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Last revised: September 16, 2013 02:22 PM

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2013-2014 Student Holidays:
 Thanksgiving Break: November 25-30, 2013
Christmas Break: December 23, 2013-January 3 2014
Easter Break:  April 14-19, 2014

 


ATTENTION PRE-NURSING STUDENTS

New Requirement for Nursing School Applicants Beginning Fall 2012 Class:

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test

(Contact your advisor for additional information)


Did you know Virtual Campus offers support 24-7, 365 days a year? 
Send an email to wbuhelpdesk@perceptis.com, call 866-547-9192 or
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PIONEER ALERT

Pioneer Alert is an emergency notification system that gives WBU the ability to rapidly inform you of campus, weather, and personal safety emergencies. You can receive these notifications through voice message, e‑mail, and text messaging. By keeping your Pioneer Alert contact information up-to-date, university officials can quickly pass on critical time-sensitive information, regardless of your location.

Pioneer Alert
 

Pioneer Alert will NOT be used in any way as a marketing tool or used to make generic announcements. It is only for emergencies. Your information will be kept in the WBU system and not shared with anyone outside the university system. See our privacy policy.

Pioneer Alert is a free service to all WBU faculty, staff, and students. We do, however, need to verify your current information.

Please verify your current contact information (including whether or not you want to receive text messages on your cell phone) by logging into your Student Services (IQ Web)


Important information concerning classes on military installations..
 

If you are planning to attend a class on base please click the link below and read all information on the web page and in the links.

Lackland AFB

Randolph AFB

Fort Sam Houston

Students enrolling for classes taught on a military base will be required to have in his or her possession a at all times a state issued photo ID, a student Wayland issued ID, vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and the Wayland registration schedule.

Non-military ID card carrying students should expect increased security checks and delays entering the military bases.  Depending on security conditions at any given point in time students may be denied entrance to the military installation, or may not be permitted to leave the military installation following class. 

Unless absolutely required  for graduation, non-military ID card students may want to reconsider enrolling for classes taught on a military base.   Students enrolling for class on a military base are still expected to be on time for class. The additional security is not a reason or excuse for being tardy or absent from class.


 

Meningitis Immunization Requirements for Students

Texas law requires that all new students, including transfer students, must be immunized against bacterial meningitis. The initial immunization or booster must have been received within the past 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. Proper documentation must be presented at the time of registration.

Evidence of Vaccination – Acceptable evident of vaccination or receiving a booster does include:

*  The signature or stamp of a physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel on a form which shows the month, day, and year the vaccination dose or booster was administered;

*  An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority; or

*  An office record received from school officials, including a record from another state.

Students may be exempt from the requirement of the meningitis vaccine if:

1. You will be age 30 or older on the first day of classes of the semester in which you are enrolling at Wayland Baptist     University.
2. You will be enrolled only in online or distance education courses.
3. You cannot take the vaccine because of medical reasons. Before students will be allowed to register for classes, WBU must receive an affidavit or a certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician’s opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.
4. You decline vaccine due to reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. Before students will be allowed to register for classes, WBU must receive a completed, notarized, original Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) Vaccine Exemption Affidavit Form. This process takes a significant amount of time. Students will need to begin well in advance of the intended registration date. The website to apply for this exemption is: https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/affidavit.shtm

It is important to consult a physician about the need for the immunization against bacterial meningitis to prevent the disease.