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Washington State University
Office of the President March 2021

It’s time to lean in!

Get vaccinated

Starting today, eligibility requirements for the COVID‑19 vaccine have expanded. You may now be able to receive a vaccination based on your age, underlying health conditions, work setting, or other factors. Visit the COVID‑19 Vaccine Locator website to see if you qualify and to set up an appointment.

Infection rates are climbing

Getting vaccinated as soon as possible is more important than ever. Like many other communities in the U.S., Whitman County is experiencing a fourth wave of COVID‑19 infections.

WSU contact tracers are working with members of the University community who test positive, identifying close contacts and providing important health information. … » More …

Do better, Cougs

This needs to stop. Now.

Student gatherings and parties, which ignored basic safety and health protocols, have directly resulted in an increase of COVID‑19 cases.

What you do this weekend, and for the next two weeks, will determine what happens from here.

No group gatherings. Wear masks. Stay home and call for medical care if ANY symptoms are present. Washington State health guidelines are still in effect, regardless of what is occurring in other states.

We will continue to respond to incidents where health guidelines are not being followed. Students who violate COVID‑19 restrictions will be subject to action under our student code … » More …

Philanthropy fuels our future

Dear Faculty and Staff:

I hope you feel the same sense of hopefulness and renewal that I do as spring draws near. Nature is reawakening. Warmer days and more daylight hours await. And after a long, often dark 13 months, our country appears to be getting the pandemic under control.

March is also when my thoughts turn to prepping the camper for the upcoming camping season—and when Noel and I begin to anticipate the summer trips we have planned to some of the nation’s national parks. I hope you are looking forward to activities in the coming months that spark similar feelings of joy.

Now that … » More …

WSU Recommits to Student Veterans

A Recommitment Statement to WSU Veteran and Military-Affiliated Students

Dear Cougar Community:

We are proud to reaffirm our gratitude and commitment to the military-affiliated students of Washington State University. WSU has a rich history of honoring the service and sacrifice of our military-affiliated Cougs.

It began with the first cadets training on campus in 1892. After World War II and the GI Bill launched, WSU saw a significant increase of veterans attending WSU. That connection continues today, as hundreds of student veterans, active-duty military, guardsmen and reservists, and military-affiliated family members enroll throughout the WSU system from locations all around the world.

We affirm … » More …