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Campus Updates

Campus Updates

Western Seminary has adjusted its operating hours for each campus as follows. As the situation changes, we will update this page as needed.

Portland

Western Seminary’s Portland campus is opening on a limited basis to students and visitors. As we announced in July, we are adopting a hybrid course delivery model for the fall semester, which means some of our courses will be fully remote while a select few will be available both remotely and on-campus. The courses that include an in-person option are what we are calling Flex courses.

Students who will be attending the on-campus portion of the Flex courses have been sent detailed instructions for campus use and classroom expectations during the semester. To maximize the safety of our students participating in in-person classes, we are implementing the following safety requirements:

  • Masks must be worn by everyone at all times except when eating in designated areas.
  • No eating is permitted in the classroom and drinking is only allowed with a device with a straw.
  • Instructors will take daily attendance for contact tracing purposes.
  • Student seating has been determined to ensure social distancing is maintained.
  • Hand sanitizer, wipes, and masks will be provided in multiple areas
  • All surfaces in Bueermann Hall rooms 104 and 105, bathrooms, and entry ways will be cleaned and sanitized before each class period.

The Portland campus library will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To ensure the safety of all those using the library, masks will be required at all times and total occupancy will be limited to 25 people. Additionally, study areas and computer work areas have been moved to maximize social distancing. Visitors will also be asked upon entry to sign in for contact tracing purposes. 

Sacramento

Placer County, where the Sacramento Campus is located, is currently in the Red Tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and the Sacramento campus is currently open on a limited basis, as follows: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

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We are following county and state protocols while enhancing our technology with hopes to offer a number of Flex classes that will meet both on campus and on Zoom simultaneously. Until we are able to do so effectively, all courses will be held via Zoom-only (web conference). Details will follow as progress is made.

San Jose

Santa Clara County is currently in the Orange Tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy and the San Jose Campus is currently open on a limited basis, as follows: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students may use their student ID card to access the Student Resource Center. Library services and study space are available. No appointment is necessary. At this time, the Education Building remains closed and all San Jose Campus classes will continue to be held remotely for the entirety of the summer 2021 semester.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 408.356.6889 with any questions.

We are following county and state protocols while enhancing our technology with hopes to offer a number of Flex classes that will meet both on campus and on Zoom simultaneously. Until we are able to do so effectively, all courses will be held via Zoom-only (web conference). Details will follow as progress is made.