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Whitworth Announces Summer Course Information

April 22, 2020
Whitworth University's highest priority is to protect the health, welfare and safety of its students and employees while remaining committed to its rigorous academic offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. For these reasons, the university announced today it will continue using online instruction for all undergraduate and continuing studies courses through June 26, the end of the first summer session for most of those courses.

Graduate programs will be making program-specific decisions since their course offerings in May, June and July vary widely. Graduate students should communicate directly with their program directors for instructional information. In all cases, Whitworth will continue to rely upon and comply with state and federal guidelines related to stay-home orders and social distancing as the university shapes its educational offerings.

“Whitworth University knows that students value close connections with our faculty,” says Carol Simon, Whitworth’s provost & executive vice president. “Because that is the case, we would prefer that the majority of our instruction be face-to-face. Yet, we know that our students who have courses taking place in summer need to plan. As we await clarity about Washington state guidelines about when in-person instruction can resume, we want undergraduate summer students whose courses will be starting in May to know now how instruction will take place through June. Our faculty is striving to provide the best instruction possible via a variety of distanced modes until in-person instruction can resume.”

Whitworth administrators are working diligently to determine how classes will be offered for the rest of the summer. An announcement will be communicated when a decision has been made.
Whitworth University has no reported cases of COVID-19 and will continue to practice social distancing guidelines set forth by local, state and federal health officials.

About Whitworth University:
Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or