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Operational Changes by Campus

Updates for Operations at Specific Campuses

Webster University's COVID-19 Task Force will continue to review the coronavirus situation and implement policy or operational changes as needed. Changes that only affect specific campus locations within the global network will be posted here:

March 22 Network-wide Update: All U.S. campus locations (except, potentially, some military sites if determined by their bases) and all campuses outside the U.S. will be on remote operations through the end of the spring semester except China, Thailand and Uzbekistan, which are currently scheduled to return to regular operations on April 6. However, for those three locations, conditions will be evaluated further during the first week of April.

Accra, Ghana

March 16: Out of an abundance of caution and under guidance from the government, courses at the Accra, Ghana, campus are converting to online delivery. Staff will also move to online remote work starting Monday, March 16. Courses are suspended through Thursday, March 19, to prepare for the transition to online. Students enrolled at this campus are receiving further specific guidance from campus leaders.

Athens, Greece

March 10: Out of an abundance of caution and under guidance from the government, courses at Webster Athens will convert to online delivery until March 26. During this time, Athens will have reduced staffing on campus.

Geneva, Switzerland

March 22: All operations at the Geneva campus are scheduled to be handled remotely through the end of the spring semester.

Leiden, the Netherlands

March 22: All operations at the Leiden campus are scheduled to be handled remotely through the end of the spring semester.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

March 20: Webster University in Tashkent transitioned to remote operations on Monday, March 16. No students will be admitted to the campus and all courses will be transferred online. For now, the plan is to enter remote operations for two weeks. We continue to be in contact with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education to make operational decisions and updates.


March 16: Classes have been canceled for the week of Tuesday, March 17 – Friday, March 20 and will resume online/remote instruction on Monday, March 23 until Wednesday, April 8. All offices will remain open with a reduced footprint. If not on campus, employees will continue to work remotely during normal business hours.

March 13: At the request of the government in Thailand, all major events have been canceled there, including Webster’s commencement ceremony.

U.S. Locations (non-Military and Corporate Cohort sites)

March 22: All non-military U.S. locations will be on remote operations through the end of the spring semester. 

March 11Out of an abundance of caution, in-person courses at non-military and non-corporate cohort U.S. campus locations will convert to online delivery until Monday, April 6. This includes the Webster Groves (St. Louis) main campus. Staff will continue to work at these locations.

U.S. Military Sites

All military campus operations will convert to online/remote operations by close of business on Friday, March 20.

March 20: We have been notified by local military installations that on-site courses have converted to online course delivery. Additionally, the conditions for staff reporting on-site have been updated and all staff is now working remotely.

Vienna, Austria

March 19: The Vienna campus will continue holding its courses online only through the end of the Spring semester.

March 10: Out of an abundance of caution and at the recommendation of the Ministry of Education, Webster Vienna has switched to remote operations for staff, and all courses will be taught online, effective March 11 through April 3. The campus will be closed to students until Monday, April 6. Students at Webster Vienna should check their Webster email for more details.

Webster Groves (St. Louis main campus)

March 21: The main campus continues a transition to Modified Operations and, after the latest local "stay-at-home" public orders, employees are urged to work remotely whenever possible.

March 19: Starting March 20, all classroom and administrative buildings will close and can only be accessed with a faculty/staff Webster ID card. The Emerson Library will close at 6 p.m. CDT and the University Center at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20. After this time, only faculty and staff who work in those buildings will have access. Faculty and staff can use their cards to access all other buildings from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days per week.

Students who need to access any building must coordinate with a faculty or staff member who can meet them to let them enter. NOTE: All faculty and staff members are required to let Public Safety know ahead of time when meeting with a student in these buildings. Faculty and staff can do this by e-mailing publicsafety@webster.edu and reporting when the student will be in the building and what room(s) the student will be in. This measure has been enacted so Public Safety is aware that students are in the building.

The Bookstore will close at 3 p.m. on March 20, and no longer be open to in-person visits. After that, reach the bookstore by phone at 314.968.5936, email at 0354mgr@follett.com, or online 24/7 at www.websterushop.com.

March 18: Online instruction for all courses has been extended until the end of the spring semester. The campus is also moving into Modified Operations statusSome buildings will remain accessible, but faculty, staff and students must carry and use their Webster University ID to access them and coordinate with their supervisors or deans.

March 16: Out of an abundance of caution and in response to new guidance from public health authorities, Webster Groves has begun the closure of student housing facilities. Housing and Residential Life staff will review requests to accommodate students who have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from moving to alternative housing.