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WVU to close Wednesday, Dec. 5 in accordance with state holiday and day of observance

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West Virginia University, including the WVU Research Corp., will close Wednesday, Dec. 5 following a Presidential Proclamation and separate Executive Order issued by Gov. Jim Justice for a state holiday and day of mourning in honor of former President George H. W. Bush. 

While classes (undergraduate and graduate) are canceled Wednesday, essential campus services including the Carruth Center, Child Learning Center, Creative Arts Center, dining services, Information Technology Services, Libraries, Mountainlair, PRT and/or WVU buses, residence halls, Student Health, Student Recreation Center and University Police will remain open. 

The quick service food restaurants in Evansdale Crossing will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

Serenity Place will also be open for those in recovery. Hours will be posted to social media accounts.

The closure will be effective for all non-essential personnel beginning at midnight through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. Employees who are considered essential personnel will be contacted by their supervisor with additional information regarding the work schedule tomorrow. All dining services employees already scheduled to work Wednesday, Dec. 5 should report to work. Units with existing emergency closure protocols should follow those. Employees with questions or concerns should contact their supervisor. 

Wednesday’s undergraduate classes, including labs, exams and review sessions, will be moved to Friday, Dec. 7 as a make-up day. At the discretion of instructors, classes may be canceled Friday and students are encouraged to check with instructors for updates. Graduate classes will be held at the instructor’s discretion. Graduate students are encouraged to check with instructors for updates. 

Due to the closure, the last day to withdraw from all WVU classes is now Thursday, Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m. Students with questions or concerns should contact their advisor.

WVU Extension Services offices will also be closed across the state due to the holiday and day of mourning. 

The University will reopen on a normal schedule Thursday, Dec. 6. 



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