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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

Starting Friday, Sept. 11, 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

Effective Nov. 18, the Sacramento Campus is accessible to students by appointment only. Placer County, where the Sacramento Campus is located, has reverted back to the Purple/Widespread tier for COVID-19 cases.

Appointments may be made for picking up or dropping off resources. To schedule an appointment, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., email Lindsay McKinnon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 916.488.3720 x312.

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

Effective Nov.17, the state of California has moved Santa Clara County into the Purple Tier (Tier One), which is the most restrictive tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The San Jose Campus is currently offering limited library services (book drop-off/pick-up), which are available by appointment only. Study space reservations are currently not available.

Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions and/or to schedule appointment.

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 fall 2020 semester. Faculty and staff members are available by email and phone.

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.