Northwest College buildings are now closed to the public through May 11 (or until further notice);
Get updates at NWC COVID-19; We are open digitally, so please call or email us.

Emergency Preparedness

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NWC's Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions

Even though our physical doors are closed, we are still open digitally to answer all your questions. We'll post new FAQs here as we develop plans and processes to answer all your questions. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through how best to serve you through all this.

As the NWC Pandemic Reponse Team continues to monitor and assess the situation, please continue to monitor your college email account and this website for important future communications about COVID-19 and the NWC community.

If you have specific questions about the NWC Pandemic Response for COVID-19, please email us at

Please visit these websites to arm yourself with the latest information on the spread of this virus:

Park County Health information lines:
307-527-1870 or

Park County COVID-19 Resource Guide


Cancelled Events

Notice: all Northwest College events through May 11 are being canceled or postponed. This is not a comprehensive list, just a list of things that were already on our public Calendar of Events.



NWC Concert Band and Concert Choir



Democracy in America and Around the World



Jazz Small Groups Night



Trapper Rodeo



Trapper Rodeo

Full Calendar of Events

Trapper Alerts

Trapper Alerts

In an emergency or crisis situation, Northwest College immediately notifies students and employees.

  • Alerts are sent as texts, emails and voice messages to every individual enrolled in the Emergency Notification System.*
  • The campus public address system broadcasts situation statements and directions.

Additional measures will be taken if the situation warrants.

  • An emergency message or notification will appear on your MyNWC portal.
  • The NWC home page ( may be replaced with an emergency statement about the situation and a continuous feed of updates.

Timely Warnings

Trapper Alerts may also be used to warn students about events/situations on or off campus that can pose an ongoing or continuing threat to individuals or property. Timely warnings will be issued when information is received by the college about pertinent infractions in the community involving —

  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Criminal homicide
  • Sex offenses
  • Any other emergency as deemed necessary

*When you enroll in classes, you are automatically enrolled in the NWC Emergency Notification System. However, you should check your MyNWC periodically to make sure your phone number is up-to-date.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert Feed

3/24/2020 11:52 AM
Northwest College
Northwest College will be closing all locations to the public through May 11. Spring classes to resume on Monday, April 6, in alternative formats.

3/15/2020 10:16 PM
Northwest College
Northwest College will be closing all locations to the public through April 3. We will now be extending spring break 2020 through Sunday, April 5, to continue planning before spring classes resume on Monday, April 6, in alternative formats.

List of all alerts to-date