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WEATHER: Snow on the way; high wind warning in effect today as well

SAVE LIVES: Blood drive today and tomorrow in VU 565

GATHER: Campus Vigil: Honoring the Lives of Club Q, University of Virginia, and University of Idaho Victims

VIKS: WWU Alumni Association to host women's soccer pregame event in Seattle Dec. 1

EMPLOYEES: PEBB Open Enrollment ends Nov. 30

STUDENT SUCCESS: Linguistics student Yukaiya Nomoto attends the Institute on Collaborative Language Research's CoLang22 conference

STUDENTS: Returning This Spring: WWU Outdoor Wellness Program

EVENT: Remembering and Learning: Honoring World AIDS Day

FYI: First responders to be on South Campus Nov. 30 for training

WWU IN THE NEWS: Hawaii’s Mauna Loa erupts for the first time in 38 years. What happens next? / National Geographic (features WWU's Jackie Caplan-Auerbach)

A decade of bluegrass with the High Mountain String Band / Cascadia Daily News (two members of the HMSB are the College of the Environment's Andy Bunn and Michael Medler)

Snow coming this afternoon and tonight along with high winds; what to expect for tomorrow

Snow blankets Red Square as a single student walks to class

As of this morning, the National Weather Service is predicting that snow will start this afternoon, along with high winds, with an accumulation of anywhere from 1-3 inches overnight. So what does this mean for WWU tomorrow?

First, read this story to understand the process the university uses to make its decisions when we get a snowfall. Should the forecasts be correct and there is a sizeable snow event, Western will send out a Western Weather Alert via text and email by 6 a.m. tomorrow morning with details.

It's important to remember a couple of things: with flurries or light snowfall amounts, there may not be a message, which means the university is operating normally. When Western does send out a message, it will usually focus on one of three outcomes: that the university is operating normally (this is typically sent the day AFTER the university is closed or delayed because of snow, to indicate we are back on a normal schedule); that classes are delayed; or that classes are canceled for the day.

After you get the text in the morning, check your WWU email for more information, and plan your route to class using this campus snow removal map. Stay warm and stay safe! Remember to avoid the Arboretum during high-wind events, and that after a snowfall, proper footwear is essential on icy, slushy, slick or snowy pathways. 

In-person community vigil set for tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Miller Hall

Community Vigil set for tomorrow at 5 p.m.

A community vigil honoring the lives of Club Q, University of Virginia, and University of Idaho victims will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space. The vigil is open to Western students, staff, and faculty, and will be hosted by the Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit of Enrollment and Student Services, with leadership from LGBTQ+ Western, Students Demand Action, and campus partners.

Find out more here.

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