Wichita State will be closed Wednesday in honor of President George H.W. Bush

(RELEASE) Wichita State University will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 5, in observance of the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush.

All classes will be canceled, and Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has designated Wednesday as a paid legal holiday for state employees.

Employees who need to be at work Wednesday to maintain university operations should coordinate with their supervisors.

This is the final week of classes at WSU, so Wednesday is normally a day when some students turn in final projects, make presentations or take exams.

Provost Rick Muma said: “I recognize this will be a hardship for some students and instructors. Faculty members with classes scheduled Wednesday should contact students to make it clear what needs to be done by students to complete their work for the semester.”

The university will resume normal operations on Thursday.

WSU previously observed legal holidays for deceased presidents Reagan in June 2004 and Ford in January 2007.