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Operations and Procedures

Plans for the spring 2021 semester are being made through an inclusive decision-making process, that are guided by science and data, grounded in our core academic mission, and intended to balance teaching, research, service, engagement, and total student experience activities with the well-being of our community. The university continues to monitor guidance from public health and medical professionals, the University of North Carolina System, and North Carolina’s elected state officials. By necessity, these plans will shift and change as conditions demand. When this happens, all updates and resources will be included here.

Move-In Procedure


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The Spring 2021 opening of the residence halls is once again designed with COVID-19 in mind. The residence halls allowing students to begin returning and moving in on Feb. 6th.

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COVID Entrance Test Requirements


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All WCU students residing on campus in the residence halls are expected to take a COVID-19 test within 3 to 5 days of their scheduled move-in date and receive a negative test result.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information


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Western Carolina University officials continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 metrics and vaccines on a daily basis. Read the latest information about vaccines on campus and in our region.

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On-Campus Dining


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Catamount Dining has the daily mission of delivering thousands of quality meals to students, faculty, and staff. With this mission in mind and given the COVID-19 pandemic, dining at WCU currently looks very different than a typical semester.

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Bookstore


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Review the Bookstore hours of operation and procedures for residential and commuter students, students at Biltmore Park and students not living near campus for the Spring 2021 semester.

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Cat Card


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For new students who need a CatCard or returning students who need a replacement CatCard, the CatCard Office is located in Brown Hall and its hours are 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

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Cleaning and PPE


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WCU Facilities Management and Emergency Services are working on protocols for cleaning and PPE in place this summer prior to the return of students, faculty and staff to campus. .

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Course Instruction


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As with the past fall semester, instruction for the 2021 spring semester will consist of face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.

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Space Adjustments


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The spring 2021 semester will be very similar to fall 2020, given the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes have been implemented and will continue to support social and physical distancing

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Academic Calendar


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The 2021 spring semester academic calendar will include delaying the start of classes, eliminating the traditional spring break and providing an abbreviated midterm break.

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