A Message from Linda Starkey, Director of the School of Performing Arts

July 21, 2020

Dear SPA Students,

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Wichita State when fall classes begin on August 17.

At this point in time, all classes are listed as "hybrid" which means some classes may be in-person with modified schedules, some may be online, and some may combine in-person class meetings supplemented with Zoom or other virtual delivery.

By August 3, all classes should be available to check on Blackboard for other information about each specific class you’ll be taking. There is also a link in this message to watch the faculty, staff, student Zoom “Questions and Answer” conversation held on July 14 and other programmatic information from each program that has been sent to students.

This is a very fluid situation that may change before August 17. Continue to check the WSU Website for updated information. There are several links below to help you find information important to you. Additionally, we've collected questions from you and supplied answers from faculty & staff.

As you prepare to come back to campus, please review safety precautions to you can protect yourself and others:

• Wash your hands frequently
• Wear a mask or face covering when on campus or in class
• Do not come to school if you are feeling ill
• Review symptoms of Covid-19
• Maintain at least 6’ of social distance from others

It’s up to all of us to protect each other as we move forward. University Administration, Faculty, and Staff are committed to your safety and to your academic progress. If you have additional questions, please contact me or Stacy. We're here to help you any way we can. You can find links to our emails on this page.

We want you to feel confident about returning to school. We’re excited to see what opportunities may be discovered as we explore alternative ways of learning and communicating our passion for our art form.

Stay safe and healthy and see you soon.



We will continue to add to this list as needed. Please check back often!