West Virginia University will honor the passing of Ronald Reagan, the nation’s 40th president, by suspending classes Friday, June 11, from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the national funeral service at Washington National Cathedral, WVU President David C. Hardesty Jr. announced Tuesday.

Faculty will be asked to end their classes by 11:15 a.m. and not resume them until 2 p.m. to allow students the opportunity to watch or listen to the service. Similarly, supervisors are encouraged to allow staff to take annual leave to observe the service and honor the former president.

The WVU June Board of Governors meeting at Erickson Alumni Center will also recess during the funeral service. The meeting, which gets under way at 8:30 a.m, will break at 11:15 a.m. until the end of the service.

Flags at WVU are flying at half staff in remembrance of the former president. The Mountainlair and Student Recreation Center will air broadcasts of the service.