Following guidance provided by Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday, Washington State University has decided that its Pullman campus will continue to use distance learning methods for the duration of the spring semester. WSU had previously left open the possibility of a return to face-to-face teaching in Pullman at some point during the spring 2020 semester.
The WSU Pullman campus will remain open during this period and residential, dining and healthcare facilities will continue to operate.
This decision only impacts WSU Pullman at this time. The University’s other four campuses may still return to in-person teaching prior to the end of the semester, depending on local needs and approval by local public health officials.
In addition, WSU Pullman has canceled its annual Mom’s Weekend festivities, which had been scheduled for early April. This move was made in accordance with guidance from state health officials to limit large gatherings in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
The University will contact the promoter of the Macklemore concert scheduled for April 4 to determine the status of that performance.
A decision regarding WSU Pullman’s May 9 Commencement exercises will be made closer to the event date.
Kirk Schulz, President
Washington State University