Washington State University
TO OUR COUGS
We hope you had a nice fall break. You’ve made it to the last few weeks of the semester—which is no small feat these days. Please take a moment to celebrate your accomplishments so far.

We understand that while balancing coursework, planning for breaks, and trying to stay connected to family and friends, you may have missed some of the many important pieces of information WSU has shared in the last few weeks. We’ve collected them for you here:


RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • First-time, first-year students are invited to live on campus in WSU residence halls for spring. There is still room for those students who are interested in living on campus.
  • Our November 18 Pullman Student Town Hall addressed what spring 2021 may look like for our on-campus residents, particularly testing, housing, dining and campus activities.
  • A portion of student fees will not be collected. Students will see this adjustment on their university account.
  • Washington Governor Inslee updated guidelines for 11/16–12/14, which includes limited social and indoor gatherings, and further restrictions on travel, restaurants, bars, recreation, and other activities and facilities.
  • Grading Options for fall 2020 and spring 2021 now include No Record COVID (NRC). This grade does not replace Current Term Withdrawal and will not change your tuition. The form to request the NRC grade will be available from 12/23/20 to 1/6/21.
  • COVID-19 testing plan for spring 2021 semester. The plan includes required arrival testing for students living in WSU-owned housing, students who work on campus, students with in-person labs, and any student who plans to use WSU facilities in the spring. All students living in or around Pullman are encouraged to take advantage of this testing. Ongoing testing and wastewater surveillance will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases and reduce the spread. Additionally information will be emailed to students prior to the beginning of the spring semester.
  • Spring Courses will begin January 19, which is about a week later than would be usual. The method of delivering spring semester courses will be very similar to this fall. The majority of classes will be taught virtually. Those courses requiring an in-person component will be offered with the most up to date protocols to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Current course schedules are available for all campuses.

RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
  • Cougar Health Services continues to provide telehealth and telemental health services for WSU Pullman students, whether they are physically in Pullman or not.
  • COVID-19 testing will continue to be available throughout the fall semester.
  • Students without symptoms, and seeking a COVID-19 test, should utilize testing provided by the Air National Guard (ANG). Current testing times and locations can be found on the Cougar Health Services website.
  • Students who have known contact with COVID-19, or are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19, should call Cougar Health Services at 509-335-3575 to arrange a test. Appointments are required in advance.
Washington State University.
Division of Student Affairs, Washington State University
PO Box 641066, Pullman, WA 99164-1066