To Students Staying on Campus during the summer break:

For those of you who are going to be in Walla Walla and staying on campus, we wanted you to be aware of the limited nature of the services available. Please refer to the list below. We also want to emphasize the importance of observing physical distancing expectations (6’ distance between you and others and not socializing with others who are not in your residential units) and the additional conduct expectations within residence halls and on-campus to reduce the spread of the virus.

For those of you who are living in the community in privately owned residences, we want to emphasize community responsibility for health, safety and well being. It is our expectation that you will continue to be attentive to practices that reduce community spread of COVID 19, and also to act in ways that do not disregard the safety and concerns of those who may be more vulnerable. Now, more than ever, we want to act with great care for the wellbeing of the entire community.

Campus Security is available 24/7. Reach out for assistance at any time by calling 509-527-5777. Safety Escorts are available to your residence by foot or vehicle on and off-campus. Call Security any time to arrange pickup and drop-off.

The Health and Wellness Center closes for Clinic Care on May 22 at noon and will reopen on August 27. During the interim, call Security or Emergency Medical Services for assistance.

The Counseling Center will close for mental health appointments on May 22 at 4 p.m. and will reopen on August 15. In the interim, please call Walla Walla Crisis Response Team at 509-524-2999 for mental emergencies. A mental health emergency is any situation in which a person's actions, feelings, and behaviors can lead to self-harm, harm to others, or an inability to function in a healthy manner.

For questions and non-emergency situations, please call the Counseling Center (509) 527-5195 and leave a message. We will return your call.

During the break, the GAC will have food assistance and clothes for students remaining on campus. The GAC can be accessed via a swipe from 8 AM to 8 PM, and assistance for access can be requested from Campus Security or Greg Lecki.

SECURITY

  • If you leave campus during summer, store your bicycle with Student Housing.
  • If you leave your car on campus find out where you are supposed to park it and remove all valuables from it.
  • Place valuables that you cannot take with you out of sight in your room/apartment/home and unplug all appliances before you leave.
  • Park your car in a well-lit location and leave your keys and contact information with a trusted friend.
  • If you stay on campus during the summer, be alert to any suspicious persons around the residence halls, bike racks, or parking lots.
  • Call Campus Security or the Police immediately to report any unusual activity.

IF YOU LIVE OFF-CAMPUS AND ARE LEAVING FOR SUMMER

  • Lock doors and windows securely.
  • Turn your telephone ringers down low so a burglar won't be alerted to your absence by its ringing.
  • Make your house/apartment look occupied; have a friend or neighbor pick up your mail and newspapers, set televisions and lights on timers, leave your blinds, shades, and curtains in their normal positions, and keep your lawn mowed and watered.
  • Leave your phone number, address, and itinerary with a trusted friend so you can be reached in case of an emergency.

We hope you are all remaining as safe and healthy and weathering these uncertain times as best you can.

Best,
Juli