Virtual town halls taking place throughout the month of August will allow members of the WSU community to ask questions and engage with university leaders ahead of the fall semester.

Student-focused town halls are being hosted by WSU campuses. Other virtual forums have taken place recently and are available for those who missed them initially.

WSU Everett students and their families are invited to attend a virtual town hall on Aug. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. Details on joining the Zoom call should be in their email inboxes.

Mary Jo Gonzales, vice president of Student Affairs, is hosting a virtual town hall for WSU Pullman students from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The event will be streamed live on Youtube. Questions can be submitted ahead of time using an online form.

The next WSU Tri-Cities campus town hall will take place on Sept. 3, serving as a check-in on how the fall semester is proceeding so far. More information will be released closer to the event. WSU Tri-Cities hosted a town hall to discuss its fall plans on July 28, which is available online. An information session in Spanish is also available for those who might have missed it the first time.

WSU Tri-Cities Chancellor Sandra Haynes will discuss plans for the fall semester at noon on Aug. 19 via Zoom.

WSU Health Sciences Spokane will host a town hall on Aug. 27 where it’ll introduce college deans as well as discuss its response to COVID-19 and eventual return to campus. The town hall will begin at 3 p.m. and last for approximately one hour. The campus’s Youtube page will host the live event, and anyone seeking to ask questions during the event must register with the site.

WSU Vancouver answered questions about the move to distance delivery during its town hall on Aug. 5.

Several colleges have also hosted virtual forums during the summer and have plans to do more before the start of the fall semester. Students should monitor their emails for invites to upcoming virtual events.

International Programs at WSU recently hosted a discussion of study opportunities and options for international students, which is available on its website.

WSU began hosting online COVID-19 town halls live on Youtube in March. All of these past town halls are available on the Experience WSU website or by visiting the university’s Youtube page. Check college and department websites for more information about future events.