Spring semester commencement postponed; two options planned

Dear WSU Students: I’m writing today to let you know that—after long and careful deliberation—we have made the very difficult decision to postpone traditional May commencement ceremonies until at least August at all of our campuses. In an effort to replicate this joyous occasion as best we can in light of the COVID‑19 pandemic, we will […]

Categories: Letter to Campus

COVID 19: Together, we can do so much

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: While times of crisis bring on understandable anxiety, stress, and immense challenges, moments like the one we are living right now also bring out the best in human nature. As you know, we as a university community have had to make a series of very difficult decisions during the past […]

Categories: Letter to Campus

WSU Pullman commits to distance learning throughout spring semester/cancels Mom’s Weekend

Following guidance provided by Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday, Washington State University has decided that its Pullman campus will continue to use distance learning methods for the duration of the spring semester. WSU had previously left open the possibility of a return to face‑to‑face teaching in Pullman at some point during the spring 2020 semester. […]

Categories: Letter to Campus

Washington State University to move in person classes to online formats following spring break

WSU to transition from face‑to‑face instruction to distance learning following spring break. WSU facilities will remain open during this period. Employees will report to work as normal. Each campus will be communicating their plans directly. All campuses in the Washington State University system will transition from face‑to‑face classes, testing, and advising to distance delivery beginning on Monday, […]

Categories: Letter to Campus

Modernization extension: Workday launch moved to Jan. 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff, As many of you know, moving from paper processes and 1970s computer systems into the cloud to manage our system-wide finances, human resources, payroll, and post-award grants has been a huge undertaking. Workday, the system we have purchased as part of the Modernization Initiative, will provide a tremendous boost to our […]

Categories: Letter to Campus

WSU establishes website for coronavirus COVID‑19 updates

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: Washington State University has formally activated its Incident Command system to provide a coordinated response to rapidly evolving developments surrounding the appearance of coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) in the United States. As part of this response, the university now has a dedicated website featuring daily updates from the Incident Command team, […]

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