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W&J Supports Local Businesses with Dine-Out Wednesdays

Updated: April 6, 2020 | Tagged: ,

WASHINGTON, PA (April 6, 2020)—COVID-19 may have prevented everyone from congregating at local restaurants, but it hasn’t stopped Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students from enjoying food from their favorite local spots. While most students have gone to their family homes during this time of sheltering in place, the College is still housing a small…

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W&J Donates Safety Items to Washington Health System

Updated: March 30, 2020 | Tagged:

W&J College donated new lab goggles and medical gloves intended for use in classrooms to Washington Health System to assist medical professionals responding to the region’s COVID-19 outbreak.

Students play games in Beau Hall as part of a photo shoot November 21, 2019 at Washington & Jefferson College.

How to stay connected and avoid self-isolating while social distancing 

Updated: March 27, 2020 | Tagged: , ,

Being at home and catching up on your latest shows is great, but after a few days, the couch might start to seem like a less and less fun way to spend your time. To help keep our minds sharp and our emotions regulated, we need social contact-and that goes beyond scrolling through your Instagram…

Student reading in Adirondack chairs on campus during the Creosote Affects photo shoot May 1, 2019 at Washington & Jefferson College.

35 Self-Care Tips For Thriving Together During Self-Quarantine 

Updated: March 27, 2020 | Tagged: , , ,

With so much going on in the world, and report after report about the COVID-19 outbreak playing on television and social media, it’s easy for anxiety to set in while you’re self-quarantining. Remember that it’s good to take time for yourself to give your brain a chance to process emotions and reset. To help you…

A student uses a computer in the Clark Family Library as seen October 21, 2019 during the Creosote Affects photo shoot at Washington & Jefferson College.

How to maintain a work-life balance during online learning 

Updated: March 27, 2020 | Tagged: ,

We know your classroom looks a whole lot different when it’s on your computer screen, and it can be tricky to make the adjustment to online learning when you’re used to seeing your classmates and professor in person. Setting a healthy boundary between study time and down time can help improve your focus and mental…

A Personal Message to W&J Students from President Knapp

Updated: March 20, 2020 | Tagged:

Dear W&J Students, As we look ahead to resuming the semester next week, I want to offer some personal thoughts on the changes and challenges we have all experienced in recent days, as well as those that lie ahead.  I would also like to share our intentions for commencement for the Class of 2020. I hope…

Changes at W&J Due to New Pennsylvania Directive

Updated: March 20, 2020 | Tagged:

Dear W&J Students, At 6 p.m. yesterday Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued an unprecedented mandate ordering “non-life-sustaining businesses,” including colleges and universities, to cease operations in their physical locations. The order provides a grace period until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday for businesses and other organizations to accomplish this. We will comply by transitioning to fully remote…

Message to Faculty & Staff: W&J Compliance with New State Order

Updated: March 20, 2020 | Tagged:

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues: At 6 p.m. today Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued an unprecedented mandate ordering “non-life-sustaining businesses,” including colleges and universities, to cease operations in their physical locations by 8 p.m. this evening. The order provides a grace period until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, for businesses to accomplish this. This announcement…

A Message to W&J Alumni from President Knapp

Updated: March 19, 2020 | Tagged:

A message to W&J alumni from President Knapp

Coronavirus Update, March 13, 2020

Updated: March 13, 2020 | Tagged:

This afternoon, President Trump has declared a national emergency due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus. In addition, it was reported late this afternoon that the first presumptive case of COVID-19 has been reported in Washington County, PA. We are not aware of any cases associated with the college. With these recent developments, we are updating our return…