2020 Graduation

Dear Family and Friends of Cohort 18:

It is with deep regret that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Washington University and North Cascades Institute have decided to cancel the capstone presentations and graduation ceremony that were initially scheduled to occur March 17-20th.  

Western Washington University, following the guidance of the Whatcom County Health Department, has initiated a no face-to-face classroom policy, which affects the capstone portion of next week. More information can be found on WWU’s Coronavirus informational website: https://www.wwu.edu/coronavirus.  

The Institute’s operational policies also follow the guidance of the Whatcom and Skagit County Health Departments. Yesterday’s declaration of a public health emergency, and its new recommendations to the public, led us to cancel next week’s graduation ceremony at the Learning Center. We hope to reschedule or find an alternative for the future. In the meantime, full refunds will be issued to everyone. If you have any questions, please call Kayla at (360) 854-2588.

We recognize the frustration and sorrow that a decision like this creates. We regret the loss of this opportunity to share and celebrate together.