Mar. 13, 2020
Update: Spring Quarter Delayed Until April 8 Due to Virus Concerns
To: All Faculty, Staff, and Students
From: Jim Gaudino, President
Lynn Franken, Interim Provost
Subject Spring Quarter 2020
Date: March 13, 2020
We are writing to announce that Central Washington University will be open and fully functional for the upcoming spring quarter. The start of the quarter will be delayed by one week, beginning on April 8 and ending June 8, with a final examination period from June 9-12.
Additionally, to the fullest extent possible, all academic operations will be moved online. This procedural change applies to the main campus and to all CWU centers and sites. It includes classes, academic advising, and other educational activities. Enrollment in classes and labs that cannot be moved online will not exceed 25, and social distancing must be observed.
The technology fee for online courses will be waived for the spring quarter, for all students.
We will meet the curricular needs of seniors scheduled to complete all graduation requirements this spring to assure them of an on-time graduation, and every attempt will be made to protect the spring quarter schedules of registered students.
The university will remain open throughout spring quarter. Residence halls, dining services, libraries, computer labs, all buildings, and all other facilities at Central will be open. Students are welcomed and encouraged to remain on campus, and all employees will continue working in some modality, as determined by their supervisors. Continuous employment for student workers is a high priority for the university.
University-sponsored, in-person events are cancelled through April 30. Exceptions are reviewed by the appropriate division vice president.
We extend our appreciation and gratitude to all members of this extraordinary community. Your collaborative spirit and collective pursuit of excellence have made it possible for us to provide a high-quality and continuous educational experience for our students.
These decisions are consistent with the announcement shortly to be made by Governor Inslee regarding the functioning of institutions of higher education from March 16 through April 24.