students, and mission-critical campus visitors/vendors returning from domestic or international travel must complete a self-rep...  Read More...

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    03.19.2020 - COVID-19 Response Update - Alternative Instructional Delivery for Remainder of Spring Semester

    We continue to work together during this challenging time to make informed decisions to protect our entire campus community and do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To echo what others have said; nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our NOC family. We are proud to see the Northern Family pulling together at this critical juncture to support and encourage one another through the uncertainty. Even though we have already taken extraordinary precautions and meas...  Read More...

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    03.19.2020 - Renfro Lectureship Event – An Evening with Jimmy Webb Postponed

    Our top priority is the health and well-being of our college community. Northern Oklahoma College administrators are closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and following the guidelines of state, national and global health officials. As an extra precautionary measure, we have postponed the Renfro Lectureship Event “An Evening with Jimmy Webb” on April 8, 2020.We have been in contact with our guest artist and are working to reschedule this event. We will make announcements rega...  Read More...

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    03.19.2020 - NOC Gala XXV Postponed

    Out of respect for the health and safety of our community, and following CDC guidelines of halting gatherings of 10 or more, Northern Oklahoma College has made the difficult decision to postpone this year's Annual Gala previously scheduled on April 26, 2020, and is considering options for rescheduling. NOC President Cheryl Evans commented, “We have been blessed with such amazing talent over the past twenty-five years and look forward to the day when music can be shared in large public ...  Read More...

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    03.18.2020 - Campus Residential Life (Tonkawa and Enid) and Extended Spring Break Cafeteria Hours

    NOC announced yesterday the closing of all NOC locations until March 30, extending spring break for one extra week due to COVID-19. There are no known confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any NOC location at this time, although there have been positive tests in Kay and Payne counties.  NOC administration is responding to the Executive Order Governor Stitt issued today and CDC guidelines to help slow the spread on COVID-19. “We recognize that more cases are emerging in ou...  Read More...

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    03.17.2020 - COVID-19 Update Extending Spring Break

    Northern Oklahoma College President Dr. Cheryl Evans announced today the closing of all NOC locations until March 30, extending spring break for one extra week due to COVID-19. There are no known confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any NOC location at this time, although there have been positive tests in Kay and Payne counties. NOC administration is responding to the Executive Order Governor Stitt issued today and CDC guidelines to help slow the spread on COVID-19.“We recognize that m...  Read More...

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    03.14.2020 - Federal Updates on COVID‐19

    Economic Relief Package: This morning, the House of Representatives overwhelming approved an economic relief package that includes, but is not limited to, funding for paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, free COVID‐19 testing, and food assistance. Higher education is not mentioned in the bill text, and a moratorium on student loan payments was not included in the final version of the bill. The measure is expected to be passed in the Senate next week and signed by President Trump.   Read More...

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    03.16.2020 - Update from the NJCAA

    The NJCAA has canceled athletics for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.This from the NJCAA:Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships as well as spring competition, effective immediately."In light of the progressive evolvement of the COVID-19 situation, the NJCAA has decided to end all competition for the remainder of the academic year,"...  Read More...

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    03.15.2020 - Oklahoma State Department of Health Coronavirus Call Center Information

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    03.13.2020 - Coronavirus and NOC Impact: Most Frequently Asked Questions

    In response to the questions regarding COVID-19, we wanted to share responses to some of the most frequently asked questions. We will share additional answers via email as common themes emerge. These answers will also be included on our website http://www.noc.edu/emergency/. Does anyone at NOC have the coronavirus?NOC officials have not been notified of any person in the NOC community currently being tested for the virus, which is the typical protocol for the State Department...  Read More...

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    3.13.2020 - Letter to Residents

    Dear Resident,As announced March 12, NOC has decided to suspend face-to-face instruction beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3. All instruction will be online. There are no known cases of COVID-19 on campus, but the college is taking this important step to prevent the spread of this virus. Your health and safety is our number one priority. During this time, all Student Housing in Tonkawa and Enid will remain open and there will be dining services available. Howev...  Read More...

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    03.13.2020 - NOC Student Spring Break Travel

    Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we must be vigilant and prepared to ensure College operations continue in a safe manner. Students who are traveling over Spring Break are asked to self-report information in relation to their trip. An online form can be found at http://www.noc.edu/studentselfreport. This information will be submitted directly to HR and will remain confidential.   Read More...

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    03.13.2020 - Coronavirus HR Update

    Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we must be vigilant and prepared to ensure College operations continue in a safe manner. The following topics should be reviewed to ensure there is a well-understood plan and approach for whatever spring may bring. Employees Should Return To Work After Spring BreakUnless you are sick or quarantined, we are currently asking all employees to report to their campus jobs per usual until further notice. If you are experiencing any flu-like...  Read More...

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    03.12.2020 - NOC conducting online classes March 23-April 3

    NOC conducting online classes March 23-April 3In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the Northern Oklahoma College campus community, NOC will be conducting online classes the two weeks following spring break, beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3.Please be advised there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 at any NOC location.The clear guidance from public health experts is that this step is a move to protect the health of NOC’s campus communities.Students leav...  Read More...

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    03.12.2020 - Coronavirus Update – Contingency Plan (NOC Employees)

    Coronavirus Update – Contingency Plan (NOC Employees)Yesterday, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19, also referred to as the coronavirus, a global pandemic due to the broad spread of the virus to more than 100 countries. At the March 11 NOC Board of Regents meeting, the Board authorized the administration to take any necessary steps.There are no confirmed cases on any of our campuses at this time; however, as local, state, national and global public health recommendations shift...  Read More...

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    03.10.2020 - Coronavirus and Spring Break Travel Guidance for the NOC Community

    Coronavirus and Spring Break Travel Guidance for the NOC CommunityAll NOC Employees and Students:The COVID-19 Coronavirus is spreading quickly worldwide and has a growing potential to disrupt travel during Northern Oklahoma College’s spring break, March 14-22, 2020.Study Abroad ImpactNOC continues to ban all college-sponsored travel to any Level 3 restricted areas. Because of China’s earlier designation as a level 3 country, NOC redirected a study abroad trip on spring break from Chi...  Read More...

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About this site:

This Website is your resource for up-to-date information about campus alerts, closures and openings during emergencies or unfavorable weather situations. The updates from this site are available via telephone by calling the college’s general information number at (580) 628.6677.

As a situation progresses, updates will also be available through local news media, the college’s webpage, group emails, text messages and social media updates. In the event of an emergency, the college community may also receive communications via phone, voicemail, the siren system, fire-panel systems and flat-screen televisions in public gathering places.

For emergency information about specific campus services and facilities, check out the campus links or contacts sections of this Website.

Emergency Alert System:

Northern Oklahoma College uses an emergency alert system to help insure the safety of students and employees during an emergency situation (e.g. impending severe weather, intruder on campus, etc.).  The NOC Alert System uses text, voice and email messages to alert the NOC community in these events.  To confirm your number, add numbers, make changes to your account or opt out log-in to myNOC and click on the "NOC Alert" tab from the top navigation bar.

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