24 Mar WSC cancels Commencement activities
WILLISTON, N.D. – The following is an update from Williston State College president, Dr. John Miller, on WSC’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19):
Dear Campus Community:
Due to the continuing need to practice personal and social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, Williston State College is canceling all commencement and honors activities scheduled for the week of May 11-15.
In the coming weeks, faculty and staff will be working on a virtual recognition program to honor graduates. I apologize for this unfortunate decision, but the safety of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors is first and foremost.
Students will continue coursework from home and are discouraged from physically coming to, returning to, or staying on the WSC campus unless they have a legitimate need. WSC’s residence halls are still available for students who have no other options or are unable to return/transition to a permanent residence. Likewise, for those students who remain on campus, meals will continue to be provided by Aladdin Food Service.
Students, I encourage you to continuing checking your BlackBoard course shells and WSC email often for information and to contact your instructors with any specific questions regarding your classes. WSC Housing will communicate with all residents about housing and dining, the retrieval of items, and the move-out process.
WSC, along with its North Dakota University System partners and the State Board of Higher Education, is currently working on a refund policy for room and board. More information will be published as a plan is approved for each campus.
I acknowledge that these extraordinary times required exceptional measures to deal with a health risk that impacts us all. And while campus will look and feel different for a time, the WSC community is strong and resilient.
WSC will continue to fulfill our mission by ensuring students are able to meet their educational requirements and that faculty and staff are able to continue their teaching, support, and advising duties.
Again, WSC is not closing campus but is making operational adjustments for the safety of our community.
I ask for your continuing patience and cooperation.
John Miller, Ed.D.
Williston State College
WSC encourages the community to monitor the WSC Facebook page (@willistonstate) and dedicated website page willistonstate.edu/coronavirus for updates.
For more information on this message, please contact:
For more information, please visit www.willistonstate.edu, call 701.774.4200, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.