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CWU Services to Remain Open for Students during Spring Break

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dear Students,

Spring break doesn’t mean you have to leave Ellensburg. As you make your spring break plans, we hope that you consider your home at CWU. Ellensburg has fewer cases of COVID-19 than where many of you might travel to for spring break.

All services and operations will remain open and ready to serve you. Take a break, relax, and get ready for spring term, you have worked hard—and we are here for you.

Here are just a few of the CWU services available to you:

• Technology - Laptops (more than 100) will be available for students to check out at the Brooks Library Service Desk and the SURC Information Desk. Access to the computer lab in the Brooks Library is also available to all students. You can find hours of operation here: https://www.lib.cwu.edu/Library-Hours.

The Brooks Library remains open over the entire spring break. For info: http://www.lib.cwu.edu/.

• Housing and Dining Services – University residence halls and Dining Services will remain open during finals and spring break for students at no additional charge. All spring dining board plans will begin to be accessed beginning Tuesday, March 23, 2020. Dining services will have limited hours throughout these next two weeks and you can find its updated schedule here: http://www.cwu.edu/dining/spring-break-hours.

If you need anything while staying on campus, the on-call information for your hall is posted around your hall. Halls and university apartments will be staffed continuously as normal. Please continue to enjoy your home at CWU.

If you have any questions regarding staying on campus these next few weeks, please let us know at housing@cwu.edu or 509-963-1831. As always, please be sure to check your CWU email daily.

• Health and Wellness - Student Medical will be open over spring break from 9am – 1pm Monday-Friday. Student Counseling also will be open over spring break from 9am-2pm Monday- Friday. The CWU Recreation Center is open over break as well. https://www.cwu.edu/rec/hours.

• Student Union – The student union serves as the living room of campus and the hub for student life at CWU. Enjoy the Wildcat Shop, dining options, and plenty of places to relax. Remember laptops are available at the information desk for students as well. During finals week, all rooms on the 2nd floor will be open for your quiet study space. For more info: https://www.cwu.edu/student-union/welcome-student-union-and-activities.

In addition, all Student Services remain open and available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For instance, this is a great time to connect with Financial Aid office https://www.cwu.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid; order your books for spring quarter https://wildcatshop.net/, and visit offices that are here to support your well-being and success at CWU. Also consider stopping by the Diversity and Equity Center located in Black Hall (http://www.cwu.edu/diversity/meet-staff) or the Wellness Center located in the Student Union.

So, good luck with finals, have a safe spring break, consider staying at CWU Ellensburg, and thank you for your continued cooperation.

For the latest update on COVID-19 and CWU, please visit https://www.cwu.edu/emergency/respiratory-viruses. This is the primary page for updates on CWU operations during this time. Be sure to check your email for any further campus announcements as well.

Sincerely,

Gregg Heinselman

Dean of Student Success

 

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