WVC Campuses Closed Through End of May
Wenatchee Valley College has extended the closure for both the main and Omak campuses through May 31st.
According to the school, the process of reopening campus is expected to be gradual, and will happen in accordance with the governor’s plan to open businesses in phases.
The residence hall does remain open, but social distancing measures are being implemented.
College leadership has not yet made a decision to move summer or fall quarters online.
Anyone who must remain on campus during the closure is asked to practice good hygience, physical distancing and to stay home if sick.
Here's the school's full press release:
Following the governor’s extension of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, Wenatchee Valley College has extended the closure of both campuses to students and the public through Sunday, May 31.
The process of reopening campus is expected to be gradual, and will happen in accordance with the governor’s plan to open businesses in phases. Those who are on campus or are visiting campus are being asked to practice good hygiene, social distancing and to stay home if sick.
The residence hall remains open to residents, but social distancing is being implemented.
It was announced last week that the commencement ceremonies for both campuses will take place online. The associate degree nursing pinning ceremonies for both campuses will also take place virtually – no in-person gatherings will be held.
College leadership has not yet made a decision to move summer or fall quarters online. If action is taken to move classes online after spring quarter, students and the community will be notified.
Support for students during closure
WVC is making efforts to ensure students can be successful in and out of the classroom. Some resources include:
- Online resources for online learning. WVC has information and resources to support students as they transition to online learning at wvc.edu/Online.
- Virtual Student Services. Students can speak with staff through Zoom videoconferencing or through a live chatting feature. Educational planners, career center staff, registration staff, financial aid staff and others will be available for remote appointments with students through Zoom videoconferencing. Visit wvc.edu/VA to schedule a phone or Zoom videoconference appointment. Students can also interact with staff through live chat, a live text conversation option on the WVC home page.
- Counseling. Counselors will be available to students, staff and faculty via phone, emails and Zoom appointments only. Students can schedule these appointments by calling 509-682-6850, email or through our WVC counseling webpage, wvc.edu/Counseling.
- Financial Crisis. Students with food insecurities or experiencing financial crisis may qualify for a CARES Act grant. Learn more and apply at wvc.edu/CARESAct. Students can also email counselors firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to access the WVC food bank and other emergency resources on campus.