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Campus Updates and Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our campus community and represents an ever-changing situation. As we look to fall, we will act to put the academic mission and campus community well-being at the forefront of all pandemic planning efforts. Our plans will be grounded in our core academic mission and our main reason for being – our students.

Campus Update

June 4, 2020

Quarantine Location, Move-in, Personal Protective Equipment and Study Abroad

Western Carolina University is continuing to develop plans for the fall 2020 semester and the student experience through an inclusive decision-making process. These decisions are guided by science and data, grounded in our core academic mission with consideration for the well-being of our community. These emails are to provide our students, faculty, staff and community updated information on fall 2020 operations and procedures.


The fall 2020 opening of the residence halls has been redesigned in response to COVID-19. While the first day of classes is still scheduled for August 17, the residence halls will begin allowing students to move-in on August 1.

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COVID-19 Informational Videos

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has provided a number of videos as a resource to help us better understand the Coronavirus outbreak.

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