As we all navigate this unprecedented period, WMU students, staff, faculty and leaders are committed to demonstrating the resilience, grit and hard work that are hallmarks of our Bronco way of life. Although WMU will not compromise on what makes our University unique, we must be flexible in responding to this novel coronavirus to ensure we are balancing educational excellence with health, safety and financial realities.
WMU's general safety plan advances four strategies:
Masks: Masks are required in indoor spaces and outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible.
Rapid-result testing: Even for mild symptoms, testing is available to all on campus. Students and employees will complete a daily health screening. Everyone, including students, will be asked to isolate if they test positive.
Vigilant hygiene: Frequent hand washing and cleaning of high-touch surfaces.
Physical/social distancing: Maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others while in public spaces.
This COVID-19 microsite is updated regularly to reflect the latest developments in our response to the pandemic and to keep you apprised of other important related information.
President Edward Montgomery announced Western Michigan University is planning a safe return to near-normal operations for the fall 2021 semester. We plan to offer a robust on-campus environment with a wide array of learning, living and co-curricular opportunities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major economic fallout, with universities throughout the nation contending with severe budget deficits. Learn more about actions WMU has taken to respond to financial challenges.