West Virginia State University Takes Steps to Reopen Wednesday, Jan. 15


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Jan. 14, 2014

West Virginia State University Takes Steps to Reopen Wednesday, Jan. 15

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) has taken the necessary steps to reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Currently, WVSU is still awaiting word from West Virginia American Water Co. that the appropriate zone/area has been cleared and that waterlines at the school’s Institute campus can be flushed. However, with the spring semester beginning next Tuesday, Jan. 21, the University has taken steps of its own to reopen the campus.

Bottled water will be available in the Wilson University Union, Ferrell Hall and in the offices of the Deans of the four academic colleges.  In addition, as has been the case throughout the state of emergency, water not cleared for safe drinking, cooking and bathing by emergency officials can still be used to flush toilets and for fire prevention. Tap water, including faucets and water fountains, should not be used at this time. Hand sanitizer has been placed in all restrooms throughout campus.

All University offices will be open on Wednesday allowing students preparing for the semester to make payments, visit the bookstore or make any other necessary arrangements.  The bookstore will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and students who need to purchase books, including those with financial aid assistance, will be able to do so during this time. The Cashier’s Office, Registration and Records, Residence Life, Student Financial Assistance and Admissions will also be open and available to assist students. 

In addition to reopening campus on Wednesday, a new student orientation will be held as scheduled on Thursday at WVSU. New students need to register for the orientation by visiting online to http://www.wvstateu.edu/Future-Students/New-Student-Advising.aspx

For current and incoming students with questions regarding the spring semester, the University has posted a frequently asked questions page on its website that can be found at www.wvstateu.edu/WaterCrisisFAQ.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.

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