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COVID-19

Western Michigan University is planning a safe return to near-normal operations for the 2021-22 academic year. We plan to offer a robust on-campus environment with a wide array of learning, living and cocurricular opportunities. 

Throughout the semester, it is our goal to keep you informed of any and all changes that may affect your campus experience. While we will continue to update you via email and social media, you may also check back here for timely updates.

Announcements

Announcements

Updated quarantine and isolation policy, no-cost tests

On Jan. 18, 2022, President Montgomery announced Western would invoke a isolation period of 10 days for those with a positive COVID-19 test result and a five-day quarantine for those who are unvaccinated and exposed to the virus but have not tested positive. Asymptomatic students and employees will also receive three rapid-result antigen tests at no cost during spring semester.

Booster needed for full vaccination at WMU

On Jan. 4, 2022, President Montgomery announced Western's definition of full vaccination will include a booster dose effective Jan. 17. Those without a booster dose on record at Sindecuse Health Center will be subject to weekly mandatory COVID-19 testing at North Kohrman Hall.

Campus messages

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has shared timely updates and announcements related to COVID-19 and vaccination policy and procedure.

  • Daily health survey

    Take the daily health survey each day before you come to campus if you don't have verified vaccination.

    Take the survey

  • COVID-19 dashboard

    Keep up to date with the University's vaccination rate and cases of COVID-19 on campus.

    View the dashboard

Your safety routine at Western

All students, faculty and staff who have not completed the vaccination verification and registration process are required to complete the daily health survey before coming to campus each day. Upon completing the survey, you will receive a green, red, orange or purple badge accompanied by any restrictions and instructions regarding your status. 

Students, faculty and staff who upload documentation of full vaccination will no longer have to complete the daily health survey once their vaccination status is verified. Upon login, their badge status will continue to indicate they are cleared to come to campus unless they report symptoms.

All students, faculty and staff must test each week at WMU's testing center unless they are fully vaccinated (14 days past their final dose and received a booster dose when eligible) and have had their vaccination status verified by Sindecuse Health Center. Learn more about mandatory no-cost testing.