WVC partially reopening starting July 1

June 24, 2021

Media Contact:
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

Wenatchee Valley College will partially reopen starting July 1. Both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses will open in-person services to students and the public three days a week, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The registration and admissions, cashiering, financial aid, educational planning and testing, career center, counseling and instruction offices will be available during these hours for new and current students. The Barnes and Noble bookstore on the WVC Wenatchee campus is also open during this timeframe including extended curbside hours on Mondays and Fridays. 

WVC libraries on both campuses are currently open four days a week, Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the duration of the summer.  

“After more than a year of remote operations, I am excited to welcome you back to our campuses for summer quarter,” WVC President Dr. Jim Richardson wrote in an email to campus. “Providing in-person services is critical to better serve both our prospective and current students.” 

Currently, WVC plans to open in-person services four days a week in August, and then reopen in-person services at full capacity five days a week in September before the start of fall quarter 2021. These reopening plans will be updated as necessary and will be shared widely.   

While WVC moves toward a full reopening of in-person services, online resources will still be available. Students can still contact main offices by phone, email or Zoom (see wvc.edu/Online) and seek generalized help from staff members using the Live Chat feature on the website (wvc.edu). 

Most summer quarter classes will remain online. The quarter begins Monday, June 28. Fall quarter classes feature more flexible options for in-person, hybrid and online.

In line with the governor’s higher education proclamation, WVC still has protocols in place to protect the health of students, employees and the community. Masks are required on campus whenever indoors or when unable to socially distance outside. Everyone on campus is asked to practice 6-feet social distancing and good hygiene. A symptom form must be filled out once per day for anyone on the WVC campuses. 

Reopening plans and safety protocols will be posted at wvc.edu/PublicHealth. These plans are subject to change based on federal, state and local guidance. 


Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit our website, wvc.edu.

Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and state laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:

  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, title9@wvc.edu.
  • To request disability accommodations: Director of Student Access, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: dial 711, sas@wvc.edu.