WVU Potomac State College to close Wednesday, Dec. 5 in accordance with state holiday, day of observance

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University, including Potomac State College, will close Wednesday, Dec. 5 following a Presidential Proclamation and separate Executive Order issued by Gov. Jim Justice for a state holiday and day of mourning in honor of former President George H. W. Bush.

While classes are canceled, some campus services will remain operational including: University Police, the Mary F. Shipper Library will be open from 8 a.m. to midnight, Recreation Center will be open from noon to 8 p.m.; Dining Services will maintain normal operating hours for both The Commons and The Rapids.

The following activities planned for Wednesday, Dec. 5 are canceled: the equine-synchronized holiday ride and the Late-Night Breakfast.

Due to the closure, the last day to withdraw from all WVU Potomac State College classes is now Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Students with questions or concerns should contact Enrollment Services.

The closure will be effective for all non-essential personnel beginning at midnight through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday. Employees who are considered essential personnel will be contacted by their supervisor with additional information regarding the work schedule tomorrow. All dining services employees already scheduled to work Wednesday, Dec. 5 should report to work. Units with existing emergency closure protocols should follow those. Employees with questions or concerns should contact their supervisor.

Wednesday’s undergraduate classes, including labs, exams and review sessions, will be moved to Friday, Dec. 7 as a make-up day.

WVU Extension Services offices will also be closed across the state due to the holiday and day of mourning.

Potomac State College will reopen on a normal schedule Thursday, Dec. 6.