All Communications

Blog Post
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 1:53 pm

Dear Western Community,

I have reached out to you numerous times over the past few weeks with updates on the COVID-19 situation and Western’s response to it.  Today, I reach out to you for a different, yet equally important, reason: How do we maintain a sense of community during these difficult and virtual times?

I have had my…

Read more about Sustaining our Community

Message to Campus
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 5:00 pm

Dear Western Community:

Today we are announcing that all classes and instruction will be offered remotely throughout spring quarter on our main campus, and at all centers, facilities and operations statewide. As announced previously, spring quarter classes are starting on Monday, April 6, and the quarter is expected to…

Read more about Coronavirus Update for March 19: WWU Spring Quarter Entirely Online

Message to Campus
Fri, 03/13/2020 - 12:21 pm

Dear Western Community,

Over the past few weeks, our regular work at the university has been totally overshadowed by COVID-19.  You have received several messages from me and Vice President Melynda Huskey, chair of Western’s Incident Command System Team.  The intent of my message today is to share with you our plans for the start of…

Read more about Coronavirus Update and Plans for Spring Quarter

Message to Campus
Thu, 03/12/2020 - 3:28 pm

Dear Campus Community,

In support of the efforts of the Whatcom County Health Department, the state of Washington, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Western Washington University is suspending all non-essential, out-of-state University travel effective immediately…

Read more about Coronavirus update for March 12: Out-of-State Travel Suspended Immediately for WWU Employees

Message to Campus
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:15 pm

Dear Western Community,

As you likely know, the first positive case of COVID-19 in Whatcom County was reported this afternoon.  Consequently, Whatcom County has declared a public health emergency, and university leadership has decided that we will move to online classes at all Western locations, meaning that there will…

Read more about Coronavirus update: Western moving to online classes through March 20