Throwing off Fear: COVID-19 Timeline

Shaylee Stevens, Marketing & Communications

The following timeline is one part of our Throwing off Fear feature article. Scroll to the bottom of this page for links to our other sections.

When faced with the challenge of a global pandemic, Weber State University took quick action to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the campus community.

  • March 4: COVID-19 incident management team activated
  • March 12: WSU announces remainder of spring semester will be online
  • March 13–17: Classes cancelled
  • March 15: WSU faculty and staff asked to work from home
  • March 16: All university related travel cancelled until further notice
  • March 17: All WSU Athletics suspended until further notice
  • March 18: Classes resume virtually
  • March 18: Commencement postponed
  • March 21: WSU’s first COVID-19 case confirmed
  • March 26: The university announces summer semester will be virtual
  • April 1: Dumke College of Health Professions donates PPE to local medical facilities
  • April 8: Goddard School of Business leads effort to 3D print face shields for health professionals
  • April 10: Credit/No-credit deadline extended to April 24
  • May 11: University transitions to moderate-risk phase
  • May 13: WSU joins Sew Your True Colors campaign to provide masks for frontline healthcare workers.
  • May 28: CARES Act funding distributed to WSU students
  • June 1: WSU moves to low-risk phase
  • June 19: Face coverings required on campus.
  • June 22: Fall semester plans announced
  • July 1: WSU expands virtual/online course offerings for fall
  • Aug. 3: Campus buildings open in limited capacities
  • Aug. 4: Safety protocols announced for fall semester
  • Aug. 22: Events held on campus with safety precautions
  • Aug. 24: Students welcomed back to campus for fall

For up-to-date information on WSU’s response to COVID-19, visit

Other sections of our Throwing off Fear feature:

WSU Students

WSU Alumni

WSU in the Community

High Profile Events Become a High-wire Act 

A Prepared Response