COVID-19 Updates for Spokane Students
A limited amount of emergency funds are available for enrolled WSU Health Sciences students.
This money will be a grant that will not need to be repaid. Please provide documentation so that your financial aid package can be adjusted. You may make one request for emergency funding.
WSU is aware that the transition to distance learning may pose some challenges for students who do not have adequate WiFi access to stream classes, obtain class materials, and interact online.
The Office of the Provost is partnering with Information Technology Services to explore ways to provide WiFi access via mobile hotspots, or by other means. The University is gathering feedback and gauging interest at this time.
If you are interested in improved WiFi access , please complete and submit the form below. Further information will be provided upon submission of the form.
Parking lots and Internet access
If you need access to the Internet, there are spaces on campus where the Internet can be accessed. To maintain social distancing, we prefer you access the Internet in your car. This map will let you know where you can find that access.
Spokane Academic Library
Based on Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the WSU/EWU Health Sciences campus now has limited access and remote operations. Due to this development, the WSU Spokane Academic Library is now closed, including 24-hour access with student IDs. These steps help to prioritize the health and safety of our patrons and employees. However, we are committed to helping people and providing resources to support research and learning. We will continue to do our best to serve the campus community remotely. Connect to the Library COVID-19 page for additional information.
The Campus Pantry is still open even though classes have moved online, and remote campus operations are now in effect due to Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. To ensure we still serve WSU Health Sciences and EWU Spokane students while promoting everyone’s safety, we have altered hours and distribution location.
- New Hours: Thursdays 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
- Location: SAC Building Loading Dock (see map below)
- Distribution Instructions:
We are distributing pre-packaged boxes- these will include the max allotted amount of each shelf-stable food section along with the fresh produce divided up. While supplies last.Here are the steps:
- 1. Pull up in front of the loading dock at SAC building from 12:45-2:45 p.m. (600 N Riverpoint Blvd.)
- 2. Pop your trunk and we’ll bring out a pre-packaged box
For your safety, Campus Pantry officers will be the only ones handling the food and will be wearing gloves during distribution. The student shopper will be using their own personal phone/tablet.
Please email us with questions during this time at email@example.com. Check back often to stay up to date with new developments on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
WSU Health Sciences Spokane Parking Operations is now providing prorated refunds for Annual, Spring Semester, and Spring Quarter parking permits. Prorated refunds will be calculated using an effective date of March 23, 2020.
Please Note: Existing parking permits refunded will immediately expire. If you need to park on campus in the future, you will need to purchase a new parking permit or risk receiving a parking ticket.
Customers desiring prorated refunds must please submit an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- University ID Number
- Phone #
- Email address
- Permit type (Annual, Quarter or Semester)
WSU Health Sciences Counseling Services is still open. However, we are only providing tele-mental health services at this time. If you are a Spokane student, you can make an appointment by filling out this form, or by calling 509-358-7740. If you are a Yakima student, please email Lesley Brown at email@example.com or call 509-494-7925 to schedule an appointment
If you need immediate assistance or are in crisis whether a Spokane or Yakima student, please call the WSU Health Sciences Crisis line at 509-368-6500 (available 24 hours/day).
Computer Loan Program
Computers are available through the Computer Loan program and are shipped to students in need.
Access to SAC
SAC is currently locked. However, for students who do not have access to the Internet, do not have a car, or are in homes that are not conducive to learning, they can access SAC. This is for special circumstances and individuals only. This is not for study groups. If there is a large gathering of students in SAC, they will be asked to leave. To maintain social distancing, we prefer you access the Internet in your car.
Local information sources
- Spokane County COVID-19 Emergency Coordination Center
- Spokane COVID Response Facebook page
- Spokane Regional Health District
- Yakima Health District
- The Fig Tree
The Graduate School issued this letter on March 18 outlining exam policies given the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the topics are:
- Degree completion deadline
- Revised policy on final exams for master’s and doctoral students
- Contacting the graduate school
Academic Support Services
In an effort to reduce person-to-person contact and maintain social distancing, all appointments with the Student Succcess Center will be conducted remotely until further notice. Appointments can either be asynchronous (via email) or synchronous (via Zoom, Google Docs/phone, etc.). When you schedule an appointment please contact us directly to arrange the specific details of your appointment:
- Writing/Tutoring: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Learning/Career: email@example.com
- Financial Aid: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com
Thank you for your patience as we attempt to provide the best possible support for our students during this public health emergency.
WSU Spokane Student Health Access
WSU Spokane students may still access their health care services virtually during the COVID-19 crisis either by telephone or video (preferred). The Cheney clinic site now only serves in-person patients with respiratory symptoms and conduct COVID-19 tests when indicated. For information to schedule an appointment please see Student Health Services.