We want to take a moment to check in with you.
We know you’ve been receiving a lot of information about COVID-19 and how WSU is managing this unprecedented pandemic, all while maintaining the workload of a student. Some of you are balancing those requirements in addition to new living arrangements and helping your children and families adapt as well. We know these changes haven’t been easy.
We also know Cougs are resilient. You are adapting, helping fellow Cougs, and you are learning to ask for help. During this crisis, we’re all reminded just how special the Coug community is, even as you find yourself changing how you can experience community at this time. We’re connecting, working, and supporting one another and discovering that even as we have to isolate, we are not isolated. As our WSU President Kirk Schulz said, we are coming together.
We recognize how difficult these changes can be and how many of you are worried about completing this semester successfully. It is frustrating to have more questions than answers. We also recognize that there are aspects of your lives in which we cannot help directly, but we may be able to help direct you to community resources (listed below).
We are here for you. We care about you. We are committed to doing all that we can to support you as you adapt to be a student during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are all here and ready to assist you in whatever way we can.
Mary Jo Gonzales
Vice President of Student Affairs
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, WSU Everett
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, WSU Tri-Cities
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, WSU Spokane
Director of Student Affairs, WSU Global Campus
Vice Chancellor Student Affairs & Enrollment, WSU Vancouver
Food Pantries & Necessary Items
Our campuses are continuing to provide food pantries and necessary items for those in need. See current food pantry schedules and contacts.
Mental Health Support
Our physical campuses continue to provide counseling services.
The following crisis resources are available everywhere at any time.
Computer Loan Program
The Office of the Provost is partnering with Information Technology Services to introduce a computer loan program, making a limited number of machines available to students for personal educational use. Submit an interest form if you need access to a device.
Undergraduate Pass/Fail and Deadline Options
WSU has developed an emergency adjustment to grading deadlines and policies for undergraduate students in the spring 2020 term.
National and Community Resources
National, state, and community resources are available online. Although this list is not exhaustive, there are resources to help with things like financial assistance, access to food, and other essential services.
Still need help and not sure what you need?
All WSU students may contact the Office of the Dean of Students with critical (non-medical) needs at firstname.lastname@example.org