The leadership of Warner Pacific University continues to closely monitor the progression of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We remain committed to the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff during this time and are making every effort to communicate updates to our community. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for answers to your questions and information on campus operations and resources.

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Are WPU faculty and staff still available?

WPU employees are working remotely while a few "key" employees are on campus to serve students. All employees are accessible through their campus emails and voicemails.

Are buildings still open?

Many offices and buildings on campus are closed for general usage for the duration of Oregon's "Stay Home, Save Lives" operation (https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=36240) . The dining hall remains open during lunch and dinner hours for residential students to pick up meals, and the Library remains open during business hours. Campus Labs are available only with a professor. Centre 205 is temporarily closed. More information may be found on the ShieldPGS Update, and Signpost.

Are students still in campus housing?

Housing remains open to students who wish to live on campus for the rest of the semester. Those who chose to move out of their unit due to classes moving to a remote format, were expected to notify Jessica Richards, housing coordinator, in email by Wednesday, April 1 and check out of your unit by Friday, April 3. More information can be found at https://www.warnerpacific.edu/housing-and-meal-plan-updates/.

Is the dining hall still open?

Meal access remains available for residential students only. The Café is open 7 days a week for to-go pick up of meals for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 6:00 p.m. Students may order meals ahead by 10 a.m. or may come during the above hours for pre-made to-go options. To leave an order, text 503-312-2513 with an order from the menu or a Sodexo representative can call you back. For questions on dining options and a copy of the weekly menu, please contact General Manager Jeff Rott at Jeffery.rott@sodexo.com.

Is the library still open?

The Library schedule has moved to summer hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00 PM) and continue those hours until further notice. The Library will provide an equitable space for students who do not have computers at home and need to have access to technology or Wi-Fi. Librarians will troubleshoot any library access glitches that might occur when teaching moves online and support faculty as they integrate online materials into their online instruction. The library will abide by the following protocols during these hours: 1) No more than 10 students (excluding student workers) can occupy the library at any given time. 2) Computers and all technology will be sanitized after each use 3) All doors and hardware will be wiped down each day 4) Everyone (including student workers and patrons) will follow social distancing protocols.

What are the mailroom hours?

The mailroom is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Will my classes be online all semester?

Professional and Graduate Studies: Online instruction, which began on March 16 for Undergraduate PGS students, will continue through May 24, 2020. Online instruction for Graduate PGS students, which began on March 16, will continue through May 10, 2020. Updates regarding possibility of extending online delivery will be sent as the current crisis continues to unfold.
Traditional Program: For our traditional students, online instruction began on March 30 and will be extended through the end of the semester, which is May 8, 2020. For these students, the final exams will also be completed by May 8, 2020. Warner Pacific is committed to delivering all credits and courses, therefore regular semester tuition and attendance policies are in effect.

What are the plans for Commencement and Awards Chapel?

In light of recent recommendations related to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Spring 2020 Warner Pacific University Commencement Ceremony scheduled for May 9 has been postponed. Students who complete coursework requirements will "graduate" as scheduled and their degree will be conferred. A rescheduled ceremony will be arranged at a later date that has yet to be determined. All students who were eligible to participate in the Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be eligible for participation in the rescheduled ceremony. We have not yet determined the method and timing for distributing regalia and diplomas; various options are being considered. We will provide students with updates about the commencement ceremony as plans develop. We wish we could give you the answers we all desperately want. There is one promise we will make – you will have a commencement. While the date, format, etc. may have to change, there will be an opportunity at which we will proudly, and with great joy, celebrate your achievements.

What is the plan for academic advising?

Academic advising for the 2020-21 academic year will take place as scheduled: - Next year’s seniors’ registration will begin on Monday, April 6, 2020 - All other returning students’ registration will begin on Monday, April 13, 2020 - Instructions will be sent to students to inform them of the process to complete registration - Students and advisors will need to work together to set up remote advising appointments

Are tutors still available?

All tutoring services are still happening like they would during the typical academic term, we are just transitioning to online platforms only. To keep all members of WPU safe and healthy, all tutoring services and academic supports can be facilitated through platforms like Google, email, etc. You may set up a virtual appointment with Janice Nehren, Academic Success Coordinator, by emailing jnehren@warnerpacific.edu. More information and tutoring schedules may be found on the Shield.

Have campus events been canceled?

Yes, all on-campus in-person activities and events have been canceled for WPU students, faculty, staff and community groups.

What's happening with athletics?

All athletic practices are canceled immediately through the end of the semester. No spring practices are allowed for out of season sports. The NAIA issued a statement regarding the cancellation of the remainder of the Spring Sports Seasons. In an effort to provide relief, no spring sport student-athlete will be charged a season of competition. Any spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled full-time in 2020 will be awarded two additional semesters of attendance or the equivalent. Along with the rest of campus, the C.C. Perry Gymnasium and fitness center is closed to all but key personnel.

Can I get a refund for room and board?

Students who move out will receive a prorated housing and meal plan credit toward Fall semester 2020. For graduating seniors who elect to move out early, refund options will be available based on your financial aid and current payment status.

Does WPU have any confirmed COVID-19 positive cases?

Warner Pacific University has no known cases of COVID-19 as of April 3, 2020.

What about my Faith & Service requirement?

We acknowledge the significant number of transitions this season has brought in your lives. As you are working to serve families, friends, and those around you, take care of your own health, and move to online learning, we are placing a hold on all faith and service requirements for the Spring semester. Any chapel and sessions attendance and any service already completed will therefore fulfill the requirement for Spring 2020. We ask that you please submit any service already completed at https://wpulife.com/warner-pacific-service-form. We will continue to provide ways to engage faith together through QuiX and other resources at https://www.facebook.com/WarnerPacificLife. Campus Pastor Michelle and other Student Life staff are also available for phone or video meetings.

Is chapel still offered?

The Campus Ministries team will continue to release weekly QuiX (our quick chapels) on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. We encourage you to check in and join us for worship and a short encouraging message there!

I'm struggling with these changes? Can I still connect with student support services?

Support services such as Counseling, Academic Tutoring and Mentoring, Success and Retention, Disabilities Resources, and more will remain available through phone, video conferencing, and potential in-person meetings. Students may contact the relevant departments to schedule appointments in advance. More information about access to student success resources can be found at https://public.3.basecamp.com/p/eNUxwry4AUUJU7owMQcHtPon.

How do I report a concern for myself or others?

Our CARE Team meets regularly to coordinate support and assistance for students. If you have a need personally or know of another student’s need, you may let us know by filling out the form at wpulife.com/report or by contacting Kimberly Love at 503-517-1009 or klove@warnerpacific.edu.