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Welcome Broncos!

Safety is top of mind as we welcome our students, faculty and staff to campus. Remember to mask up, wash your hands and maintain physical distance, Business Broncos!

Semester restart at the Haworth College of Business

The Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University is working hard to protect the health and safety of all students, employees and guests. We are committed to providing you with up-to-date details as WMU’s plans for a safe campus continue to evolve. Visit this page frequently for the latest information from WMU Haworth.

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Welcome to WMU Haworth! Though COVID-19 changes the way we interact, it doesn’t change the fact that we are here to offer you personalized attention in everything from your program of choice, to academic and career advising, and beyond. Our faculty and staff have worked tirelessly to develop a return to campus plan that ensures your health and safety. Here, you’ll find the latest updates on building procedures, steps for health screening, office hours for college of business services, and more. 

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There are a number of services we are providing remotely as well as special initiatives and tools to help you be successful during this time. We know that feeling connected and having ready access to individuals in order to have your questions answered is more important than ever. As always, the quality of your education is our No. 1 priority. This academic year will require flexibility, resilience and grace. As the following video explains, this year will also be characterized by a high-quality academic experience that puts health and safety at the forefront.

 

Video of WMU Fall 2020 class formats

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Visit campus safely

Reference this plan for everything you need to know about visiting Schneider Hall and attending your WMU Haworth classes. Information about the University’s fall return to campus can be found below.

  • Building hours Haworth College of Business office hours and general operations may differ from previous semesters. Please refer to this schedule for information about the department or office you are seeking.

  • Daily screening Faculty, staff and students entering the building must complete the WMU pre-screening survey through GoWMU every day. You’ll be asked to show your badge when you get to your classroom.

  • Social distancing Once inside Schneider Hall, you will notice that spaces have been tailored to allow for proper social distancing. Please follow guidelines to keep a 6-foot minimum distance from others.

  • Masks and PPE Additional to the daily screening, all students, staff and faculty are required to wear a mask to enter the building. If you don't have a mask, the college will provide one. In addition, other personal protective equipment (PPE) will be made available as needed.

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    Student services

    All advising and career center offices will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Department office hours vary. Offices will be staffed based on square footage and appropriate social distancing guidelines. You will also be able to receive services via email, phone and video.

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Inside Schneider Hall

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Classrooms, labs and common areas have been reduced in seating capacity to allow for proper social distancing and frequent sanitation.

Common areas

Masks must be worn inside at all times. All stations available for in-person use are spaced to ensure a minimum distance of 6 feet.

Schneider Café

Schneider Café will remain closed, but the seating area will be open for use.

 

WMU's safe return plan

Be smart. Be safe. Be Broncos. WMU has charted a course through the COVID-19 pandemic that continues WMU’s high quality educational experience.