Frequently Asked Questions

SPRING 2020: Will all students who want to stay be allowed to stay? How will those decisions be made?

No. In fact, we are trying to limit the number of students on campus, but also meet the needs of those with special circumstances. We have strongly encouraged students to move off campus and back to their permanent residence. We have received a number of requests and those are currently being evaluated and decisions will be made on Wednesday, March 18th.

Please note that for those who are approved to remain on campus, the following will apply:

  • You may be required to relocate to another building on campus;
  • All Community Code of Conduct policies will apply;
  • Students will observe the following guidelines set by the CDC:
    • Social distancing (approximately 6 feet between others)
    • Washing hands often (for at least 20 seconds)
    • Sanitizing living space regularly (in addition to what the University will do)
    • Stay home if you feel sick and call/email Health and Wellness services
    • Cover coughs and sneezes (elbow or tissues) and immediately wash hands
  • Gatherings of more than 5 people in residential spaces are prohibited until further notice to protect the health and safety of our community;
  • No guests are allowed in the residence halls during this time;
  • If a student is found to have violated these important items, the student could be subject to discipline, up to and including eviction from University housing.
  • Dining and other campus facilities and services will operate on a limited schedule and this schedule may be reduced as needed.
  • Students need to develop their own emergency plan if WPU needs to close due to federal, state or local mandates.
  • The current housing assignment is only applicable through the end of the Spring 2020 academic semester. At this time, no decision has been made regarding summer housing.