Check this website frequently for official WKU updates concerning COVID-19.
To report contact with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or to report safety or distancing concerns, contact the WKU COVID-19 Response Team at 270-745-2019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have lifted financial holds from student accounts to allow students to register for the Fall 2020 semester. We understand that many students will need extensions to manage their finances. However, we do not want that challenge to hinder their ability to register.
In light of the pandemic, for the spring 2020 semester, WKU will add a Pass/D/Fail option (PDF) for undergraduate and graduate students. Many universities have adjusted their grading policies because Covid19 has so dramatically disrupted the lives of students and faculty; economically challenged students face severe technology access issues; many faculty are shifting to an online modality for the first time in their careers; and significant uncertainty remains about the effects of the virus on the world, nation, higher education, students, staff, and faculty. We have reviewed our own policies, federal regulations, and principles of accreditation; and consulted accrediting bodies, deans, department heads, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, registrars, financial aid personnel, information systems programmers, and a variety of other constituencies to develop this plan. The approach allows us to maintain academic standards and meet accrediting requirements while also providing flexibility for students as they weather this difficult time.
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Latest Messages from WKU
Aug 3rd, 2022
This fall, WKU looks forward to beginning the academic year under normal operations....View Article
Feb 25th, 2022
In recent weeks, positive COVID-19 case counts declined rapidly at the national, state and local levels, with hospitalizations also decreasing. Every individual age five and older...View Article
Feb 1st, 2022
As of January 15, 2022, we will be covering certain over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 tests for eligible plan participants....View Article
Jan 31st, 2022
When students return to WKU each semester, it affirms our dedication to our primary mission: transforming students’ lives....View Article
WKU Restart Committees
Four Restart WKU Committees are developing recommendations for fall 2020 operations and will report to the COVID-19 Task Force. Once finalized, strategies for reopening will be communicated with the entire campus community.
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COVID-19 Task Force
The WKU COVID-19 Task Force will continue meeting daily, monitoring the health crisis as it evolves.
We will share updates and any further alterations to campus operations.
WKU will protect the rights of all students and employees. Adverse or hostile actions against any member of our campus community (student, staff, or faculty) based on assumptive risks will not be tolerated.