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WVU to close June 19 in observance of Juneteenth

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West Virginia University, including WVU Institute of Technology, Potomac State College, Extension offices and WVU Research Corp., will close Wednesday, June 19, following a declaration issued by Gov. Jim Justice proclaiming a state holiday in recognition of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth, which is held on June 19 each year, celebrates the ending of slavery in the U.S.

While classes (undergraduate and graduate) will be canceled on June 19, some essential campus services will remain open. WVU Health Sciences faculty, staff and students who are working in patient care areas or in clinical rotations should check with their dean, program director or clinic manager.

The closure will be effective for personnel beginning at midnight through 11:59 p.m. on June 19. Some employees will be contacted by their supervisor with additional information regarding a holiday work schedule to support ongoing campus services.

Employees with questions or concerns should contact their supervisor.

The University will reopen on a normal operating schedule and classes will resume on Thursday, June 20.

While many other state agencies will be closed on June 20 in observance of West Virginia’s birthday, WVU will observe the holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 27, extending the Thanksgiving break, which was previously planned and is consistent with past practice.