Campus Alert: Information

Date: Wednesday, June 26

Our phone system is currently down. For assistance, call 712.344.0348 (during business hours 8am – 4:30pm), or email: We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this issue.


Date: Monday, June 24

After extensive rains, swollen currents in the Floyd River damaged the 10” water line on the north side of Highway 18 west of Western Ave/McKinley in Sheldon. Thanks to the innovative efforts of Sheldon Public Works, Sheldon’s Farmer’s Market, and Sheldon Fire (with the cooperation of the fire departments from Ashton, Hospers, and Sanborn), 3,000 feet of fire transfer hose was used to reconnect water to NCC and its immediate neighbors.

Re-Opening Notice:

  • The only access to NCC is via Highway 18. The bridge south of NCC on 330th Street is closed.
  • Housing students may return to campus after 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 25.
  • The LLRC will re-open at 5:00am on Wednesday, June 26.
  • Face-to-face classes are canceled through Tuesday, June 25, and they will resume Wednesday morning, June 26.
  • The campus store and vending machines will be open as usual.
  • The Thunder Café plans to re-open with regular summer hours of operation on Wednesday, June 26, starting with lunch. Meals will be served on disposable dinnerware, and bottled beverages will be available. No ice will be available for consumption.

Boil Advisory and Water Conservation Notice:

  • NCC is currently receiving its water via fire transfer hose. Until further notice NCC has been placed under a Boil Advisory. The rest of Sheldon is not under this Boil Advisory.
  • Employees and Students: Please bring water bottles filled from home. The drinking fountains will be turned off. Some bottled water is available for Housing Students in the Lyon Hall Lounge. Some bottled water will also be available for Employees (Employees, please check your email Wednesday morning when you arrive at work for specific locations).
  • All Sheldon residents, including those at NCC, are asked to conserve water and limit water usage.

Student Updates:

  • All Students: Please bring water bottles filled from home. The drinking fountains will be turned off until further notice. Some bottled water should be available for Housing Students in the Lyon Hall Lounge by noon, Wednesday, June 26.
  • All Students: Please check your email and Canvas courses frequently. If your Instructors have any assignments or announcements, they will post them online.
  • All Students: Face-to-face classes are canceled through Tuesday evening, June 25, and they will resume Wednesday morning, June 26.
  • Housing Students: If you have questions, please contact your RA or Beth Sibenaller-Woodall, Dean of Students-Registrar, at or 712-324-5061 ext.141.

Boil Water Advisory Instructions:

During a boil water advisory, bottled water is the best option until officials say otherwise. If you do not have bottled water available, the next best option is to boil your tap water to make it safe to drink.  To boil water to make it safe to drink:

  1. Fill a pot with water.
  2. Heat the water until bubbles come quickly from the bottom of the pot to the top.
  3. Keep heating the water for one more minute.
  4. Turn off the heat source and let the water cool.
  5. Pour the water into a clean container with a cover for storage.

For more information, please refer to the CDC’s guidelines: CDC Boil Water Advisory Instructions.

Mental Health Assistance:

  • Students: Mobile Response is a mental health service that provides on-site, face-to-face mental health crisis services for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Mobile crisis staff have the capacity to intervene, wherever the crisis is occurring, including but not limited to the individual’s place of residence, emergency rooms, police stations, outpatient mental health settings, schools, recovery centers or any other location where the individual lives, works, attends school, or socializes.
    • Anyone
    • Adult/child
    • 24 hour access

By calling 988, a trained Crisis Counselor will assist you and dispatch mobile crisis services if deemed necessary.

  • Employees: You may access mental health support through the EAP (employee assistance provider), Connections, at 1-800-779-6125 (24/7 access). Support services are confidential and free to college employees and their family members.

Stay safe and thank you for your cooperation.



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