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Portland Campus Re-opens on a Limited Basis for Fall Semester

Bueerman Hall

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.

On-campus 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 particpating 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 Bueerman Hall rooms 104 and 105, bathrooms, and entry ways will be cleaned and sanitized before each class period.

Library Hours

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. 

To stay up to date with COVID-19-related updates, visit our COVID-19 Updates page. Specific campus-related hours and updates for our Sacramento and San Jose campuses can also be found on our Campus Updates page.