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News Release
Western Oregon University will Shift to In-person Classes to Remote after Thanksgiving Break - 06/17/20

MONMOUTH, Ore. Western Oregon University has announced that after Thanksgiving break, it will move completely remote for the remainder of fall term. Any in-person or hybrid classes will go fully remote for prep and finals weeks with the last day for in-person instruction as Nov. 25, 2020. However, students will be allowed to remain in the residence halls after that date, if they chose to do so.  


Fall term classes begin on Monday, Sept. 28 and the term concludes on Friday, Dec. 11. There is a possibility that, based on public health circumstances, WOU may have to move to remote delivery for all courses before Nov. 25.


“We believe these actions and options will provide an additional measure of public health protection for students, faculty, staff and the greater community,” said Provost Rob Winningham.


WOU is making plans to maximize public health and safety in the fall by increasing cleaning, reducing the density of in-person instructional activities and on-campus housing and building a robust contact tracing program, among other actions, in hopes of reducing the spread of COVID-19.


About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University, founded in 1856 in Monmouth, is the state’s oldest public university. Serving almost 5,000 students, WOU is a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution with about 70% of the student population being from Oregon. A significant portion of attendees are members of under-represented groups, veterans or non-traditional students. WOU is Oregon’s campus of choice for those seeking a transformative education in a supportive, student-centered learning community where classes are taught by faculty. Together we succeed.