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Health & Safety

COVID Reporting/Info

We are all in this together and each one of us contributes to the health and wellbeing of the campus community by getting vaccinated and testing after potential exposure or symptoms. 

Thanks, everyone, for doing your part to keep our whole community safe. 

To Ensure SUCCESS as the semester progresses

How to Ensure SUCCESS in the first weeks of class:

  • If you are feeling stressed, please don’t hesitate to visit the Counseling Center.
  • The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) may be helpful if you want to inquire about accommodations. This letter allows faculty to work with you to set up for your success in the course.
  • Take care of your body by getting enough rest, exercising, eating well and staying hydrated!  If you are feeling ill or need assistance, visit the Student Health Services.  If you need help with food or other basics, please visit our Resource Pantry.
  • In your classes
    • Don’t hesitate to reach out to your professor, using their contact information on the syllabus. Ask questions and address issues before they become problems.
  • WCU email is our official electronic form of communication.  When emailing a faculty member:
    • Be polite and respectful, consider identifying the course.
    • Be succinct and clearly articulate your question(s) or concern(s)
    • Remember faculty can’t always respond immediately; please be patient!
  • Take advantage of your professor’s OFFICE HOURS.  
    • They are a golden opportunity to connect with your professor and work through problems or explore various aspects of the course. They are for your benefit!
    • Office hours are listed on each course syllabus. Faculty provide a minimum of five hours over three days; these hours are for all their courses.
    • Verify whether the office hours are in-person or virtual (i.e. via Zoom).
    • Come prepared with questions or topics to discuss & leave enough time.
    • If you can’t meet with your professor during their posted hours or require more help, you can find help at the Learning and Assistance and Resource Center (LARC). Visit the Writing Center or the Library for assistance. 
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