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COVID-19 Updates for Yakima Students

Emergency Funding

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.


Wi-Fi Access

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.

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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.

PNWU Library

In response to COVID-19, the Library will be closed until further notice. For WSU students on the PNWU campus, library staff will continue to provide library services during this time. Please contact us via email. You may also visit their website.

Nursing IT and Library Access

Yakima nursing students who need IT assistance can contact Jeff Thysell at 509-494-7903. Students who need access to library services can contact Tom McMeekin at 509-494-7901.


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 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.

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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:

Thank you for your patience as we attempt to provide the best possible support for our students during this public health emergency.


Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane