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The CWU Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on March 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM to discuss the presidential search and impacts to the university due to COVID-19. Watch this page for a link to listen. The meeting will be streamed at Governor Inslee's "stay-at-home" order will prohibit in-person attendance in Barge Hall. 


Public Comment will be different than a typical meeting. Of course, you can still write us a letter or send an email to We'll also try to use Zoom to give you a voice virtually. 


  • Please sign up to comment by 5:00 PM Friday, March 27, 2020. Instructions for sign-up are here: Please provide a personal email address.
  • We'll email you the Zoom log-in information toward the end of the meeting and open your microphone when it's your turn to speak.

Thanks again for your patience!



Central Washington University is fully complying with the governor's "stay-at-home" order, but will be functioning online 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. Throughout, we will be collaborating closely with state and local public health officials to ensure we are doing everything possible to avoid the transmission of the COVID virus. We will continue to adapt our operations as the situation evolves in order to sustain educational progress and the wellness of students, employees, and visitors. 


All academic operations will be moved online, including classes, academic advising, and other educational activities.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.


University-sponsored, in-person events and are cancelled through April 30; this deadline may be extended, depending on how the COVID situation evolves. 


All employees will work remotely, and consult with their supervisors for creative solutions to this crisis. Never the less, all offices remain fully, if virtually, functional! The Office of the President is open and available at, or 509-963-2111.


Thank you to all members of our extraordinary universtiy community. Your collaborative spirit and pursuit of excellence have made it possible for us to provide a high-quality and continuous educational experience for our students.





James L. Gaudino                                          

CWU President                                                   




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