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Westminster Weekly

December 8, 2021


Campus is Open Late to Support You on Finals!

Extended hours for Giovale Library
12/8 & 12/9: 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Friday 12/10: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Stop by the Giovale Library during open hours for a de-stress grab & go bag!

Bassis Extended Hours
December 8th & 9th : Open until Midnight

Eccles HWAC Hours
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

COVID-19 Booster Shots


The CDC recently expanded its recommendation for all fully vaccinated adults (age 18 and older) to seek a COVID-19 booster shot if it has been 6 months after the most recent Pfizer or Moderna dose, or 2 months after their primary Johnson & Johnson dose. It’s okay to get a booster of a different COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage all members of the campus community to schedule an appointment for a booster if they haven’t already done so.


Masks on Campus


Masks will continue to be required in shared indoor spaces on campus, including classrooms, while Salt Lake County is experiencing high COVID-19 transmission. While we all want to see more of each other’s faces, transmission levels, new variants, and CDC guidance for fully vaccinated individuals mean that we’ll continue to mask up for the health and safety of our campus community. When circumstances allow the mask policy to be revisited, we will communicate any changes and update the guidance on our COVID Resources webpage.


Winter Break Campus Hours

Campus offices will remain open until Thursday, December 23, 2021. 

Campus will close for Winter Break on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Noon) and reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.


Upcoming Events

Stress Less Week


Wednesday, December 8th

Safe UT and Donuts
2:30–3:30 p.m. in Shaw
Stop by the SafeUT table in Shaw to download the app and learn about resources available to you through the app

Release & Relax Yoga
4:30–5:30 p.m. in Eccles HWAC Studio
Snacks will be provided after class

Griffin Athletics

Keep up with the home team as the basketball season picks up! Women's and Men's basketball play at home this week.
Check out the schedule to find upcoming great events.

  • Women's Basketball vs Chadron State College on Friday, December 10th @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball vs Chadron State College on Friday, December 10th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Women's Basketball vs Black Hills State University (S.D.) on Saturday, December 11th @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball vs Black Hills State University (S.D.) on Saturday, December 11th @ 7:00 p.m.

Full Schedule Here


Important Dates and Reminders

Lifeguard Certification Course

Want to become a lifeguard? Take a 2 credit class and get your lifeguard certification and then work in the Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department as a lifeguard making $10.50/hour.

Course Title: HPW*301 Lifeguard Certification (2 Credits)

Course Description: Lifeguarding Certification teaches participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and to prevent drowning and injuries. Upon successful completion of the requirements of the course, the student will receive American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid certification along with CPR/AED for lifeguard certification.

Additional Information: Meets Tuesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1 and 8 from 6:00 to, 10:00 pm and Saturdays, January 15 and 22 from 9:00 am to 5:00, pm.

Class fee: $45.

Enroll for the lifeguard class in Self-Service


Travel, Testing, and Flu Shots


Westminster recommends our community be tested for COVID before leaving on Winter break and upon returning from break. Seek out local testing or schedule with Student Health Services. Testing may be required for travel. Visit for travel testing sites.

If you don’t have your flu shot yet please get one. Flu shots are available from Student Health Services by appointment for $17. You can also get a flu shot from a pharmacy or county immunization clinic, often at no cost with insurance coverage.

Visit Westminster’s COVID-19 resources webpage for current case counts and protocols.  


BEST - Bias Education and Support Team

A bias occurrence involves actions directed toward a person or property motivated by a bias against an aspect of one's identity or lived experience and interferes with a person’s participation in the campus community.

If you believe that you have experienced or witnessed bias in the classroom, residence hall, or college-associated event or activity, you are encouraged to report it.

To submit a bias incident report, go to the Bias Report Form. The Bias Education and Support Team meets regularly to review bias incident reports and identify next steps with all involved parties per their willingness to engage in the process.

Bias incident reports may be submitted anonymously.

Link to Bias Report Form


Westminster on the SafeUT App 

New this year, Westminster is on the the SafeUT app. The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line is a statewide service available to the Westminster community that provides real-time crisis intervention through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. SafeUT can help anyone with emotional crises, bullying, relationship problems, mental health, or suicide-related issues. Licensed clinicians in the 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats and calls by providing:

  • supportive or crisis counseling
  • suicide prevention, and 
  • referral services 

Download the SafeUT App Here

Make sure to select Westminster as your school. If you already have the app from high school or another university, please change your school to Westminster.


May Term Study Experience Registration

Interested in traveling abroad and earning class credit during May Term 2022? Registration for May Term trips begins on Tuesday, October 26 and will remain open until programs are filled. 

Learn more and register here


Come hang out and climb at the Bishop’s Climbing Wall in HWAC!

It is completely free for all current students and you do not need any prior experience or equipment! Faculty, staff, and alumni with Eccles HWAC memberships are also welcome anytime. Our staff is available to help teach, and create a safe learning environment for you to try something new and fun!


  • Monday – Thursday: 4:00–11:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 2:00–9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 4:00–9:00 p.m.

Additional Hours

  • Intro Climbing Hour: Fridays 1:00– 2:00 p.m.

Westminster Counseling Center 
Fall 2021 Support Groups

WE THRIVE! Women/femme identified support group

Building Your Community

  • This group is for student who are newish to campus looking to connect with each other, navigate the transition, and build community. Are you a first-year, sophomore, or transfer students?
  • Thursdays 10:30–12 p.m.
  • Contact: Christian Fritze

Take A Breather

  • Drop in for a 25 minute guided meditation or breathwork
  • Tuesdays 12:00–12:30 p.m. and 12:30–1:00 p.m.
  • Contact: Erin Gibson


Did You Know?

Save Money with Library Course Reserve

The Giovale Library offers an alternative to buying expensive textbooks called "Course Reserve."

Course Reserve houses a variety of textbooks placed on reserve by professors for student checkout. Depending on the book, students can check out the item for anywhere between 2 hours and 7 days from the library circulation desk. A free high-speed scanner is also available on the east side of the library’s main floor.

See the comprehensive list of books available on library Course Reserve for Fall 2021.


Café Bon Appétit

Shaw Café and Griff's Roost hours of operation are posted for the fall semester! Check your emails from Bon Appétit to see the changes or stop by either location to see the posted hours.

Also, check out the dining options this week! 

See this Week's Menus and Hours

Save 10% with a Flex Plan


Have Disposable Masks? 

There are disposable mask recycling bins located in Meldrum, Shaw and Eccles HWAC! 

Drop off your used disposable mask to one of the recycling bins.