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The Plan for Fall 2020
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Student Resources

We remain diligent in ensuring every learning environment at WSU is equitable and inclusive, whether face-to-face or online.

What you need to know now

  • WSU will adopt a Hyflex instruction model, a combination of in-person and distance education delivery.
  • The following will guide the decisions on which methods of course delivery will be used: 
    • Classes larger than 50 students will be delivered online.
    • Faculty will have the option to use the Hyflex approach, offer a course entirely online, or offer multiple in‑person sections of a course that requires seating more than 50 students at a time.
    • Many courses requiring a seating capacity of fewer than 50 students should be taught as a distance course if an instructor is in a high‑risk group.
  • WSU will transition to an entirely distance learning approach for the final weeks of the fall semester following Thanksgiving break. 

Student Learning Experience

With the adoption of the Hyflex instruction model, WSU will implement the following:

  • Limit in-person activities, including classes, events and meetings to no more than 50 people for the fall 2020 semester. Size restrictions may differ depending on the health conditions of the communities where WSU campuses and operations are located.
  • Offer remote flexibility for students and faculty at risk of COVID-19 and members of vulnerable populations.
  •  All courses planned for face‑to‑face delivery will have a backup plan for online delivery in the event that conditions require such a move.
  • In-person classes will have assigned seating with at least 6 feet of distance between students and enhanced cleaning between classroom sessions.
  • Physical distancing, reduced occupancy, identified foot-traffic flow and other measures in common spaces to minimize virus transmission will be mandated.

Student Life

WSU is committed to providing the programs, services and spaces needed to help students find success navigating the new Coug experience. Visit Coug Life for information about campus health and safety, housing options and dining services.

Connect to Resources

Office of the Provost
Distance Learning Student Guide